Naturopathy

naturopath-houston-holisticRenald has practiced naturopathy since 1990. He is originally from Switzerland and has lived and traveled in many different countries, learning French, German and Spanish along the way. Getting his MBA in International Business from Thunderbird allowed him to travel to all corners of the globe. It was during his travels that he became interested in diet and ancient knowledge about nutrition and its role in the body.

In 1990, he started the Desert Oasis Wellness Center in San Diego mainly to give  executives a place to unwind from  stress. Therapies included, yoga, tai-chi, acupressure, acupuncture, flotation tanks, massage, herbs, nutritional counseling and weekend workshops. During this time period, he received his Holistic Health Degree from The College of Natural Medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. In moving the wellness concept to Houston in 2005, he has concentrated his knowledge and experience on a more therapeutic level, bringing about the synergy of ancient traditional medicine with modern scientific research.

naturopathy-holistic-healthNaturopathy and holistic health practitioners focus on seeing the uniqueness in each person, since no two persons are alike, one cannot treat them alike.

So a great deal goes into getting a complete health history in order to find the piece of the puzzle causing the problem. It’s a challenge, but the favorable success rate in helping alleviate health problems and practicing preventive nutrition is supremely important.  As such, he focuses his abilities in helping both children and adults (with an occasional four legged one from time to time) with herbs, minerals, nutritional supplements, homeopathy and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

He learned that balance is the key to a healthy lifestyle. If you spend any time during the day in a fatigued state, then something is not right in your body. When a person comes to see him, they first discuss all related past and current physical and emotional issues. He then studies any kind of medical/blood test results that might allow me to “look” inside the body and its systems.

After that, he proceeds by doing his own muscle testing of all tissues, systems and organs in the body. This muscle testing, known as QRA or Quantum Reflex Analysis, was developed by a medical doctor in the 1960’s, and proved to accurately tell where there are imbalances of organs, tissues and systems in the body. With those three components, he is able to come up with a recommended program for you to follow. You decide whether you wish to follow the recommended protocol and he will support you and be there for you throughout.

Renald has has used naturopathy to successfully supported many people with diseases of the auto-immune system, chronic fatigue, ADD/ADHD, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, and anxiety.

By assisting with nutritional support for the body, Renald also offers tips on sleeping habits and is especially knowledgeable about a wide range of herbs.  Lastly, his nutritional counseling can help anyone be more alert, robust and disease-free.

Contact Renald  or read some of his many articles:

10 Toxins to Avoid to Make a Body Healthier

In today’s modern industrialized ”food age,” there are many food ingredients to be wary of.  A hundred years ago, the following artificial additions to our food supply did not exist.  Even since World War II the big agribusiness’s have  adulterated our food with little or no testing about the adverse health effects of many of the chemicals that are added to processed foods.  Read more.

Unhealthiness vs. “Disease”

There are many so called diseases, that are actually not ‘diseases’, they are actually serious “unhealthiness”.  Naturopathy distinguishes between unhealthiness and disease.
We know that a disease occurs at the red line of diagnosis. Diagnosis occurs when the unhealthiness has become so severe that it can be diagnosed as a disease.  Read more.

Adrenal Insufficiency

The following is meant as a guideline as to what natural foods and remedies a person can use for certain ailing problems. These protocols are meant as a helpful guide and are not meant to diagnose or treat. In office recommendations are not included.

In today’s fast-paced world, people drink a lot of caffeine. Caffeine gives you a pep because it stimulates the adrenal glands to secrete more adrenaline. BUT, there comes a time to pay the piper and that’s when adrenal insufficiency, commonly misdiagnosed as “chronic fatigue,” sets in.

The adrenal glands are very small (pea sized) glands located on top of each kidney. They hold the body’s water balance and produce such hormones as norepinephrine, epinephrine and cortisol. These hormones regulate heart and lung function, energy levels, blood pressure and our response to external stress.  Read more.