by Dr. Gene Clerkin

Typically, most of the people that seek out care at Monadnock Natural Health have tried many other approaches before they find us. Most have a commonality in the hormone and inflammation related symptoms – fatigue, belly fat, pain, sleep, and digestive issues. Most of the modalities they’ve tried, natural or traditional, have something in common as well.

According to the World Health Organization, 90% of diseases are not treatable with orthodox medical procedures. That would be your traditional MD. It’s no coincidence that 90% of the diseases we suffer are lifestyle and environmentally related.

Imagine if we came out to find that one of the fish in our coy pond had floated up to the top. We probably wouldn’t think much of it. But, if in subsequent days, weeks and months, more fish began to float up to the top, we would realize the issue was with the pond. The environment has become unhealthy for the fish.

Imagine if our body’s organs like the thyroid, like the heart, the liver, the pancreas, etc.… are the fish. And these fish live in their pond, which happens to be our body. When our body, or pond becomes counterproductive to life, due to toxicity, stress, malnourishment and inflammation, our organs cannot function optimally. Our fish can’t do their job and we start to have symptoms.

Naturally, the most common thing for practitioners, both natural or more traditional, is to try to fix the fish. That makes sense and can sometimes be the fastest road to feeling better. However, the success might be relative and somewhat short lived if the pond continues to fester.

I’m a big fan of fixing up the fish too. But not before cleaning up the pond.

What does cleaning up the pond look like?

It typically means figuring our what needs to be cleaned up. Perhaps a functional analysis. It means detoxifying the body. It means repairing the digestive system function to ensure optimal nutrition, hormone conversion and immune system function. It means supporting hormone balance within the body so that we can finally feel better for good. It means figuring out how our pond got so dirty in the first place and how to prevent it from happening again.

This process creates foundational health. Without foundational health, many great modalities will fail. On the flip side, good foundational health enhances the benefit of all other positive modalities. In other words, it’s much easier to fix the fish when the pond is clean.

At Monadnock Natural Health, our programs are specifically designed around this concept of cleaning up the pond and then feeding the fish. I believe it to be the reason for our high degree of success.

If you are struggling with chronic health problems and think it might be a good idea to clean up your pond and fix the fish, click here to book a free discovery call and see if we can help you.


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