Originally our food was our medicine, during those years the practice of naturopathy consisted of helping people to achieve optimum health through their diet, adding supportive nutrients and herbs to achieve sound health. Over recent years our food and the environment has become more polluted, creating more complex health issues as we digest and absorb a wider range of chemicals into our diet.
For many these added chemicals and toxins are creating underlying allergic reactions, which is hard to pinpoint. Allergic reactions to such items as food colouring, additives, sulphates, food preservatives, gluten, sugar substitutes, sodium fluoride and food crop sprays have become far more common. Then there are the increasing amount of environmental toxins that we are absorbing from household cleaners, cosmetic chemicals, beauty products, plastics and radiation. Or from paints, industrial pollutants, pesticides and insecticides, from parasites to pharmaceutical products with known side-effects, plus other pollutants. Add that to hereditary factors and you can have a biological time bomb.
Therefore health treatments have become more complex because of these pervading pollutants and toxins. What is occurring, even though people are eating healthier, exercising more, having treatments and becoming more conscious of eating and living more holistically, underlying health issues still prevail. You can check for any of these pervading elements though a hair analysis and find a solution. Are parasites causing tiredness, food sprays your digestive disorders, pollutants your headache, herbicides your depression, toxins your aching etc. Find out through a hair analysis.
With this naturopathic hair analysis comes a seven page, confidential report of identifying common pollutants and toxins, nutrient deficiencies, organ energy, viruses, common parasites and any underlying infections, etc. Along with identifying these allergens comes a list of naturopathic, nutrients and homeopathic solutions. Plus a list of common foods that you may be allergic or sensitive to. Combined with health advice and explanation on how to improve your health.
HOW BIG IS A SNIP? A snip of hair should be around the size of a fingernail. Best taken from the nape of the neck.
A lecturer and practitioner in most natural health modalities, such as nutrition, herbalism, homobotanicals, reflexology, iridology, homeopathy and many holistic subjects. Clairvoyant, business women of the year in 1995, Janice originally trained as a children's nurse before qualifying as a naturopath with the vision to retain natural health treatments in an era of drugs and medical treatments that have dramatically increased side-effects, deaths and pollution in the world.
Author of several health books, magazines and booklets, The popular reference book 'Can You Remember What To Take' and 'Our Health At Risk', a history and data book of the New Zealand health system. Additionally a video on 'Stress Management' and numerous resource booklets. In 1985 Dr Priest developed the well established natural health magazine Healthy Options followed by a holistic, body, mind spirit magazine Rainbow News. Both of which are available in New Zealand and overseas. Then in 2007 launched Healthnews, an A5 magazine - per subject issue. All under her company Healthy Options Ltd.
Additional to her publishing company Dr Priest has a well established education resources training centre company, Herbal Ltd, registered in 1987, providing certificated correspondence healthcare courses for those beginning their journey into natural health.
Dr Priest has spoken at many major events such as the International Women's Health Congress, worked in hospital environments such as the Hoxsey Clinic, Mexico. She has a Healthy Options Charitable Trust which launched the first Alternative Cancer Congress in 1996, as well as the infamous "Te Ora' document, to protect flora and fauna from patenting proposals, in 2005.
Granted a Hon Doctorate in 2001 for her community work and encompassed a Doctorate in Religious education in 2003. Dr Priest has spent many years involved in political movements to help maintain health choices for the public. From the successful Nuclear free stand to the present day NZ rejection of the draconion Trans-Tasman Harmonisation international trade proposal with drug regulators. Janice stands by the principal of sound natural health, self-care opportunities and environmental issues for a healthy community and planet.
She is a past committee member Citizens for Health Choices, NNFA, International Products Assn and NZ Herb Federation.