When we cut a finger or bruise ourselves, we rarely think about how the body innately heals itself. This process applies, or should apply, to any health imbalance. When we have excess toxicity and/or nutritional deficiencies, they body is not able to fully utilize this natural and inherent ability and imbalance and dis-ease set in. In order to achieve holistic wellbeing, these key factors, toxicity and proper nutrition, must be addressed to support and restore this innate healing ability. This is the basic philosophy of naturopathic medicine.