Whole Foods and the Whole Food Philosophy

Our approach to nutrition is founded on whole foods and the whole food philosophy. Author, dentist, and whole food nutrition pioneer Dr. Royal Lee believed that “The best sources of vitamins and minerals are found in whole foods.” He determined that when nutrients remain intact and are not split from their naturally associated synergists — both known and unknown –the bioactivity of those nutrients is markedly enhanced as compared to isolated nutrients. This means that small amounts of whole-food concentrates will offer greater nutritional support as compared to an isolated vitamin.




Phytotherapy: The Healing Power of Herbs

In both eastern and western healing traditions, herbs have been the primary medicinal agent for holistic therapies for centuries. Herbal medicine has been refined by thousands of years of experience and experimentation.

Herbs have a heating or cooling energy, a taste, and post-digestive affect. Each of these characteristics works with the body in very specific ways. The medicinal properties of plants can vary depending on where plants are grown. For example, Tribulus grown in India has a different bio-chemical makeup from the Tribulus grown in Eastern Europe.

Alterative Herbs

Herbal therapeutics are divided into categories according to their healing properties. For example, “alterative” herbs clean and purify the blood. Alterative herbs like aloe, Echinacea and neem remove toxins, and have anti-infectious and antibacterial actions. They might be used for a liver cleanse to cool the blood and aid in killing parasites or addressing infections.


Nourishing herbs that feed the body are called tonics. These are usually sweet in taste and have a soothing, softening and harmonizing effect. Nutritive herbs are particularly useful for the nervous system, helping to restore and calm the nerves.

Herbs are taken powder, pill or liquid extract form and are absorbed through the digestive tract. Some herbs can be smoked for use in supporting the lungs, and others may be applied to the skin in poultices or salves to address skin issues or specific areas on the body.

Plants transfer to us the nourishing power of the sun, offering the same energy as the stars and all light. Plants exist for psychological and physical nourishment. The Sanskrit word for plant is osadhi. The literal translation is “receptacle” or “mind”, dhi, in which there is a “burning transformation”, osa.


Clean Water

mp-logo-lightbgWe need to drink half our body weight in water each day. A 150 lb. person needs to drink 75 oz. of water daily.

If you think about what is in water, “clean”, “fresh” water doesn’t seem so clean. Our water is contaminated and contains measurable amounts of pharmaceutical chemicals from our own waste. Fecal material, and urinary waste are processed in our water supply and need to be de-contaminated. Those chemicals as well are toxic.

If you are interested in purchasing what we believe to be the best water filter available, we are happy to offer more information. As with any cleanse or detox, it is important to get rid of these toxins, and once they are eliminated, why keep putting them back in the system, your system?




Inspired by nature and drawing from traditional healing practices, Naturopathica remedies and rituals are created to rejuvenate, comfort and enhance every day life. Naturopathica’s approach to skin care addresses the primary causes of premature aging of the skin—inflammation and over-stressed skin caused by irritating ingredients and the environment.

Naturopathica uses proven ingredients such as seed oils, probiotics and botanical extracts to nourish the skin barrier and enrich our formulas with clean cosmeceuticals: plant stem cells, AHAs, retinols and peptides that provide real benefits to the skin.

It sounds simple because it is. Every ingredient is carefully curated to promote skin
and body health and delight the senses for overall well-being.