Study Day 2014: “Detox, fitness or nature cure? the renaissance of naturopathic retreats”

The 2014 study day was held on Saturday 1st November at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in Finchley Rd London, and attended by over 60 members.

The first speaker in the morning was GCRN member Dr George Georgiou who directs the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre in Cyprus. He held the audience spellbound talking about the multi-modal approach he uses to diagnose and treat Chronic diseases, using what he calls the Da Vinci holistic model, as described in his book: Curing the Incurable With Holistic Medicine: The DaVinci Secret Revealed. ISBN 13:978-9963-8401-1-3.

Before lunch we had the opportunity to hear from some GCRN/BNA members who are authors – Jane Dean spoke about her recent book to help patients understand and overcome fertility, and Roger Newman Turner reviewed his long history of publishing an astonishing number of books over 30+ years. He is hoping that the enormous input into the US-led Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project will soon be published. Keki Sidhwa was our guest of honour. Now aged 88 years, he attended for the day and asked pertinent questions. As the final 55th Issue of his magazine Natural Hygiene was released, Janine Leach paid tribute to the enormous contribution Keki has made to naturopathy in the UK and internationally, since he trained with Thompson at the Edinburgh Clinic over 60 years ago.

After lunch Elaine Williams and Stephanie Moore of Grayshott Spa took us on an historic walk through of the evolution of spas in the UK and then outlined the recently introduced naturopathic one-week programme for digestive health, comprising nutrition, exercise and relaxation, This is evidence-based as much as possible, and features ferments, bone broth, 5:2 calorie restriction among other strategies emerging from research.

Study Day 2014 Grayshott Spa Presentation Slides (310 downloads)

View a video recording of the presentation by Dr. Georgiou at the AGM about chronic diseases and how the Da Vinci Holistic Health Center in Larnaca, Cyprus can help in identifying the underlying causes using the IDEL Diagnostic Programme formulated by Dr George J Georgiou, Ph.D.,N.D.,DSc (AM),MRN: Click on the player windows below to play the 2-part video recording of Dr. George Georgiou’s presentation.