Dr. Alain Sanua MD
- MD Belgium 1982
- Homeopathy. (C.E.D.H.), France, 1994
- MFHomeopathy (U.K.), 1996
- Applied Functional Medicine In Clinical Practice ( SA 2010)
- Health Professions Council of South Africa (Reg no MP0243221)
- Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (Reg no: AO7306). Registered as an Acupuncturist and a Homeopath
- Faculty of Homeopathy (U.K.)
Training & Experience
- 1982:MD. (University Libre de Bruxelles :Belgium)
- Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Anaesthetics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics: Baragwanath Hospital1982-1986
- South African Medical Acupuncture Society (S.A.M.A.S.), 1994.
- International Diploma in Therapeutic Homeopathy from Centre d’Etudes et de Documentation Homeopathiques (C.E.D.H.) Paris, 1994.
- Advanced Course in Acupuncture : CHINA1994.
- F.Hom (U.K.) Diploma, 1996
As a Medical Dr and Homeopath, it is important to understand the limits of what mainstream medicine, homeopathy or natural remedies can offer, even better is to combine the disciplines when necessary.
It is preferable to support the body’s immunity, and its ability to detoxify, rather than to suppress the symptoms by chemicals on an ascending path of more potent drugs in the long term when natural remedies can be prescribed instead. It’s important to get the body to remove the toxic load so as to enable natural remedies to improve the chronic condition.
The natural remedies could take longer to improve the symptoms, while the chronic condition is on a path to being healed. Your present symptoms are the tip of the iceberg, while the ninety percent that are not visible, surely cause your chronic persisting condition.
Functional medicine puts all the pieces together, the visible symptoms as well as the underlying cause (including adverse, very often childhood experiences as well as present life daily stresses: Toxic thoughts are very inflammatory to the physical body).
By popping pills to treat an ongoing illness, as if it was an emergency, will only suppress and mask the condition. It’s not treating anything and will allow the condition to deteriorate further and ultimately make it more difficult to reverse. The longer you wait, the more the illness will be deeply entrenched into your DNA, be it an autoimmune disease, chronic candida, severe gastrointestinal symptoms, endometrioses etc.
A safer and harmless route, once a correct diagnosis has been made, (via blood, stool, salivary, organic acids tests etc.) is to take into consideration not only one’s lifestyle by eliminating foods that could be aggravating the existing health condition, (remembering that one man’s food can be another man’s poison i.e. the deadly nightshade vegetables that are part of the praised Mediterranean diet could be inflammatory for you), but to also prescribe supplements of quality that is determined by its level of absorption. Not all supplements are absorbed sufficiently which will reduce the efficacy.
Furthermore, living in a highly industrialised era, the quality of the air we breathe, the water that we drink and the food that we eat have been grossly depleted of basic nutrients such as minerals, vitamins etc. Glyphosate, a pesticide widely used around the world is also present in the soil and will prevent the minerals from being absorbed by the growing vegetables and thus favour the presence of yeast in our bodies. This will render our bodies more toxic and burden the detoxifying pathways that have been put into place by our DNA, making it much more difficult to deal with the existing burden of the chronic condition, and severely impacting our ability to detoxify the constant build-up of nefarious toxins that we produce naturally on a daily basis. This will lead not only to a progressive aggravation of the disease but also become complicit in it. The nutrients that we get from our diet are the same ones required to detoxify the body, support the immune system and keep in check the chronic disease. The more toxic the body is, the less of these nutrients will be available to deal with the chronic illness and the immune system will be compromised as a consequence. A chronic condition will be driven by one’s inability to detoxify toxins that one’s body produces. If you now overload the system with toxins from leading a poor lifestyle the chronic condition will be aggravated.
Endocrine conditions such as Menopause, Andropause, Hypothyroidism as well as any hormonal dysfunction must be correctly diagnosed in the first place and only then, can it be treated correctly and on a long term basis by a Medical doctor prescribing bioidentical hormones. Herbal remedies are not good enough in slowing down ageing and the progression of conditions such as osteoporosis.
They may alleviate the symptoms of hot flushes but can never be a substitute for what nature has given us, such as bioidentical hormones, thyroid extract etc. It’s important to be aware that synthetic HRT can only be prescribed for a period of maximum five years due to the increased risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
The aforementioned is my reason for choosing to integrate conventional medicine with a natural approach in pursuit of optimum health.
Dr. Alain Sanua
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