Fully Fledged Pharmacy
Steps to Health is a fully fledged Pharmacy located in Diep River, Cape Town. It incorporates a comprehensive dispensary with two or three experienced Pharmacists on duty at all times. This makes for accessible ‘Over the counter’ pharmacy consultations for common and acute conditions. These include:
- Gastric and reflux
- Injuries, etc.
As well as a full spectrum of pharmaceutical services, we are proud to offer our specialised knowledge in complementary/natural medicine.
We deliver to surrounding suburbs and submit claims on your behalf to most medical aid schemes.
CHRONIC MEDICINES AT COMPETITIVE PRICES
Resident Health Practitioners
Where a deeper chronic condition presents, referral to one of our resident Natural Practitioners or general practitioners may be recommended:
- Pharmacists – Pharmaceutical & Clinical
- Iridologist / Homeopath
- Live Blood Analysis/Kinesology
- Body Stress Release
- Osteopathy (Combination physiotherapy & chiropractics)
- QX SCIO Practitioner
- Primary Healthcare Clinic
- Beauty Therapist
At Steps to Health we pride ourselves in the ‘forte’ of being able to integrate Allopathic (Chemical) medicine and Natural medicine modalities such as Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Food Management, Nutricology, Vitaminology, etc.
Protocol for Optimum Health
First and foremost. we believe in preventative medicine – beginning with Food Management:
“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”
We advocate ‘eating according to your blood type’ as a guideline to food management. Blood types O, A or B can be determined in-house within 10 minutes and a chart given as a ‘shopping list’ specific to that particular blood type.
Avoid eating under stress and over-eating, chew slowly and well.
Exercise regularly – from brisk 15 minute to 1 hour walks, gym, spinning, etc. according to your individual age and ability. ‘One should sweat once a day’
Equally important is the avoidance, for 85% of the time, of the ‘Anti-Nutrient’ foods :
- Sugar and foods containing hidden sugars
- Processed refined wheat, eg cakes, pastries, biscuits, white bread and its white flour derivatives
- Margarine, hydrogenated oils, MSG, processed foods
- Oranges/juice & naartjies, full cream milk
- Artificial sweeteners and carbonated drinks.
Use lemon/limes and grapefruits as they alkalinize the metabolic system. Drink a glass of water first thing on waking and thereafter a slice of fresh lemon in your 5-6 glasses of water through the day. Drink coffee and ceylon tea moderately (Rooibos and Green tea are fine).
Secondly, we believe that the body is an incredible machine, with the intrinsic ability to heal itself and remain healthy. This especially if in ‘Metabolic Balance’. The correct intake of ‘fuel’ must be efficiently digested, so that optimal assimilation of nutrients occurs at a cellular level and, finally, toxins and waste are excreted efficiently.
We will perform a Ph test via your saliva onto litmus paper to determine the alkaline/acid balance in your body. Being in an alkaline state is critical for optimal metabolic function of the body – digestion becomes optimal, as do neurotransmitter messages, etc. This leads to an energised, healthy life.
We specialise in introducing patients on chronic chemical drugs to complementary /alternative natural remedies and weaning them off addictive prescription drugs such as sleeping tablets, headache pills, antidepressants and anti-anxiolics.