The Power of Why – May 8th, 2016 


Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training (NEPT)
Clinical Pearl
May 8th, 2016 

The Power of Why

Today’s pearl is short and sweet; it was inspired by Jane Guyette.

When someone presents with a symptom or set of symptoms, and it points to an imbalance in one part or another, always ask, why is this malfunction occurring?

You are learning ways to assess the symptoms and map them to specific imbalances and body systems. And it’s always important to just keep asking why until you get to the root.

Why are the ovaries not producing enough progesterone in relation to estrogen? Is there an exogenous source of estrogen? Why is the pituitary malfunctioning? Is there a tumor? Was there a head injury? When you ask enough why questions, you are more likely to get to the root.

I will go into more depth at the NEPT Retreat when we can role play.

The Bottom Line: Keep asking why and that will prompt questions for the client that may get at aspects of their history that they hadn’t mentioned before and can help you put the puzzle pieces together.

Band-aids are a great tool, as long as you find and correct the source of the bleeding.