The purpose of this blog is and will be many things (especially depending on who is reading the information), but first and foremost this blog is a tool to be used by people who wish to educate themselves on holistic healing modalities as a way to liberate the body from dis-ease whether that be on a mental, physical or spiritual level.
Nkingu is an adaptation of the kikongo phrase “N’kingu mia Zingu ye Moyo–the principles of life and vitality” which is discussed Dr. K. kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau’s book Self Healing Power: Teachings from old Africa. N’kingu is a shortening of this phrase, and translates simply as “The Principles” or those fundamental truths that serve as the foundation of a system of beliefs or behaviors or for a chain of reasoning…N’kingu are those rules which govern behavior in your community, society, group, etc and it is from there that we assess what is missing and draw from tradition in order to remember what we need to do to truly heal ourselves from any ailment.
In this spirit I share with you,
Dr. Afivi Adiro is a Naturopathic physician specializing in diet, nutrition and botanical medicine. With diet being especially foundational to Dr. Adiro, she believes if the diet is not in order and supportive to the body then most other therapies that are tried will not work towards healing.