How many of us have had the opportunity to be inspired to do great things by a teacher? Not a lot I suppose.

Yet there I was – a young, skinny student, sitting at a wooden desk in my Grade 3 class, listening wide-eyed to my teacher. The apple of my eye – my Third Grade teacher!

My Third Grade teacher was everything to me. She taught me how to be self-confident, to believe in my capabilities. As a young 8-year-old kid, I was really shy at first, not quite sure what I was capable of doing.

But my Third Grade teacher who we called “Teacher”, knew there was something else behind that shy façade of mine. She said that if I put my head and most especially, my heart into something and believed strongly that I had the qualities to do that which I plan to do, then I can be successful at anything.

My teacher’s words were emblazoned forever in my mind. Because I believed in her and she obviously believed in me, my grades improved. In no time at all, my academic standing rose and I became the top student in our class – all because I developed the confidence to believe in myself and what I was capable of doing.

I am eternally grateful for my Third Grade teacher. I know that I had the most valuable gift a student could ever receive from a mentor – and from then on, from a very young age, I vowed to be a “Mentor” also to other people. And, I want them to be inspired like how my teacher inspired me.

Leading others with Naturopathy

Fast forward 30 years into the future! As a medical doctor and a naturopathist, I am continuing what my Third Grade teacher taught me – that we can teach and inspire other people to do great things by being the example for them. What better example could there be than helping people with the gift of education?

With the Dr. Farrah-Arsenia Agustin-Bunch Natural Medical Center, we just not only treat people with cancer and other debilitating diseases with nature-based remedies and treatments but we also teach them to be responsible for their health. We teach all our patients that the human body is perfectly designed to heal itself and that it can heal itself with proper nutrition, particularly with the right natural and nature-based foods and healthy living practices.

Most of all, we believe “healing” the body starts with the mind and the heart. When we think with unwavering faith that our bodies will heal, then the body follows the mind and then it heals.

Likewise, we must not let our emotions govern our state of mind. Anger, sadness, depression, hopelessness – these are the emotions that affect our state of mind negatively, thereby clouding our ability to think clearly and logically.

Therefore, we have engaged the help of a counselor who specializes in advising patients with debilitating illnesses to visit our patients and give moral and emotional advice and support. I believe we are one of the few natural medical centers nationwide who do this kind of service to our patients – just because we believe and rally them to trust their capacity to heal wholeheartedly.

Here at the Dr. Farrah Agustin-Bunch Natural Medical Center, we make sure that your mind, heart, and body work harmoniously together for your faster healing.

We encourage you to visit us and avail yourself of our initial consultations which are free to everyone who visits us.

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If you’d like to know more about how my Teacher inspired me to be the best I could ever be and the importance of teachers who care, then watch my video here:

How about you – do you have a favorite teacher then? How did he/she influence your life and your future calling? Let us know in the comments section below!

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