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Chronic Health Problems and Diseases


Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) play a pivotal role in addressing established diseases and recurring health problems, particularly when patients seek alternatives beyond conventional medicine. When individuals arrive at a naturopathic clinic after receiving a diagnosis and feeling dissatisfied with their current treatment options, NDs leverage their unique qualifications as general practitioners to thoroughly evaluate the medical issues at hand.


Naturopathic medicine stands out by offering patients alternative options that may not be readily available within the conventional medical paradigm. NDs are adept at assessing the root causes of illnesses and designing individualized treatment plans that may involve natural therapies, lifestyle modifications, and nutritional interventions. This personalized approach aims to address the underlying factors contributing to health issues rather than merely managing symptoms.


For patients grappling with the side effects of prescription drugs, NDs can explore strategies to minimize or eliminate the need for these medications. By focusing on holistic healing modalities, NDs aim to reduce reliance on pharmaceutical interventions while promoting the body's inherent ability to heal. This may involve gradually tapering dosages under careful supervision and incorporating complementary therapies to enhance overall well-being.


The emphasis on patient education is another hallmark of naturopathic care. NDs empower patients with knowledge about their conditions, encouraging active participation in their health journey. Through a collaborative decision-making process, patients gain insights into various treatment options, allowing them to make informed choices aligned with their values and preferences.


Furthermore, NDs recognize the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional health. This integrative approach acknowledges that a person's overall well-being is influenced by various factors. As a result, naturopathic treatments often encompass a comprehensive analysis of lifestyle factors, stressors, and environmental influences to provide a holistic framework for healing.

In the collaborative landscape of healthcare, NDs and Medical Doctors (MDs) can engage in a peer relationship, allowing for seamless integration into a patient's healthcare team. This collaboration enables NDs to co-manage care with other medical professionals, facilitating a comprehensive and holistic approach to patient well-being.


In conclusion, Naturopathic Doctors offer a unique and comprehensive approach to treating established diseases and recurring health problems. Their ability to collaborate with other healthcare professionals, provide alternative options, and focus on holistic healing sets them apart in addressing the complex healthcare needs of individuals seeking alternatives beyond standard medical practices. Through personalized care and a commitment to addressing root causes, NDs strive to empower patients on their path to optimal health and well-being.

Advanced Digestive Diseases
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, colitis and ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, leaky gut syndrome and ulcers

Most digestive disease are directly associated with the foods we eat and our nutritional status. Dietary changes, supplements and food sensitivity testing are very effectively at treating the underlying problem while we work to heal your digestive system and improving how it functions.

Liver and Kidney Diseases 
Fatty liver disease, hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer and other liver dysfunction and various kidney diseases 

Our liver and kidneys eliminate waste products from metabolism, drugs, and chemicals from our environment and can fall into dysfunction from our diet, lifestyle or environment.  We use a variety of holistic methods to treat liver and kidney dysfunction and reduce a patient's lifetime risk of related health problems.

Women's Health
Menopause symptoms, bio-identical hormones, PMS, fibroids, infertility, pre/post natal care, cervical dysplasia and women's reproductive cancers

A women's reproductive system presents special challenges for women of all ages. Many symptoms, disorders and diseases are caused by hormonal imbalances that can be effectively treated using herbs, supplements, nutraceuticals, diet & lifestyle changes and other holistic therapies without the side effects of drugs.

Exhaustion Disorders
General fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, thyroid dysfunction, migraines, adrenal fatigue and endocrine disorders

Fatigue, exhaustion and headaches are poorly handled by the medical system because they tend to be multi-factorial, and have a strong basis in diet, stress, hormones and lifestyle.  We assess many factors that contribute to fatigue/exhaustion and prescribe holistic treatment plans to treat the primary causes.

Age Related Disorders - 
High or low blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease osteoporosis/osteopenia and various types of joint and tendon pain 

As we age, a lifetime of bad habits or genetic predispositions can catch up with us.  We help patients sort through the clutter of information and put together holistic treatment plans to help patients reverse or slow the progress of age related health problems and treat the underlying deficiencies causing it. 

Musculoskeletal Disorders
Arthritis/osteoarthritis, ligament and tendon injuries and tears, muscle injuries and tears, after surgery recovery, sports performance and and trigger points

Many types of joint pain are treatable without having to resort to surgery and pain medication.  We utilize a wide array of holistic approaches to treating joint pain that can mitigate pain & inflammation, support healing of the ligaments, tendons and muscle, and improve a patient's rate and extent of recovery.

Cancer Support Services
Intensive diet and lifestyle support and nutritional supplement regimens for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving conventional care.

A wealth of research shows that patients can significantly increase their survival odds, length and quality of life by using supportive cancer therapies.  We develop treatment plans centered around diet, nutritional supplements, herbs and other holistic therapies to help strenthening the body's natural defenses against cancer and support recovery from surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.   

Mood and Brain Disorders
Stress, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, autism and spectrum disorders

Stress, anxiety, depression and ADD/ADHD can often be eliminated or alleviated by making the right changes to diet and lifestyle, and by utilizing various holistic therapies.  We help patients understand the root causes of their symptoms and develop treatment plans to help them get back on track.

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