Naturopathic physicians are highly skilled physicians recognize each patient as an individual and not a disease. Therefore each person receives specialized health protocol. This means that if 2 people have the same "disease," they may not be getting the same protocol because everyone is unique, and we honor that uniqueness.
Men, Women and Children and conditions such as:
Much of today's diseases are a direct result of poor diet and poor quality of food. The first thing we do is change what goes into your body. Just like a car that needs clean gas and oil to make the engine run we as humans need the necessary nutrition to function. Our bodies need the correct building blocks to work properly and to rebuild itself. A car that never receives an oil change will fall apart prematurely, as will our bodies if we do not properly fuel them.
Often time, targeted nutritional supplementation is necessary to overcome the burden of disease and to replenish any deficiencies. Unfortunately, it is a well-known fact that our foods are devoid of vitamins and minerals. Therefore, we may need to give our bodies a boost with supplements. Pharmaceutical medications also tend to produce nutrient deficiencies in the body, so supplementation is definitely a necessity in those cases.
The use of herbal preparations that have medicinal effects that normalize physiological function. When used effectively, the mechanism of action of an herb will most often correct the underlying cause of the disorder. As opposed to pharmaceutical drugs that alleviate symptoms without correcting the root cause. Herbal medicine has been used for centuries by the wise "medicine man" in many cultures because that was all they had, and more importantly, they knew that specific herbs had healing powers.
A system of medicine, according to the "Laws of Similars." Simply put, "like cures like." The basic principle of homeopathy is the relationship between a medicine's ability to produce specific signs and symptoms in a healthy person and that the same medicine can then cure a sick person with those same signs and symptoms. This was first recognized by Hippocrates and further developed by Samuel Hahnemann. He ingested an herb and wrote down all of his signs and symptoms. Then when he prepared that same herb by diluting it multiple times, it now cured those signs and symptoms. Homeopathy tends to dive into the realm of energy medicine because even though modern science cannot detect any molecular products in homeopathic medicine, we know that it works!
Unfortunately, the saying goes that it is not IF we are toxic, but HOW MUCH we are toxic. Pesticides and herbicides on the land and in the fruits and vegetables we eat, plastics in our water, packaging, and cookware, heavy metals in our air, teeth, and the fish we eat. Just to name a few. There is no doubt that we ingest these chemicals, and it is up to our bodies to get rid of them. But because of the environmental overload of these toxins and how much we actually take in, our bodies cannot keep up with eliminating them all. Toxins stay in our bodies and find a residence in our organs and tissues. They accumulate there and alter normal body functioning. By detoxification and cleansing, we can eliminate this burden and restore the proper functioning of the body.
Through blood work, we can identify various food allergies and environmental allergies
This test can be either blood or urine and thoroughly checks actual hormone levels, but also identifies different metabolites as your body processes them. It gives a better understanding of what your body is doing to these hormones.
Through blood work or urine, we can measure and assess your overall nutrient status of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants.
This is mainly a blood test to identify the presence and quantities of different environmental pollutants, like heavy metals, PCBs, parabens, phthalates, etc.
A stool analysis identifies markers of digestive function as well as intestinal health. Markers like digestive enzymes, friendly bacteria vs. bad bacteria, and nutrients for intestinal health.
With an advanced blood test, we can identify if there are deeper infections present that normally does not show up on standard blood tests.