Naturopathic medicine is a holistic and comprehensive approach to promoting health and treating disease.  With the use of natural techniques and substances, naturopathic doctors (ND's) support and stimulate the body's own ability to heal and remain healthy.  The primary goal of naturopathic medicine is to treat the cause of illness, rather than simply treat or suppress a person's symptoms.

Naturopathic medicine is a specialized primary health care profession that blends effective traditional and natural forms of medicine with modern evidence –based scientific knowledge.The practice of naturopathic medicine involves disease diagnosis as well as treatment and prevention using natural therapies.

What to expect when you see a Naturopathic Physician:

First office visits are 90 minutes. A fundamental principle to naturopathic care is the commitment to treat the whole person. This requires a thorough initial consultation, and while everyone’s goal might be to feel healthier, you will be asked about your specific goals and expectations. Your consultation and treatment plan will reflect this. 

Food will be a focal point. You will be asked specific questions about your diet, such as how you feel after eating certain foods. To prepare for your first appointment, it is strongly recommended to keep a food journal for a few days leading up to your first visit.  

A lot of time will be spent gathering and then analyzing critical information from all aspects of life that may impact health and well-being, including sleep and dietary patterns, stress and energy levels, physical activity, pelvic and sexual health, mental health, digestive function, bowel habits, menstrual history, medication and supplement use, as well as personal and family medical history. 

Using the information obtained from your initial consultation, physical examinations, and appropriate laboratory testing, a treatment plan will be formulated. This may include herbs, acupuncture, nutritional counselling, supplementation, or a combination. In every case, diet and lifestyle will be discussed. These changes form the foundation for a strong, robust and resilient body!

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