There are many important factors we should consider when it comes to our wellness: diet, stress management, optimal digestive function, healthy sleep patterns, regular exercise regimen, positive support system, good energy, and many more. With this service, we approach these factors by: emphasizing the importance of what we put into our mind and bodies, helping to establish an activity regimen that you can commit to and enjoy, ensuring you have healthy and regular bowel movements, identifying sources of stress and how to de-stress, identifying obstacles to being able to sleep, and the list goes on. Working together as a team, our goal is to enhance your quality of life so you can live life to the fullest.
Many herbs have multiple actions and can address a variety of concerns. We often recommend herbal supplements and herbs in our environment to assist our body’s natural healing capability. Our Naturopathic Doctors have extensive training and knowledge of botanical medicine, including when and when not to use herbs with certain medications and conditions.
There are many toxins in the world and although there is no way to avoid them completely, we can reduce our exposure to the best of our ability in a number of ways. We educate you on how to reduce toxin exposure in simple ways, from the types of foods you eat and the different items you have and use in your home to where you drive and places you frequent. We also educate you on how to detox appropriately and the importance of doing so. Whether you just want to cleanse and reset or have heavy metal toxicities, we can help create a plan that is best for you to help remove these toxins from your body.
Prevention is key. Our goal is to help minimize the amount of dis-ease you could experience in your life as best as we can, but we do acknowledge disease is relevant, inevitable, and can help you recover in many cases. We practice prevention by supporting the immune system, assessing risk factors early and then making the appropriate interventions to help prevent disease and support wellness. Risk factors may include high blood pressure, blood sugar imbalances, elevated triglycerides and cholesterol, abdominal obesity, physical inactivity, and smoking.
We love this quote by Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Food is the best medicine we can give to our bodies. Our goal is to help you find nutritious, energy-filled foods to give your body to use for fuel so it can function optimally. At times additional nutrient supplementation may be suggested to compensate for the lack of essential vitamins and minerals in our diet. Nutritional counseling is tailored to the individual because every person is unique and has different needs and goals. Our objective isn’t to “diet”, but to develop a lifestyle of healthy eating and adequate hydration that allows our body to thrive.