Science-Based Toronto Naturopath (Naturopathic Doctor)
One of my patients told me recently that when she told her specialist she was coming to see this Toronto naturopath, his comment was “oh, those naturopathic doctors, they’re optimists”. Like that’s a bad thing.
Call me crazy, but I am an optimist, I confess. I think that’s why I went into naturopathic medicine. I believe you can:
- Change your diet and lifestyle habits to be healthier.
- Nourish any of your unhealthy organs (thyroid, ovaries, adrenals etc) & systems (digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal etc) to allow them to function better and turn your health around.
- Be proactive to prevent or at least postpone most chronic health problems like diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
- Replace or enhance conventional treatments with equally effective natural treatments.
Using this crazy optimistic outlook, I have witnessed thousands of people like you successfully reverse all kinds of disease, lose weight, balance hormones, improve their energy, restore their hair, have healthy babies, clear their skin, normalize their menstrual cycles and so on. Is there research to demonstrate the effectiveness of these holistic, natural treatments? You bet there is and you can see examples on each of my conditions pages.
Natural Medicine, Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Alternative Medicine - Confused?
Naturopathic medicine is also sometimes referred to as functional medicine, alternative medicine, complementary medicine or integrative medicine. Integrating or combining natural medicine with your conventional medical treatment may be in your best interest or using natural medicine as an alternative to drugs or surgery may be the best option for you. Functional medicine means helping ensure optimal function of the complex system that is your body.
What is a naturopathic doctor?
Naturopathic doctors in Ontario are fully trained, licensed & regulated medical professionals. We learn everything that a medical doctor does in addition to learning how to treat disease using holistic, natural methods like acupuncture, herbal remedies, diet, homeopathy and nutritional supplementation. For a comparison of naturopathic medical education and Yale medical doctor education, click here. To become a naturopathic doctor, I completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, with a double major in Biology and Kinesiology. Then completed 4 years of naturopathic medical school and wrote licensing exams. To maintain my license as a naturopath, I must keep my knowledge up to date and follow rigid standards set by CONO (The College of Naturopaths of Ontario), our regulatory body.
How can naturopathic medicine help me?
By delving thoroughly into your whole health history, fully investigating the root cause of your health problems and taking a more holistic approach, you'll receive a treatment plan that gets at the core of the issue. Investigations may include testing like those that are available through your medical doctor, or more advanced testing like food sensitivity testing, genetic testing, extensive hormone testing and comprehensive digestive stool analysis.
What are the benefits of naturopathic treatment?
It's more natural and gentle but also powerful and long lasting as it is addressing the root of disease and taking into account the whole person, rather than just masking the symptoms. Naturopathic medicine is holistic, effective and life-altering medicine.
Can Naturopathy Help My Particular Problem?
In most cases, yes. Here are some of the conditions frequently helped, but there are no disease states that wouldn't benefit from naturopathic treatment:
Abnormal PAP smears, Acne, Anxiety, Bacterial vaginosis (BV), Bladder infections, Breast Health, Cervical Dysplasia, Cervicitis, Depression, Endometriosis, Fatigue, Fibrocystic Breasts, Fibroids, Folliculitis, Friable cervix/cervicitis, General Wellness, Hair loss, Infertility, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), IVF Support, Menopause, Painful periods, PAP Smears (abnormal), PMS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Yeast infections, Vaginitis and Weight loss.
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Naturopathic medicine offers abundant effective alternatives or additions to conventional treatment.