WHAT IS A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR (ND)?
Naturopathic doctors are functional medicine practitioners who specialize in a drug-free, natural approach to healing the body through diet and lifestyle modifications and the use of natural medicines.
The naturopathic approach combines evidence-based medicine with time-proven healing techniques to create an integrative model of medicine.
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With the use of an online video call similar to Skype, you see the doctor from the comfort of your home. There is no need to schedule your day around medical appointments or waste time waiting on the doctor.
The combination of online assessment tools, diagnostic tests, your personal health history, and the information from our virtual face-to-face intake is used to create your custom health program.
Basic blood testing is used to assess your current level of health and your long-term health trends. A customized list of blood work will be recommended to you based on your individual needs.
FUNCTIONAL BLOOD WORK ANALYSIS
A Functional Blood Work Analysis (FBWA) is a specialized assessment of blood work with the goal of restoring optimal function to the body. During your FBWA consultation each blood test is compared to the standard laboratory reference range and the optimal health reference range.
This analysis reveals dysfunctional health patterns long before the blood test result is abnormal. This is an important tool if you suffer from health issues that have been difficult to diagnose, or you are looking to optimize your health and prevent future illness.
INDIVIDUALIZED HEALTH PLANS
From your completed health assessment, you will be given a custom health program to include diet & lifestyle recommendations, as well as any necessary natural medicines.
By learning to appropriately monitor your health, you will see benefits above and beyond your initial health challenges and goals. Patients commonly report more energy, improved quality of sleep, greater ease with maintaining a healthy weight, and a clearer mind.
There is so much more to health than the absence of disease.
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