Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of primary care that addresses the root cause of illness or disease and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors are specially trained in disease prevention and thereby are able to provide education to individuals about how to achieve optimal health and wellness. Naturopathic Medicine is the oldest form of effective medicine, which can be dated back hundreds of years. The appearance of symptoms in the body during a diseased condition is simply a signal that there is something wrong within the body due to improper diet, nutritional deficiencies, environmental factors, toxicities, injury and stress, to merely name a few examples. Naturopaths place an emphasis on allowing the body to heal itself while using methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects. Our Naturopathic Doctors at Health Bound integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies and provide individualized treatment that includes the consideration of the physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors therefore regarding the person as a whole.
WHAT IS NATUROPATHY
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your first visit with your naturopathic doctor will consist of a 60 to 90 minute appointment where you can expect a thorough intake of your initial health concern or state of health. A focused physical exam can also be a part of the initial consultation or may be extended to the follow up appointment depending on time restrictions. A follow up appointment will be booked as necessary, and an individualized treatment plan will be put into effect. A treatment plan will be dependent on the diagnosis made in the prior visit, and various natural therapies will be applied depending on the individual in order to bring health back to balance. A zinc deficiency test and urinalysis test is included in the cost of your first visit.
STRESS RECOVERY PROGRAM
Our Stress Recovery Program recognizes stress as a key factor that if left unchecked, can negatively impact health. The program is specifically designed to help people recover from stress, by identifying and treating each stage of HPA-axis dysfunction with targeted natural protocols, as well as specific nutritional and lifestyle therapies to address each of the four physiological key stressors: blood sugar control, mental and emotional stress, overcoming insomnia, and reducing inflammation.
THE SLIM+FIT WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The Slim+Fit Weight Management Program provides a combination of dietary recommendations with caloric restriction, nutritional supplementation, and patient education to enhance weight management goals. Follow-up visits are used to provide accountability to the patient and address any questions or concerns during the program.
- Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) http://www.oand.org
- The Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy- Naturopathy (BDDT-N) http://www.collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca/
- Transitional Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario http://www.collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca
- The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine www.ccnm.edu