Diet and Clinical Nutrition
Food is utilized for both health promotion and disease prevention. Diet recommendations are individualized to the patient. A typical diet will be whole-food based rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, wild caught fish, grass fed animal proteins, whole dairy products.
Emphasis is put on living healthfully, and one must work at it on a daily basis. Basic counseling, lifestyle modification, and stress management are examples of the type of naturopathic support offered to patients. A naturopathic doctor will spend quality time listening to the patient in order to gain an understanding of how they live and strengthen the physician-patient relationship.
Hydrotherapy is the external or internal use of water in its many forms (ice, water, steam) for health promotion and disease prevention. Many of the treatments can be applied at home, making them cost effective and accessible for the patient.
Substances made from plants, minerals or animals which are known to cause symptoms of similar to a certain disease are given to patients in an extremely diluted form. Homeopathic remedies help stimulate the self-healing process.
Herbal medicines can be prepared as teas, tinctures, poultices, balms, baths, elixirs, compresses, oils, syrups, suppositories, and capsules. Herbal prescriptions are based on the uniqueness of each patient and their presenting symptoms.