By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, our goal is to help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopath’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a balanced internal and external environment.
If you have illness or disease, you’re out of balance. We teach you the tools to bring balance back.
As a naturopath, I will take time with you. During your first appointment, we will take your health history, find out about your diet, stress levels, use of tobacco and alcohol, and discuss why you’re here. At some point, we may palpate to identify energy deficiencies. I may also use nutritional lab tests to fully understand your body’s needs.
This is how we will work with you to set up a customized protocol for health support strategy.
A first visit with a patient may last 90 minutes and follow-up visits range from 30 to 60 minutes, although this varies. Naturopaths need sufficient time to ask questions and understand the individual’s needs as well as their goals. Therefore, we take time to gather information, do an appropriate nutritional examination and teach you about managing your condition and improving your health.