In our society today we are inundated with the newest and latest trends concerning our health. Having access to this information regarding preventive care, alternative treatments and warnings of underlying health issues can be empowering but it can also be overwhelming, causing more questions than providing answers.

Conventional medical professionals, concentrated on acute distress and are focused on immediate health concerns, have little time to answer many of the questions that we may have regarding our overall health and wellbeing.

In contrast, Naturopathic Doctors can help navigate us through the sea of information and educate us on what information is relative to our personal health regime and provide us with alternative, preventative solutions.

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

A Naturopathic Doctor is a healthcare professional that has been trained in holistic, non-invasive forms of treating and determining the cause of disease.

A Naturopathic Doctor focuses on understanding the whole wellness of an individual and not just assessing symptoms.

The Top Five Reasons to See a Naturopath

  1. Building Relationships

Naturopathic Doctors strive not only to build a personal relationship with you through their comprehensive understanding of your whole heath (body, mind and spirit) but they enable you to build a relationship to your own health and wellness.

Asking questions about your overall wellbeing and having answers to these questions can empower you to have control over your health and allow you to better take care of yourself, now and in the future.

  1. Finding The Cause

Naturopathic Doctors are focused on the cause of the disease, getting to the root of your ailment and not just treating your symptoms.

Conventional medicine focuses on ‘what it is not’ and that can lead to prolonged discomfort and lengthy trial and error testing that may not provide any answers or ease.

  1. Preventative Care

Naturopathic Doctors can educate you on your options and choices for taking better care of your overall heath, preventing illness before it happens.

  1. Non-Invasive Treatments

Naturopathic Doctors are trained in many diverse modalities to assess and treat overall health and wellness issues.

This variety in education allows them to customize specific long lasting treatment plans for you that can include nutrition coaching, counseling, homeopathy and acupuncture to name a few.

  1. Save You Money

Naturopathic Doctors can prescribe the right remedies that are specific to you and your overall health. Being on the right healthcare regiment can save you money in the long run by avoiding the purchase of products that may not be effective or safe for you and your specific condition.


Navigating the sea of information regarding health and wellness and how it can affect your life can become an empowering adventure when guided by a Naturopathic Doctors.

Integrating information with useful, effective wellness strategies can enable you to live your life fully, happier and healthier.

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By: Andee Frizzell, Guest Blogger