From the common cold to chronic illness, naturopathic medicine can help you get your health back on track.
Human bodies were designed to heal – millions of years of evolution have structured our DNA to do just that. Wounds repair, broken bones mend, sprained ligaments recover, fevers fight infection, etc. Human bodies were not designed however to thrive on inadequate nutrition, inactivity, lack of rest, environmental toxins, etc. – all barriers that inhibit the body’s innate intelligence to heal itself.
Most chronic illness is the result of unfavourable lifestyle habits. It then makes sense that most chronic illness can be prevented, greatly improved or even reversed by adopting healthy lifestyle habits.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately 60% of Canadians over the age of 20 are affected by chronic illness, and roughly 85% of all deaths in Canada are attributed to it; with heart disease, diabetes and cancer among the most prevalent chronic illnesses affecting Canadians. This equates to about 75% of healthcare costs! Ouch!
Naturopathic medicine can customize a wellness plan reflective of your unique requirements and genetic susceptibilities, to empower and inspire you to make healthy changes for an overall improved quality of life. By focusing on wellness, health is a natural outcome regardless of what causes you to experience dys-ease within the body.
A wellness plan focuses on:
- Creating vibrant energy
- Establishing restorative sleep
- Facilitating healthy digestion
- Attaining a healthy weight
- Reducing stress
- Strengthening immune function
- Achieving a balanced mood
- Balancing hormones
- Alleviating pain
- Finding freedom from addictions
Further to the above, you don’t have to wait to be unwell to see a naturopathic doctor – we love preventive medicine, and can customize a wellness plan for that too!