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A naturopathic doctor is a doctor who looks at the whole person. They work to determine the specific factors that are causing your health problems.
He/She will partner with you to develop an individualized program to address and eliminate the root causes of your health problems through the safest, most effective natural treatment available.
Naturopathic doctors look at whole body, not just the sickness, or the sick organ. You don't go to one doctor for you throat, one for your knee, one for your stomach, etc. etc. They understand the interrelationship of the body and work to find the root cause of the problem, not treat the symptoms of the end product of the problem.
Hormones work with each other and a balance is needed. If one hormone is not working correctly, the others unbalance. As an example, when a woman goes through menopause, the apparency of the problem is lowered estrogen. Thus, many doctors try hormone replacement. Giving the person "estrogen" to try and balance the body. When you look at the problem holistically, you know that with menopause the ovaries stop producing body's hormones. The ovaries don't need estrogen any more to create a baby. However, when the ovaries stop producing estrogen, the adrenals (who also produce estrogen) are supposed to take up the slack and produce the estrogen the body needs in order to balance the hormones. So, with menopause, the symptoms are most likely adrenal exhaustion. Tested and found to be weakened, steps can be taken to support the adrenals and get them producing again. Adrenal fatigue in the current world, with pollution, nutritionally deficient foods, etc. is quite common.
While there are various factors that contribute to disease, many health conditions are not only treatable, but are completely avoidable. Most diseases in the United States are related to diet, lifestyle and environment.
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