Our bodies are designed to be healthy and possess countless mechanisms to correct imbalances and maintain health. Think of the immune system fighting off an infection or a broken bone knitting itself back together. Why then do so many of us develop chronic illnesses as we age? In most cases, including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue and autoimmune diseases, these corrective mechanisms have been overwhelmed by the pervasive stresses of modern living: ongoing psychological stress, poor or inconsistent nutrition, chronic inflammation, persistent infections, or the buildup of metabolic and environmental toxins.
Naturopathic medicine can have a powerful impact on chronic illness because we go beyond just treating symptoms. We take the time with our patients to thoroughly assess the causes underlying their symptoms. We then address those causes directly, while giving the body the support it needs for optimal improvement.
The number of chronic illnesses is staggering and each one involves it’s own complexities and special needs. Because of this we offer a brief, no-cost consultation if you would like to discuss your particular condition with one of our doctors and find out if we may be able to help you.