Health Conditions Naturopaths Treat
Conditions Our Naturopaths Treat:
Fatigue & Tiredness
And many more
More about the conditions we treat:
The main skin concerns our Naturopaths treat are acne, eczema, psoriasis and hairloss.
As with many concerns, proper testing is of paramount importance to the resolution of skin concerns. Our Naturopaths rely heavily on Food Sensitivity and Food Allergy Testing to understand the origins of many acne and eczema cases. In fact we've seen many examples where cases of eczema or acne resolve fully just with proper dietary modification.
DUTCH hormone testing has proven to be a key tool in understanding acne and hairloss cases. Urinary hormone testing allows our Naturopaths to understand male and female hormones and their 5-alpha and 5-beta metabolites so we can understand precisely where to interject naturopathic therapies. Saw Palmetto and White Peony are clinic favorites for both acne and hairloss.
Understandably, hormone testing is key. For many years our Naturopaths relied on Salivary and Blood hormone testing for many female concerns which often times gave outstanding results. More recently, we've heavily incorporated DUTCH Urinary Hormone testing as a key methodology for Women's Health because it gives our Naturopathic Doctor a wealth of data on your hormones and their metabolites. Although more costly, it can give a dramatically deep look at hormones like you've never seen.
With menopause, and severe PMS your TruMed Naturopath may refer you for bio-identical hormones to allied health professionals. Although Naturopathic Doctors do not prescribe in Alberta we'll connect you with a professional that can so that you have all available treatment options at your disposal.
Dr. Muradov has always heavily relied on Food Allergy & Food Sensitivity Testing as a cornerstone of his Naturopathic practice. Many functional medicine practitioners, including Dr.Muradov, have observed that food allergies are a common cause of a wide range of physical and mental disorders, including digestive issues. With that said, many cases of IBS improve dramatically when problematic foods are identified and removed and testing allows our Naturopaths to make extremely specific recommendations of which foods to keep and which to remove.
With regards to constipation, aside from sensitive foods understanding bacterial balance is of importance. Both undergrowth and overgrowth of species can lead to constipation. Our Naturopaths often run SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) Testing as well as Stool Microbiology to quantify undergrowth or overgrowth so we can make recommendations on antimicrobials or probiotics. In particular, our Naturopaths have seen good results recommending spore based probiotics for constipation.
Our Naturopaths also work with inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's) and can safely work with patients even when they're on medications. Furthermore, we offer IV Therapy options for our IBD patients.
The main hormone imbalances our Naturopaths treat are Thyroid, PMS & Adrenal
Hormone imbalances will have considerable overlap with other sections as they are the cause of other concerns we deal with heavily. Our Naturopathic Doctors rely on blood, saliva and urinary hormone testing to gather a massive amount of data with regards to your hormonal health.
With regards to Thyroid health our Naturopaths rely on blood and urine to get the majority of our Thyroid data that is often neglected or overlooked by other health professionals. We usually put a magnifying glass over Free T3 and Iodine as well as Bromine, Cadmium, Zinc, Vitamin A and Selenium.
For PMS your Naturopath will always run Luteal Phase (second half) of the menstrual cycle testing between days 19-22. Salivary Estrogen and Progesterone testing often gets the job done but as mentioned throughout DUTCH urinary hormone testing gives our Naturopathic Doctors a deep understanding especially when we need to know more about male hormones and their breakdown products.
Adrenal issues (Hypoadrenalism) also known as "adrenal fatigue" is an often neglected area we see in our Edmonton patients and our Naturopaths prefer either Saliva Cortisol or Dutch Urinary Cortisol measurements. Suboptimal adrenal function is an extremely common cause of Fatigue.
Our Naturopaths focus heavily on Food Allergy, Sensitivity & Intolerance
Food allergy is well recognized in standard medicine as a cause of acute attacks of asthma, hives and rashes. These types of allergic reactions are called immediate "type 1 hypersensitivity reactions" mediated by the immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody. Our Naturopathic Doctors offer IgE Food Allergy Testing at our clinic for patients dealing with rapid and possibly life threatening food reactions.
Another type of food reaction, often referred to as “hidden” food allergy, and sometimes described as food sensitivity was described as early as the 1930s and 1940s in medical literature. According to one estimate, as much as 60% of the population suffers from undetected food allergies and sensitivities.
Inspired by the work of Jonathan Wright MD and Alan Gaby MD, Dr.Muradov has long incorporated extensive food allergy and sensitivity testing as part of his Naturopathic practice. He's run thousands of food allergy tests for his Edmonton patients. We usually take the blood samples in-house in our IV Therapy lounge.
Food Allergy is associated with literally dozens of conditions but we most commonly our Naturopaths see cases of eczema, asthma, psoriasis, acne, sinus issues, ear aches, abdominal pain, IBS, diarrhea, gerd, cough and numerous autoimmune diseases.
Our Naturopaths frequently see anxiety and depression.
In the experience of our Naturopathic Doctors and that of others, a number of different nutritional, hormonal, herbal and functional medicine treatments have been found to be effective in the treatment of mental health concerns like anxiety and depression.
Our Naturopaths have seen that a Naturopathic treatment program can produces results that are as good as (and sometimes better than) those achieved with standard mood modifying medications with little to no side effects. Of course this is not in all cases, but profound change can be seen with Naturopathy.
Our Naturopath at TruMed is trained in combining treatments as Naturopathic medicines that have a similar mechanism of action to a medication can increase both the efficacy and the potential for adverse effects so we always exercise caution. However, treatments that are thought to have different mechanisms of action, can often be used safely in combination, and often times prove to be more effective than either treatment alone.
At TruMed our Naturopathic Doctors have seen some outstanding results using IV Therapy for mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression and bi-polar. What's particularly impressive is the speed with which some mental health concerns can respond with IV Therapy: often times within 24hrs which is faster than what we've seen with any other Naturopathic mood treatment.
Our Naturopaths focus on Thyroid health
In our experience and in the experience of many other Naturopaths, the conventional approach to diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism major weaknesses and many patients go undiagnosed. Standard Thyroid testing assesses TSH levels - Our Naturopaths always go deeper and assess Free hormone levels (Free T3 & Free T4) as a more practical assessment of subtle thyroid concerns.
Fatigue, Depression, Infertility, PMS, Menstrual Disturbances, Brain Fog, Constipation, Hair Loss, High Cholesterol, Low Libido, Weight gain, Dry Skin and Poor immunity are some of the common reasons our Naturopaths do Thyroid assessments.
We also see a significant number of hypothyroid patients that have insufficient improvement or no improvement at all after treatment with Synthroid. Many,of these "nonresponders" have a much better response to desiccated thyroid - which we usually coordinate through referrals to allied prescribing professionals.
Dr. Muradov knows MS.
Multiple Sclerosis is an area dear to Dr.Muradov as he has been dealing with an aggressive variant of MS since 2007 so naturally it became a part of his Naturopathic practice.
Ultimately, the take home message with regards to Natural medicine and MS is that the end point of demyelination is the same for all patients but the path to get there has differences. For some patients we become get gut-oriented, for others we assess toxicities and for others we focus on infections. Ultimately, autoimmunity can be terribly challenging but for common autoimmune diseases like MS we have a lot of standard and alternative treatment options to help.
All the Naturopathic Doctors at TruMed deal with autoimmunity but Dr Muradov for obvious reasons deals with most of the MS patients. We can work with all stages of MS and with patients on medications or unmedicated. We work with a range of oral and IV therapy options for our MS patients.
Our Naturopaths usually focus on reducing relapse frequency, severity and progression as well as symptomatic supports (energy, pain, cognition etc). Food sensitivity testing, stool digestive analyses, viral, bacterial and fungal testing and toxicity testing are key areas our Naturopathic doctors focus on typically.
We have a special interest in Cancer.
Integrative Cancer Care is something our Naturopaths take seriously at TruMed. We proudly work with evidence backed suggestions for our cancer patients. Our Naturopaths see Cancer patients at any stage of their cancer journey and are proud to offer treatments that can work safely with standard cancer treatments including a range of oral and IV Therapy options.
Common oral recommendations we work with: Melatonin, Coriolus, Curcumin, CoQ10
Common IV Therapy recommendations we work with: IV Vitamin C, IV ALA & IV Curcumin
Our Naturopathic Doctors structure Alternative Cancer Protocols using anti-oxidant, oxidant and metabolic approaches to cancer care to provided a well rounded approach.
Why see a Naturopath?
If you are looking for personalized medicine, that's effective with a low incidence of side effects using non-toxic natural therapies from a highly trained medical professional, then Naturopath medicine is for you.
Our Naturopathic Doctors always try and give you the least amount of natural medicines to do the job. We've seen many patients who come to our offices overloaded on supplements. We make very specific potent recommendations to address your specific health concerns.
What conditions do Naturopaths treat?
Naturopathic doctors can treat a very large range of health conditions effectively. Naturopathic medicine can help with everything from Allergies, to Fertility, Pediatrics and Cancer.
Fatigue - Thyroid, Adrenal & Nutritional deficiencies are often considered.
Dr Muradov works with two other Naturopaths that might be able to help:
Dr. Deol has been part of TruMed since 2017 and treats many of the same conditions Dr Muradov treats as well as Fertility and Pediatrics as part of her Naturopathic practice.
Dr Sumar joined Dr Muradov at TruMed in 2019, however, both worked together previously in 2013 and 2014 at a Naturopath clinic under the mentorship of Dr Gary Schafer ND.
Dr Sumar brings Electrodermal analysis "Vega Testing" to TruMed - an amazing diagnostic technique that can help with any of the core areas Dr Muradov focuses on but is extremely effective for digestion, headaches and allergic concerns. Electrodermal analysis is excellent for Naturopathic pediatrics because it's quick and non-invasive.
What can a Naturopath help with?
We get questions all the time about specific conditions.
We thought we'd discuss how Naturopaths approach some specific concerns we see commonly at the clinic.
Can a Naturopath help with Acne?
Our Naturopaths work with Acne all the time. First, diet is key. We've seen lots of cases where foods contribute. So dietary changes or food allergy testing might be used by your Naturopath. Secondly, hormone testing is frequently used - we often use "DUTCH" urinary testing which is really helpful for looking at female hormones as well as male hormones and their acne causing metabolites.
Nutritional treatments are a cornerstone of Naturopathic Acne treatment. Our Naturopaths often recommend Vitamin A, B5, B6 and Zinc in many acne cases as well as hormone modulating extracts like indole-3-carbinol.
Can a Naturopath help with Anxiety or Depression?
Heck ya we can! Dr. Muradov's Naturopathic practice focuses on hormones so first we usually screen patients for hormonal abnormalities that might be causing mood issues. Our Naturopaths see a lot of mood issues related to low male hormones in both men and women. Then we investigate nutritional causes of fatigue before transitioning to neurotransmitter analysis. We have numerous Naturopathic herbal and supplementary options for mood balancing while we do our workups. IV Therapy can work dramatically in some patients for improving mood and energy.
Many times our Naturopathic doctors will recommend adding herbal therapies to augment your existing medications. Amino acids like Tryptophan, Tyrosine and Theanine are also common recommendations from our Naturopaths for our Edmonton clients.
Can a Naturopath help with Fatigue?
Fatigue is the #1 concern that our Naturopaths see. Dr Muradov has extensive experience treating fatigue. Our Naturopaths always start with a hormone workup focusing on adrenal, thyroid and male hormones and basic nutrients (B12, Iron and Iodine). This approach works for about 75% of our patients at our Edmonton office before we transition to IV therapy or investigate mitochondrial or infectious or toxic causes of fatigue.
Many times our Naturopaths are working with Adrenal health which is an extremely underappreciated issue in the Edmonton area. Our Naturopaths prefer to use Adrenal glandular extracts if there is a confirmed deficiency in Saliva or Urine. Iodine is also an underappreciated deficiency common in Edmonton and Alberta that our Naturopaths see.
Can a Naturopath help with IBS?
Most definitely. IBS is definitely the second most common conditions our Naturopaths treat at our Edmonton office. Food Sensitivity & Allergy testing is a mainstay of our digestive IBS treatments. Probiotics and Enzymes are often recommended by our Naturopaths after SIBO (bacterial overgrowth) or CDSA (comprehensive stool analysis) testing is used to understand your ability to digest and microbiome balance.
Based on the experience of our Naturopathic doctors, proper digestive health is often about removing offending foods, killing pathogenic flora and re-inoculating with beneficial strains and our test methodologies guide us as to what precisely to do in your particular case.
Can a Naturopath help with weight loss?
We are not a weight loss clinic but our Naturopaths look at impeding factors to effective weight loss. Our approach is always to do hormone testing to ensure that the main fat burning hormones (Cortisol, Thyroid, DHEA, Testosterone, Insulin) are optimized so that good dietary changes (which we can help with) and exercise can actually work!
The most effective dietary strategies for weight loss that our Naturopaths have seen work are either a ketogenic diet or a carnivore diet. Dr. Muradov in particular has experience with executing both. Both of course take discipline and dedication.
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