TruMed's Guide to Choosing a Naturopath
This is a guide to help you choose the best Naturopathic doctor for your health concerns.
If you are looking for a Naturopath, Edmonton certainly has some top Naturopathic Doctors. This article will help you understand what Naturopathic Doctors have to offer, and how to choose a Naturopath that fits your needs.
We'll cover Naturopath training, diagnostic testing, naturopathic treatments and services. We'll even cover IV Therapy and its benefits since some Naturopathic Doctors offer this treatment. Lastly, we'll link you with some of the best naturopaths across Alberta & Canada.
If you are in Edmonton and have questions about us or about Naturopaths, feel free to email: [email protected]
What is a Naturopath?
Naturopaths are trained as primary care providers but also add various natural therapies (like herbs, vitamins & supplements) as your treatments.
Probably most importantly Naturopaths are trained to "tolle causam," latin for "treat the cause." We realize it seems obvious that the health care practitioner you're going to should look for the cause of your concerns but unfortunately western medicine seems to focus mostly on treating symptoms. Although a Naturopathic doctor can definitely provide symptomatic treatments, Naturopaths usually try to find why you have these issues, so that we can permanently resolve your health concerns
Naturopathic Doctor vs. Medical Doctor
So what exactly is the difference between a Medical Doctor and a Naturopathic Doctor?
Naturopath vs. Homeopath
So what's the difference between a Naturopath and Homeopath? Sigh. This is probably the most common question Naturopaths get.
Naturopaths are trained in homeopathy and Dr.Muradov has seen homeopathics work in certain situations. However, Dr.Muradov does not include homeopathy as part of his Edmonton Naturopathic practice.
Naturopathic doctor training is more vigorous, comprehensive and Naturopathic doctors have more modalities that they work with (herbs, supplements, and even medications).
How to choose a Naturopath
Other areas to consider:
We've gone through and chosen some of the best Naturopaths across the country according to RateMDs.com so you can see the diverse range of services offered by Naturopaths around Canada.
Vancouver - Dr. Jordana Aziz - Graduated with Dr.M in 2010 who focused on aesthetic medicine.
Winnipeg - Dr. Jason Bachewich - A lyme disease focused Naturopathic doctor in Winnipeg.
Toronto - Dr. Laura Brass - A Naturopathic Doctor that offers video consultations!
Our Naturopath Treatments
Exact Herbal Medicine - Our Naturopathic Doctors use high quality standardized herbal extracts
Personalized Dietary Augmentation - We use testing to determine the best diets for our patients.
Find the cause: Our NDs look for the causes of your concerns (not just suppress symptoms)
Integrative Approach: We blend western and naturopathic medicines to provide superb care.
"Outside the Box" thinking: Naturopaths at TruMed always think outside the box to find you answers.
Conditions TruMed Treats
Digestive Concerns: Our Clinic treats SIBO & Candida, IBS, diarrhea, constipation, gas & bloating
Fatigue: TruMed NDs assess hormones, nutrient, infections and toxicity to understand your fatigue.
Skin Concerns: Our Naturopathic doctors are experienced with Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis & Hives
Hormone Balance: Our NDs use blood, salivary and urinary hormone testing for hormone issues
Mental Health: We have effective Natural treatments for anxiety, depression & other mental health concerns
More about Naturopathic Medicine:
When properly administered, Naturopathic Medicine has an excellent safety profile and almost never causes serious side effects. The Naturopathic approach to preventing and treating disease rarely subjects patients to the trade-offs inherent in many drug treatments, such as serious side effects. In fact many Naturopathic treatments have beneficial side effects.
For many patients, Naturopathic medicine starts with “cleaning up the diet”, of course you've probably noticed that the Naturopaths at TruMed have a definite preference for food allergy & food sensitivity testing to do so :).
Naturopathic Medicine also includes the use of a wide array of vitamins, minerals, supplements, herbs, and other naturally occurring substances according to an individual patient’s needs. With that said, Naturopathic medicine is highly individualized, and treatment protocols vary greatly from one patient to another.
Determining which Naturopathic treatments are needed for a particular patient requires a thorough medical and dietary history, a complaint orienteted physical examination, and of course an intricate understanding of the nutritional medicine literature (which our Naturopaths at TruMed do!) Laboratory tests are essential in many circumstances and our Naturopaths run a ton of testing to guide our Natural treatments.
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