As a naturopath, Dr Muradov's Edmonton practice is heavily rooted in Nutritional Medicine - which is based on the administration of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other endogenously occuring substances).
First and foremost, use of the aforementioned substances by our Naturopaths would be to rectify nutritional deficiencies contributing to a particular concern. The typical North American diet contains nutrient-depleted refined sugar and white flour. In addition, modern farming techniques have resulted in a decrease in the nutrient content of many foods.
For example, 1940 and 2000, the average content of minerals in plant foods declined with levels of Magnesium dropping up to 35% and copper up to 80%. So naturally, our Naturopathic doctors attempt to pin-point which particular nutrients you're lacking and replete you with supplementation.
Our Naturopathic doctors rely heavily upon the use of nutrient supplementation to help patients which is in essence Orthomolecular medicine - providing the optimum nutritional environment for celullar function.
Furthermore some nutrients have pharmacologic actions in particular doses that exceeds their normal roles in the body. For instance, although Vitamin C is considered an immune booster in low doses, as the dose increases, Vitamin C has a separate anti-viral effect.
By using Nutritional Medicine treatments, it allows your TruMed Naturopath to practice effective Modern Functional Medicine
Dr Muradov heavily uses Nutritional Medicine at our Naturopath Clinic because results can be superb and the evidence base (supporting studies) is vast.
For many of our Edmonton patients, our Naturopaths start with “cleaning up the diet” by emphasizing a wide variety of whole foods and minimizing intake of refined carbohydrates, Restricting the use of salt, caffeine, and alcohol is also important for some individuals while increasing clean water intake.
Next, our Naturopaths are able to do precise dietary modifications at our clinic because we use three seperate types of food testing - IgG4, Total IgG and IgE testing to allow us to make extremely individualized recommendations. Your Naturopath at TruMed will determine whether food allergy or food sensitivity testing is appropriate and which is best for you. We've run thousands of food allergy and sensitivity tests at our Edmonton office.
Our Naturopaths work with a range of different diet strategies for our Edmonton patients. Low carb, Paleo, AIP, Wahls, Ketogenic, Vegetarian, Carnivore and Low Fodmap are the most common diets we work with. Your Naturopath at TruMed will pick the best strategy for your health concerns.
There is synergy between Nutritional supplementation and dietary modification so they are often executed by our Naturopaths together. There are a number of possible mechanisms by which this synergy occurs: For example, removal of food allergies might decrease inflammation, thereby freeing nutrients like Vitamin C to be available for other purposes than quenching inflammation. In this same example, Vitamin C can now also increase iron absorption.
Dr Muradov uses herbal medicine as part of his Naturopathic practice because they are:
3) Well Researced
Efficacy: Herbal Medicine can be extremely efficacious in a number of areas. Many Naturopaths use herbal treatments. At our clinic our Naturopaths use herbs for mood (depression & anxiety), sleep, stress, energy, heart health, infections, endocrinology, pain and cancer.
Safety: Herbal medicines are typically extremely safe treatment even at high doses. Adverse effects are rarely reported in clinical trials for many common botanicals. Your Naturopathic Doctors at TruMed are trained to anticipate if there will be interactions between your current medications and any suggested herbal interventions.
Research: Many Botanical medicines our Naturopaths use have clinical trials to support their use. For example, at the clinic we often recommend Rhodiola Rosea for stress and mood which has two clinical trials (2007 and 2009) demonstrating benefit in stress and anti-depressant effects for mood. Many of the Botanicals we use at TruMed are evidence based, however, occasionally a Botanical may be recommended by your Naturopath based on its historical uses (because sometimes you gotta be old school!)
Resources for Botanical Medicine
Naturopathic Doctors at TruMed love IV Therapy. Because frankly, it's the best.
Dr Muradov actually received his IV Therapy certification as a Naturopathic student and was able to start recommending IV Treatments even then, and he has stayed current with IV Therapy attending many advanced Naturopathic IV Therapy seminars.
IV Therapy is: accurate, effective and safe and can gets results extremely quickly.
Accurate: Our Naturopaths can deliver precise doses of key nutrients directly into the blood with guaranteed 100% absorption which is not the case with oral supplements.
Effective: Nutrients delivered by IV route can often get our patients excellent effects where oral supplementation was ineffective especially for energy or mood.
Safe: Although invasive, IV therapy is extremely safe when proper doses and administation rates are used with very low rates of adverse effects. Your TruMed Naturopaths have administered thousands of IVs will an extremely small incidence of adverse effects over a 9 year period.
Rapid effect: IV Therapy can often provide a profound effect for many conditions within 24 hours especially for energy & mood (two most common reasons we administer IV treatments).
More about IV Therapy.