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What is naturopathic medicine? Typically, Naturopathic medicine blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural therapeutics. The philosophy lies in finding and treating the root cause of an illness, rather than simply treating symptoms. Naturopathic medicine plays a unique role in the healthcare system as it is one of few areas of medicine that focuses on health maintenance and the prevention of illness.
NutriChem takes this one step further by merging naturopathic medicine with functional and precision medicine, in turn offering the most comprehensive, integrated alternative medical approaches. It is truly personalized healthcare, founded on addressing the underlying root cause of illness, by offering treatments that blend the most effective, efficient and safe options. Everything we do is guided by nature, but grounded in science.
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When it comes to treating hormonal imbalances, naturopathic doctors can prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). The doses of BHRT can be personalized to match those of each individual’s needs, ensuring each patient is getting the exact amount of hormones their body requires—no more, no less.
Naturopathic doctors monitor patients on hormone therapy to ensure the safety and efficacy of treatment. They can also prescribe natural desiccated thyroid hormones on an individual basis. All of NutriChem’s naturopathic doctors have completed the additional training required in order to prescribe additional therapeutics, such as bioidentical hormones, desiccated thyroid and the administration of IV Vitamin therapy.
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In Canada, becoming a doctor of naturopathic medicine requires a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education from a recognized school before registration as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND). Naturopaths also require an undergraduate degree, premedical undergraduate prerequisites and completion of a four-year, accredited, naturopathic medical education. Graduates must pass two sets of provincial licensing board exams and must keep their registration current by completing at least 70 hours of approved continuing education every three years.
All of NutriChem’s Naturopathic doctors have obtained their doctorates from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Naturopathic doctors in Ontario have the ability to requisition lab tests from any accredited lab in Ontario. Testing is an invaluable tool that is utilized to uncover the root cause of illness.
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Naturopathic medicine for anxiety includes a thorough analysis of gut health, inflammation, adrenal gland function and thyroid health. These systems can all play a role in the severity and intensity of anxiety. Correcting and treating these underlying imbalances can have a major impact on reducing the frequency and intensity of anxiety.
Naturopathic medicine for IBS is now being recommended by family physicians and specialists alike. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can present very differently in each case; therefore, personalized treatment plans are essential. Understanding the complexity of the microbiome and gently restoring and repairing it are the key pillars of treatment.
Naturopathic medicine for insomnia is all about balance. Uncovering hormonal, biochemical and circadian imbalances can be the key to successful insomnia treatment. Sleep concerns—mainly frequent waking—can be a sign of hormonal changes. Overactive adrenal glands can also be very disruptive to sleep. All of these areas are addressed in order to achieve optimal sleep.
Naturopathic medicine for high blood pressure goes above and beyond the use of anti-hypertensive medications. We understand that gut health, genetics and electrolyte balance can play a major role when it comes to blood pressure. These factors are taken into account when designing a personalized treatment plan for high blood pressure.
Naturopathic medicine for vertigo is a far more common treatment option than one would expect. With little to no allopathic treatments for vertigo, patients are often left feeling helpless with this debilitating condition. Viral infections, hormonal changes, microbiome disruption and nutritional deficiencies can all contribute to sensations of vertigo.
Naturopathic medicine for eczema includes calming and healing the barrier layer of the skin, while reducing the risk of future skin flares. Shifting gut health and inflammation can have a major impact on skin irritation. Individualized diet plans and nutrition are at the heart of our treatments for skin conditions.
Naturopathic medicine for heart disease is about identifying areas of risk for a patient and targeting those areas with an individualized treatment plan. Genetics, nutrition, inflammation, lifestyle, diet and lipid levels are all areas that should be investigated when treating or trying to prevent heart disease.
Naturopathic medicine for SIBO includes eradication, recovery and remission phases. Not all individuals can tolerate the treatments for Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth (SIBO), which is why an individualized approach is so important.
Naturopathic medicine for migraines is one of the most researched and effective therapies. Identifying triggers and stabilizing fluctuations in the body can be immensely helpful in reducing the frequency and intensity of migraines. Blood sugar control, hormone balance, thyroid function and inflammation are all areas that are investigated when identifying the underlying cause of migraines.