Restore Your Health Safely, Naturally
Correcting the Cause & Prevention the Keys
Naturopathic Medicine is a method of treating disease using diet, nutrition, herbal remedies and other natural means. Naturopathic Medicine, also known as Naturopathy, is a system that focuses on the body’s vital ability to heal and maintain itself. Naturopathic philosophy favours a holistic or whole body approach – body, mind and spirit – and minimizes the use of pharmaceutical drugs and surgery.
While Naturopathic Medicine’s focus is upon methods that are natural and safe in origin, the true distinctions are firstly its focus to “correct the cause” of the symptom or condition. And secondly to focus on prevention! Not only does Naturopathic Medicine help you to regain your health, it assists you to stay healthy so you ideally avoid future disease. People who adopt a naturopathic, healthy lifestyle have a greater chance of avoiding health problems and of living a longer healthier life.
Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are a Canadian provincially licensed and regulated medical profession here in Ontario and British Columbia as well. While each country may have different standards, Ontario’s Naturopathic Doctors have a four year post graduate program consisting of seven modalities; Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Lifestyle Counselling, Hydrotherapy and Massage. Naturopathic Doctors and Medicine are covered by many employment health insurance plans making natural options and care more conducive.
Since it’s inception in 2003, Renew You has always had a Naturopathic approach or theme to the clinic from the practitioners who work here to the clients who are attracted to us. As rates of incidence of diseases increase as well as the increasing concern over pharmaceutical side effects, demand for Naturopathic Doctors is ever on the rise.
Renew You Holistic Health clinic is currently seeking to employ a Naturopathic Doctor, and with luck we should have an ND on staff in the near future. This will allow all of our faithful clients to utilize their health benefits for Naturopathic Medicine within Renew You.
Michelle Honda PhD is not a Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario. She went through a different program that focused on fewer modalities and had a significantly more intensive and longer focus on Nutrition. For example, Michelle did not study acupuncture or hot/cold therapies as an ND would. But her advantage is that she had studied Nutrition, Botanicals and Herbs for 10 years (vs 4 years for an ND). That being said, she can help people with many of the same health conditions that a Naturopathic Doctor might help – similar but there are some differences.
Renew You Holistic Health offers a FREE 15 minute telephone consultation with a Renew You staff person to assess and discuss your particular situation. We are happy to discuss your concern and health history to see if we can help you. Call today!