Health Fountain Preventive Health Care
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What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a system of medicine based on the healing power of nature. Naturopathy is a holistic system, having been time-tested through the ages, treats the person as a whole, striving to find the cause of disease by understanding the patient in totality – mind, body, emotions and spirit.

Naturopaths are traditional doctors as teachers (Docere), empowering patients to take a very active role in the healing process, passing the responsibility of health to the rightful owners. Tools used towards these therapeutic goals are nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, iris analysis and a host of other natural resources.

There are two areas of focus in naturopathy: one is supporting the body's own healing abilities, and the other is empowering individuals to make lifestyle changes necessary for the best possible health. While naturopaths treat both acute illness and chronic conditions, their emphasis is on prevention of disease.

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My speciality: Fatigue Treatment & Stress Management

I focus on healing the effects wrought upon the body as the result of stress, which can result in the following symptoms:

  • Stress can cause chronic fatigue, digestive upsets, headaches, and back pain
  • Stress can affect the blood cells that help you fight off infection, so you are more likely to get colds and other diseases
  • Constant stress can increase blood pressure and can increase the risk for stroke
  • Stress can increase the danger of heart attacks, particularly if you are often angry and mistrustful
  • Stress can make an asthma attack worse
  • Stress triggers behaviors such as smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, and overeating
  • Stress can lead to diminished sexual desire
  • Stress makes it harder to take other steps to improve health, such as giving up smoking or making changes in diet.

As part of any ongoing treatment regime, I also offer my patients the cost-effective option of Health Coaching with follow-ups via phone and e-mail, rather than direct visits to to my clinic.