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The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

THE PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE 🌱🌞🌙🌼🍃🌻

1. The Healing Power Of Nature – Naturopathic physicians facilitate the healing process by removing obstacles to cure and identify treatments to enhance healing.

2. Identify And Treat The Cause – Treat the underlying causes of illness rather than just the symptoms of disease.

3. First Do No Harm – A naturopathic treatment plan uses therapies that are gentle, non-invasive, and effective.

4. Doctor As Teacher – The Latino root of doctor is docere, which means “to teach.” The primary role of a naturopathic doctor is educating, empowering, and motivating patients to assume responsibility for their health and adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle, and diet.

5. Treat The Whole Person – It is the patient that is in need of treatment, not just the disease state or symptom.

6. Prevention – It’s far easier and cost effective to prevent a disease than to treat a disease. Naturopathic doctors uncover potential susceptibilities of future disease states in their patients and work on preventing them.

Herbal Tinctures

What Are The Benefits Of Herbal Tinctures? 

🌱Fast way to deliver medicine throughout the body
🌱Very concentrated, so requires less amount of medicine to consume
🌱Quick and convenient
🌱One of the only ways to get fresh, herbal medicines
🌱Very potent when dealing with acute manifestation conditions such as pain or anxiety
🌱Easier to digest and breakdown compared to capsules or tablets
🌱Tinctures are long lasting and have a much longer shelf life than fresh or dried herbs

Heart Health Month Videos

As February came to an end, we shared our final Heart Health Month videos. Dr. Alison Vandekerkhove, ND talks about statin drugs, her favorite herbs and nutrients for cardiovascular health, and pulse testing! 💛🌿

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https://youtu.be/GalZYtBP7Bo

Heart Health Month Herbal Formulas

A great herbal formula for heart health is Hawthorne. Hawthorne is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels such as congestive heart failure and irregular heartbeat. It’s also used to treat both low blood pressure and high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), and high cholesterol.