We don’t just use naturopathic therapies because they are natural; we use them because they work.
Naturopathic physicians are trained in a wide-range of holistic healing modalities. The ones most often utilized by the doctors at Lewis Family Natural Health are listed below. If you have a specific request for one of these, please let us know.
Diet and Nutrition
Saying that “food is the best medicine” is a cornerstone of naturopathic practice. Many medical conditions can be treated more effectively with foods and nutritional supplements than they can by other means with fewer complications and side effects.
You really are what you eat. The quality, type, and amount of food you put into your body is critical for your health. When we eat healthy and nourishing foods, our body systems work smoothly and efficiently. For example, our brains get the healthy fats they need, our muscles get the minerals they need, and our glands get the vitamins they need. On the other hand, when we eat highly refined and processed foods, our body draws from its nutritional reserves and over time becomes depleted; this sets the stage for chronic disease.
At Lewis Family Natural Health, we utilize nutritional solutions with many of our patients, whether it is to help them attain a more optimal weight, achieve more energy, boost metabolism, or to manage a specific disease state. In addition, we educate our patients to select healthier dietary choices as preventative measures.
Vitamins and Supplements
Have you ever found yourself in the health food store not knowing what you need or what to buy? Do you have 15 different supplements from various sources and don’t know if they are effective or even remember why you are taking them anymore?
We can help you negotiate the huge world of vitamins and supplements and make sure you are getting the best quality, the best forms, and the best potencies of recommended supplements.
Save money and time by having your supplement routine streamlined by one of our naturopathic doctors. This popular and beloved service is included with the New Patient Series.
Herbal & Botanical Medicine
Plants have been used medicinally for thousands of years for their healing properties, and are the origins of many pharmaceutical drugs.
Where single chemically-derived drugs may only address a single problem, botanical medicines are able to address a variety of problems simultaneously. Their organic nature makes botanicals compatible with the body’s own chemistry; hence, they can be gently effective with few toxic side effects.
We recommend herbal products and herbal companies who use organic or sustainably wild crafted plants, and who refrain from using plants on the endangered species list.
Lifestyle Counseling and Coaching
Your mental/emotional state may influence, or even cause, your physical illness. We educate our patients on aspects of lifestyle including exercise, sleep, environmental exposures, and stress management. We work to formulate plans for more optimal health while empowering our patients to take responsibility for their own health.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water, ice, steam, and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Hydrotherapy is effective for a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program.
Homeopathy is a system of healing which uses small non-toxic amounts of natural substances to stimulate a healing response and is a specialty of Dr. Kristina. It is a unique system of medicine that has been used by millions of people worldwide for hundreds of years.
A homeopathic remedy is made from a highly-dilute natural substance and works to stimulate the body’s own self-healing mechanisms. It is non-toxic and essentially free from side-effects.
Homeopathic medicines are one of the few natural remedies that must meet strict FDA safety regulations. They are safe for infants, the elderly, and pregnant women.
Homeopathy is based on the principle that “like cures like,” which means that a substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy person, can stimulate healing of similar symptoms in a sick person. This concept was developed by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, in the late 1700s, but the concept dates back to the time of Hippocrates.
Each individual possesses the inherent ability to heal. For example, when you cut or scrape your skin, the wound heals naturally even if you don’t actively try to help. In contrast, when a car door gets dented, it cannot fix itself. This amazing ability of the body to heal itself is innate and homeopathy helps maximize this natural process.
Homeopathy offers individualized treatment based on a person’s physical, mental and emotional symptoms. The choice of a homeopathic remedy depends on the unique characteristics of each person. Homeopathy doesn’t actually treat disease, but instead helps to heal the person who is sick.