Natural Therapies Used by Our Naturopathic Doctors
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 are critical for your health. When we eat healthy and nourishing foods, our body systems can work smoothly and efficiently.
At Lewis Family Natural Health, we utilize nutritional solutions with many of our patients. This does not mean, however, that we are going to put you on a strict, restrictive diet! Our philosophy is that food is not the enemy, and we work with you to find ways to make nutritional changes part of a balanced life and not an extreme exercise in will-power and elimination. We do not endorse or guilt our patients into following any specific style of eating or diet!
If you have Iron Overload, one of the specialties of our practice, then you may know that when it comes to diet and iron that we (literally) wrote the book on it. Two books, in fact! Learn more at our Iron Disorders page.
Vitamins, Herbs and Nutritional 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. When it comes to herbal products, we can recommend products and companies who use organic or sustainably wild crafted plants, and who refrain from using plants on the endangered species list.
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.
Did you know your genes may provide clues into how your body processes nutrients, how your hormones and neurotransmitters are produced by your body, and what your foundational blueprint for health is, unique from someone else?
Having deep insight into your personal genetic code can provide a wealth of insight and clues into how your body functions optionally (and how it can seemingly work against you!)
The study of understanding how your personal genetic code impacts your dietary, vitamin, and nutritional needs is called Nutrigenomics.
Learn more about Nutrigenomics and how we utilize the insights found in this exciting, emerging field to further customize our care plans for our patients.
Lifestyle Counseling and Stress Reduction
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.
For example, a bad night’s sleep can impact every other piece of your health. When you are tired all the time, it’s hard to find the energy to exercise, to socialize, to take care of yourself, and to do the things you might normally enjoy. You may be moody and quality of life suffers.
Not only is lack of sleep uncomfortable, but it can have serious health consequences as well. Lack of sleep lowers your immune system, makes it harder to think and process information, may contribute to the development of chronic disease, and increases your risk of getting into an automobile accident.
We work to formulate plans for more optimal health while empowering our patients to take responsibility for their own health.
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.