What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is not just alternative medical therapy. It is also a mindset and lifestyle. Once you truly embrace this medicine, your outlook on health and life will forever be enhanced. Our two primary Naturopathic areas of focus are Restorative Medicine and Digestive Care.
Naturopathic Restorative Medicine
Restorative Medicine is a novel medical discipline which aims to prevent, halt and even reverse degeneration and disability typically associated with aging and disease. With so many new and exciting tools available to medical science, this decline can be addressed and optimal health can be restored. The ultimate goal of Restorative Medicine is to reduce or eliminate the need for ongoing medical treatment, when possible, by truly restoring health at its core.
Naturopathic Digestive Care
When something goes wrong during the process of digestion, it affects not just your gut, but can have a wide range of affects on the rest of the body. It can affect your immune system, nutrient absorption, allergies, inflammation and energy production. Even if you eat an ideal diet, if your body is not breaking down, absorbing, and utilizing your nutrients, it won’t matter what food you put on your plate because your body won’t be able to use it.
Our Approach to Digestive Wellness:
Here at AntiAging Northwest we see digestion as a key piece to any naturopathic plan. Different approaches to digestive wellness might include dietary modification, food allergy identification and desensitization, homeopathic remedies, immune support, high-quality probiotics, and additional testing.
Digestive Disorders helped by naturopathic medicine:
- Constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Celiac disease, gluten-intolerance
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
- Food allergies
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Acid reflux / Heartburn / GERD
- Indigestion, gas, bloating
- Pancreatic enzyme insufficiency
- Gall bladder
- Hepatitis, liver congestion or fatty liver (non-alcoholic steatotic hepatitis)
- Diverticulosis or diverticulitis