Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a system of healthcare that applies natural therapies on the basis of current scientific evidence and traditional knowledge. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) undergo four years of rigorous medical training in addition to four years of undergraduate studies. NDs are trained in differential diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, physical exam, and pharmacology, in addition to extensive training in natural medical therapies. NDs are trained to work safely in conjunction with conventional medical therapies to optimize your health outcomes.

At Bolton Naturopathic, we practice evidence-based naturopathic medicine, basing treatment on what is supported by the scientific literature. We identify and treat the root cause of disease in order to facilitate healing, placing emphasis on nutrition as the foundation of health, and complementing this with lifestyle counselling, herbal medicine, acupuncture therapy, and comprehensive laboratory testing. Areas of clinical focus include autoimmune disease (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis), psychiatry (depression, anxiety), metabolic conditions (diabetes, cholesterol), women’s health (premenstrual syndrome, menopausal symptoms, fertility, pregnancy), children’s health, and digestive health.

A naturopathic consultation includes a detailed review of your chief concerns, review of systems, medical history, and establishment of a treatment plan. We may also discuss and perform relevant lab tests.

Conditions that can benefit from naturopathic treatment include:

• Allergies
• Anxiety
• Arthritis
• Asthma
• Attention hyperactivity deficit disorder (ADHD)
• Autism/ autistic spectrum disorders
• Autoimmune conditions
• Bipolar disorder
• Cancer
• Chronic fatigue syndrome/ fibromyalgia
• Chronic pain
• Common cold/ flu
• Diabetes
• Depression
• Digestive conditions
• Ear infections
• Fatigue
• Fertility
• Food Sensitivities and testing
• Heartburn (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
• Heart health
• High blood pressure
• High cholesterol
• Hormonal imbalances
• Insomnia
• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
• Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis)
• Lupus (SLE)
• Menopausal symptoms
• Migraines
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Nutritional Support for Pregnancy
• Ovarian Cysts (PCOS)
• Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach ulcers)
• Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
• Recurrent Infections/ Immunity
• Skin disorders
• Yeast Infections
• Weight Loss
• Women’s Health conditions not listed here