19 August 2013

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dr. Tara Andresen - ND. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you suffer from a chronic condition, naturopathic doctor may help you find relief.  A naturopathic doctor can diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses.  They help their patients live as healthy as possibly by using the body's ability to heal itself using natural remedies.  


naturopathic clinic can treat many different conditions, including:

  • Women's health from puberty to menopause
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention
  • High cholesterol
  • Back and neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ
  • Allergies
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Crohn's disease
  • Food sensitivities
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Weight management


A naturopathic doctor diagnoses illness much like a general doctor does using tests.  The doctor may use blood work, saliva testing, or a urine test in the office.  The samples can be tested in the office, or they can be sent out to a lab for further testing.


Treatment is typically different at a naturopathic clinic.  The doctor may recommend simple diet or lifestyle changes to help you reduce symptoms or pain.  The doctor may also use one of the following treatments:

  • Acupuncture
  • Botanical medicine
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Nutrition supplementation

If you live in Toronto, Ontario, visit Dr. Tara Andresen, ND at drtaraandresennd.com for more information.  She offers treatment and prevention for many diseases and conditions, including those mentioned above.  


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Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.