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What Is Naturopathy?


What is a Naturopathic Doctor or N.D.?

Naturopathic doctors are California licensed and board certified primary care doctors. They are trained at an accredited, four-year, post-graduate, residential naturopathic medical school. The training consists of comprehensive study of the conventional medical sciences, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, etc, as well as detailed study of a wide variety of natural therapies: Nutrition, Botanical medicine, Homeopathy, Physical medicine, Counseling, Bio-identical hormone therapy and IV therapy.

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What is a Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a type of medicine that is based on the philosophy of:

Do No Harm
The Healing Power of Nature
Find the Cause
Treat the Whole Person
Preventive Medicine
Doctor as Teacher
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What can we learn from Naturopathic Medicine?

This philosophy teaches us the foundation to be able to listen to the whole person- body, mind, and spirit as well as the presenting signs and symptoms. We follow those symptoms in to find the deeper cause of the imbalance and then to remove the obstacle to cure and give the body what it needs to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Naturopathic Doctors are the natural health care specialists that not only help fight disease naturally, but help you find your optimal health.

We offer a wide range of services. Our specialties include IV Therapy and Injection Therapy, Detoxification, How your genetic variances impact your biochemistry, Nutritional Deficiencies, Hormone Balancing, Emotional Balancing, Auto-Immune Disorders, Weight Loss, Blood Draws and more. To find out more about our doctors Click Here.

What is Disease?

“Dis-ease” has been categorized as specific labels that only tell us how your body is manifesting imbalances and/or deficiencies but nothing of individual variances. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primacy health care profession where we look at the whole person and through thorough evaluation of laboratory and clinical information we find the “WHY”. It is not just about being symptom free anymore. It is about how optimal you are. How close are you to having symptoms of imbalance? We look at many different aspects of health such as:


  • Functional level of nutrients (identifying deficiencies at a cellular level)
  • Genetic variances
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Neurotransmitter testing
  • Comprehensive Cardiovascular testing
  • Comprehensive gut healing
  • Heavy metal testing
  • and many more….
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Are you Optimal?

Introducing Dr. Heidi Hook on Naturopathic Medicine.

“…Because you don’t have to wait to get worse in order to know how to keep yourself optimal.

“…the world of health care is changing.  And there is a paradigm shift from treating illness to treating foundational causes.  And what we know about the foundational causes is exploding with new information.”

“We are Naturopathic Medicine.  We look at the whole picture.  We look at the whole person.  Your diet.  Your lifestyle.  How happy you are.  How well you sleep…”

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