FAQ

Naturopathic Medicine supports and promotes the body’s natural healing process, leading to a person’s highest state of wellness. Our purpose is to help you restore and maintain health. By addressing the causes of disease and providing individualized therapeutic services, improved quality of life and optimal health can be attained.

Naturopathy encompasses the entire spectrum of natural medicine of which homeopathy is just one part. Homeopathy is a system of medicine that utilizes medicines that have been prepared in a specific way to stimulate the body to heal itself. Naturopathic physicians are trained in the use of homeopathy as a potential natural therapeutic treatment option and hence homeopathically prepared medicines are one of the many tools a Naturopathic Physician use. For example, we may prescribe a particular diet, a series of hydrotherapy treatments and a homeopathic medicine. Homeopathically prepared medicines have been used with great success for over 200 years and we continue that tradition by prescribing appropriate homeopathic medicines.

YES we can provide you a path to healthy digestion!

People have heartburn because of poor digestion, eating the wrong foods or food combinations, stress, etc. Antacids may temporarily help the symptoms but do not improve digestion and hence don't fix the problem.  With the appropriate therapy, diet, and natural medicines we can restore your digestion.

YES. We are trained in the appropriate use of pharmaceutical medications and are the experts in the potential interactions between conventional and natural medicine. We safely provide Naturopathic services to restore your health starting where you are. As your health improves and the need for some or all your medications becomes unnecessary we work with you and your doctor to make the appropriate adjustments.

Yes and Yes! For an organ to function properly it needs to recieve adequate high quality blood and nerve signaling. A comprimise in either of these leads to lower function. We improve organ function by proper diet, physiotherapy and manual therapy to improve blood flow and nerve signaling, and utilize supportive natural medicines. The stomach is often weak due to a history of overeating and eating the wrong foods. Fatty liver means liver cells are being replaced by fat cells which don't do the function of a liver cell. Eating too many sweets and simple carbohydrates (including alcoholic beverages) can result in a weak stomach and fatty liver Weak stomach and fatty liver result in poor digestion and nutrient status, sluggish bowel movments, increased suseptibility to infection and decreased ability to detoxify the miriad of chemicals we encounter these days. Therefore, it is critical to strengthen the stomach and improve liver function to obtain vibrant health. Fortunately, through the Naturopathic services we offer we can resolve fatty liver and help you digest properly again!

We utilize different diets for different situations however there are a few things that are relevant for most people. We have found that most people can be improved by identifying and removing food intolerances and by eating more nutrient dense traditional foods.
Food intolerances are foods that aren't digested and metabolized well. This leads to putrefaction in the gut generating inflammatory toxins that circulate throughout the body contributing to digestive issues, fatigue, pain and inflammation, mood issues, weight gain and more. Removing food intolerances supports better digestion, less inflammation and usually leads to an increase in energy.
Commercially prepared food is often heavily processed resulting in diminished nutrients and inflammatory additives. The work of Weston A. Price demonstrated moving away from eating a diet of traditional nutrient dense foods and consuming more processed foods (sugar, white flour, vegetable oils, etc) leads to a decline in health. A simple book with recipes to help you out can be found at:
http://www.westonaprice.org/wp-content/uploads/healthy4life2011.pdf

Quality indoor air is very important for good health. At rest an adult will breath approximately 12 breaths per min and 6 liters of air per minute. Children breath faster with newborns at 30-60 breaths per minute and kids 12-30 breaths per minute, which is an exchange of air up to 60 liters per minute. In other words our lungs are filtering a lot of air every minute making the quality of the air very important. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times — and occasionally more than 100 times — higher than outdoor levels. These levels of indoor air pollutants are of particular concern because most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. Pollutants can accumulate in our body resulting inflammation, a decline in function and many symptoms. Indoor air pollutants have been shown to contribute to fatigue, asthma, sinus congestion, nausea, dizziness, brain fog, decrease work and school performance, cough, increased infections, headaches, eye problems, and skin irritation. The better the quality of air the less work for our body filters (lungs, liver and kidneys) allowing for more energy and nutrition spent on daily body functions. Indoor pollutants, such as dust, dust mites, molds, viruses, bacteria, volatile chemicals and other particulates need to be reduced for optimal health. This is why we have a top of line air filtration unit at our clinic and in our home.
After much research our favorite portable air filtration unit is the Healthway portable Air Filtration unit from healthindoorairllc.com (mention Dr. Todd and recieve a discount!). Originally designed by the navy for use in submarines this unit is top of the line. Most systems only filter dust particulates. The healthway unit is unique in that it also kills and captures viruses, mold, and bacteria and filters volatile chemicals (substances that smell). It is also unique in that it has a sensor system for detecting how air is flowing through the filters so you know when to change them (most cheaper systems have an indicator to change filters based on a timer rather than air flow). Filter change estimates (1-2 years) are based on 24 hour use but vary depending air quality in your home. The Healthway filter is good for about a 1000 square foot area. If interested in the Healthway Air Filtration unit go to http://healthyindoorairllc.com/featured-portable-air-purifiers or call 866-332-7247. The team at Health Indoor Air LLC are great at answering your questions and if you mention Dr. Todd you'll recieve a discount.

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