clinical nutrition

Men's Health Week: Focusing on the Prostate

Men's Health Week: Focusing on the Prostate

What is the prostate? The prostate is a small gland located within the male reproductive tract. The role of the prostate is to secrete fluid that provides nutrients and protection to sperm. The urethra, also commonly referred to as the urinary tract runs directly through the middle of the prostate, which is why we often see issues related to urination when there is something going on with the prostate gland. 

Day Five of Naturopathic Medicine Week What are Some of the Therapies Used by Naturopathic Doctors?

Day Five of Naturopathic Medicine Week What are Some of the Therapies Used by Naturopathic Doctors?

Naturopathic doctors use a variety of tools and treatment methods to address all types of conditions. Naturopathic doctors commonly treat using therapies such as acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, nutritional/lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, physical medicine, injection/intravenous therapy, and homeopathy. Some naturopathic doctors have additional training in skills or tools such as live blood cell analysis, Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, therapeutic ultrasound or laser, and many others. Naturopathic doctors may also choose to have a focus on a particular condition or body system, such as skin or the endocrine system. Below is a detailed description of all the therapies used. 

Day Four of Naturopathic Medicine Week What Can You Expect in a First Visit with a Naturopathic Doctor?

Day Four of Naturopathic Medicine Week What Can You Expect in a First Visit with a Naturopathic Doctor?

Before attending your first visit you will fill out an intake form for the naturopathic doctor. The intake form will ask you questions about your health, such as what are your health concerns and goals, do you have any current illnesses or diagnoses, do you take any medications or supplements, do any of your family members have any health conditions, how is your sleep, energy, stress, what does your typical diet look like, do you exercise, and some other questions. 

Day Three of Naturopathic Medicine Week How do Naturopathic Doctors Fit into Your Health Care Team?

Day Three of Naturopathic Medicine Week How do Naturopathic Doctors Fit into Your Health Care Team?

Naturopathic doctors play an integral role in your health care as we are often the ones to look at the whole person and evaluate all aspects of a patient's health, including physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual. 

Day Two of Naturopathic Medicine Week Training, Licensing, Regulation

Day Two of Naturopathic Medicine Week Training, Licensing, Regulation

You may be wondering how does someone become a naturopathic doctor? What is their training? Are they licensed? And, how is the profession regulated? 

To become a naturopathic doctor, you need to graduate from an accredited naturopathic institution. But, before that, you need to complete a 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university.