Welcome to the World of Health
Naturopathic doctors are specialists in health, in YOU! We do not treat disease, or lab results. We are interested in how YOU got to the point where you are, suffering with a chronic disease. Only then can we find the road back to health.
When I first heard the saying that naturopathic doctors don’t treat disease, that they look at the whole person, I thought that was a very nice saying, but, really? That just sounds corny. But from being in practice now I understand what it meant. I got a call from a woman a few weeks ago suffering from a stomach disorder called delayed gastric emptying, where food just sits in the stomach. A medical doctor recommended endoscopy (it’s always good to make sure there’s nothing physically blocking the stomach from doing its job), which came back normal. Upon briefly questioning her, she told me she had had this problem since her divorce. They reconciled and it went away!
But when they separated for good, it came back. Conventional docs would treat her stomach. But with just a few questions now we know that the stomach is just the symptom, NOT the problem itself.