Wellness Tip: Don’t sweat the small stuff! We often let little things that happen through out the day build into a great deal of stress. Try to take a step back in these situations and allow the frustration to dissipate. This may be a useful technique especially with the upcoming Holiday season! drlisa
Looking for an easy way to support your body as we move into the colder months? Try Fire Cider! Taking 1 tbsp per day can help with overall wellness and support your system as the season change. Check out the link below on how to make your own drlisa
It officially feels like autumn! This is the best time of year for extra immune support and delicious soups. Check out the recipe below for a delicious immune-supporting soup! drlisa
Carving pumpkins for Halloween? Save the seeds! Check out this delicious and healing pumpkin seed recipe 🙂 drlisa
Wellness Tip: This is the time of the year that people are more susceptible to colds and flus because of the changing weather. One of the best things to take this time of year are herbs called Adaptogens!
Adaptogens are herbs with properies to help keep the body in proper balance and conserve energy in times of stress. Herbs such as ginseng, holy basil, reishi mushroom, rhodiola, and schisandra are all great herbs to help the body to adapt to the changing of the season and change in stress! These can be consumed in teas, tinctures, or dried herb capsule form. drlisa
***(Please be sure to consult with your physican prior to starting any herbal protocol especially if you are taking any medications)
Happy 4th day of Naturopathic Medicine Week!
Today I wanted to share a few healthy and delicious recipes! Healthy doesn’t have to mean not satisfying 🙂 drlisa
Zucchini poppers, vegetarian winter soup, and grilled lime salmon!
Happy Day 3 of Naturopathic Medicine week!
Below are the principals at the foundation of Naturopathic Medicine and truly the guidelines in which we practice! drlisa (this information and more can be found at naturopathic.org)
1. The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.
2. Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
3. First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient: Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat; Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and Acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
4. Doctor as Teacher (Docere): Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
5. Treat the Whole Person: Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.
6. Prevention: Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.
Day 2 of Naturopathic Medicine Week!
People often ask about the education I received as an ND, so here is a little more detail into our education and training! Remember when seeking out a Naturopathic physician it is important to check if they have graduated from an accredited university! drlisa
A licensed naturopathic physician (ND) attends a four-year, graduate-level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD, but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician also studies clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling. A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice physician.
Keep checking our page for more facts and information about Naturopathic Medicine!
Happy Naturopathic Medicine Week! All week keep an eye out for information, recipes, and facts about Naturopathic Medicine!
For those of you who don’ know, here is a little definition!
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal
health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing
process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.
Seasonal Allergy Tip: If you find yourself suffering from fall allergies, reach for the apple cider vinegar! 1 tbsp of ACV in warm water 1-2 times per day can help minimize allergy symtoms and help to clear congestion/mucus. This mixture can to consumed through out your allergy season! drlisa
(Tip: if you have acid reflux or GERD start with 1tsp of ACV in water prior to a meal to minimize any symptoms)