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New Patient Welcome Form

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a naturopath do?
A naturopath helps you address your health issues in a holistic manner and determines the underlying reasons for your condition.  We use lifestyle, dietary and natural, safe medicines to help your body heal and balance itself.
Why should I see a naturopath?
If you are sick of the side effects associated with the medicine prescribed by your doctor or if it is not working for you, maybe it is time to try something different. Naturopaths prescribe medicines with few side effects that work in harmony with the body. If you don’t feel right, if you feel tired and unwell but the doctor says all your tests are fine, then it’s time to get to the bottom of your problem.
What should I expect in an initial consultation?
The first consultation takes about 1 hour.  I will ask you to download, fill out and bring with you a Welcome Form that details your history, lifestyle, current medication etc.  It’s also great if you can bring any blood test results you have with you. During the consultation I take a detailed case history.  I will review any blood tests and other tests that your doctor has ordered.  I may use a range of simple in-clinic tests such as zinc taste test and pH tests plus iridology to determine a treatment plan specific for your condition. I will prescribe lifestyle and dietary changes and what herbal medicines or nutrients I feel are indicated.
Do you order any tests?
I refer to several different laboratories that offer pathology testing that can can help indicate functional, biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormonal states of health. These tests include hair analysis of heavy metals, adrenal salivary hormone tests, food allergies and intolerances, comprehensive digestive stool analysis.
How long will it take until I start feeling better?
That’s a tough question because everyone is different.  Generally in naturopathic circles we say that it takes 1 month for every year that you have had the problem.  The more willing and committed you are to making the necessary changes and taking the prescribed natural medicines, the quicker you will see results.
Why should I invest in my health?
Your health is your most valuable asset. Even with all the money in the world, the most beautiful house and the most wrinkle free face, you won’t enjoy it if you don’t have the vitality and energy to make the most of what life has to offer. We are living longer than ever before but it’s not just about quantity, it’s about quality.