Natural remedies are part of naturopathic treatment.

Before you book an appointment with a naturopath, it is a good idea to understand exactly what this type of health practictioner can do for your health. First of all, it is important to realize that naturopathy is an older healing tradition and sometimes wrongfully depicted as being anti-science, when nothing can be further from the truth. Naturopathy deploys non-toxic natural therapies to restore physiological, psychological and structural balance and an ND degree requires graduate-level study in cardiology, biochemistry, gynecology, immunology, , and pharmacology. Naturopaths also do extensive course work in various disciplines including botany, nutrition, homeopathy and physical therapy.

The Principles of Naturopathic Practice

The practice of naturopathic medicine adheres to the following key principles.

  • First do no harm. A naturopathic treatment plan uses therapies that are gentle and have no adverse side effects.
  • Nature has the power to heal the body. The body has an inherent ability to maintain and restore health once the root cause of a symptom is found and treated. Symptoms are recognized as the body’s cry for help as opposed to being annoyances or problems.
  • Treat the whole person. Naturopathic physicians identify specific weaknesses or dysfunction presented by the person as a whole. It is more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of disease affects a patient as the same disease my affect different physical and personality types differently.
  • Most illness is caused by an underlying imbalance. Modern medicine is more about treating the symptoms of the disease rather than addressing an internal or external imbalance that might be causing the problem.
  • Naturopaths teach people how to live. The Latin root of the word doctor is “to teach.” Educating, empowering and motivating patients helps them adopt a healthier lifestyle, attitude and diet.
  • The prevention of disease takes precedence in health care. A basic tenet of naturopathy is that it is easier, less harmful to health in the long run and less expensive to prevent a disease rather than treat a disease.
  • Naturopathy has been proven to be good as a complementary or primary therapy when it comes to treating all kinds of different conditions including depression, fatigue, adrenal burnout, migraines, asthma, hypertension, fibromyalgia, arthritis, liver toxicity, allergies, obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, post-cancer treatment and much more.


Your Naturopath Wants to Hear Your Life Story

One of the first things that most new patients of a naturopath are the extensive amount of paperwork that is filled out before the initial visit and also that the initial visit might be much longer than usually experienced with a regular allopathic physician. This to allow the patient the time and space to tell their whole story so that the naturopath can devise a treatment that treats the whole person and leaves no stone unturned.

Are you ready to change your lifestyle, lose weight or address a nagging health problem in 2019? Time to get proactive and book a consultation about natural cleanses, anti-aging, naturopathic testing, weight loss program, hypnotherapy, homeopathy nutritional advice, homeopathy and more. To review the other services and treatments we offer, visit the Pinewood Natural Healthcare Centre website that has a list of full services and products at or call our Toronto Office at (416)-656- 8100. We also have an office in Pickering, Ontario at (905)-427-0057. You can also email us at and we would be happy to answer any question that you have about our holistic health services.

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