Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine seeks to identify and treat the underlying cause(s) of disease and illness (tolle causam). To do so, it requires time and dedication to truly investigate what’s going on.

Naturopathic medicine also works holistically - treating the whole person (tolle totum). By connecting the dots between the mental, physical and spiritual, Naturopathic Doctors are well-equipped to provide comprehensive care.

Naturopathic medicine also emphasizes prevention of disease and illness. By checking-in with your body, you can greater protect the trajectory of your health.


As a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Bell has a particular interest in working with:

  • Hormones (men and women)

  • Reproductive health (men and women, including fertility, prenatal/postnatal care)

  • Gastrointestinal health

  • Integrative oncology

  • Mental health

  • Dermatology


Naturopathic Doctors work with and support a variety of concerns, including (but not limited to):

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Reproductive diseases & disorders - infertility, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea, fibroids, vaginitis (Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida, atrophic) infections, fibrocystic breasts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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Dermatology diseases & disorders - acne vulgaris, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and general aging concerns.

Psychiatric and behavioural disorders - anxiety disorders, depression, smoking cessation, and mood support.

Renal diseases & disorders - urinary tract infections and interstitial cystitis.

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Weight management - pre-diabetes (high blood sugars), type II diabetes, insulin resistance and cardiovascular health concerns (hypertension, high cholesterol).

Stress management - including support for muscle tension and sleep.

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Hormonal/endocrine imbalances & concerns - hair loss, fatigue, irregular periods, painful periods (dysmenorrhea), amenorrhea, thyroid support (hypothyroid, hyperthyroid), and adrenal support.

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Cardiovascular diseases & disorders - hypertension (high blood pressure), and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol).

Gastrointestinal diseases & disorders - GERD/heartburn, food intolerances/sensitivities, Celiac, small intestine bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irritable bowel disease (IBD; Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease), abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and hemorrhoids.

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Rheumatologic diseases & disorders - fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoarthritis, scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis.

Immune support - allergies, and chronic infections.

Migraines and tension headaches.

Insomnia and other sleep-related concerns.

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Pre-conception care and support - optimal nutrition and supplementation, fertility awareness method.

Pregnancy care and support - including support for UTIs, yeast infections, anemia, thyroid changes, heartburn, colds/flus, nausea and vomiting, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and constipation.

Postpartum concerns - post-delivery healing, hormone balancing, mood support and milk supply.

In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies that may be utilized are as follows:

  • Clinical Nutrition

  • Botanical Medicine

  • Natural Health Products (NHPs)

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): including constitutional acupuncture, facial acupuncture and cupping.

  • Hydrotherapy

Click here to see the education of a Naturopathic Doctor (ND).

Click here to see the Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine.

 

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