The Top 5 Reasons To Visit A Naturopath
Dr. Ben Connolly
There are many reasons to visit a Naturopathic Doctor and it is very difficult to narrow it down to just 5, however, after being in practice for years and seeing tens of thousands of patient visits we have narrowed it down to the top 5 reasons to visit a Naturopathic Doctor.
1. You Want to Know “Why” you Feel The Way You Feel
We leave in an information age which means it is no longer sufficient to hear from your doctor that you have heartburn or that your cholesterol is high. You want to know why you have heartburn and you want to know what you can do about it which is safe, effective and evidence-based. With an infinite amount of knowledge at your fingertips (literally) no longer do we have to take what someone tells us at face value. We can immediately get on our phones and check to see if what we are being told is correct. Working with a Naturopathic Doctor is a great way to tease out why you have heartburn or why your cholesterol is going high. If you can address why than maybe you don’t need the pills after all.
2. Your Value of Quality of Life is Paramount
It is no longer about how long we live about the quality of life we have throughout the rest of our life. We have grown up in a world where our parents have lived longer than any other generation in the past. This also means that we have grown up watching the quality of life our parents live deteriorate. This shift is not something just you are feeling, this is now the norm where we expect our healthcare professionals to understand that it is not only about living a long time, but it is also about being able to enjoy that time doing things we love surrounded by people we love.
3. You Believe An Ounce of Prevention is Worth More than a Pound of Cure
This age-old saying rings truer today than it ever did before. As we watch the cost of health care skyrocket it is very easy to see why this saying is absolutely correct. Working with a Naturopathic Doctor will help you focus on preventing disease and enhancing your quality of life. It is always cheaper to invest in your own health now while you are symptom-free than to wait until something breaks down. We are often better at taking care of our vehicles than we are our own bodies. Let’s treat our bodies as we do our cars and we’ll get a lot more miles out of our bodies.
4. You Know You Are Not Just a Number
We are all unique and so is our health. However, with the average doctors visit now being 8 minutes it can be difficult to articulate everything that is going on within that short time frame. To hear your entire history as well as your current concerns and future health goals takes a lot more than 8 minutes. Having a Naturopathic Doctor on your healthcare team as well as your MD helps you cover all bases and ensures that things do not become missed.
5. You Know It Takes a Village to Raise a Child
The same saying applies to each and every one of us. It takes a health care team to keep us together so that we can continue to move, travel, cook, work and play. No longer do we live in a world where we have only one medical professional in our life and everything they say or recommend is true. Now we have entire health care teams consisting of registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, Naturopathic Doctors as well as Dieticians and personal trainers in addition to your family doctor. Surrounding yourself with a team such as this will ensure that you reach and maintain that quality of life which you value.