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For more information on Naturopathic Medicine or to schedule an initial visit, contact Dr. Valerie Ripperger by phone at (630) 549-6497 x708, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common health conditions that can be improved with naturopathic services:
Nutrition is the most fundamental determinant of health. There is no biochemical process that is not correlated with nutrition. Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy emotionally, mentally, and physically. Hippocrates said, “Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.” Typical digestion disturbances creating a vast amount of mental health issues include incomplete chewing of food, poor food quality, food sensitivities, food allergies, genetically engineered foods, low hydration status and much more.
Our food supply is not entirely perfect. Supplementing your diet with certain vitamins and minerals is important to ensure adequate basic nutrition. Some of the most common nutritional deficiencies seen today include iron, iodine, vitamin D, omega-3 fats, magnesium and others. Any one of these nutritional deficiencies can contribute to an array of mental health issues including poor concentration, depression, fatigue, etc. Over-the-counter and prescription medications can also deplete your body of key nutrients.
Botanicals & Herbs
Plants have an array of unique constituents that have been researched for different health benefits. Many different botanicals and herbs can calm the nervous system, balance hormones, support digestion, and more. Botanicals and herbs can be taken singly or in combination to address one or multiple health complaints. There are many to choose from!
Homeopathic medicine involves different kind of remedies of highly dilute substances of plant, animal or mineral origin. Homeopathy is based on the concept, “like cures like” or Law of Similars. These substances which cause symptoms when taken in large doses by healthy individuals, can be used in small amounts to safely and gently eliminate similar symptoms in an unhealthy person.
Breathing, exercise, sleep quality, stress management, mindfulness, spirituality, etc. can all play a heavy role in determining one’s health and well-being. These are usually the things we take for granted or ignore. We may even criticize these determinants of health for getting in the way or taking away time from doing things we really want to do instead. But they are just as important if not more important to re-establish the basis for health and maintain balance on a daily basis and long-term basis. Remember “life is not a race.” We must take time out to focus on these fundamentally simple but impactful influences.
Functional Medicine Testing
Hormone Testing for Men and Women
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Testing
Fatty Acid Testing
Gastrointestinal Health Testing