Naturopathic Doctors are trained to assess, treat and prevent the underlying causes of health conditions, including complex, chronic degenerative diseases. The complicated web of interactions that defines a patient's health is investigated, including their unique social, physiological, mental, emotional, environmental and lifestyle factors that affect total body function.
Symptoms are Signals!
Just like the red warning light in your car will flash when there is a problem with your engine, a physical symptom is a signal telling you that an underlying health problem needs to be corrected.
Common symptoms include pain, discomfort, fatigue, headaches and mood disturbances.
Unfortunately, treating such symptoms with pain relievers, caffeine, medications or supplements (without uncovering the real cause), is like placing a piece of black tape over the blinking red warning light. The consequences of this action on your car is an expensive engine overhaul.
Unfortunately our bodies cannot be overhauled so easily and ignoring these chronic symptoms could eventually lead to a serious illness.
As a Naturopathic doctor, I help patients restore normal body function, thereby relieving symptoms that may result in serious health conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, auto-immune diseases, heart diseases, osteoporosis and many other chronic degenerative illnesses.
Dr. Laura Stix's Naturopathic Practice
The gap between emerging research in basic sciences and integration into conventional medical practice is enormous—as long as 50 years—particularly in the area of complex, chronic illness. My practice is rooted in lifestyle medicine, integrating modern Western medical practice and research, with evidence-based "alternative” medicine therapies.
The goal is to reduce or eliminate the various factors which create stress, inflammation and dysfunction in the body. Together we work to bring the body back into a state of balance and optimal function.
My practice investigates common health-compromising factors: poor diet, food sensitivities, environmental toxins, mercury fillings, light pollution, electromagnetic radiation, birth by C-secion, inadequate sleep, physical inactivity, chronic infections, water quality, air quality, toxic mental/emotional environment.
Health optimization is achieved through a variety of integrative modalities:
Lifestyle Counseling including Clinical Nutrition & Exercise
Use of the latest Laboratory Testing & other Diagnostic Techniques
Prescribed Combinations of Drugs and/or Botanical Medicines and Natural Health Products
Medical Detoxification Programs
Traditional & Medical Acupuncture
Mind-Body Medicine: Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP and MER®