Approach to Care
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 brain fog, discomfort, fatigue, headaches, sleep issues and mood disturbances.
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 could be an expensive engine overhaul.
Unfortunately our bodies cannot be overhauled so easily and ignoring these chronic signals could eventually lead to more serious illness. Even still, what we do know is that you're not performing optimally in the present moment, which means you are not performing at your best in your business, in your relationships, and in life in general.
My goal is to uncover and treat the real underlying issues, so that we get you feeling great and performing at your best.
Dr. Laura Stix's Naturopathic Practice
The gap between emerging research in basic sciences and integration into conventional medical practice is enormous—often 20-30 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 that create stress, inflammation and dysfunction in your body (and brain). Together we work to bring your body back into a state of balance and optimal function, so that you are performing at your best.
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®