Who should see a Naturopath?

Everyone can be helped by naturopathic medicine. Whether you want to get well, stay well or increase the quality of your life, there benefit to coming in to the office.

What if I am not really sick? Should I still see a Naturopath?

Yes. Even though you are not sick now, does not mean you are not at risk. Nearly half of all Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, and greater than two-thirds of all deaths are caused by one of the following diseases: heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes. If you have any of these diseases in your family then Dr. Foss can help you decrease the likelihood of developing these or other illnesses yourself. Waiting until you have a problem is not the best way to stay healthy.

Isn't it all in my genes and I am going to get it no matter what I do?

Research indicates that genetic factors are not the major causes of chronic diseases. In addition, the expression of genes (how genes effect the body) can be altered in order to avoid disease that you may have a higher risk for. Mutations of genes are what we can't change. The good news is that we can decrease the rates of mutation and protect against the factors that damage genes.

What illnesses do a Naturopath Treat?

It would be easier to name the illnesses that naturopathic medicine cannot treat than list all those that it can. The following examples are common disorders that are comonly treated.

Digestive Disorders- It is widely accepted in Naturopathic Medicine that by treating the "gut" first, many chronic issues can be alleviated.  Click here for a short list of common digestive disorders.

Acid reflux  Constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome  Celiac disease & gluten-intolerance  Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis  Intestinal disturbance including indigestion, gas, bloating & candida overgrowth  Food allergies  Gastric ulcers  Pancreatic enzyme insufficiency  Gall bladder disorders  Hepatitis  Diverticulosis & diverticulitis
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• Acid reflux • Constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome • Celiac disease & gluten-intolerance • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis • Intestinal disturbance including indigestion, gas, bloating & candida overgrowth • Food allergies • Gastric ulcers • Pancreatic enzyme insufficiency • Gall bladder disorders • Hepatitis • Diverticulosis & diverticulitis

Cardiovascular Disorders: It is estimated that over 90% of cardiovascular disease is preventable, yet it is the leading cause of death globally. Disorders include:

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• High Blood Pressure • High Cholesterol • Angina • Atherosclerosis • Congestive Heart Failure • Palpitations

Respiratory System- Disorders vary from mild to very serious. In some cases natural medicine is used in collaboration with your conventional medicine for treating:

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• Allergies • Asthma • Bronchial infections & bronchitis • Cold and flu • COPD • Ear, nose and throat infections • Emphysema • Pneumonia • Sinusitis • Sarcoidosis

Musculoskeletal Systems- Pain can be an impediment to normal life activities. We strive to reduce or remove your pain so you can get back to the activities you need to do.

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• Arthritis • Osteoporosis & Osteopenia • Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Muscle spasms, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Plantar Fascitis, Sciatica, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow • Gout • Fibromyalgia

Neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them. Some of the common issues we treat include:

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• • Headaches • Migraines • Sciatica • Seizures • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's disease • Memory dysfunction • Insomnia

Psychiatric disorders One in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition every year. Each person will have different experiences from other people with the same diagnosis. Common treatable issues include:

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• Anxiety • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder • Autism • Dementia • Depression

Women’s Health: Many women assume that issues associated with their period, or hormonal issues are a normal part of life, when in actuality most issues can be avoided or controlled. Treatable issues include:

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• Bladder Infections • Endometriosis • Fibrocystic breasts • Fibroids • Infertility • Interstitial Cystitis • Menopause • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) • Premenstrual Syndrome • Vaginal Infections

Men’s Health: Men often avoid talking about sexually related issues out of embarrassment, but these issues occur to many men and can be often resolved.

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• Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) • Erectile Dysfunction • Kidney Stones • Prostatitis

Skin Conditions: Often times skin conditions are an outward sign of something much deeper. It is best to not ignore the the dashboard light of the body, your skin.

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• Acne • Anti-aging • Eczema • Dry or itchy skin • Hives • Psoriasis • Rosacea • Rashes

Additional Conditions:

  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Reduced immunity
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Environmental illness
  • Sleep disorders
  • Difficult to diagnose problems