"You're a natural-what?"
A Naturopathic Doctor!
"What is that?"
A Naturopathic Doctor is...
a government recognized primary health care practitioner with specialized training in natural therapies.
A licensed, board certified Naturopathic Doctor has completed a pre-med undergrad, an intensive 4 year program at an accredited naturopathic medical school, and has met all the standardized board exams and provincial regulatory requirements.
A Naturopathic Doctor may provide:
- in house laboratory testing or send for specialized testing outside the clinic
- physical exams including pap tests and male exams
- IV therapy and intramuscular injections
- various forms of physical medicine including manipulations, massage, or hydrotherapy
- acupuncture, cupping, and Chinese medicine
- botanical medicine including customized tinctures, teas, salves, oils, compresses, supplements, etc.
- counselling and lifestyle coaching
- homeopathic medicine
- and nutritional or orthomolecular medicine.
In addition, some naturopathic doctors may prescribe pharmaceuticals or hold certifications in various other therapies.
Naturopathic Medicine incorporates a holistic and individualistic approach to health care, searching to treat the person, not the disease, and attending to the root cause of the ailment.
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Take a moment.
Write down something that has been occupying space in your mind.
Is there anything within that situation that is beyond your control?
Open your eyes to where you are at, not thinking about anything past or future, and find something in your current moment that is beautiful or that you are grateful for.
Think instead about something positive you can do towards that situation.
On a smoggy day like today in Vancouver, let's talk about air quality. We spend a lot of time indoors in Canada, but did you know indoor pollutants can be even more toxic than whatever is going on outside? Most of the reason for this is inadequate ventilation of enclosed spaces. There are all kinds of things in our homes or offices that emit chemicals such as volatile organic compounds, brominated flame retardants, pesticides, formaldehyde, mold spores, and bacteria. And unfortunately, air purifying systems do not reduce levels of all indoor air pollutants and some can even aggravate the issue.
Thankfully, there are quite a few beautiful indoor plants that work amazing at taking care of this issue for us.
How well do they work? When displaced Hurricane Katrina victims had to live temporarily in travel trailers that were found to have toxic levels of carcinogenic formaldehyde in them, a plant/air filter reduced the levels from 0.18ppm to 0.03ppm! That's significant!
Here are the top 10 houseplant air cleaners based on an assessment of 50 different plants. Thank you nature!!