The core purpose of Naturopathic Medicine is to get to the root cause of illness. We use Evidence Based Therapeutics, Clinical Experience, Lifestyle Medicine and more as tools to address the underlying cause of disease. It’s not enough in this day and age that we live in to depend solely on a single medicine/pill to cure all ills. It takes a holistic approach to address the complexities of our food habits, our toxicity exposure, our relationships with self and others, our supplementation, exercise regimens, and our objective lab tests to find the most congruent course of action and ameliorate the symptoms of disease to tap into the healing potential of the body.
This isn’t just a process that work for some and not for others, this is a process that we all would do well to tap into. Preventive medicine not only creates a proactive mindset, it also takes the pressure off the current health/disease-care model. The solution for one person isn’t the solution for all. This is not a one size fits all type of medicine as we’ve discovered that type of system is dated and the only way to get to the root cause is to look at each individual case as the sum of their own life’s circumstances. As we’re learning in the field of epigenetics, we are not just victim to genetic inheritance, but equally if not more important we are the effect of the expression of our genes. Many things in our environment from our relationships/stress, nutrition, toxicity, hormone status etc influence the expression of our genes and thereby either promote health or turn on the genes for disease.