The naturopathic doctors at the Whole Health Naturopathic Clinic believe in treating the whole person in order to achieve optimal health. We will perform a thorough assessment, including detailed medical history, evaluation of signs and symptoms, and any relevant test results in order to gain insight on the complete history of an individual, and to create a truly individualized treatment plan. We strive to help you optimize your mood in order to return to YOUR optimal functioning. Each individual has very specific moods and responses they prefer and our naturopathic doctors tailor treatment to help enhance the moods you would like to return to. Various neurotransmitters and hormones can have overlapping symptoms, so our NDs always establish a baseline of your dominant patterns and any deficiencies that may be present. The goal is always to optimize health and to introduce good moods to take the place of unwelcome feelings.
Our emotions help to reflect what is going on inside our bodies, as many functions, or dysfunctions of the body will affect our mood. For this reason, there are tests that may be helpful in determining the root cause of mental emotional conditions. Addressing any underlying digestive concerns is crucial and Stool Testing is helpful in determining exactly what the issue might be. Hormone Testing can help to understand any hormonal imbalances, which may be contributing to a mood imbalance. To get a good overview of the neurotransmitter status in your body, our NDs use an Organic Acid Test (or OAT). Organic acids are chemical compounds, which are the result of the metabolism, or the breaking down of many chemicals and compounds in our bodies. These organic acids accurately evaluate various chemical markers to give a lot of insight into an individual’s health. Organic Acid Testing is an easy and effective way to test for various neurotransmitter markers, oxidative stress, vitamin and mineral status, and intestinal yeast and bacteria.