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. Our naturopaths always take into consideration the unique individual, their personal priorities, and where they are in their lives to create an individualized treatment plan. Diet and lifestyle are always reviewed to ensure they are being optimized to the best of the patient’s ability. Stress management often includes developing healthy coping strategies as well as creating a healthy sleep routine to optimize health. Nutrients, herbs, homeopathics, and other treatment options may be utilized based on the patient’s symptoms and test results.
With stress and sleep issues, our Naturopathic Doctors gain insight into the whole picture by checking the status of key nutrients in the blood, saliva, and/or urine. Salivary testing is an easy, at home way to assess cortisol throughout the day. This test is beneficial because it represents the hormonal levels, which are actually being utilized by the tissue. Dried Urine (DUTCH) testing is also an easy at home test, which measures the cortisol pattern throughout the day that has been used by tissue. The advantage to DUTCH testing is that it provides the metabolites of cortisol as well as your melatonin levels and organic acids, which show levels of key nutrients and neurotransmitters. Our Naturopathic Doctors can help choose the most appropriate testing for each individual case.