Naturopathic Medicine

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What is naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic Doctors are keen researchers of your underlying health architecture. Our practice is data-driven, so we want to learn as much about your case as possible, including an extensive intake (which can be up to 1.5 hours), as well as lab testing to determine what’s happening under the hood.

In collaboration with our patients, we develop thorough treatment plan structured around resolving the root cause of your imbalance.

We first try gentle natural therapies (like botanicals, dietary changes, and movement), which can be VERY powerful, and are truly at the core of health. When required, we may have to rely on more aggressive therapies, such as bioidentical hormones, IV therapies, and then if needed patients are fortunate to have pharmaceutical and surgical options available to them via their family doctor and their referrals.

The goal is to GET WELL. The deeper we dig, the closer we get to the root cause, and therefore the gentler the intervention required. Only by determining and eliminating the root cause are we truly ever able to fully HEAL.


When to see a Naturopathic Doctor

When you want to finally feel better.

When you need clarity and answers.

When you need a teammate, a researcher, a compassionate ear.

When you need a champion for your cause.

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We do the math to determine if you're getting everthing your body needs, and we also assess to see if there are foods that are harming you that should be eliminated. And the most important step is to roll out a reasonable plan that is actually doable and enjoyable in your life.

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Ideally we rely on our diets to give us everything we need, but sometimes in the short-term we need the targeted support of nutriceuticals, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, etc.

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Lifestyle Modifications

Our stress exposures and ability to cope, our exercise and movement, our sleep, our attitudes... all of these are lifestyle habits that are the building blocks of either wellness or disease. Our naturopathic doctor need to get a good sense of how you are navigating your day-to-day in order to help you create a plan that sets you on the right trajectory to optimal health.

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Botanical Medicine

Plants are POWERFUL. They are intelligent powerhouses that act as targeted multivitamins for various organs, and can even change cellular activity by activating cell receptors and stimulating cascades of cellular events. But often we also find that they provide us with delightfully surprising side benefits outside of our intended plan. Humans have always used plants as medicine, so we draw on both historical as well as research-based uses of botanicals.

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Bioidentical Hormones

There are times when the body just needs the extra support of additional hormones. Dr. Sarah Goulding ND may prescribe transdermal estrogen and progsterone, as well as desiccated thyroid hormone when required to replete a deficiency. Prior to bioidentical hormone use, hormone testing is an absolute necessity. Common testing includes: Dutch hormone testing (urine), full thyroid panel: TSH, T4, T3, TPO, and possibly more.