We Address a Variety of Health Challenges
Often clients will come to us to address an issue and together we discover there is another issue causing it. Our attention is always to determine the root cause of any health issue, so that you can rely on long term wellness, not just a quick fix.
We particularly focus on these issues:
As we age, it is common to experience bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and indigestion. And worse, inflammatory bowel disease. Gut distress can make you miserable and can contribute to many other health problems! While many conventional treatments rarely make any lasting difference, a naturopathic approach addresses gut issues and emphasizes the healing power of nature.
One of the first steps in the naturopathic approach to addressing gut issues is to identify underlying imbalances in the gut environment. We may recommend Functional Medicine testing to measure things like food sensitivity and leaky gut. Other testing includes comprehensive digestive stool analysis that identifies imbalances in the microbiome/bacterial balance, digestive errors, inflammation, and SIBO testing to reveal excess fermentation in the small intestine.
Once potential triggers have been identified, we work with you to develop a personalized gut restoration plan that may include dietary changes, supplements, and lifestyle modifications. For example, if food sensitivities are identified, we may recommend an elimination diet to identify and remove trigger foods from your diet. We may also recommend probiotics and digestive enzymes, and sophisticated botanical supplements to support gut health and promote healthy digestion.
In addition to addressing physical symptoms, a naturopathic approach to gut health looks at mental and emotional stress and anxiety. Gut health impacts mood and stress resilience because your “feel good” chemicals such as serotonin are primarily produced in the gut! Restoring gut health can mean improving mood, energy and stress resilience!
We want you to know that there is hope. You don't have to feel stuck or held back by your gut issues and other health challenges any longer. We believe that true wellness means freedom - the freedom to live your life to the fullest without being weighed down by fatigue, brain fog, and other symptoms that hold you back.
Imagine waking up in the morning feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the day. Picture yourself feeling sharp and focused at work, engaging in activities you love, and spending quality time with your family and friends without worrying about your symptoms. You deserve to feel your best, and we're here to help you achieve your health goals.
When most people think of hormones, they typically think of sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone which, when imbalanced, can cause a range of issues in a wide range of severity as we age. Getting these powerful hormones back in balance is vital not just for your overall quality of life but for the health of other functions in your body.
There are many other hormones from different glands that play important roles in our health and wellness, including cortisol and DHEA, growth hormone, bone density, parathyroid, thyroid, and insulin involving blood sugar regulation.
Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands that helps the body respond to stress. In small amounts, cortisol can be beneficial for the body, but chronic stress can lead to excess cortisol production, which can cause a host of health problems. Elevated cortisol levels can lead to increased blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, weight gain, insomnia, and a weakened immune system. When cortisol goes too low it can contribute to fatigue, blood sugar issues, slow healing response, and excess inflammation.
Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and responsible for growth and development during childhood and adolescence. In adults, growth hormone plays a role in maintaining muscle mass, bone density, and metabolism. A deficiency in growth hormone can lead to decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, and decreased bone density.
Bone density hormones, such as calcitonin, parathyroid hormone, and vitamin D, play important roles in maintaining strong and healthy bones. A deficiency in any of these hormones can lead to weakened bones and an increased risk of fractures. A naturopathic approach to bone density imbalances may involve nutritional supplementation, dietary changes, and exercise.
The thyroid gland produces two main hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones play a critical role in regulating metabolism, energy levels, body temperature, and heart rate. An underactive thyroid gland, known as hypothyroidism, can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin, hair loss, and depression. Sometimes a low functioning thyroid gland is caused from autoimmune inflammation and is called hashimoto's disease. An overactive thyroid gland, known as hyperthyroidism, can lead to symptoms such as weight loss, anxiety, increased heart rate, and sweating. A comprehensive thyroid panel is vital to determine whether or not the thyroid is functioning optimally.
Insulin and glucagon are blood sugar regulating hormones secreted by the pancreas. Pre-diabetes, and diabetes have become epidemic in modern society! Regulating blood sugar and helping your cells utilize these hormones with proper diet, exercise and Functional Medicine based supplements can effectively reverse this trend if caught early!
It's important to note that hormonal imbalances can be complex and may involve multiple hormones and systems in the body. At Tree of Life Naturopathics, we identify the root cause of the imbalances through comprehensive Functional Medicine testing and provide personalized solutions that address the individual's unique needs and goals. By addressing hormonal imbalances through natural and personalized approaches, individuals can optimize their health potential and achieve wellness and vitality.
We understand how frustrating it can be to feel held down by hormonal imbalances. We promise to help you find the freedom you need to live your life to the fullest. With our personalized solutions, you can experience the joy and potential that comes with a balanced hormonal system. You can have the freedom to pursue your passions and enjoy all that life has to offer.
Pain & Inflammation
There is nothing more debilitating than chronic pain. Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury, infection, and toxicity but when it becomes chronic, it can lead to a host of health problems, including pain. Typical medical treatment never addresses the underlying causes of inflammation and pain - instead toxic pain-relieving medications are recommended that can potentially have serious side effects.
Fortunately, there are safe naturopathic approaches to addressing pain and inflammation that can help you find freedom from discomfort and personalized solutions that can take you to optimized wellness.
At the heart of naturopathic care is the emphasis on wellness. Rather than just treating the symptoms of pain and inflammation, we work to optimize overall health and wellbeing, which can lead to long-term relief from discomfort. This may involve changes to diet and lifestyle, an anti-inflammatory detoxification program, and powerful natural remedies and supplements that address the underlying causes of pain and inflammation.
We employ a variety of Functional Medicine tests to find out what’s going on in your body. We then suggest a number of natural remedies that can be used to address pain and inflammation. This could include highly researched herbal extracts from herbs such as turmeric and ginger, for example, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil and flaxseed oil, can also be effective in reducing inflammation. Avoiding food sensitivities and doing a detoxification program is vital for lowering inflammation. Other natural modalities, such as acupuncture and massage therapy, can also be used to address pain and inflammation.
With our personalized treatment plans, you can take control of your health and get back out and enjoy your life.
Depression & Anxiety
There are many causes of depression & anxiety. There is not a straight line to the cause. By taking a holistic approach to your care, we can help you achieve lasting freedom from depression and anxiety so that you can get back to enjoying the things in your life.
Rather than simply masking the symptoms with medication, we'll work with you to develop a personalized plan that promotes true healing from within. We start with Functional Medicine tests that can reveal the imbalances in your stress chemistry - imbalances that can be causing or contributing to your anxiety and depression. Testing could include measuring adrenal stress hormones like cortisol, neurotransmitter testing to get a “fingerprint” of your stress chemistry, and other relevant tests.
We create a personalized plan for you that may include nutrition, supplements for balancing stress chemistry, herbal medicine, addressing gut health which may be impacting brain function, and mind-body techniques like meditation, and coaching you on lifestyle modifications that can significantly bring down stress. By promoting balance and harmony within your body, mind, and spirit, we can help you achieve optimal wellness and vitality, and unlock your full potential for a fulfilling and joyful life.
Imagine waking up each morning feeling energized, motivated, and free from the heavy burden of depression and anxiety. Imagine being able to fully engage in your relationships, hobbies, and passions, without being held back by these challenges. If you're tired of feeling held back by depression and anxiety, we have good news for you. Our naturopathic approach to mental health can help you achieve lasting freedom from these common challenges, and open up new possibilities for wellness and vitality.