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You want to optimize your energy and vitality – naturopathic doctors can help.

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms I see in practice. Naturopathic doctors investigate the many reasons that can contribute to fatigue — sleep, stress, nutrition, hormones, etc.  Targeted treatment is aimed at addressing specific issues while also looking to optimize the health of other contributory areas.

Naturopathic Doctors help you treat the underlying cause of an illness, not just symptoms.

Symptoms are the things that tell us that something is not working right. But they are not necessarily the problem themselves. If your car is making funny sounds, you can put in ear plugs. If the check engine light comes on you can put a sticker over it. In neither case have you dealt with why these things are occurring and you may be setting yourself up for bigger problems down the line. Identifying and treating the underlying cause allows for a deeper level of healing and decreased likelihood of symptoms recurrence. This is the foundation of naturopathic medicine.

You want to be heard and have time to ask questions – speak with your naturopathic doctor

Naturopathic doctors take time to ask questions, listen to answers, and educate patients. This is by design. It is important to understand what is going on in the patient’s body and surroundings, as well as understand their goals and limitations. Education empowers patients to take control of their health and make the decisions that are best for them.

You have been told “everything is normal” but you still do not feel well – time to reach out to a naturopathic doctor

Labwork and tests are just one area of information that naturopathic doctors use to create treatment plans. When your labs say “you’re healthy” but you still don’t feel well, a naturopathic doctor can help identify the functional issues that may be at play and help to create changes that can help you start feeling better. You do not have to get sick before you can start feeling better. Naturopathic doctors help to optimize health, not just prevent illness. This means that no matter where you are in your health journey there can be ways to help your body function better, decrease pain, improve energy and more.

You want to actively participate in optimizing your health, then work alongside your naturopathic doctor

We live in a world that makes it easy to make unhealthy decisions. In order to optimize health, it can take some effort and change. People who work with NDs come to understand this and value the importance of being personally involved in their own health.

You want a highly trained professional guiding your care.

Naturopathic doctors have a foundation in the biomedical sciences along with training in a variety of natural therapeutic modalities. This integrative training positions Naturopathic doctors as a bridge between the conventional medical world and natural and complimentary therapies.

Education involves an undergraduate degree followed by a four-year medical program at an accredited naturopathic school. Naturopathic education involves foundations in the biomedical sciences including pathology, physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, physical exam skills, and more. From there, training in clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, manipulation, environmental medicine.

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If the things that used to work don’t work anymore; if you don’t know where to start; or if you just want to stay ahead of the game instead of falling behind, Dr. Ryan Nakama ND can help with a customized approach to fit your unique needs.

Dr. Ryan Nakama ND helps people to be their best, to have more energy for what they need and love. To move beyond the limits of pain and fatigue.