What Is Homeopathy?

WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY? Dr. Patrick Healey, N.D. Homeopathy is a 200 year-old system of medical science pioneered by Samuel Hahnemann (German Physician) that actively and powerfully stimulates the body to heal itself. It utilizes the principles of the fundamental Laws of Nature. Homeopathic remedies are created from plant, animal, or mineral substances (and sometimes other…

Gerard Guéniot, F.D.

In Memoriam A significant piece of the education on optionsnaturopathic.com comes directly from the teachings of Dr. Gérard Guéniot. Dr. Guéniot was my mentor; he was a teacher of the finest form, sharing all his knowledge, as much as he could, without ever stopping and without ever withholding information. He taught with passion and with…

The Importance of Breastmilk

By Amelia H. Psmythe Executive Director (Interim), United States Breastfeeding Committee The US DHHS National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign tells us ‘Babies were born to be breastfedi’. Leading health organizations like UNICEFii, the World Health Organizationiii and the American Academy of Pediatricsiv, recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months, introduction of appropriate solids with continuation of breastmilk…

Diet

Diet is something that MUST be individualized.  There is no single diet that is ideal for everyone.  Our doctors choose from an array of suggestions, leaning heavily on metabolically-focused suggestions, such as ketogenic diets, Mediterranean Ketogenic diets, low-carb diets and paleo. As we dive deeper into an individual’s history, bloodwork and epigenetics, we continually tailor…

Naturopathic Doctor’s Training and Regulation

Naturopathic Doctors (ND/NMD) unlike traditional naturopaths are trained at one of these seven federally accredited naturopathic schools: Bastyr University Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine Bridgeport University* Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine National University of Health Sciences National University of Natural Medicine Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine *Bridgeport University is no longer accepting new students. Once…

Definition of Terms

Allopathy/Allopathic Medicine A term originally coined by Samuel Hahnemann, M.D., the founder of homeopathy. Allopathy describes the treatment of disease using a principle of opposites, for example, treating constipation with a laxative. We now know ‘allopathic medicine’ to be considered the same as conventional medicine. Biotherapeutic Drainage Subtle and directed elimination through the body’s ’emunctories’…

A Naturopathic Approach to Pain

Although pain is uncomfortable and undesirable, pain is a safety signal that assists in preserving the body’s integrity. Pain does not always equal harm and can be good to signal the approach of the body’s limitation with a particular motion. It is a complex, changeable, and reversible process; the body can be retrained so that…

Philosophy

Naturopathy, a termed coined around 1901, is the combination of the nineteenth century European practice Nature Cure with the principles and concepts of homeopathy. Your body has the most incredible, innate healing power that is active and  responsive in your everyday life. It is far more powerful beyond what you have been led to believe…