Larry Cook, Natural Health Author & Video Producer: So, while I was at the Green Festival, I came across a bunch of naturopathic doctors and I asked them what it is that they do, and why it works. And, here’s what they said:

Dr. Sarah Murphy, ND:
So, as a naturopathic doctor, when a patient comes to see me, what I’m looking to do is treat the whole person…so looking at their mental health, their physical health, and their spiritual health. I’m also looking to find out what the root cause of their health condition is, and there may be many, but we’re looking to actually solve the problem so that they don’t have that health condition any more. One of the ways we treat our patients is using natural medicine to stimulate the body to heal itself so we will suggest diet and lifestyle changes along with using nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and things like that to help the body to be stronger and more balanced.

Dr. Emily Dashiell, ND: When a patient comes to see me, one of the first things I work with them on is their diet. When we talk about diet, I’m talking about the types of foods that the person is putting in their body. Most people eat more processed foods than their body is meant to handle. By processed foods, I mean foods with additives and dyes and preservatives. So with most patients, we start with putting them on a therapeutic nutrition plan focused around whole foods nutrition. When someone switches their diet from a processed food diet to a diet based in whole foods, they start to feel more energy, their skin starts to glow. They feel a more optimistic outlook on life, any many of their health problems start to resolve on their own.

Dr. Lilian Au, ND: So, naturopathic doctors use many different types of natural therapies to help patients heal themselves naturally and safely. So, one of the things we do with patients is we try to, you know, have patients do some lab work to make sure that their vitamins and minerals are in, you know, healthy levels. But sometimes it’s not the case. Most patients that we work with are either vitamin or mineral deficient. So, we do recommend a different variety of supplements and minerals to help recover those mineral deficiencies or vitamin deficiencies either with supplementation, or through diet and lifestyle changes.

One of the other natural therapies that we use is botanical herbal therapies. And, so we can use them safe and effectively to help with acute and chronic conditions. One of the main things that we do work with is immune support. So, one of the most popular herbs that we work with is Echinacea, which helps with the common cold, flues, even coughs. So, another natural therapy we use is homeopathic remedies, which work on an energetic level for many acute and chronic conditions. When the right remedy is used, it can have instantaneous results, and many of my patients have really benefited from, you know, getting the right remedy and the right dose for the common cold or cough, and it really helps to bringing that balance back and to healing naturally and safely.

Dr. Angela Agrios, ND: If you’re wondering who should see a naturopathic doctor, anyone would benefit from seeing a naturopathic doctor. Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine that helps people stay well, but it’s also very effective at helping people reverse chronic disease, and the reason is because naturopathic doctors will do their best to work with you to identify the root cause of your problem, not just address the symptoms.

If you would like more information about naturopathic doctors, or about naturopathic medicine, please visit On this website, you’ll find information about naturopathic doctor-training and education. You’ll find information on various conditions that naturopathic doctors can help you with. You’ll also find patient success stories, and you’ll find a directory if you’re looking for a naturopathic doctor near you, you can enter a zip code and find a naturopathic doctor.

Larry Cook, Natural Health Author & Video Producer: So, even though I’m into natural living and I eat very well relatively speaking and I take supplements, and I do all kinds of other things to try to keep my health up. I have had some health issues and I saw a naturopathic doctor and she did amazing work with me. Those health issues have largely cleared up, and I can’t say enough about naturopathic medicine. It is amazing! So, if you have any kind of health issue, or you’re looking just to get a tune up, I highly recommend visiting a naturopathic doctor you can go to, and find a naturopathic doctor near you. And, like I said, I can’t recommend it enough. So, check out their website. Learn more about naturopathic medicine, and see what it can do for you.

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Last week, I woke up with a sore throat and I decided to take some remedies to help get over the sore throat and the achy feeling I was having. And, I’d like to share with you today what I took that actually helped me get over it in one day.

Vitamin C
First up is vitamin C. Now, I used this vitamin C that I got from a naturopathic doctor friend of mine: Dr. Angela Agrios, ND. You can use any vitamin C. Vitamin C builds the immune system and just kind of makes everything work better. You can take 1000 mg a day or 2000 mg a day. You basically keep increasing your dosage until you have a loose stool, and then you back off a little bit. And, then you just keep taking that vitamin C until you’re better.

Wellness Formula
An excellent formula to take is the Wellness Formula. Now, the Wellness Formula, you open it up and you smell, and you smell power. It is packed with herbs and all kinds of vitamins and minerals and nutrition that you need that helps your body get over whatever sickness you may be encountering. I highly recommend the Wellness Formula. It’s got stuff like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, copper, sodium, garlic clove (you can smell the garlic), echinacea, elderberry, olive leaf, and a whole bunch of other stuff and if you get sick. Take this stuff. It’s very, very good.

Probiotic Supplements
Okay, the next thing that I recommend is acidophilus, a probiotic. Now, I found this acidophilus in my refrigerator, which is where you want to keep acidophilus. I only had a few left, but acidophilus is basically friendly bacteria that your gut needs for it to work properly, and in your gut is where your immune system is built. Or, shall we say a healthy gut builds a strong immune system. So, friendly bacteria into the gut. Build your immune system helps you get over that sickness faster.

Herbal Remedy: Echinacea
So, the next remedy is echinacea. Now, echinacea basically gives your immune system a jump start. It like boosts the immune system. It gets it going. This one is from Dr. Schulze. Dr. Schulze makes his own line of herbal remedies. One thing I like about Dr. Schulze is he’s very much into putting in lots of the herb. In other words, he makes them strong. You really need strength. You need high dosages when something is going wrong with your body. Different from a maintenance dose. A maintenance dose you take a little bit over time. It kind of keeps everything working. When you got something going on, you take a therapeutic dose and that’s what you really want to have, therapeutic dose. So, Dr. Schulze understands that. His Echinacea comes with garlic and pepper, as in the cayenne pepper only he uses a different kind, but similar. And the heat and the garlic and the Echinacea, again, super charges the immune system.

Homeopathic Remedy: Triple Flu Defense
Okay, the next remedy is a homeopathic remedy. In this case, it’s the Triple Flu Defense. They make a new batch every year based on whatever strains they think are going to be affecting people in that year. And, the thing about homeopathic remedies is this: it works at an energetic level and, you know, a lot of people don’t quite buy into that, but let me explain something to you. (A) It works; (B) If you were to take apart your cell phone, would you understand exactly how it works? All the electronics? No, me neither, but you use it every day because why? It works. So, homeopathic remedies work. They work at an energetic level. They basically send a pulse into your energetic field. And, that gets the field doing what it needs to do to start healing.

Shop at a Health Food Store
Okay, that’s it for now. I hope this helps you. Next time you get sick, instead of thinking about doing a flu shot why don’t you think about going to your health food store, going to the supplement section and getting a bunch of supplements and natural remedies to get over that sickness faster by helping your body do what it knows how to do, which is heal.