Natural Solutions for Chronic Health Problems
Why make an appointment?
You're tired of managing symptoms with conventional treatment. You want to truly get better.
You're looking for a safer alternative to drugs and side effects.
Conventional medicine doesn't even recognize your problem, much less treat it.
If feels as if you have tried everything and are still not better.
Individualized treatment versus disease management
Typical initial visits take about 2 hours in length. This time is necessary to fully review the case history and access what the best course of action is.
Care is taken to listen to and answer questions. Assessment is explained, so clients leave with a better understanding of what has caused their health problems.
Symptoms are like the body's fire alarm system. They indicate that there is a problem. The goal should not be to "treat disease." Rather it is to identify and remove the causes of poor health so that the body no longer needs to produce symptoms.
What health problems does Dr. Marcus help people with?
Most people come in for the following conditions:
- Fatigue of various causes, CFS, fibromyalgia, etc...
- Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism
- Hormonal issues (blood sugar, PMS, etc...)
- Digestive symptoms
- Mental symptoms
However, Dr. Marcus is not limited to only people with the above health concerns.
Traditionally, Naturopathic doctors do not specialize in any one area.
The body is one whole unit. You can't treat one part of it while ignoring the rest. Often the real cause of disease is not in the same place where the symptoms are felt.
Symptoms often represent some attempt by the body to health itself. At times it may be necessary to palliate symptoms with drugs or supplements. However, focus should be aimed at the true underlining cause of illness, not on managing symptoms.
So yes, people with other health conditions may be helped as well (If you're not sure, just ask).
Sample case history. Posted with permission. First several months working with a client with severe fatigue.
For a general review of intake and assessment process go to this page. Although it is written specifically about fatigue, the same general process is the same for other health issues as well.
I have tried to focus on common health problems people seek out natural treatments for. The goal is to simply put out information - and whenever appropriate, that which people may not see elsewhere.
These articles do not represent all conditions which people may be helped with.
Naturopathy and health philosophy. Articles about what a naturopathic doctor is, education, history and general health philosophy.
Chronic fatigue. This area for pages related to illness of low energy such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue and poor immunity.
Mental symptoms. Pages offering critique of conventional treatments (such as psychiatric drugs) and numerous natural alternatives from amino acids/neurotransmitter testing to herb, homeopathy, flower essences.
Digestion: IBS, IBD, Candida, parasites and other conditions related to the digestive system.