Myths About Naturopathy

Myth 1 - NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE IS NOT SCIENTIFIC OR EVIDENCE-BASED

  • Naturopathic practitioners go through a four-year science-based degree.
  • Treatment plans are based on the latest research.
  • Naturopathic schools and natural medicine companies are committed in helping to fund research and educate to ensure complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) become an integral part of the Allied healthcare industry.

Myth 2 - NATUROPATHS ARE ANTI-DRUG/ANTI PHARMACEUTICALS

  • Naturopathic studies include; pharmaceutical and biochemical pathways, mechanism of actions, indications, and adverse drug effects.
  • We understand and respect the need for pharmaceutical intervention, and work as part of a health care team for the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Naturopathic philosophy; identify and manage the root cause of illness to reduce chronicity… if health can be restored naturally through diet and lifestyle changes - why not explore these options?

Myth 3 - YOU NEED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE OR CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE.

  • NOT TRUE... Everybody should have a naturopath and a conventional physician, prevention is key!
  • Integrative medicine is the future, working together for a patient- centered healthcare approach.
  • Studies have shown that the best health outcome, comes from the joining of naturopathic and conventional care.

Myth 4 - IF ITS “NATURAL”, IT MUST BE SAFE.

  • This is not safe practice
  • Natural medicines can have side effects and contraindications
  • It is important to consult with a naturopath or health professional before self-prescribing to ensure it is appropriate and safe.
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