Our bodies have a natural ability to heal. Naturopathic medicine focuses on bringing the body back into balance, rather than simply covering up symptoms of potential disease. In order to make the body strong and maintain optimal physical and emotional health, Dr. Louden will work with each client to develop an individualized plan to treat the whole person. During your visits, you can expect the following:
Comprehensive History. You will have the opportunity to discuss your health concerns with Dr. Louden and prioritize your wellness goals. Following your consultation, you will receive an individualized assessment and initial treatment plan.
Diagnostic. The diagnostic will include the following if indicated: labs covered by insurance and speciality labs, nutritional assessment, hormonal assessment, gut microbiome testing, genetic testing.
Nutrition. Our health depends, in part, on our daily diet. A portion of your follow up visit will focus on dietary assessment and the development of a nutritional plan.
Lifestyle Assessment. Ongoing habits can create health challenges over time. Dr. Louden will work with you to assess your lifestyle as part of a whole body approach to wellness. She can also provide individualized counseling for stress management and as well as exercise options to improve mental and physical health.
Individualized Diet Prescription
There is no one perfect diet for every human being. Nutritional needs vary according to age, activity level, and health status. Genetics will influence optimal dietary macronutrients and help determine which foods support health and longevity. Environmental exposures, medications, and disease states will influence optimal diet. Some nutritional plans are meant to be temporary until the body restores balance. Long term nutritional plans are designed once goals are met and they are designed for the individual based on their metabolic type.
Considerations when designing a nutrition plan
- nutritional deficiencies
- digestive issues, including
improper absorption or
breakdown of foods
- status of gut microbiome
- metabolic issues
- inflammatory issues
- genetic test results
- hormonal issues or imbalances
- type of health issue
(i.e., an autoimmune diet is
different from a diet designed