Whether focusing on prevention or managing a chronic health condition, lifestyle counselling is a fundamental component of any naturopathic treatment protocol. Mental attitudes and emotional states, as well as physical, social, nutritional and environmental factors are all important factors in disease and healing.
To achieve the best results from your naturopathic treatment, you need to understand and practice the principles of healthy living. By helping you identify and adjust the habits that contribute to overall well-being, lifestyle counselling will assist you with making informed decisions to achieve and maintain your optimal state of health.
Naturopathic doctors are trained to counsel on general lifestyle factors including stress and emotional issues, sleep hygiene, nutrition, exercise, and occupational or environmental hazards. The goal with this type of treatment is patient education — you will learn about healthy choices, habits and behaviours, breathing and relaxations techniques, and coping strategies.