Have you ever been frustrated by the health care offered by the medical system?


The aim of traditional medicine is to treat disease, but little attention is given to the prevention of disease in the first place.


Naturopathy takes a different approach. It focuses on education, prevention and supporting the body’s natural capacity to heal1.


The scope is much broader, and it offers an holistic approach to health and wellbeing.


The Microbiome and Gut Health


In recent years, there’s been a lot of talk about the microbiome – the collection of micro-organisms that are found primarily in our large intestine.


These tiny critters break down food and turn it into the nutrients our body needs. It’s incredible that something so small can have such a huge impact on our gut function and overall health2.


Ideally, there is a balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract. Studies show that

too much bad bacteria is linked to digestive issues such as Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Ulcerative Colitis2.


It is highly likely that digestive issues such as bloating, gas, reflux, constipation, cramps, and diarrhoea are also linked to an imbalance in our microbiome.


When you visit a naturopath for gut health issues, they may conduct a simple breath test to see if there is an imbalance of organisms. They can also perform stool tests to look for bacterial or yeast overgrowth.


Naturopaths aren’t just skilled at treating digestive issues, however. In fact, there are many ways a Naturopath can support and improve your overall health and wellbeing.


7 Reasons to See A Naturopath


  1. Naturopathy is effective for treating cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal pain, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, depression, anxiety, and a range of complex chronic conditions3.


  1. A Naturopath has many therapies at their fingertips, including nutritional medicine, diet advice, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and lifestyle advice. They also use touch therapies like massage, acupressure, or Bowen technique to create balance in your body.


  1. Naturopathy is about treating you as an individual, and your naturopath will develop a personalised health plan. They will take the time to get to know you by asking questions about your health history, stress levels and lifestyle habits.


  1. Your Naturopath uses conventional tests like blood tests as well as more specialised testing such as hormone testing, genetic testing, and analysis of gut flora to better understand what’s happening in your body.


  1. Naturopathy considers your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing.


  1. Your naturopath can provide complementary care if you are not satisfied with the health care in the traditional medical system. Often people with chronic illness or autoimmune disease seek additional treatment for relief of their symptoms.


  1. Naturopaths are caring professionals and good listeners. They create a safe space for you to express your concerns and provide guidance and support.


Remember, you don’t have to be sick to see a Naturopath! If you want to take charge of your health and wellbeing, they are your go-to professional.





  1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1744388118304389
  2. https://aanmc.org/naturopathic-news/naturopathic-approaches-to-gut-health/
  3. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/acm.2018.0340
Author's Bio: 

Janet Camilleri loves writing for the web. In addition to her work in content marketing, she has a couple of blogs – like her latest, janettispaghetti.com – just for fun. No matter what she writes, or who she is writing for, Janet aims to amuse, inspire or inform - and sometimes, all three!