Naturopathic Nutrition emphasizes the consumption of whole and organic foods as well as herbal supplements as a way to keep your body in optimal physical shape. Many of our clients have come to think of it as using food as both fuel for body and medicine, helping prevent disease and sickness through safe and healthy eating. For many years in the past, it has been far too easy for us as Americans to ignore or forgo healthy eating habits, in favor of prescriptions and chemicals that only serve as stop-gaps for health issues. Today, we see that eating chemical-free foods that are grown naturally, along with consulting naturopathic nutritional experts, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions. At herbs etc, we pay close attention to the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment in order to provide our clients with the best possible nutritional advice and natural health remedies. We hope to educate people on how to best care for their bodies with naturopathic products and nutritional advice that will help keep you in great nutritional health.
We offer a wide range of nutrition and health services that include:
Urgent Care / Ask the Naturopath
Quick, specific help
½ hour $36; 15 minutes $20
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]Ask-the-Naturopath is the natural approach to urgent care: a fifteen-minute consultation covering several aspects of healing and forms of assessment. Ask-the-Naturopath is for regular clients or first-time customers who are seeking relief from their immediate symptoms and want to know what they can do naturally to help. It is specifically designed for those who have acute symptoms, one or two health concerns, or for those who feel a more extensive consultation is not needed. Health concerns may include colds, coughs, flu, urinary tract infections, headaches, weight release, cholesterol, blood pressure, and much more. If you need some quick relief from the fast pace of the outside world, you can also enjoy a fifteen-minute foot massage, hand massage, or mind-balancing technique to improve your concentration and reduce stress. [/spoiler]
Nutrition and Health Evaluation
Includes diet, herb, muscle testing, and additional naturopathic suggestions
1½ hour $99; 1-hour updates $69; 1/2-hour $36
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]An extensive interview that is non-invasive and combines several aspects of healing: nutrition, herbology, muscle testing, stress reduction, diet and supplement suggestions. This session covers numerous health concerns including low energy, weight problems, digestive problems, conception, acid reflux, depression & lack of drive, sugar balancing, circulation, and female problems. All counselors have a minimum of two years of training at the Naturopathic Institute and are chosen for their knowledge of and dedication to natural health.[/spoiler]
Biological Age Assessment
An in-depth analysis of pH and chemistry of the body
1½ hour $99; 1-hour updates $69
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]Also called a Biological Terrain Assessment, or BTA, this provides valuable information about your body’s cells and internal environment, including the biological age of your body. Using a saliva and urine sample obtained after a short fasting period, three key measurements are assessed that provide information on minerals, enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and hydration of cells.[/spoiler]
Live Blood Cell Analysis
An in-depth analysis of live blood cells
1½ hour $99; 1-hour updates and review $69; 1/2-hour updates $36
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]Live Blood Cell Analysis tells a story about your past, present, and even future health: strength of your red blood cells, mineral deficiencies, reaction time of your immune system, bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Looking at your blood magnified on a television screen, you will be able to see for yourself the condition of your blood and discuss with your counselor how that amazing “universe” portrays a picture of your overall health. With the videotapes you take home with you, you will be able to see the positive changes that will take place after you and your counselor determine a new health path and you improve your health.[/spoiler]
Includes iris slides and analysis
1½ hour $99; 1-hour updates and review of program $69; 1/2-hour updates $36
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]Iridology is the practice of analyzing the delicate structures of the iris, the portion of the eye that carries color. The iris represents a communication system capable of handling an amazing quantity of information. This reveals itself in the character of the individual iris fibers.
Iridology analysis reveals inflammation, where it is located, and in what stage it is manifesting. The iris records body constitution, inherent weaknesses, levels of health and the transitions that take place in a person’s body according to the way he or she lives.
The iris is the most complex tissue of the body meeting the outside world. It is an extension of the brain, being incredibly endowed with hundred of thousands of nerve endings, microscopic blood vessels, muscle and other tissues. It is connected to every organ and tissue of the body by way of the brain and nervous system. The iris is like a microcomputer readout of bodily function and condition, a miniature map showing the most remote portions of the body by way of nerve reflex responses. Nerve fibers in the iris respond to changes in body tissue.[/spoiler]
Extensive health interview to determine which homeopathic remedies are best
1½ hour $99; 1-hour updates and review $69; 1/2-hour updates $36
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]Homeopathy is a practice which addresses the whole person rather than the disease. This 200-year-old approach is capable of stimulating your immune system and bringing you back to health safely and gently. Homeopathy recognizes that the whole person – body, mind and spirit – is affected when one is ill. Homeopathy seeks to cure the totality, rather than focusing only on the illness or diseased organ.[/spoiler]
Planning, fertility, and pre-pregnancy consultations; pregnancy, childbirth, and early infancy assistance
1½ hour $99; 1-hour updates $59; 1/2-hour updates $30
Discover what your voice has to say about your health.
1/2 hour $36
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]Did you know that your voice indicates an accurate assessment of how healthy your organs are? By speaking into a special “listening microphone”, your voice is analyzed and a colored chart is printed signifying your organ strengths and weaknesses. A trained staff member then determines a fun and musical path for you to bring about health.[/spoiler]
Work with a voice therapist to find greater balance and healing.
1 hour $69; 1/2 hour $36
Voice Lessons also available. Ask us about it![spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]Sound Therapy gives you the opportunity to work side by side with a voice therapist utilizing tuning forks, musical bowls, and your voice to establish organ balance.[/spoiler]
Cleansing of the lower intestinal tract
First appointment 1 1/2 hour $79 (includes consultation); following appointments $50; series of six $270
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]Colon Hydrotherapy is referred to as colon irrigation, colonics, colon therapy, or high enemas. Modestly draped and lying on a specially designed “table,” you insert a small, sterile, disposable tube an inch into the rectum which allows the gentle infusion of filtered, temperature-controlled water to enter the colon and promotes the body’s expulsion of fecal matter. It is actually a gentle and often relaxing process that you administer yourself, with the support of a knowledgeable therapist.
The colon is a reflex organ, meaning there are neurological connections to all other parts and systems of the body. When waste material has accumulated over a long period of time, it breaks down and becomes toxic. The body responds by slowing down other functions. This causes constipation and sluggish bowel movements, which affect all other systems of the body.
Some of the signs of a toxic colon are coated tongue, bad breath, shallow complexion, abnormal body odor, dark circles under the eyes, cold hands and feet, brittle nails and hair, sagging posture (pot belly), tension, fatigue, allergies, indigestion, chronic headaches, irritability, nervousness, nausea, depression, asthma, and backaches.
Working with pressure points on the feet
1 hour $59; 1/2 hour $30
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]Reflexology began as a therapeutic philosophy in 1917 and deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands, which correspond to all of the glands, organs, and parts of the body. It is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflex areas.
Since there are 7,200 nerve endings in the foot, our feet are our barometer. Releasing tension in this area can be a boon to one’s body in removing waste, and ensuring proper nerve flow, thereby aiding our health. Foot Reflexology has been widely accepted as a valid means of making one feel good, relaxing and noticeably functioning better. Because of this experience, Reflexology qualifies as an important adjunct for health care. Come recline and prop your feet up while the therapist reflexes, or massages, each foot and helps to increase circulation, work out areas of tension and congestion, relieve pain, and promote your well being.
Using essential oils for emotional healing
1 hour $69
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]If you could uncover and heal the root cause of your illness or emotional pain would you? Could you open your heart to the beautiful and awesome creation that you really are?
Research has suggested that we carry in our DNA inherited emotional baggage from past generations as well as our own. These emotions are stored in the amygdala gland in the brain, part of the limbic system. Essential Oils are used because they are capable of breaking through the blood/brain barrier. Essential Oils can travel to the amygdale gland where emotions are stored and the aroma helps release these stored emotions.
During an Emotional Centering session, you may experience flashbacks or think about things in the past – or you may experience little emotion.
Procedure: Lying on a table, fully clothed and with soft music playing, essential oils are applied to different areas of the body. No talking is necessary during the session. (Please wear old comfortable clothes – as the oils may stain.)
Whole Body Tuning
In-depth therapy using color, sound and essential oils specific to each individual/session
2 hours $129; 1 hour $69
[spoiler title=”Learn More” open=”0″ style=”1″]Have you experienced how much better a piano or other instrument sounds after being properly tuned? That is the difference you will feel after this therapy! This amazing technique uses color; peaceful music set at a particular note; specially mixed essential oils; and unique tuning forks that, when struck, resonate at the perfect tone to that particular area of your body being addressed.
What to Expect during Therapy: Lying fully clothed on a massage table, you will first hear the sound of music designed to reduce the stress of your Adrenal and Glandular Systems. While the music plays, your therapist will apply essential oils to your feet, also allowing you to smell them. After the application of the oil, a colored cloth is layered over the adrenal area. At this time, light massage techniques may also be used. This sequence occurs for 6 other key areas of stress. This therapy will help you feel more balanced, harmonious, and “tuned-up,” boost your Immune System, and support your Nervous System.
N.O.T. (Neurological Organizational Technique)
Reestablishes communication of the Nervous System with light pressure points and massage
1 hour $69; 1/2 hour $36