Frequently Asked Questions for Naturopathic Doctors

By: Dr. Sarah Millar, ND , Feb 13, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions for Naturopathic Doctors, Dr. Sarah Millar, ND,

Your commonly asked questions, answered!

1. What should I bring to my consultation with a Naturopath? What do you need to know about me?

Please fill out the intake forms and bring them into your visit. Also if you have any copies of previous blood work and if you are taking any supplements or medications, please bring those in as well. What I will want to know (aside from you health history and chief concerns) is your commitment to improving your health and your expectations of me as a naturopathic doctor.

2. Should I stop taking the supplements I'm already taking before coming to see you for the first time?

Do not stop anything that you are currently taking. I will evaluate and go over all of that at your first visit.  

3. I'm having a lot of problems with digestion. How can naturopathy help me?

Digestion issues are very common. These can range from constipation to diarrhea and/or gas and bloating. There are many ways to improve digestions including a diet that works for you and proper intestinal supplemental support. Every case is different and a customized plan will be created for you at your visit.  

4. Can you help my teenager with their acne?

Absolutely. Often addressing the gut and the organs of elimination will clear up the skin.  

5. What effect can naturopathy have on my depression?

Depression is a multi-faceted problem. As a naturopathic doctor, I don't just look at where the problem is (ie the head) but instead I look at the whole body. Interestingly, there is more serotonin produced in the gut than the brain and so ignoring this system would be negligent of me. Depression can be treated through various means. It can involve a diet change, meditation, counseling, supplements etc. The root cause of why the depression is there in the first place is very important to uncover for long lasting results. 

Dr. Millar, has always been interested in the dynamic and inseparable role of the mind and body in healing. After studying four years of Health Psychology at McGill University, she went on to complete a four year Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Without exception, Dr.Millar strives to address the root cause of every health concern. In her private practice, she specializes in working with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, fatigue and general low vitality. In addition to her private practice, Sarah runs workshops and seminars that teach people how to begin looking at illness from a totally different perspective. Sarah teaches specific and practical tools on how to begin working with the various challenges of life in an effective and balanced way. Essential tools for life are discussed and practiced as each individual learns to turn the tide on illness and suffering. Currently, Sarah treats patients at Health Momentum, a therapeutic centre in Kitchener, Ontario.