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From time to time our bodies force each one of us to face fears about our health and well-being.  From the new mother concerned about her child’s eczema, to the young adult facing a diagnosis of autoimmune disease, to the older adult facing a cancer diagnosis – we are suddenly unsure about this body and how to bring it back to a state of health. Oftentimes, conventional medicine offers a ten-minute appointment and a pill or cream, and you are still left uncertain. You want more. You want to know what you can do in your day-to-day life that can help you to feel healthy again.

My goal is to walk with patients through that journey of regaining health. As I work with each and every one of my patients, I work to re-establish that foundation that we all need in order to live our best lives. We need to breathe deeply into our abdomen. We need to eat healthful, nutritious food that will support our body’s biochemistry. We need to sleep soundly. We need to find a source of joy.

This can be challenging to take on alone. We are each individuals, so the optimal diet for your neighbor is likely different from what might work from you. Your best friend might find joy in gardening while you despise digging in the soil. By working one-on-one with my patients and taking a careful history that takes the individual into account, we discover what you need to find a healthful balance and optimize your health.

For over a decade I have worked with patients both in a hospital setting and in private practice as they have dealt with chronic disease. I am a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO), and have advanced training in integrative oncology.  Integrative cancer care involves addressing more than the side effects of conventional treatment, it involves supporting a person’s mental and emotional health. I take statistics and turn them into a plan for the individual using evidence-based naturopathic recommendations.

 

More About Marie Winters ND, FABNO

 

 

 

Marie Winters is a graduate of Bastyr University, the premiere naturopathic medical program in the United States, known for its cutting-edge research and rigorous curriculum. She was the first naturopathic doctor to establish a free-standing practice in Philadelphia, and has experience working in both private-practice and hospital-based settings. Given this experience, she is familiar with hospital practices and protocols, and can safely and effectively support patients before and after hospital admissions and specific medical procedures. In addition to serving patients in her private practice, Dr. Winters is committed to the growth and development of the field of naturopathic medicine. As such she serves as Adjunct Faculty at Bridgeport University College of Naturopathic Medicine and as the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She was instrumental in the successful legislative effort to regulate naturopathic medicine in Pennsylvania. Dr. Winters has presented naturopathic and integrative oncology research at national conferences including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians annual conference, the Society for Integrative Oncology’s annual conference, and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ annual conference.

Marie lives in South Philadelphia where she has resided for the last 13 years, along with her husband, the co-founder of the Philly Free School, and daughter, who dances with the Pennsylvania Ballet. 

 

 

 

About Naturopathic Medicine

 

 

Naturopathic Medicine utilizes both modern and traditional methods to help support your body’s ability to heal itself, and to help bring your body back into balance naturally.

 

Naturopathic doctors attend four-year, graduate-level naturopathic medical school and are educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD, but also study holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic doctor also studies clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling.

 

The following principles are the foundation to naturopathic medical practice:

 

 

 

  • The Healing Power of Nature: Naturopathic doctors act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment the body’s inherent self-healing process.
  • Identify and Treat the Cause: The naturopathic doctor seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
  • First Do No Harm: Naturopathic doctors utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
  • Doctor as Teacher: Naturopathic doctors educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health.
  • Treat the Whole Person: Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors.
  • Prevention: Naturopathic doctors emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.

     

 

To find out more about naturopathic medicine and naturopathic doctors, you can visit the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) website.

 

 

 

About Naturopathic Oncology Care

 

 

 

Naturopathic doctors trained in integrative cancer care play an important role in the support of people diagnosed with cancer through survivorship. They provide evidence-informed guidance on safe and effective use of natural and supportive therapies, when combined with conventional treatment. Combining naturopathic and conventional medicine, supports the pursuit of best possible outcomes for patients.  Goals are to improve quality of life, manage of side effects, help with speed recovery, prevent recurrence, and provide education for a healthy lifestyle.  

The designation of FABNO (Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology) indicates that a naturopathic doctor has advanced training in naturopathic oncology, meeting the highest standards of the profession. In order to become a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, a naturopathic doctor must complete a two-year CNME-accredited residency in naturopathic oncology, or practice for at least five years with 2,250 oncology contacts, submit cases for review by designated examiners, complete 50 continuing education credits in oncology, and pass a certification exam.  Learn more about OncANP here.

 

 

 

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Beth Auguste MS RD SCOWM WFS:

 

Beth Auguste is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, a NASM Women’s Fitness Specialist and a CDR Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management. She is a graduate of Emory University (BA Psychology) and Boston University (MS Nutrition). Beth has a wealth of nutrition experience including acute and long-term care for gastrointestinal disorders, oncology issues, primary and secondary cardiac prevention, diabetes, menopause, prenatal and postpartum nutrition, weight management, and general healthy eating. Her exercise experience includes personal training, cardiac rehab, prenatal and postpartum fitness. Beth believes that it is important to address the whole person when working on health goals. Using evidence based research, she will help you connect the dots between knowing what to do and actually doing it! Beth has been told that her nutrition sessions can feel like therapy sessions, so if you are looking for a side of therapy with your nutrition and fitness advice then she’s the right fit for you!  Visit Beth on Thursdays and Fridays at My ND’s location.

 

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