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
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
For over a decade I have worked with patients both in a hospital setting and in private practice as they have dealt with
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
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
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
The following principles are the foundation
- 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
andsusceptibility 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
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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