How long will it take to restore my health after I start using herbal remedies?

Herbs act as "foods" that support your body in the healing process. As a result, the progress you see will be gentle but continuous and without side effects. Normally, it takes half the time to heal as it did to get to your current disease state.
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How long will it take for me to feel better?

You should start feeling better right away. Herbs act as nutrients your body may be lacking. Your energy improves as does your sleep. Your primary complaint may be that it takes time to heal, but you will feel better everyday. Natural healing is a gentle and gradual process.
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I would like to try herbal medicine. What will you expect me to do?

Visiting me is an interactive process. During our initial consultation, we will put together a long-term plan to get you back into optimum health. Many of the recommendations will require action on your part. Success of the plan depends on adherence to the recommendations and the selection of the right herbal combination.
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How does good nutrition and healthy living relate to herbal healthcare?

These elements of living will speed up the healing process since your body will carry a lower "toxic load." This allows nutrients from the herbs to get down to a cellular level and cause profound healing more readily.
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How does herbal medicine fit in with conventional medicine?

In many cases, herbs help to support "constitutional" health by improving the efficiency of toxins in your body. Long term, this may mean that you will have the ability to either discontinue or lower the dose of your medications.
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Do I have to stop taking my medication before taking herbal remedies?

No. Herbs and pharmaceutical medication can complement each other when the appropriate herbs are used for your specific health situation.
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Do I have to stop taking other natural supplements before seeing Bev?

It is always best to stay on all supplements and medications prior to your initial consultation. Once a plan is made, a streamlined version of your supplement regime will be presented.
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What is the difference between naturopathy and herbal medicine?

Naturopaths are the general practitioners of the natural medicine world. In contrast, I have chosen to specialize in botanical medicine (the use of whole plants to heal) to help people reach their health goals.
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What happens if the herbal remedies don't work?

If the remedy does not "work" it may be the wrong combination or another aspect of your health regime may be limiting the healing process (e.g. diet and lifestyle factors).
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Why is herbal medicine such a rare practice in Canada?

Historically, North America has embraced a generalist type of medical system, where general practitioners take care of the majority of health concerns and specialist are called in when a complex health issue arises. In Europe, the medical system supports individual specialists that can take care of your health concerns (e.g. going to see a homeopath, a herbalist, massage therapist). Herbal medicine is a specialization in natural medicine which is widely accepted in Europe, but unfortunately is not in North America.
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I've tried many alternative treatments. Why should I give herbal medicine a chance?

Often it is a case of piecing together your entire medical history so you can have a comprehensive healing plan that makes a difference. Every person reacts to natural medicines differently. I believe that whole herbs given in their purest form will maximize the body's ability to heal.
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How can an herbal remedy help me through menopause?

Herbs during menopause help to balance hormones so that extreme symptoms are minimized. This allows you to go through the process with minimal discomfort. For example, many of my patients report that instead of experiencing extremely debilitating and embarrassing hot flushes during the day, they are simply warmer than normal and need to dress lighter.
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How can herbal medicine help increase my chances of conception?

Herbs help to normalize menstrual cycles and improve the frequency of ovulation so that your chance of conceiving a child is improved.
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How can I tell whether my body is out of balance and not functioning properly?

Many people do not feel "up to par" and believe that it is all a part of the aging process. Many people visit me complaining of poor sleep, mood changes, bloating, allergies, PMS symptoms, headaches all signs that their body is out of balance.
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Do you have a question?

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