How do I schedule an appointment?
What can you treat?
Are you doctors?
We have developed the current methodology of Haven through extensive extra-curricular training, shadowing, interning, and exploration. This is a different education than certified naturopaths, who can do a one-year online certification and use the N.D. abbreviation after their names.
Naturopathic licensure is done on a state level, and there are currently over 20 states that fully license naturopathic doctors as physicians who are able to take insurance, work in medical clinics, and often prescribe pharmaceutical drugs. Illinois is currently not one of them. This means that we cannot call ourselves physicians and we cannot officially diagnose diseases in a way that’s recognized by the local healthcare community, though we are trained to do so. This poses no problem to our philosophy, which is based on a holistic evaluation of each individual instead of disease management. We are well equipped to recognize potential problems and refer patients out when necessary.
Do you take insurance?
Do you see patients outside of Illinois?
Will I have to pay for hundreds of dollars of lab workups?
The other evaluations that we use are designed to give us a bigger picture view of the body and are not meant to diagnose disease themselves. They show us where imbalances are occurring, which guides our analysis and treatment planning. All of our evaluation techniques have a strong tradition and hundreds of years of effective clinical use, which we apply using modern technology to understand the body from a more functional and holistic perspective.
Why do you do programs and not appointments?
What does my program actually look like?
What if I need to pause my program?
What is your perspective on diet?
There are two branches of the ANS, the sympathetic branch and the parasympathetic branch. Every person has a predisposition for autonomic balance, from extremely sympathetic to extremely parasympathetic and everywhere in between. Alkalizing foods tend to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, while acidifying foods tend to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system.
While most people over-generalize the metabolism by believing that we need to eat an alkaline diet and stimulate the parasympathetic system, this is only true from some people. Some people have a hyperactive parasympathetic system with blood that is too alkaline. Therefore, our patients are given individualized dietary programs that can range from mostly vegetarian to highly carnivorous.
Is supplementation that important?
Supplementation can help to replenish the body of nutrients, along with a proper wholesome diet, and support organs that are stressed, all while stimulating the body to heal. All the supplements we recommend have been extensively researched and hand selected for their quality and clinical effectiveness. Supplements are always individualized and are only a part of the health plans we create for our patients.
Is detoxification that important?
We offer our patients a variety of detoxification programs based on their own unique health needs, including at-home and in-office routines. In-office routines include Constitutional Hydrotherapy for patients that are in IL. At-home detox routines are easy to do and provide ongoing treatment that you can do on your own, like castor oil packs, juice fasts, colon cleanse, and coffee enemas. While detoxification may seem abstract, most people grow to love the routines we recommend because they make them feel so much bett