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A Naturopathic Approach: No Duct Tape Needed

If the “Service Engine” warning light starts flashing on your car you have 3 options:

1. Ignore it and hope it corrects itself – but that light gets annoying after a while.

2. Cover it with duct tape so you don’t see it.

3. Bring your car to a mechanic to run a diagnostic test to find the cause of the problem and have it fixed.

With your car, you know the problem will only get worse if you don’t get it fixed soon and it may even cause more serious problems down the road, so you know the trip to the mechanic is the only sensible option. Your body is the same way. When you start feeling ill, low energy, pain or other symptoms, that is your body’s “service engine” light telling you something is wrong and you have the same 3 options:

1. Ignore it and hope it corrects itself

2. Cover it with pharmaceuticals or pain killers so you don’t feel it

3. Go to a Naturopathic Doctor to run some tests to find the root cause of your symptoms and “fix” it using natural treatments... no duct tape or pharms needed!

Ok, it't not always that simple but you get the general idea.

Unlike your car, sometimes you body’s natural healing ability actually will correct the problem itself. Think about when you catch a common cold or you cut yourself. F