Naturopathic Health

Understanding Naturopathic Health

Naturopathy is a system of medicine that combines natural treatments with scientific education. Naturopathy provides a holistic healing approach that treats the entire person, and to get to the root cause of illness.

Naturopathic medicine treats a wide range of medical conditions. It works to heal current concerns prevent future disease. In naturopathy, each person is unique, and treatments are customized to the individual’s needs. Naturopathic medicine looks at all aspects of the person—physical, emotional, and psychological, as well as lifestyle and diet choices.

Naturopathic medicine includes many natural treatment options including acupuncture, diet and lifestyle changes, Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, botanical medicine, and hydrotherapy. Vitamins, supplements, and injections may also be a part of naturopathic treatment.

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a medical discipline that integrates science and western medical diagnostics as well as natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine supports the body’s own ability to heal itself, by getting to the root cause of illness within the body.

Naturopath Assessment

Your first visit with Toronto naturopathic doctor Dr. Tara Andresen includes an in-depth health assessment, followed by a discussion of your treatment plan. Dr. Andresen is committed to providing natural treatments tailored to your individual needs.

Naturopathic Doctors

Dr. Tara Andresen, ND, is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND). She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from McGill University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from York University. Learn more about naturopathic doctors, or Dr. Tara Andresen.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine includes a wide variety of natural treatment options. It is a safe, effective, and drug-free way to achieve health and prevent disease. Learn more about Naturopathic medicine,

Conditions Treated

Dr. Tara Andresen treats a full range of medical issues at her naturopathic clinic. Naturopathic health can benefit many health conditions, including women’s health, weight management, cardiovascular health, pain management, skin health, diabetes management, immune system health, and stress management, and many others. Have a look at a more comprehensive list of conditions treated, or ask us a question with our online form.

Naturopathic Lab Tests

To assist with diagnosing and evaluating patients’ health, Dr. Andresen may order lab tests as part of her thorough health assessment process. Naturopathic doctors can order many of the same diagnostic tests as your family physician, such as blood work, stool, urine, and saliva testing.

Naturopathy FAQs

Naturopathy is a unique system of medicine. Find answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about naturopathy and natural health.

Fees & Insurance

Naturopathic services are covered by most employer extended healthcare plans. Inquire with your insurance provider about your eligibility for coverage.


Book an appointment at one of Dr. Tara Andresen’s Toronto naturopathic clinics – NDcare. The clinics are conveniently located in downtown Toronto.

About NDcare Clinics

Dr. Tara Andresen’s two downtown Toronto naturopathic clinic locations offer a wide range of naturopathic and acupuncture services. In addition, you will find onsite lab testing and a large selection of natural healthcare products.