Health, the condition of being sound in body, mind, and spirit...
Although the human body is complex, my approach to health is simple.
Nourish your body, mind & soul
Sleep, rest & rejuvenate
Manage stress well
These simple truths resonate with many of us, however we often either do not have the tools or do not know how to incorporate them into our busy lives...that's where I come in.
Taking a natural approach, I work with clients in addressing their acute and chronic health issues, focusing on digestive disorders, hormonal imbalance, skin problems, and preventing disease. I also use funtional medicine testing to determine the root cause of symptoms. My practice focuses on using nutritional assessment and lifestyle counseling, herbal therapies and supplements, as well as homeopathy, to stimulate the natural healing processes of the body.
I graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, known as the most comprehensive nutrition and herbal medicine curriculum in the country. After graduating, I spent one year in residency in the Pacific Northwest with the talented health care team at Grain Integrative Health. Before medical school, I grew up in Reno, Nevada, and graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It was during this time, on a quest to heal my own health issues that were unsolvable by conventional medicine, I found my love for natural medicine.
In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling, snowboarding, yoga, music, reading, and the outdoors. I have a passion for helping clients recognize and accomplish their health goals and look forward to helping you start, or continue, your journey to optimal health.
About Naturopathic Medicine
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Naturopathic medicine works by stimulating the body's innate ability to heal itself. NDs (naturopathic doctors) focus on treating the cause of disease and bringing the body back into it's natural state of harmony rather than suppressing symptoms.
Naturopathic doctors attend a 4 year medical school where they are trained as primary care doctors. Their training focuses on current medical sciences including conventional pharmaceutical treatments as well as alternative therapies such as nutrition, homeopathy, environmental medicine, herbal medicine, physical manipulation, mind-body medicine and hydrotherapy. There are currently 5 naturopathic medical schools in the US and 2 in Canada. To find a list of accredited schools click here.
Currently, 17 states, 5 Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and the US territories of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands all have laws regulating NDs (naturopathic doctors). In these states and provinces, naturopathic doctors are required to graduate from a four-year, residential naturopathic medical school and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license. Licensed naturopathic physicians must fulfill continuing education requirements annually, and have a specific scope of practice defined by the law in their state or province. To find out more about licensure visit the AANMC (Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges) here.
Unfortunately, there is no naturopathic licensure in the state of New York which affects the kind of services that NDs can offer their clients. Although Nicole has attended a four-year, accredited medical school, she is legally unable to practice medicine, accept insurance or utilize the full extent of her training. She will however continue to serve the community by promoting wellness, providing education on natural health topics and using natural therapies to restore optimal health in her clients.
Click here to find out how you can help get Naturopathic licensure in New York and fight for your right to access alternative medicine.