… I know… I was shocked too.
So exciting! The one I went to is the teaching clinic of the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine. If you live in Australia, Endeavour has clinics all over the country so check out their website for details.
The main thing is you have to be comfortable with the fact that it’s a teaching clinic. Students are learning their craft by putting what they learn into practice. Don’t worry, it’s not like they stick you with first year newbies. You get mature students in their final year who will soon be working in the field anyway. You’re helping them learn, while they’re helping with your health issues. It’s a win-win.
I was curious to see if there was anything like this in Canada, so I googled: naturopath college clinic Canada. Low and behold, it does exist! And in Toronto, no less! (That’s where I went to university). If you’re from Toronto, it’s your lucky day because I did the research for ya! Check out Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. They claim to offer free and low-cost services (I skimmed their price list and I didn’t see anything free, and it’s more expensive than Endeavour, but still a good deal).
In my next video I’ll go over how the first and second consultations went, what she recommended for me and my initial review after trying everything out for 2 weeks.
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NOTE: I just want to include that I never go see a naturopath with the expectation that everything they say will be pure gold. I always remain critical and do my own research as well. I’ll never just accept something someone says immediately as truth. Even though I support natural health, I know that no human is infallible. When I originally started leading a more natural lifestyle, I was instinctively skeptical of everything medical doctors told me and open-minded to everything naturopaths told me. DONT DO THIS! I now make a conscious effort to be open-minded, yet skeptical all-around as much as possible. Although I believe in natural medicine, western medicine is important in certain situations too. I’m not an all-or-nothing kinda gal. It’s all about balance and what’s right for you. Go into every situation with a critical mind. And I don’t mean that in a negative way. Ask questions, conduct research and learn new things. It can be extremely dangerous to believe every single thing you hear from one specific group and reject everything from another group. Be open-minded! Ok, that’s all I have to say. Congratulations if you made it this far! Haha, I’m very impressed.
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