Microorganism such as bacteria, viruses, fungus, parasites exist everywhere in our environment. Daily we are exposed to different pathogenic organism. Therefore, strong barriers (skin, mucus membranes, GI tract) are needed to prevent them from getting into the body. If they breach these barriers, then one must have a strong immune system to seek out and destroy these foreign organisms. Standard hygienic practices are important, such as washing one’s hands often, but if one’s barriers and immune system become weakened, further intervention is required.
Common infectious diseases that can be prevented and managed with Naturopathic Healthcare include urinary tract infections, candidacies, influenza, the common cold, viral hepatitis, Helicobacter Pylori, Clostridium difficile, Otitis Media, gastroenteritis, intestinal parasites, Sinusitis, Herpes Simplex, Shingles, Mononucleosis and strep throat.