About Grand Rapids Natural Health & Kelly S. Hassberger, ND

Grand Rapids Natural Health

GR Natural HealthGrand Rapids Natural Health is the office of Kelly S. Hassberger, ND specializing in Naturopathy and homeopathic care. We focus on a natural approach to wellness. Her services include homeopathy, food allergy assessment, lifestyle management, supplements and herbs, dietary counseling, among other natural therapies. Kelly is also the President of the Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians (MANP).

Please keep in mind that there is no naturopathic licensure in the state of Michigan. This affects the kind of services that Kelly S. Hassberger, ND can offer her clients. Although she has attended a four-year, accredited medical school, Kelly is legally unable to practice medicine and utilize the full extent of her training. The lack of licensing in the state of Michigan also effects those seeking Naturopathic care because they must verify the training of their health care advisor. While there are many kinds of health practitioners who draw from the philosophy of naturopathy to educate people and promote health; Naturopathic Doctors stand apart because of their medical education and training. Because Michigan does not have Naturopathic licensing like other states, anyone can call themselves an ND regardless of their level of background. While there are many training programs in herbal medicine, homeopathy and other forms of alternative medicine, these should not be considered the same as naturopathic medical training.  It is up to each individual to understand the background and training of their health care professionals.

Until Michigan licenses NDs, Grand Rapids Natural Health will serve the community by promoting wellness practices, providing education on health and wellness topics and using natural therapies.

Click here to learn more about the Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physician’s efforts to license Naturopathic Doctors in the state of Michigan.

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Kelly S. Hassberger, ND

Kelly Hassberger, ND Kelly S. Hassberger, ND graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, with highest honors, from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in July of 2011. She then went on to complete a 1-year general medicine residency in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Medical Center. She has always had a passion for medicine and through growing up in a household that opened her up to the power of a healthy, loving, fulfilling life, she found her passion in Naturopathy. She utilizes various tools including, but not limited to, homeopathy, nutritional supplementation, lifestyle counseling, and botanicals. She is also a contributor to Medicine Talk, a non-profit providing education, seminars and programming on Naturopathic Medicine to the general public

Kelly is the current president of the Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians (MANP) and has been working diligently with this association to achieve licensure for Naturopathic Physicians in Michigan. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP), and the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM). Kelly takes much pride in the relationships she establishes and works to empower everyone she encounters to make those important changes physically, mentally and spiritually that will better the rest of their lives

For more information about licensure, click here.

NDsLearn more about Naturopathic Doctors
This online presentation provides the education of Naturopathic Doctors compared to other physicians, governing bodies, licensing and scope of practice, along with resources for finding ND’s
in your area.

 

 

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What is Naturopathy?

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Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and natural therapies, including nutritional supplements, homeopathy and more, to help the patient reach optimal health. They take into account not only the physical but also mental, emotional and spiritual health of patients.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians*** who have attended a four-year naturopathic medical school, are clinically trained, and work in all aspects of family health.

 

NDsLearn More About Naturopathic Medicine

Below you can download self guided lectures to learn more about the subjects that Naturopathic Doctors talk with their patients about daily. Dr. Kelly recommends the lectures on Digestive Health, Food Allergies and Probiotics.

 

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What Is Homeopathy?

Click here to learn more about Homeopathy and answer some commonly asked questions.

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6 Principles of Naturopathy

THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE

Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. The body is capable of healing itself. The role of the naturopathic doctor is to remove obstacles to healing and to stimulate this inherent natural tendency of the body.

 

IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE CAUSE

Naturopathic doctors seek to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, not merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.

 

 

FIRST DO NO HARM

Naturopathic doctors seek to do no harm by using methods and substances that minimize risks of side effects, using the least force needed to diagnose and treat, avoiding the harmful suppression of symptoms and working with the self-healing process.

 

DOCTOR AS TEACHER

Naturopathic doctors recall that the origin of the word “doctor” is the Latin word, “to teach.” A fundamental emphasis in naturopathic medicine is patient education.

 

TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON

Naturopathic doctors attempt to take into consideration all the factors that make up patients’ lives and affect their health and well-being.

 

 

PREVENTION

Naturopathic
medicine emphasizes the prevention of disease, assesses risk factors,
and makes appropriate interventions with patients to prevent illness.