Naturopathic Doctor Review - Dr. Natalie Groenewoud I am 44 years old and have been dealing with skin irritations for over 21 years. I have, like most people, gone to family doctors, medical doctors and dermatologists in which they would ask only a few questions and then prescribe a topical dermatitis cream that “should reduce and/or eliminate the issue”. Well, it/they did reduce the issue, but for a very short period of time, where then I would go back and they would prescribe a higher concentration cream (you know where this is going….) However, in May of 2014, I went and saw Dr. Groenewoud, ND for a 60 min consultation/visit, and right off the bat I felt she had already surpassed finding out the cause of my issues further than any medical doctor or dermatologist had, by asking me questions. After every question she asked and that I answered, she would fire off another question; she was listening to me and understanding my lifestyle to get a better idea to the cause of the issue. This is something I have never experience with any other doctor. This truly made me feel like there was hope and that I didn’t have to be stuck with these issues for the rest of my life.
Three weeks into the program/lifestyle change, the change in eating habits became easier and the lifestyle change because easier. Five weeks after that first visit, the majority of my issues were gone due to understanding what I was putting into my body and the effects it had on it, and how my liver just wasn’t keeping up with processing all that bad stuff. This change was a very easy change, but also was an adjustment as the bad stuff was in a lot of the food I was eating. Dr. Groenewoud is a great Dr. and a wonderful person. It was so comforting to have a doctor that asked a lot of questions and a doctor that truly listen. She listened to me and provided me what I needed. She is changing my life – a life I didn’t know I could have.