Organ Health

optimal_organ_functionYour body is always trying to maintain a balanced state where it can seemingly with little effort keep you strong, healthy and vibrant. However, sometimes stress, nutrient deficiencies, toxins, genetics, overindulgence, overuse of medication, infection, a sedentary lifestyle or over exercising can cause an organ system to become weak or compromised. When an organ system is compromised, it is unable to effectively do its job and at this point the patient will develop symptoms. This is your body’s way of setting off alarm bells alerting you to pay attention. Our Naturopaths will work diligently at uncovering what your weak organ systems are with a technique called Total Body Modification. (More discussion to follow.) They will examine the cause of your dysfunction and put a plan together composed of supplements, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to re-establish organ strength and vitality. Once your organ systems are strong, supplements should no longer be needed and health can be maintained through nutrition and lifestyle. See the Organ Systems below and associated symptoms or disease processes that may be of concern for you.

We have several wonderful Naturopathic Physicians on staff that have undergone 8 years of post secondary education to uncover the “cause” of an individual’s ailments, restoring functional physiology naturally, and getting you back on a track of health and well being. Our Naturopaths have experience with the following:

Total Body Modification

An amazing assessment tool that uses reflex points to identify weak organ systems. This allows the practitioner to hone in on organ systems showing need for support and correcting that system via a simple adjustment at the corresponding nerve roots. This allows the system to rebalance and re-activate.

State of the Art Laboratory Testing

At Aumakua all of the Naturopathic Physicians have the ability to requisition several specialty tests. Please refer to “The State of the Art Laboratory Testing Page” to reference the various tests we offer.

Digestive Health Issues

  • IBS
  • Crones
  • Colitis
  • Malabsorption
  • Ileocecal valve dysfunction
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive gas and bloating
  • Acid reflux
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Stomach pain
  • Food sensitivities
  • Testing for bacterial, fungal or parasitic overgrowth


Immune /Lymphatic Health Issues

  • Autoimmune: RA, Lupus, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Sjogren’s and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Experienced using Low Dose Naltrexone
  • Immune Deficiency: compromised immune health, frequent infections, colds, flus.
  • Allergies: foods, seasonal, environmental, chemical


Hormone/ Endocrine Health Issues

  • Adrenal insufficiency/ Burn out
  • Hypo or Hyper thyroid
  • PMS, Menopause
  • Peri/ Post Menopause
  • PCOS
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis infertility
  • Repeat miscarriage
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Establishing a cycle post BCP use
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Balancing
  • Botanical Hormone Balancing


Urinary Tract Health Issues

  • Recurrent UTI’s
  • Frequent urination
  • Interstitial cystitis


Skin Care/ Integument Health Issues

  • Eczema
  • Anti-aging
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Melasma
  • Hyper pigmentation
  • Scarring


Respiratory Health Issues

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia support


Nervous System/Functional Mental Health Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Balancing neurotransmitters
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s


Cardiovascular System

  • High/low blood pressure
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Angina
  • Arrhythmia
  • Poor circulation


Reproductive Issues

  • Male and female infertility
  • Repeat miscarriage
  • Benign prostate hypertrophy
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Increasing sperm quality
  • Preparing for pregnancy



Naturopathic Physicians:

placeholder_imageDr.Jordan Atkinson ND
Dr. Alea BellDr. Alea Bell ND (On Maternity Leave)
placeholder_imageDr. Natalie Groenewoud ND
Dr. Amber Sereda NDDr. Amber Sereda ND (Naturopathic Doctor)

The Thrive Program is comprised of these four foundations:
Nutrition | Organ Health | Structure | Mind