To achieve the best results from your naturopathic treatment, you need to understand and practice the principles of healthy living. By helping you identify and adjust the habits that contribute to ill health, your intern or ND will help you maintain wellness over the long term.

Mental attitudes and emotions are important elements in overall health and should be considered when treating illness and disease. As part of their education, NDs are trained in various counselling techniques. Lifestyle counselling, in conjunction with other naturopathic therapies, can provide support for those dealing with depression, fatigue, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), work-related stress, relationship issues, life transitions, and health problems, particularly chronic health problems.