From time to time our bodies force each one of us to face fears about our health and well-being. From the new mother concerned about her child’s eczema, to the young adult facing a diagnosis of autoimmune disease, to the older adult facing a cancer diagnosis – we are suddenly unsure about this body and how to bring it back to a state of health. Oftentimes, conventional medicine offers a ten-minute appointment and a pill or cream, and you are still left uncertain. You want more. You want to know what you can do in your day-to-day life that can help you to feel healthy again.
My goal is to walk with patients through that journey of regaining health. As I work with each and every one of my patients, I work to re-establish that foundation that we all need in order to live our best lives. We need to breathe deeply into our abdomen. We need to eat healthful, nutritious food that will support our body’s biochemistry. We need to sleep soundly. We need to find a source of joy.
This can be challenging to take on alone. We are each individuals, so the optimal diet for your neighbor is likely different from what might work from you. Your best friend might find joy in gardening while you despise digging in the soil. By working one-on-one with my patients and taking a careful history that takes the individual into account, we discover what you need to find a healthful balance and optimize your health.
For over a decade I have worked with patients both in a hospital setting and in private practice as they have dealt with chronic disease. I am a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO), and have advanced training in integrative oncology. Integrative cancer care involves addressing more than the side effects of conventional treatment, it involves supporting a person’s mental and emotional health. I take statistics and turn them into a plan for the individual using evidence-based naturopathic recommendations.
More About Marie Winters ND, FABNO
Marie Winters is a graduate of Bastyr University, the premiere naturopathic medical program in the United States, known for its cutting-edge research and rigorous curriculum. She was the first naturopathic doctor to establish a free-standing practice in Philadelphia, and has experience working in both private-practice and hospital-based settings. Given this experience, she is familiar with hospital practices and protocols, and can safely and effectively support patients before and after hospital admissions and specific medical procedures. In addition to serving patients in her private practice, Dr. Winters is committed to the growth and development of the field of naturopathic medicine. As such she serves as Adjunct Faculty at Bridgeport University College of Naturopathic Medicine and as the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She was instrumental in the successful legislative effort to regulate naturopathic medicine in Pennsylvania. Dr. Winters has presented naturopathic and integrative oncology research at national conferences including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians annual conference, the Society for Integrative Oncology’s annual conference, and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ annual conference.
Marie lives in South Philadelphia where she has resided for the last 13 years, along with her husband, the co-founder of the Philly Free School, and daughter, who dances with the Pennsylvania Ballet.
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