Learn more about Naturopathic Consultation & Counseling in Grand Rapids!
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Doctors Choice Award Recipient
Nicole Cain, ND MA, winner of the Doctor's Choice Awards for Scottsdale, Arizona in August 2016
“The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy – to heal, as it is termed.”
- Samuel Hahnemann
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates
"Disease cannot exist in a bliss filled state. Find your bliss, find your health in wonderment." --Nicole Cain, ND MA
"Wellness seeks more than the absence of illness; it searches for new levels of excellence. Beyond any disease-free neutral point, wellness dedicates its efforts to our total well-being... in body, mind, and spirit." -- Greg Anderson
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Nicole Cain, ND MA has trained under some of the leaders in the integrative medicine profession including Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, Carl Rogers, Dan Siegel and Jack Kornfield.
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Nicole Cain, ND MA is the only Naturopathic Consultant in West Michigan with a Masters in Clinical Psychology, a Naturopathic Medical Degree and who has completed a federally accredited residency!
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Frequently Asked Questions
This is your one-stop-shop for your questions about Naturopathic Consultation & Counseling in Grand Rapids! Read below for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive.
Where are you located?
We are located at Health For Life at: 781 Kenmoor Ave SE, Ste C, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
What is the investment to receive excellent integrative naturopathic and mental health care at Health For Life?
The investment will depend on your unique needs. To learn more go to www.DrNicoleCain.com
We also have the Executive Health Packages which will offer you full-service wellness at a fraction of the cost. To learn more about our packages call our administrator at 616-200-4433.
Our counselors and other clinicians offer packages and a la carte options and you can get the pricing per counselor by calling Health For Life at 616-200-4433.
Do you take my insurance?
For Arizona residents, it depends on which plan you have purchased. If you have invested in a plan that covers out of network, alternative medicine, than your plan should cover your Naturopathic care. If you did not purchase a plan with these benefits than we can give you a form for you to submit for out of office reimbursement if that is available in your plan. For Michigan residents, because Naturopathic Doctors are not yet licensed in Michigan we can not bill insurance.
Our Naturopathic Consultants do take HSA, cash, check, and credit cards.
Our counselors take Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, and they also take HSA, cash, check and credit cards.
What is the difference between Naturopathic Practitioners and Naturopathic Consultants?
A Naturopathic Consultant:
Graduates from a 4-5 year full-time federally accredited medical school. As of the time this web page was created, there are six accredited schools of naturopathic medicine. This number continues to grow as Naturopathic Consultation grows in popularity.
Takes coursework in biology, physiology, minor surgery, pharmacology and more.
Completes a federally accredited medical residency.
Takes two nationally certified medical board exams.
Trained in naturopathic modalities rooted in the foundation of medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology and with a respect to herb-food-drug interactions, indications, and contraindications.
Is given a national provider number (NPI), qualify for a DEA number, and is licensed to diagnose, treat, conduct minor surgery, prescribe medications, offer injections and more.
Completes annual continuing education coursework in general medicine and pharmacology.
A Traditional Naturopath:
Does not go to medical school.
Attends weekend classes and/or online classes at schools that are not federally accredited.
Receives training in naturopathic modalities like herbs, nutrition, diet, homeopathy and some counseling.
In Michigan, students are not required to graduate from their school in order to call themselves a naturopath. They may take a few courses and withdrawal and then open medical practices.
Are not required to complete continuing education.
Their education is not federally credentialed.
Are not able to sit for medical board licensure examinations.
Disclaimer: We believe that traditional naturopaths have an incredible value in the community. There are some absolutely fantastic healers in the traditional naturopathic community. In creating this list, we endeavor to illuminate the difference between traditional naturopaths and naturopathic consultants. Just like we need MD's, DO's, Chiropractors, Health Coaches, Acupuncturists, we also believe that the community needs Traditional Naturopaths and we are grateful for what they have done for the Michigan community.
What do you work with?
We offer expert support for the whole person and the whole family. Nicole Cain, ND MA completed a medical residency at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in internal medicine and a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in research and breast cancer. She is your expert educational consultant in Naturopathic Consultation in Grand Rapids Michigan for support in the following:
Integrative approaches to thyroid health & Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Integrative approaches to adrenal health & adrenal fatigue
Integrative approaches to digestive health & IBS
Integrative approaches to lupus and other autoimmune conditions
Integrative approaches to cardiovascular health & high blood pressure
Integrative approaches to acute illness & chronic disease
Integrative approaches to bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD, & other mental health conditions
Support for plant-based-eating & healthy vegan eating
Naturopathic education for targeting medication side effects
Natural remedies for weight loss
Naturopathic solutions to increase energy
Alternative and homeopathic medicine in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Functional medicine education in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Fully integrated health care education in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Holistic medicine education in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Naturopathic Consultation education in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Naturopathic Consultation for Mental Health education in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Naturopathic Consultation education in West Michigan
What can I expect in a visit with a Naturopathic Consultant?
Our mission is to help you achieve optimal health through utilization of safe, research-based, effective, and natural treatments. We believe that all people can grow healthier and that the body is capable of amazing feats if approached with a Naturopathic philosophy of understanding of disease versus wellness.
A fundamental principal in Naturopathic Consultation is to identify the root cause of suffering. Therefore, your first visit with our consultants will be extensive. We will take a detailed history, examine laboratory work, and perform differential diagnosis. What will make this visit different from a standard medical intake is not only the amount of time we will spend with you, but also in the way that we understand the cause of your symptoms and thus what you will need in order to truly get well.
What kinds of treatments do Naturopathic Consultants use?
The Health For Life Consultants offer Naturopathic Consultation education in Grand Rapids and are trained in the following modalities:
Classical Homeopathy/ Classical Homeopathic Consultation in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Lifestyle Coaching/ Nutritional Coaching in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Herbalism/ Botanical consultation in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Counseling in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hydrotherapy in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Lymphatic Drainage in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Detox Protocols in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Functional consultation in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Neutraceuticals/ Supplementation in Grand Rapids, Michigan
What kinds of treatments do your counselors use?
The Health For Life Counselors in Grand Rapids, Michigan are experts in the following areas, but are also trained to help you not just survive, but also to thrive.
Counseling for individuals in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Counseling for couples in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Counseling for families in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Counselor in Grand Rapids, Michigan with expertise in working with teens and adolescents.
Counselor in Grand Rapids, Michigan with expertise in working with new moms, expectant moms, and postpartum moms.
Counselor in Grand Rapids, Michigan with expertise in working with anxiety.
Counselor in Grand Rapids, Michigan with expertise in working with depression.
Counselor in Grand Rapids, Michigan with expertise in working with PTSD and trauma.
Sand Tray Counseling in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
EMDR Counseling in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mindfulness Based Counseling in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Clinical Hypnosis in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Where can I learn more?
Go to our Health For Life Counselors in Grand Rapids, and Health For Life Naturopathic Consultation in Grand Rapids page to learn more! www.HealthForLifeGR.com
Go to Nicole Cain, ND MA's personal web page to see videos, testimonials, and to learn more about her practice: www.DrNicoleCain.com
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Call 616-200-4433 or Click Here to get started today!