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How does naturopathy affect the body?

Naturopathy is a holistic medical system that focuses on physical, mental, and emotional health. Naturopathy is less invasive than some conventional treatments, such as some prescription drugs and their side effects. Doctors of conventional medicine have some concerns about naturopathy, however---some naturopathic diets, for example, have a potential to be harmful.

A naturopath seeks to use your body's own healing properties. Natural products, such as herbs and vitamins, are prescribed to build immunity, and exercise to make your body strong.

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