|Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of holistic health care that treats the whole person and addresses the root causes of disease. It supports your body's innate ability to heal itself through natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors are highly educated health care providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with preventative medicine and natural therapies. A naturopathic doctor has completed four years of pre-med studies, four years of graduate school at an accredited naturopathic medical university and has successfully passed NPLEX, the North American licensing exam.
These therapies may include:
- Herbal medicine - Many plant substances are powerful medicines when used properly. As with nutritional supplements, botanicals can be used in conjunction with conventional treatments to reduce their side effects and enhance their effectiveness. Naturopathic doctors are experts regarding pharmaceutical and herb interactions.
- Homeopathy - This gentle yet effective system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is based on the principle that “like cures like”. Homeopathic medicines are very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body’s self-healing response without side effects.
- Diet - Doctors look at dietary patterns and make recommendations to balance blood sugar, decrease inflammation, eliminate food sensitivities, and optimize wellness.
- Nutritional supplements - These can help to address underlying nutritional deficiencies, balance hormones, support detoxification, improve mood, boost immunity and improve digestive function.
Lifestyle counseling and Stress Management - Mental attitudes and emotional states can be important elements in healing and disease. Naturopathic physicians are trained in counseling, nutritional balancing, stress management and goal setting. They also address environmental and lifestyle factors that affect their patients’ health.
Pharmaceutical-grade Herbs and Supplements
We are excited to offer pharmaceutical grade supplements to the public. The companies we work with to get you the best possible products have been thoroughly researched by our staff of naturopathic and medical doctors.
Whether you are vegan, gluten intolerant, have halal beliefs or need kosher compliance, we have or can get you what you need. We also offer homeopathic remedies.
Call 248-964-9200 for a list of available over-the-counter supplements available.
Meet our Naturopathic Doctors
Michelle Davila, ND | Grosse Pointe & Royal Oak
Dr. Michelle Davila received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine with high honors from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, one of seven accredited schools in North America. Dr. Davila holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Plant Biology from the University of Vermont, and has taught undergraduate biological sciences. She brings this passion for teaching to her medical practice. Dr. Davila is an adjunct instructor in the Family Medicine Department at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
Dr. Davila completed her clinical internship at NUNM Clinic and affiliated community clinics in Portland OR, Natural Doctors International in Nicaragua, and Princeton Center for International Health in Guatemala. In 2013, Dr. Davila returned to Metro Detroit, joining the Integrative Family Practice of Dr. Colleen Kennedy in Rochester. In 2014, she joined Integrative Medicine at Beaumont Health.
Dr. Davila is dedicated to providing compassionate care, empowering patients and addressing the root causes of disease in a holistic manner. She currently has a general practice with a focus on women’s health, endocrine disorders, digestive disorders, and autoimmune disease. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Integrative Medicine for the Underserved, and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.
Michael Walker, ND Naturopathic Oncologist | Royal Oak & Sterling Heights
Dr. Michael Walker specializes in naturopathic oncology, a unique discipline which offers patients expert guidance in safe and evidence-informed integrative approaches to whole person cancer care. He believes that patients with cancer benefit from working with a multidisciplinary team of medical practitioners to personalize their care.
Dr. Walker completed undergraduate studies at Yale University and during his four-year naturopathic medical education at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, developed a passion for oncology. He was accepted to the naturopathic oncology residency program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America outside of Chicago. As a resident and then as a staff naturopathic provider at CTCA, he collaborated closely with surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other practitioners to optimize patients’ care for a wide range of cancers, including rare tumors. He has further experience in hematologic cancers and supporting patients planning for or who have undergone stem cell transplantation. Dr. Walker sees people with cancer, history of cancer and for prevention options, who seek to include integrative approaches in their plan of care. He also works at Beaumont Health’s Integrative Medicine Department and is clinical faculty at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO), has served on the board of directors of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP). Dr. Walker holds an ND license in the state of Arizona.
The goals of naturopathic and integrative oncology are numerous, and treatment is always tailored to the individual clinical needs of the patient, while respecting their personal desires. Frequently, patients see Dr. Walker to strengthen immune function, decrease side effects of cancer treatment, gain or lose weight, address gastrointestinal issues, improve surgical and wound healing, and to support quality-of-life concerns such as sleep, energy, mood, and others. He also ensures compatibility between natural agents and other medications used in patients’ treatment. Additionally, many patients wish to be as proactive as possible in using natural therapies to help in their fight against cancer. Dr. Walker uses team-based decision making to advise his patients on the safety and efficacy of herbs, nutrients, food-based, and lifestyle approaches, so that they can be confident in their comprehensive plan of care.