Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. Why is the field of natural health care becoming more and more popular?
Q. Why would someone seek out the services of you and your team at Sloan Natural Health Center as opposed to somewhere else?
Q. What kinds of health problems would you be able to treat?
Q. What are some of the health problems that you see most frequently?
Q. For what kind of health problems can I get help from David W. Sloan?
David Sloan, DNM, who holds a PhD Doctorate level in Natural Medicine, has seen many thousands of patients over his 40 years of practise and has given counsel to help those from infancy to 99 years of age(his oldest patient!) David Sloan, DNM has seen almost every type of health condition and is amazed himself at how incredibly wonderful and effective the correct and knowledgeable application of diet and natural, nutritional medicine can be.
When wondering if we can be of any help to you, think first of all of fatigue, lack of energy, sluggishness, a rundown feeling or just no “get up and go”. Tiredness and fatigue are some of the most common concerns we see and our natural approach is extremely effective for these problems.
Think of any problems to do with stress, tension, worry, fear, anxiety, depression, anger, and insomnia. Many of our patients would rather seek natural alternatives to their nervous disorders, especially insomnia, anxiety and depression and this is a very important area of our work. Beyond this, we also help many suffering from conditions in the Autism Spectrum including Autism, Asperger’s, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Bi-Polar and others.
Then there is the area of digestive function – indigestion, hiatus hernia, bloating, gastric reflux, excess stomach or intestinal gas, constipation, diarrhea, stomach or intestinal ulcer, IBS, IBD, Crohn’s, Colitis, Bowel Cancer. Again, our natural approach is the first choice for gastrointestinal complaints.
We deal very much with female complaints such as hormonal imbalances which include estrogen dominance, menstrual and menopausal symptoms, polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS) and bone loss concerns. Men also respond very well to male problems concerning the prostate, ED(erectile dysfunction), low sex drive, lack of energy, strength, vitality, irritability and other symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
There are chronic health problems such as headaches(tension, cluster and migraine), aches and pains, rheumatism, rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis and numerous different heart and circulatory problems including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke victims. It is very rewarding to help our patients resolve these problems completely.
Other chronic problems for which we have had good success are kidney and bladder problems, diabetes, hypoglycemia(low blood sugar), Multiple Sclerosis(MS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS), Fibromylgia(FMS), Candida or Yeast Overgrowth and Cancer.
Many people seek the assistance of David Sloan, DNM for help with treatment and prevention of respiratory illness – sinuses, nasal, throat, bronchial and lung problems. We teach them how to rebuild their immune systems so that they can say goodbye to flus, colds, sore throats, allergies, asthma and hayfever.
There are so many disorders that respond wonderfully to natural medicine. Heavy metal toxicity(mercury from amalgam fillings, lead, aluminum,etc), chemical poisoning are routinely eliminated. Thyroid irregularities(very often missed or inadequately treated) respond very well. Skin disorders which can be perplexing also respond well, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, poison ivy and oak and numerous skin complaints.
We often find that our patients are in need of general body cleansing or cleansing of specific organs(liver, kidneys, bowel). We have had vast experience in the administering of very effective detoxification programs and weight management plans.
In summary, David helps to bring people out of living in pain, suffering and poor health into optimal, extraordinary and often life-changing wellness and vitality. We stand by our slogan, “Providing the Keys to Vibrant Health”.
Q. What training is required to become a Doctor of Natural Medicine
To become a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a registrant must have at least 3 years of University credits in Biology and Biochemistry; 4400 hours of training in Health Science, Public Health, Clinical Internship and Natural Medicine Courses, taught by experienced professors.
Q. Are David Sloan, DNM’s services covered
by “OHIP” or other private insurance?
Although David Sloan, DNM is a Doctor of Natural Medicine he is not a medical practitioner (MD), therefore he is not covered by ‘OHIP’. However, under some Extended Health Care insurance plans that you may have through your employment, there is coverage for our consultation fees. More and more insurance providers are accepting Registered Nutritionists(often listed under ‘nutritional counselling’) and Doctors of Natural Medicine all the time. We are always happy to fill out our insurance form for you to submit to your insurer. They often will re-imburse you for the cost of our consultations, usually up to a certain dollar limit for a particular calendar year.
Q. Does David do any seminars or public presentations
Over the years, David Sloan, PhD, DNM has done countless health talks, seminars and workshops. He has been a very successful and well-received speaker and will consider opportunities to speak to service clubs, churches and other groups. Please contact us if you are interested. If you are looking for a dynamic foundational health series David Sloan recommends the TRANSFORM Health Seminars which have garnered great interest. See more on the Services page.
David Sloan has been a guest on the radio talk show ‘The Doctor Says’, a live, phone-in program on CFPL 980AM London, daily health tips over Brantford Christian radio, frequent appearances on the ‘Daytime Durham’ TV show on Rogers Cable and ‘Lessons for Living’ TV broadcast on the CTV network(can now be viewed on YouTube).