Dr. John Hawrylak ND





Using Natural Treatments for Your Optimal Health

The Advantages and Core Principles of
Naturopathic Medicine 

Naturopathic medicine is based on core principles that emphasise the healing power of nature, prevention of disease, and treatment of the whole person. Education is a significant part of the canon, which views the practitioner 

as a teacher.


Naturopathic medicine is individually focussed and treats the cause of any issue directly instead of addressing the symptoms alone. Please read further for more information on the many benefits of using nature and science together to live a fuller and optimal life.

Health Through Nature 

Naturopathic medicine supports optimal health that is gained from an understanding of the extraordinary ability of the body to heal itself through the power of nature. It promotes healing at the source of the issue through a wide variety of proven methods and techniques and using natural, non-pharmaceutical products.

Disease Prevention 

Preventing diseases is a core principle of naturopathic medicine. We work closely with our patients to determine the underlying factors that may lead to disease. We then create individualised treatment plans to address each factor at its root, ensuring all issues are confronted in the most proactive way, without further affecting the patient negatively.

Treatment for the Individual 

Unlike traditional forms of healthcare that takes a more generalised approach, naturopathic treatments are extremely specialised. Each patient is treated as an individual and their treatment plan is created uniquely for them. They are educated and taught to make better lifestyle decisions aimed at preventing future issues and follow plans to accelerate their body’s own natural 

healing power.

Naturopaths Combined With Other Healthcare Practitioners 

Naturopathic doctors often work with conventional medical doctors, registered massage therapists, pharmacists, registered nurses, and other health care practitioners to provide the most comprehensive care possible. Dr. John Hawrylak works closely with a variety of medical professionals and often refers patients based on their unique situation and needs.

Natural Treatments - Effective and Safe

Natural treatments that do not cause harm to the body are the basis of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic doctors concentrate on understanding the individualised needs of each patient in order to stimulate the body’s own healing abilities and use natural, non-pharmaceutical treatments to promote optimum health. The treatments are unique, safe, and effective, and derived from nature without the likelihood of harsh side effects.

Affordability 

Naturopathic medicines and treatments are frequently much more affordable than their pharmaceutical counterparts. The preventative measures that form the basis of naturopathic medicine also often eliminate the need for expensive drugs and treatments in the future.

Research and Historical Evidence 

Naturopathic medicine’s core principles and guiding values have been used for centuries. There is an amazing amount of research that has validated its wonders. Many of the treatments and medicines are rooted deeply in history and have been effectively utilised for hundreds of years.


There empirical evidence that supports naturopathic medicine, and new research and scientific findings continue to highlight the benefits and importance of this growing healthcare initiative. Get in touch with Dr. John Hawrylak ND in Sydney, Nova Scotia for more information. You may also want to visit the following sites to learn more about the scientific background of naturopathic medicine:


Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND)

Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)

Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND)

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