Meet Dr. Ann Sura
With 25+ years of experience as a Naturopathic Physician, I have had the pleasure of working with a diverse patient population. My passion remains women's health care, particularly Functional Neuro-Endocrinology (the study and treatment of brain chemistry and hormones complex interactions).
I am taking that passion and moving into an new business and format. LifeBalance Systems will feature online group and individual programs focusing on the foundational lifestyle work and information women need to transition through their mid-life hormonal changes in an optimal and health manner.
These programs come from both my heart and from 25+ years of experience. As Naturopathic Physician, I believe that personalized preventative care is of the utmost importance in helping people achieve their health goals. However, years of working one-on-one with women, and more and more recent research has revealed that understanding foundational lifestyle information is the best first then adding in personalized protocols follows. This brings the very best results!
I look forward to engaging with you on social media as I am getting my programs finalized.
I take the education of clients seriously. I believe what Benedict Lust, the father of Naturopathy, once said:
"It is my responsibility as a Naturopath to sufficiently educate my patients so as they no longer require my services."
Another foundational principle is that has led me to developing foundational lifestyle programs is:
"There is nothing the Doctor can do that will overcome what the Patient will not."
Doctorate - Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ 1997
B.S. - Biology/Biomedical Science
Regents College of New York
Naturopathic medicine blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care.
Naturopathic Physicians have our roots in "vitalism" - we believe that the source of illness is not just represented by the presentation of a problem, but often has its roots in the way we live, what we eat and how we interact with our environment. We seek the cause of disease and don't just focus on its most apparent manifestations.
Naturopathic Medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic medical doctors (NMDs), also sometimes called Naturopaths, teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease.
Therapies utilized with each patient are individualized. Some patients come seeking a supplement or medication that will treat their symptoms, others come with questions about how to prevent certain health conditions, and still others desire an understanding of how their condition began and what efforts they can take to undo the pathology that the body has already adapted to.
Naturopathic doctors craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health.