Locations in Orange County, CA in Mission Viejo. In Los Angeles, bordering Glendale, CA Conveniently located near I-5. ** Located minutes from Ladera Ranch, Laguna Niguel, Coto de Caza, Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente,
Welcome To Natural Roots Medicine Clinic
This is the place to come, where you matter. It isn't about a symptom or disease like UC, IBS, PMS, anxiety... or any other, it is about what can be done to get you feeling better."
"I am passionate about Naturopathic Medicine because it works, and I strive to enable healing in my patients and the community."
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Micaela Finlayson a Medically Licensed Naturopathic Doctor who is a family practitioner specialized in natural medicine and alternative therapies. She is not a "Traditional Naturopath" a "traditional naturopath receives a certificate in natural health and is not a licensed doctor. Dr. Finlayson strives to work with your needs and perfect your health plan. Naturopathic Doctor's add natural medicine therapies relevent to your health. No more wondering and wandering health stores. You'll know what to take, how to take it safely and why. If you currently have a doctor, we also know how to incorporate natural medicine into your life. Rejuvenation yields longevity and wellness, life in wellness is benefited by improving your overall health. At Natural Roots Medicine you get a one-on-one dedicated & personalized program to optimize your health. We treat and focus on prevention and the healing power of nature.
Natural Medicine Doctor:
Natural Roots Medicine provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to family medicine and health. Dr. Micaela Finlayson utilizes innovative laboratory testing and safe treatments for the whole family. She offers alternatives to prescription and over the counter medicines, which often mask symptoms, and prolong illness. By finding the cause of illnesses we prevent recurrence. With nutrition and supplementation the body is a healthier system able to prevent illness and function properly.
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Benefits at Natural Roots Medicine.
*Written supplement plans
*Weekly live chats
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Natural Roots Medicine: Naturopathic Wellness Center
Two locations to serve you:
Locations in: Orange County and
Naturopathic Doctor Serving Glendale, Los Angeles, CA ,
Mission Viejo, Ranch Santa Margarita, Irvine, Laguna Hills,
Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo and surrounding areas.
Orange County Location
27001 La Paz Rd, Suite 292
Mission Viejo, CA
Naturopathic Doctor, Micaela Finlayson
Los Angeles County
2769 W Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Naturopathic Doctor, Micaela Finlayson
Office: (323)-256-6443 or call (949) 388-8117
* Inside Spa Girl Skin and Wellness
15 minute free
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At Natural Roots Medicine our mission is to provide natural, safe and effective natural medicine and healthcare. We are a Naturopathic wellness center dedicated to providing quality integrative, and holistic medicine. We empower our patients in their pursuit to health. Our uniquely designed programs are catered for the individual by understanding their environmental, mental and physical needs . We are committed to the highest standard of personal service.
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27001 La Paz Rd. Ste 292
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
2769 W Broadway,
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Stand-alone supplement over-haul
The big question is always "what do you think of this" along with "should I be taking this" then how much should I be taking. During this visit, I take a comprehensive look at all your supplements and write down the do's and don't to get you on the right track or keep you on the right track.
Nutrition consultations. We correct deficiencies and malnutrition by applying "food as medicine" as well as pharmaceutical grade supplements to provide balance and optimal health. We teach better ways to eat for weight loss management and metabolic efficiency.
IM B12 Injections and IV Nutrition
Utilize B12 in your wellness program.
B12 is vital for energy, weight loss and more..... Ask for details
See us for your natural medicine needs:
Primary Care, Naturopathic Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Skin Health, Alternatives to Prescription Drugs, Environmental Medicine, Women's Health, Gastrointestinal disorders, Nutritional Planning. Hormonal Therapy. Whole body cleanses, Children's Health & Wellness, Thyroid disorders, Diabetes, Food Allergies and Sensitivities, (Gluten Intolerance)
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**Availability varies by location**
Saturday and additional hours by request.
Same day appointments available most days.
Being a doctor who, has taken an oath to be accountable for the safety and health of their patient's is a privilege. Dr. Finlayson holds a license governed under the Osteopathic Medical Board in the State of California. This license enables her to order labs, tests, do physical exams, treat and diagnose, with similar rights and privileges as a Medical Doctor.
A Naturopathic Doctor practices Naturopathic Medicine, a holistic approach to the health and well-being of a patient. This gives people the option to add alternative medicines to there protocol by a trained licensed doctor specialized in holistic medicine and alternative/complementary treatments. Having someone trained in the herbs, pharmaceuticals is important for patient safety. It is also important to know the proper use and recommended dosages and combinations which provide an outcome. Naturopathic doctors also incorporate a philosophy to help the healing process. This philosophy is the belief to help the body heal. In many cases the body will heal itself. Often it just takes a little help to balance, by using nutrition, supplementation, herbs and other natural medicines. The holistic approach also incorporates lifestyle and removal of obstacles to cure. Naturopathic Medicine helps patient's heal from within.
Phytotherapy or plant medicines are used as teas, tinctures, poultices and capsules. Medicinal plants are safe and effective for enhancing the immune system and treating illnesses.
Constitutional hydrotherapy uses sine wave and hot/cold water to facilitate healing. It increases circulation, blood flow, organ function and immune response. It treats infection, inflammation, and is vital for cleansing.
Innovative Laboratory Testing
Conventional and specialized testing provides
us with valuable information on our patient's.
We offer food allergy, heavy metal,
gastrointestinal function testing and other specialized tests.
Homeopathy is a safe treatment option for acute and chronic illness. Homeopathy helps your body start the healing process with a "like cures like" approach, a similimum. A Naturopath takes characteristics specific to each patient to find their correct remedy.
Stand-alone Nutrition Consult
Designed for people who want to know food as medicine. For new client this comes as part of our wellness intro. A stand-alone is a 30 minute visit just on nutrition and foods. We take a look at a food journal and assess all the qualities of your diet, and make recommendations for improvement, tailored for your main concern; examples are weight loss, digestion, general wellness, fatigue, cholesterol and/or diabetes.
Natural Roots Medicine: Health info & news, recipes, specials and more
Dr. Miki's Natural Health Blog
by Dr. Miki Finlayson on 02/12/13
February Heart Health Tip:
February is heart health Month. There are many things you can do to keep your heart healthly. Having a good diet rich in nutrients is key. Add in 15-20 gogi berries to your daily diet. They make a great addition to oatmeal, cereals, granola, yoghurt, muffins or as is for a healthy snack.
We carry Wild
Tibetan Goji Berry at our office.
The Himalayan or Tibetan berry is noted for purity and grown in ancient
soils free of pollutants or pesticides and are packed with nutrients and may
improve your health.
Contains a spectrum
of antioxidant carotenoids, vitamin A, and zeaxanthin. ?-B-complex vitamins
plus vitamin E.?-Vitamin C (500 times more per ounce than found in oranges).? Beta-sitosterol
(an anti-inflammatory compound also found in soy, may improve sexual potency and reduce prostate
enlargement).? Betaine ( May help reduce levels of homocysteine, a prime risk
factor in heart disease). ?Essential fatty acids plus Cyperone (Promotes normal
heart function and blood pressure).?Physalein.?-21 trace minerals plus
linoleic-acid (lowers body fat, supports lean body mass).? Corrects ""chi
deficiencies"", such as low energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and
anxiety.?Polysaccharides (fortifies the immune system).?-18 amino
acids.?-Solavetivone (anti-fungal and anti-bacterial compound).
by Dr. Miki Finlayson on 07/16/12
Just when thought using a BPA free bottle or BPA free plastic containers was enough. A recent study in Pediatrics; July 16, 2012 (dpi 10,1542/peds.2011-3374) Dental Composite Restorations and Psychosocial Function in Children links BPA or bisphenol A found in resin-based dental materials to add to psychosocial problems in children. They used a self-reported Behavior Assessment System for Children and parent reported Child Behavior Checklist. It makes me wonder since BPA exposure seems to be on the rise despite new BPA-free materials available to consumers. This makes me think of many children with autism, ADD, ADHD who correlatively also usually have poor dental health and an increased risk for cavities.
Another exposure you might not be thinking of, I sure wasn't is in thermal and recycled paper and paper currency as reported in the ACS' journal Environmental Science and Technology.
Take home from this is that glass is always better, avoiding plastics of any sort is important, even if it is BPA-free. The two chemical structures are so similar that BPS is being linked to the same endocrine and hormonal disruption of it's cousin BPA. BPS safety likely still in question, since all previous studies were on BPA.
So just because it says it is BPA-free does not mean it is healthy or wise for your use.
Natural Roots Medicine
Where health is living.
by Dr. Miki Finlayson on 05/24/12
Since I test vitamin D in all my patient's, I have come to see just how deficient and low most people are. A simple blood test can show your levels of vitamin D and how much sun exposure or supplemental care will be needed as recommended by a qualified doctor.
Placebo controlled study in Arch Intern Med, 2012; 172:367-368.
This study in women aged 18-40 with dysmenorrhea and low vitamin D levels received a high dose single dose one week prior to their expected menses. These women experienced less cramping pain, compared to those women who did not receive vitamin D.
Vitamin D good for you.
by Dr. Miki Finlayson on 05/14/12
Naturopathic Doctors provide intramuscular therapies and intravenous therapies with an array of benefits to our patients. If you would like to maintain your right to receive such therapies, please help us ensure state laws to do so.
Support SB1446 our hearing is May 17th.
Support naturopathic medicine by writing, calling or emailing your california congressman or congresswoman today!
Find your senator here or at http://senate.ca.gov/
You may use this template:
Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee
State Capitol, Room _____
Sacramento, CA 95814
RE: Support SB 1446 (Negrete McLeod)
Dear Senator _______,
I am writing in support of SB 1446 (Negrete McLeod). This bill will clarify the existing law regarding the practice of naturopathic doctors.
The Naturopathic Doctors Act, SB907 (Burton, 2003), licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs) in the State of California. The intent of SB907 was to allow naturopathic doctors to independently administer nutritional therapy by intramuscular (IM) and intravenous (IV) routes. However, conflicting federal regulations regarding IV therapy has resulted in legal ambiguity. Under federal regulation, all injectable solutions must be labeled as "prescriptions" regardless of their chemical composition (even if they are vitamins and minerals). Existing law requires a naturopathic doctor to have a supervising MD or DO when prescribing drugs (with the exception of hormones, which NDs may prescribe independently). As a result, there is confusion about the ability of a ND to provide IV nutrients without a supervising MD or DO.
SB1446 would clarify the original intent of the Naturopathic Doctors Act by specifying that naturopathic doctors may independently prescribe substances (such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids) that would not ordinarily require a prescription except that they become a 'drug' because of the route of administration (IM or IV). SB1446 does not alter the scope of practice for naturopathic doctors; it simply clarifies the original statute.
I am a [state your desire and experience for Intramuscular and IV therapy]
For these reasons, I ask for your support of SB 1446 (Negrete McLeod).
by Dr. Miki Finlayson on 05/01/12
Vitamin D Blog:
Article: Archive of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Online before
print. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.5[March 5, 2012].
Once again the importance of vitamin D is highlighted. I often tell parents, and adults for that
matter the importance of vitamin D.
Study after study confirms that daily intake in the standard American is
low, and most benefit from dietary supplementation of Vitamin D.
The short summary of this study shows the more the intake of
vitamin D based on dietary questionnaires in girls with high impact activity
showed less incidence of stress fractures risk.
It is usually easy to convince mothers that calcium and/or
diary intake is important to the health of a growing child. This study did not show the same stress
fracture risk reduction for calcium or dairy.
Be active, get plenty of protected sun exposure, and find
out the healthy dose of vitamin D for you and your child by having your blood
vitamin D levels tested.