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Lisa Ballantyne

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Lisa Ballantyne is a top Naturopathic Physician in Gig Harbor, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Lisa Ballantyne is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Lisa Ballantyne is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Lisa Ballantyne is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Gig Harbor, Washington, Dr. Lisa Ballantyne is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Lisa Ballantyne
  • Gig Harbor, Washington
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Does a naturopathic physician treat conditions through medication?

Depends on the state they are practicing in. In some states they are primary care physicians with prescriptive rights and use them. Our training is such that we are trained to READ MORE
Depends on the state they are practicing in. In some states they are primary care physicians with prescriptive rights and use them. Our training is such that we are trained to use medication or whatever means necessary to treat health conditions at the root.

How much sunlight do we need?

Depends on where you are but generally 20 minutes is a good rule of thumb with as much of the body exposed as possible.

Can a naturopathic physician help me maintain a healthy weight?

Absolutely! You will want to make sure that you work with one that is willing to look at all of your hormones. Sometimes weight isn't just about food and exercise... Good luck! READ MORE
Absolutely! You will want to make sure that you work with one that is willing to look at all of your hormones. Sometimes weight isn't just about food and exercise... Good luck!

Is immunization a part of naturopathy medicine?

Immunizations depend on the Naturopathic doctor that you work with and whether or not they are willing or not to do immunizations. You will want to do some research when looking READ MORE
Immunizations depend on the Naturopathic doctor that you work with and whether or not they are willing or not to do immunizations. You will want to do some research when looking for a Naturopathic doctor.

I have severe bleeding during my periods which leaves me very tired. Can I take some natural supplements during this time?

Yes. You will want to find a Naturopathic Doctor to work with to guide you through the process.

What does naturopathic medicine include?

It depends on the state that you are in. If you are contemplating switching to Naturopathic doctor, be sure that they have graduated from an accredited University and passed their READ MORE
It depends on the state that you are in. If you are contemplating switching to Naturopathic doctor, be sure that they have graduated from an accredited University and passed their state board exams. In some states, Naturopathic doctors are considered primary care doctors and can work with you as a patient with many of your routine health issues.

Is honey safe for kids?

It should not be given to children under 3 years of age.

What are the best natural ways to control diabetes?

That is correct in most cases. Diet and lifestyle changes can be very effective in reversing type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Lab tests

Naturopathic doctors have foundational training and then others go on to get more in depth training that involves more in depth labs. Some believe the labs won't change the treatment READ MORE
Naturopathic doctors have foundational training and then others go on to get more in depth training that involves more in depth labs. Some believe the labs won't change the treatment and so want to save the patient money. Others may utilize the information to did deeper into what may be happened. I am an absolute proponent of hormone testing and being sure that the hormones are balanced properly. If the hormones are not balanced, you can have many different types of symptoms from fatigue, hot flashes, low libido, erectile dysfunction, etc. Hope this helps.

What medication can you not prescribe?

It depends on what state you are in. Each state is regulated differently and some are not regulated at all. In the states with no regulation, no prescriptive rights are available. READ MORE
It depends on what state you are in. Each state is regulated differently and some are not regulated at all. In the states with no regulation, no prescriptive rights are available. In states that are regulated, it can be a broad range. In Washington State for example, we are able to prescribe most medications excluding narcotics and benzodiazapines.

What are the foods that can lead to kidney stones?

Foods that are high in oxalates are generally the best to avoid when dealing with Kidney stones.

I have a typical sinus allergy. How can naturopathy help?

Naturopathic medicine is very successful in treating allergies. I would recommend finding one in your area to help you and in the mean time, drink nettle tea.

Is my vitamin b12 deficiency from my change in diet?

It is likely due to your dietary changes. To increase your B12 levels you will most likely need to increase your meat intake or a b12 supplement.

What is the best way to improve my lactation naturally?

You could try slow cooked oatmeal, fennel can be cooked with or made into a tea as can fenugreek, blessed thistle, milk thistle, or nettle.

Is there a way to treat high blood pressure naturally?

There are ways to help with blood pressure depending on how high it is. Some options to try are hibiscus tea or CoQ10. See your Naturopathic doctor for more help with dosages. READ MORE
There are ways to help with blood pressure depending on how high it is. Some options to try are hibiscus tea or CoQ10. See your Naturopathic doctor for more help with dosages.