In this health video you will learn how quickly you'll start seeing results with naturopathic treatments.
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Raena Morgan: Dr. Ferguson, how long does it take, ordinarily for a person to see results because people get impatient? Dr. Todd Ferguson: It really depends on what a person is coming in for. Say someone has a chronic rash and they are trying to get rid of say eczema or psoriasis. It takes at least four weeks for new skin cells to turn over, and so when things like rashes you're often expecting it to take a longer period of time. Unless, say it's a contact dermatitis where it's something and they are coming in contact to you remove the contact here it sends and often it goes very quickly. So, many naturopathic treatments, many natural methods do take time and effort. It's not a quick fix. It's not a take this drug and it'll do everything overnight. But most people see results, I would say within two to four weeks, they start to notice I'm feeling better or they start to notice whatever it is their particular condition is improving. A lot of conditions are more difficult to treat. And a lot of conditions, you can improve -- not everything it's just a simple cure; some things will take a lot of time. A lot of chronic conditions in it, it takes a lot of time. But it also depends on where person is asked in their whole status. The worse of their health, you know it may take longer to improve it. If someone's been struggling with something for 20 years, then you're not going to necessarily affect that overnight. But I will say that most people tend to start to see some sort of improvement within a month. Assuming they're following the recommendations. But whether or not the condition has been helped all the way to what they're hoping for in a month and that varies depending on-- Raena Morgan: Especially, since you're making lifestyle changes too and dietary changes. Dr. Todd Ferguson: And those changes take a while that really grain into your system. It takes 40 to 60 days to really make something a habit, so there's usually that first month or so of struggling with old habits and choosing the new healthier habits. And that can really be a struggle for some people, so some people results are slower because there are more bad habits to cut off. Raena Morgan: But you're there to coach them along aren't you? Dr. Todd Ferguson: Sure. We're there to support them and help them. And you know, it's their life, it's their health where they are guide we're there to assist them. What they're aiming for, and what they're going for is up to them, and how far they want to take it is up to them and what they do is up to them. We're just there to provide them the tools and a way of help. Some people say, I want to do it slower or I want to do this quicker, some people just jump right in and say, give me the Cadillac plan. I want to know everything to do and I'll change everything overnight, and they do. So, it really varies depending on the person, their motivation and what they're coming in with. Raena Morgan: Thank you.