Personalized Wellness Programs
Naturopaths don't treat illness - they treat PEOPLE. Below is a list of various conditions and life-stages that I have worked with successfully. If you don't see what you need, please call 631-353-2316 to schedule a free 15-minute phone consult to see if what I have to offer matches what you need. Chances are, I can help you.
Vitality and Wellness
The core of Naturopathic Medicine - restoring & maintaining your health. Reversing the trend so many experience, of slipping into worse health and more pain, I partner with you in exploring ways to fine tune your lifestyle and food choices to give you the vitality and energy you remember. Get your life back!
People suffering with chronic tick borne illnesses need individualized medicine, medicine tailored to them, not a protocol. In order to get better, you need a healthy immune system and support. I will listen to your story and develop a plan based on your symptoms and history, and be there to guide you every step of the way. From the first tick bite to chronic issues with mold, heavy metals, histamines, POTS, environmental sensitivities, to genetic issues with methylation and detox, I can help you negotiate the road back to health.
Offering antibiotic or herbal protocols, testing, supportive therapies, diet changes and in-depth understanding.
Wellness - keep your child healthy during cold and flu season, learn how to manage a fever and common illnesses, while recognizing more serious conditions and when it is time to call for help
Allergies - allergies can manifest as hayfever to eczema to asthma - there are ways to help your child through his/her reactions and reduce or eliminate the need for high-level interventions and pharmaceuticals
Food Introduction - embark on a lifetime of healthy eating habits by starting right
Natural Support and Alternatives - if your child has a more serious or chronic illness, there are often supportive therapies that can help build your child back up after months of illness or support his or her immune system through a bad time. I can also suggest specialized diets and other therapies that help with certain conditions, including autism spectrum, ADD, PANS/PANDAS, Down Syndrome, Lyme disease, Tourettes, chronic reflux, autoimmune disease and more.
Please call for a free 15-minute consult to see if we have something to help your little one.
Natural Women's Health
Embracing Menopause - natural and healthful alternatives to reduce anxiety, hot flashes, joint pain, bone loss and other symptoms that can make this a difficult time.
Fertility and Pre-Conception Counseling - optimize your health and fertility with natural remedies and lifestyle changes
Hormonal Balancing - botanical medicine and lifestyle changes can work wonders for your mood, regulating your menses and reducing the painful periods, weight gain and bloating that can result from a hormonal system that is out of balance.
Chronic Conditions - Naturopathic medicine has numerous effective options for conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, cervical dysplasia, recurrent yeast or bladder infections, as well as many others. Call for a free 15-minute consult to see how I can help you.
Andropause - women aren't the only people who go through midlife hormonal changes. For men, lower testosterone levels can be a part of the general lack of "oomph" that many men start to feel as they age. Optimizing your diet and hormones can give you your old spark back, and make you feel years younger (as well as slowing down that hair loss!)
Prostate health - up to 90% of men will struggle with prostate problems. By being proactive and addressing early symptoms, we can minimize invasive procedures and pharmaceutical interventions.
Fertility - a father's contribution to the health and vitality of his children are often overlooked, but not by mother nature. If you want to start or grow your family, we have some great ways to make sure you are delivering your best.
Recent advances in science are showing how nutrition and lifestyle affect the likelihood of developing age-related diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinson's disease. Optimize your bone, brain, hormonal and cardiovascular health. Aging is not an inevitable fall into pharmaceuticals, pain and dysfunction. You have the power to make incredible changes and to live vital and pain-free well into your twilight years.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
If you have an autism spectrum disorder, or if your child does, chances are you’re feeling pretty overwhelmed. The fact is, life with autism IS overwhelming, and finding ways to cope can be hard. Finding a medical professional who understands and has answers for you can be even harder. As the mother of a grown son with Aspergers, I understand this on a very deep level. I chose to go to naturopathic medical school because I was disappointed with the lack of answers for autism and Aspergers in conventional medicine. Autism spectrum disorders are not just mental issues, and a whole body approach is necessary for the best outcomes.
I have been researching and studying autism spectrum disorders for over a decade. I find people with autism and Aspergers to be some of the most valuable and interesting people around. It is not my goal to make them “normal”, but to ease some of the suffering and difficulties associated with being a person on the autism spectrum living in the modern world. Further, there are some biomedical realities, such as poor gut function, genetically impaired detox pathways, neurotransmitter imbalances and so forth, that impact the lives of those with autism spectrum disorders and can be corrected quite simply with a huge impact on quality of life.
I offer nutritional, herbal, lifestyle and homeopathic support for those with autism spectrum disorders, and work with children, teenagers and adults with ASD. I offer the following services to help improve the lives of those with ASD:
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Many of the ASD protocols are also appropriate for those with family and personal histories of ADD/ADHD, PANDAS & PANS, OCD, Tourettes, depression, and schizophrenia. I collaborate with a integrative psychiatrist (MD) in cases of more severe mental illness.
"I have my life back! Energy, focus, enthusiasm - I remember this person, but I hadn't seen her in years. Added bonus: I've lost 10 pounds in a month! Everyone's asking me what I'm doing." - E.O. psychotherapist
"Thank you, thank you, Dr. Anne! My little boy no longer has ugly red scaly patches all over his body. I don't really enjoy the diet but it's manageable, and I love what it did for my son! (Unfortunately, when I cheat, the eczema comes back. Sigh.)" - E.V., nursing mother
"120/80 - this morning's blood pressure! No drugs needed! [NB:A month before, when he first came in, it was 180/100]. My wife still doesn't think you're a "real" doctor, but she's joined in with me on the diet, and we've both lost weight. I'm telling everyone." - R.M. Pool technician
"You're a miracle worker. Three days and I feel amazing! " - M.B. real estate sales
"Just had a check up with the cardiologist and he said my heart is "beautiful". My heart rhythm was regular and pulse good.
I want to thank you because you were a great help to me in dealing with my a fib [atrial fibrillation]" - C.C. farmer
"I didn't know what to do. I was hooked on pain killers and couldn't get off of them because it hurt too much. I was in danger of losing my job and family, and was 40 pounds overweight because I couldn't exercise. I didn't believe Dr. Anne when she suggested I might get relief with diet changes, but I really had no other options. Within a month, I was off pain killers, and my weight was down 10 pounds. A year later I ran my first marathon. I had no idea I would ever feel or look this good again. All this just with diet changes. Amazing! Thank you!" C.S. Delivery driver
"..I have been in the care of Dr. Anne Van Couvering for several years now, during which time, for a 75 year old, I have enjoyed good health, freedom from (most) aches and pains and significant relief from much of the aging process. I can only ascribe this to her recommendations. When I met her, I was treating a stiff, almost immovable neck, with the “usual” medications, which left me hospitalized; once treated by “Dr. Anne” the symptoms have all but disappeared with diet and non-prescription, simple dietary supplements. She is simply amazing. - J.G. - Real Estate Broker