As a naturopathic doctor and herbalist we strive to treat the whole person. What does this mean exactly?
Treating the whole person means we delve into the spiritual, physical, and mental/emotional components of each patient. The beautiful thing about being human is that we are all very much apart of the same fabric but every one of us has a slightly different attribute.
Part of our training as naturopathic physician and functional herbalist is that of a family medicine doctor. We can treat a variety of different health concerns such as general health and wellness, anxiety, depression, autoimmune disorders, eczema/psoriasis, thyroid disease (Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and Grave’s disease), pain management, food sensitivities, diabetes, adjunctive cancer treatments, and acute infections.
We do this with a toolbox of modalities such as herbal medicine, physical medicine, homeopathy, diet/nutrition, lifestyle modification, and in some states pharmaceuticals and IV medicine. At Of The Earth Wellness we believe there is a time and place for all things. At Of The Earth Wellness, we strive for balance, empathy, and non-judgement.
Meet Our Team!
Dr. Dave Hamilton
Naturopathic PhyscianDr. David Hamilton (preferably, ‘Dr. Dave’) specializes in botanical medicine, family medicine, pain management, and clinical nutrition. He uses these modalities to best individualize patient care. He treats a variety of different conditions which range from the acute cough or cold, pre and post natal care, pediatrics, lyme’s disease, hypertension, diabetes, thyroid disorders, autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s Disease; gastrointestinal disorders such as food sensitivities, SIBO, IBS; anxiety and depression, eczema/psoriasis, fertility assistance, male and female health concerns and a number of other conditions.
Dr. Dave received his doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Dr. Dave co-owns a small urban homestead with an emphasis on “Food as Medicine”.
The farm is home to chickens, Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats, and bountiful raised garden beds. For the farm’s dedication to organic and sustainable practices, he was awarded the Paul C. Bragg Health Science Scholarship. The humbling and grounding nature of plants serve as a reminder that all things are connected. Herbs are a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals. Their long and well-established tradition of use and ease of assimilation by our given their similarity to food. Dr. Dave uses the energetic and medicinal properties of plants to enhance and individualize treatment to promote health and wellness.
By harnessing nature, healthy habits, and the body’s innate ability to heal itself he is able to individualize each patient’s journey toward health. Dr. Dave believes in creating a maintainable and sustainable approach to your health goals. He is flexible and will offer his recommendations based on your health needs.
Education is a huge component of medicine. The greek term “Docere” or “Doctor” means to teach. Dr. Dave takes the time to engage each of your health concerns to empower you with knowledge of yourself. Plant the seed of health and grow balance naturally!
Geriatric Therapy DogChamp is the eldest of the pack at 18yrs old he’s seen it all! He’s been a support for Dr. Dave while he was in college and medical school. He currently sits in spirit as he crossed the rainbow bridge August 2018.
Therapy dog and Livestock Guardian DogAuryn is our Great Pyrenees and Livestock Guardian Dog. Her main job it to protect our goats on the farm but when she is inside she love a good snuggle and a high five. Be sure to give some love to this gentle giant!
Functional HerbalistLaura has completed over 2000 hours of herbal studies with appalachian herb schools and steps into her new skin as a Functional Herbalist since 2018. She continues her study of botanical medicine with a focus on Women’s Health under Aviva Romm, M.D. Other areas of practice include trauma, anxiety/depression, addiction, nutrition and various acute conditions.
Rooted in the teachings of Edgar Cayce from age 6, Laura grew up in nature and an environment of natural healing. WWOOFing in the desert southwest juxtaposed ‘the familiar’ with scant resources, birthing a passion for interdependence, beauty and resourcefulness through permaculture, water harvesting, growing food and medicine. This began a decade long journey to self care, through hard work and passionate living, where botanical medicine has recently found heart.
As an empath, Laura is sensitive to our gentle natures, particularly those with varying intensities. She offers healing alternatives with gentle medicines, herbal teas, and identifying ways to create new routines for daily self care. Life is a practice. Create room for yourself.
She divides her time between a passion for photography, her dairy goat farmstead Wish We Had Acres (where she makes goat milk soap), her natural health clinic Of The Earth Wellness, and of course her five dogs.
Therapy dogPeaches is a seasoned pup and very loyal. If you’re having a bad day, she loves to snuggle in your lap or by your feet. She may be a little chubby but just more to love!
Therapy DogChico Nasty…he is often the fodder of all small children that come to the farm/practice. He is a Don Juan in his own right. Loves snuggling in small spaces, and on anything that is remotely off of the “cold” floor. He’s been found in or on purses, throw pillows, and even a sheet of paper. He is also the first to let us know of any oncoming firetrucks or ambulances by giving off a howl which gets all the other dogs involved as well.
What We Treat!
Hypothyroidism is one of the more common thyroid dysfunctions we see at Of The Earth Wellness.
Our gut is also home to a billions or even trillions of beneficial bacteria. However, if we mistreat our gut or if one is on chronic antibiotic use our guts can become dysfunctional. Creating problems with constipation, diarrhea, bloating, candida overgrowth, dysbiosis, leaky gut, IBS, Crohn’s, SIBO or any variety of concerns that arise.
The gut is the seat and gate keeper of our immune system, without it we are very susceptible to a variety of infections or problems.