Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Chronic Disease

Naturopathic medicine excels in supporting chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and cancer. Chronic disease is a state of disease on any level, whether it be spiritual, mental, emotional, or physical. In other words, the body is out of balance on some level. The naturopathic approach to chronic disease is based on first identifying the root cause of your particular condition and then addressing the underlying cause accordingly to achieve a state of balance so that you can get on with enjoying your life. A typical visit includes:

  • Extensive health history and evaluation of your current state of health
  • Both conventional and specialty lab analysis
  • A comprehensive wellness plan that will include individualized diet and lifestyle recommendations and natural therapies to not only get you feeling well but also address the underlying cause
  • Preventative measures to ensure future health and vitality
  • Cooperative care with any and all other practitioners from whom you receive health care

Naturopathic wellness services are not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment from your medical treatment provider.


Dr. Joanne Aponte's bedside manner is both calm and patient. She listens intently and then explains her recommendations in great detail and then provides my wellness plan printed for my convenience. She is very knowledgeable in naturopathic medicine. With her help I am symptom free, feel great and know I am leading a healthier life than before knowing her. I strongly recommend Dr. Aponte.

—CS, 61 year old Female

I wanted to write and thank Dr. Aponte for working with me this Spring. I feel like a new person- rested, calm and without pain. The guidance and care Dr. Aponte provided was the perfect solution to my health issues and I'm so grateful.

—CB, 53 year old Female

It has been my pleasure and inspiration to have worked with Dr. Axtell as her patient. Even though our appointments have been via long-distance telephone, I’ve always felt that she was glad to hear my voice, truly concerned about me and my health history. Our conversations couldn’t have been more personal if we’d met face-to-face. Dr. Axtell asks all the right questions- very intuitive and understanding of my health issues. She never rushes me into an answer. In fact, she helps me vocalize my issues by asking just the right questions to identify the underlying cause and recommend natural remedies. And she has a great sense of humor. I’m reaching my goals, thanks to her help and excellent guidance.

—SB, 66 year old Female

Talking to Dr. Aponte during appointments and the natural supplements that she recommended helped me calm down, focus and control my stress. The supplements helped my mind stop thinking about things to worry about. They calmed me down without me noticing! I know there will always be set backs or difficult times, but I have the tools now to not let those times control me and I know how to regain a sense of calm. I can now focus more on just living life every day.

—BS, 28 year old Male

I visited Dr. Axtell two years ago to address my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The arthritis, in particular, was troublesome. I was taking medications for it, and the medications helped somewhat, but my routine was still drastically affected. Dr. Axtell recommended a gluten-free diet along with supplements that enabled me to be pain-free with no medication. It’s been almost two years of no arthritis pain and now we are discussing stopping Avonex injections for MS.

—JS, 62 year old Male

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