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“To make progress toward our goals, our dreams, our deepest desires, we have to start listening to ourselves.”

Hi, I’m Dr. Liz Carter

Nice to meet you!

As a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, I have a deep appreciation for the body’s own inner wisdom and ability to heal itself.

This core concept has guided the development of my natural health practice, New Leaf Natural Medicine, and my teaching and writing style.

The body is always right. It’s constantly telling us what it needs. And it’s my passion to help you understand what it’s saying.
Think of me as a translator — as the middle ground. I’m here to help you understand the language of your body, mind, and spirit so you can become a better, happier, and more fulfilled version of yourself.

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How I Teach My Patients to Do Intermittent Fasting Learn from my 10 years of personal and professional experience

How I Teach My Patients to Do Intermittent Fasting Learn from my 10 years of personal and professional experience

This blog is a follow up to The Truth about Intermittent Fasting which is an in-depth look at my personal experience with intermittent fasting and how it impacted my struggle with anorexia and binge eating. 

It’s a great blog for anyone who has disordered eating, body image issues, and those who are tired of generalized nutrition advice that’s so hyped up it’s hard to tell what’s a money making trend and what’s actually helpful for your health.

So we’re on the same page, let’s define intermittent fasting.

With intermittent fasting, you’re choosing a period of time to eat and a period of time to not eat, or fast, each day.

The Truth About Intermittent Fasting Get clarity around when it’s beneficial and when it’s harmful

The Truth About Intermittent Fasting Get clarity around when it’s beneficial and when it’s harmful

Intermittent fasting has taken the nutrition world by storm over the last few years. 

Like any craze, there’s bound to be legions of enthusiastic followers who have tried it out for 2 weeks then start proclaiming that it’s the best thing in the world and EVERYONE SHOULD DO IT.

The truth is much more nuanced, as you might have guessed.

I want to lay it all out for you, from the benefits to the subversive, hidden messaging that comes with any nutritional fad. 

I’ve included my own experience with intermittent fasting and my clinical experience working with patients who are interested in it.

Diagnosing Level in 5 Element Acupuncture Get to the root imbalance and help your patients heal

Diagnosing Level in 5 Element Acupuncture Get to the root imbalance and help your patients heal

One of the main differences between 5 element and TCM is diagnosing and treating the level of your patients’ dis-ease.

In 5e, it’s crucial for the practitioner to ascertain on which level – body, mind, or spirit – their patient’s discomfort is primarily located during every treatment.

Here’s how and why we need to diagnose level for our patients to get the best treatment outcomes.

Why You Need to Know Your Own Elements As a Practitioner Enhance your clinical abilities and your own health

Why You Need to Know Your Own Elements As a Practitioner Enhance your clinical abilities and your own health

As practitioners, we know that our role is to help our patients heal. 

What many of us often overlook is how our own health and internal balance contributes to our patients’ progress.

The 5 elements are an excellent tool to help you understand your patients, but also to increase your insight into yourself.

Here’s how knowing your own elements as a practitioner can enhance your clinical abilities and lead to happier, healthier patients. 

3 Reasons Why Balancing the 5 Elements Improves Patient Outcomes Get clear on the benefits of integrating the 5 elements into your practice

3 Reasons Why Balancing the 5 Elements Improves Patient Outcomes Get clear on the benefits of integrating the 5 elements into your practice

The 5 elements represent an essential but often overlooked aspect of our health.

When I started integrating them into my treatments, the difference was substantial for my patients compared to just treating them with TCM.

I also started receiving 5 element treatments for myself and the shifts I felt internally and saw externally were profound.

We all want the best for our patients and the 5 elements are an accessible way to help people transform their health. 

Here are the top 3 benefits for my patients that I’ve noticed since incorporating the 5 elements in my practice.

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