About Dr. Verdouw, ND

About Dr. Verdouw, ND

Estella Verdouw, ND provides health benefits for persons of all ages.

She has had a lifelong interest of natural health and home remedies.  Having received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario she then returned to her NY home & family, where for 20 years prior she had worked in service education and product development for Xerox Corporation.

In practice since 2009 she has established year-round offices in Clayton, Watertown, and Webster, NY and applies her life’s experience and knowledge of holistic healing to treat your mind, body and spirit.

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Health Conditions

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic Doctors are trained as primary care doctors in conventional and complementary medicine and have a four-year doctorate level degree from a federally accredited medical school.  They apply a variety of natural therapies and non-invasive interventions.  ND’s are extensively educated in lab result analysis and drug – herb (supplement) interactions.

  • Homeopathy
  • Herbs (Botanical Medicine)
  • Lifestyle Counseling
  • Clinical Nutrition and Supplements
  • Biotherapeutic Drainage
  • Physical Medicine
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Yesterday after my appointment my ankle felt better and I followed your advice as much as possible (even doing the things before bed as you suggested).My foot looks normal this morning! Thanks for your help.

JG~~ Jefferson County, NY


In the winter of 2015 I started having some pretty uncomfortable digestive issues.  I was used to having heartburn, and occasional diarrhea, but this was different.  After eating I would become very bloated. It was so bad it would cause chest pain, then I would belch and it would go away for a while, then it would come back.  I went through this cycle for an hour or two after each meal. I also always felt hungry, even if I just finished eating.  I knew, from experience, that if I went the route of conventional medicine they would prescribe antacid/acid reflux medications that while they would alleviate my symptoms they would cause me other digestive issues.  I am also a label reader, and I didn’t want to deal with any of the other side effects that they listed.  I had been thinking that I would like to try a naturopathic method of health care for a while; I had been caring around Dr. Verdouw’s card for months.  This was the impetus I needed.

When I called Dr. Verdouw, ND for an appointment she got me in quickly.  She mailed me a questionnaire that asked me more questions about my life and health, and the life and health of my family, than all other doctors I have ever seen have asked me collectively.  The diet that she put me on seemed very restrictive but because I was in so much discomfort I knew I had to give it a try.  Between the diet and the other Naturopathic modalities she suggested I had considerable relief in three days!  I was happy with this and I would have been happy to stop there but because Dr. Verdouw, ND knew about all of my other aches and pains, due to her extensive questionnaire and interview, she helped me with several other issues that I had chalked up to “aging or normal”.

  • Last summer I realized that for the first time in years I could bend over and plant my garden without heartburn/acid reflux. I could also get down on my hands and knees easier than in the past.
  • In the fall as I was going up and down stairs, with all of the canned goods from the garden, my knees didn’t hurt!
  • And this winter when I decided I wanted to repaint my office I couldn’t believe how quick and painless the process was. The year before I wouldn’t have attempted it, my health was that poor.

I still have some health challenges, but with Dr. Verdouw’s help I have a much better understanding of my own body.  The diet, that at first seemed so restrictive, has shown me what foods really affect my health.  I have fun creating recipes from good foods. I have lost some weight without “counting calories”, and I am never hungry.  Thank you Dr. Verdouw (for being my Naturopathic Doctor)!

RW ~~ Monroe County


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