Naturopathic Functional Medicine in Tyler Texas

A Holistic Approach for Whole People.

Are you tired of going to several doctors, spending your time, money and energy only to be given another med, an increased dose of a current med(s), and or be referred to another doctor who does the same thing? You've come to the right place.

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What is Naturopathic Functional Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that concentrates on whole-patient wellness while emphasizing prevention and the process of self-healing through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment.

Naturopathic doctors are clinically trained primary care doctors who have graduated from a four-year naturopathic medical school. Dr. Icenhower works all aspects of women’s health to identify the underlying causes of disease and provide evidence-informed therapies to help facilitate the body’s ability to restore and maintain optimal health.


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“the approach to medicine that recognizes the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.”

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Naturopathic Functional Medicine FAQs

What kind of ailments do Naturopathic Doctors treat?

What kind of ailments do you work with?

  • Autoimmune Disorders- MS, SLE, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergies
  • PMS – heavy bleeding, cramping, bloating, irritability
  • Anxiety • Moodiness/depression
  • Peri-menopause/Menopausal symptoms
  • Infertility • Brain Fog • Gene Mutations (poor methylation, detoxing)
  • No Libido • Aging • Cardiovascular Inflammation
  • Gastro/intestinal disorders • Neurological disorders
  • Adrenal insufficiency • Thyroid/Glandular disorder • Osteoporosis
  • PAIN • Weight gain • Chronic Fatigue • Hair loss • Dry skin
  • Did I mention INSOMNIA?
Do you naturopathic doctors go to school?

Do naturopathic doctors go to school?

Naturopathic Doctors receive their Doctorate in Naturopathic/Functional Medicine from a federally accredited brick and mortar medical school with clinical rotations and or residencies and are licensed by state regulated boards as primary care doctors to find the cause and eliminate disease.

Accredited naturopathic medical schools are four-year, in-residence, hands-on medical programs consisting of a minimum of 4,100 hours of class and clinical training. During naturopathic medical school, students are educated in biomedical sciences in combination with natural approaches to therapy. NDs also study disease prevention and clinical techniques.

Do you naturopathic doctors go to school?

Who regulates naturopathic medicine schools?

The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a non-profit organization founded in 1978, is an accrediting agency for doctoral programs in naturopathic medicine (ND programs) in the U.S. and Canada. Graduation from a CNME-accredited ND program qualifies an individual to take the NPLEX licensing exam and to become a licensed naturopathic physician in the U.S. and Canadian states and provinces where naturopathic medicine is regulated.

The CNME is recognized as an accrediting agency for ND programs by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), and thus meets the DOE’s stringent regulatory requirements. 

What do naturopathic doctors study?

What do naturopathic doctors study?

Courses studied in naturopathic medicine schools include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Functional Nutrition-food as medicine, fasting, diet as medicine
  • Cardiology, Immunology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Urology, Gynecology, Dermatology, Pathology, Physiology, Anatomy, etc.
  • Pediatric medicine
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Organic and Biochemistry
  • Functional Biomedical Nutritional Science- nutrient deficiency and disease manifestation
  • Functional Laboratory and Clinical Diagnostics –
  • Environmental Medicine- epigenetics – environmental toxins and disease manifestation
  • Pharmacology
  • Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine
  • Homeopathic medicine
  • Botanical medicine- Chinese, Western and Ayurvedic
  • Physical medicine-manipulation, hydrotherapy, massage and energy work
  • Counseling-Mind/body/spirit connection
  • Minor surgery
  • IV/injection therapy
  • Midwifery (can be trained and licensed with extra course work)
  • 2 + years in clinical rotations/residency
  •  All NDs must pass NPLEX-I and II licensing exam administered by NABNE-North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners to become a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician.

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Dr Bella Icenhower, Naturopathic Functional Medicine Doctor in Tyler Texas

Meet Dr. Bella Icenhower

Naturopathic Doctor in Tyler, Texas

Dr. Icenhower’s main goal is to help women learn how to care for themselves through the demands of life. She has found in her practice that many women by the age of 50 are spent, tired, exhausted, and depleted which can then lead to chronic illness. Her passion is working with women who are or may be headed down this spiraling path and redirect them by restoring, rejuvenating and replenishing their Health and Vitality. The body is amazing in its desire to Be Well.

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Happy Patients

Dr. Bella has been so helpful in my personal health and wellbeing. She is highly trained and skilled in her field and I feel like I have the best functional medicine dr anyone could ask for. I highly recommend her in my professional setting as well due to her exceptional care and collaboration with mutual patients.

Misty's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Testimonial



Dr. Bella has been a light at the end of the tunnel for me. I work in healthcare full time, I am a mother of 3, wife, and so much more! I came to see Dr. Bella for the onset of acne, overall fatigue, and major sinus issues I was having. The protocol she placed me under has CHANGED MY LIFE! I’ve always been sedentary for the most part and too exhausted to complete everyday tasks. I am now running 3-4 times a week, eating a wonderfully balanced diet, and have more energy to spare and am able to spend quality time with my kiddos and husband after work. If you are having any doubts about seeing a Dr. of natural medicine, please let me put your mind at ease and assure you this will be one of the best steps you could take in life…To better yourself and provide yourself with a clean, quality lifestyle as we were meant to have.

Eleesa's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Testimonial



When I came to see Dr. Bella. I could not have felt worse! She is a great listener, very intuitive and her knowledge is so well rounded, impressive! She has a very detailed patient profile that I completed prior to my visit, that she combs through and refers to a lot during visits. Surprisingly, she remembers a lot of the details!

I had my second appointment today, as I am a month into my protocol and am already experiencing a significant improvement! So, progress has been good! I am so thankful to have found Dr. Bella!

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