Special Conditions


Naturopathic doctors use an integrative approach utilizing the least-force interventions first. We approach patients holistically, considering all physical and psychosocial aspects of a condition.

The following are a few examples of conditions where a naturopathic approach has been successful for us. One reason naturopaths have had such successes is that we are able to spend the time necessary to focus on the individual aspects of enacting long-term change. Another benefit is our use of tools like nutrition, herbal medicine, counseling, etc.

  • Cardiovascular Disease

    We use an integrative approach to cardiovascular disease management. We have been successful in reducing the modifiable risk factors for heart disease using an integrative approach. Standard of Care screening and management guidelines will be used including but not limited to physical exams, home health care instructions, diet and exercise education, pharmaceutical management, and when appropriate additional nutritional or herbal supplementation.

    You will be asked to commit to a series of 4 visits after your initial intake. This will involve a medication assessment, comprehensive diet assessment, physical activity assessment, and a stress management assessment. We have found that when visits are divided into specific categories treatment programs can be more individualized and thus more successful. We are happy to work in conjunction with your cardiologist.

  • Food Allergies

    We can help you with the diagnosis of food allergies/intolerances, and the dietary modifications that such a diagnosis necessitates. Food allergies may include celiac disease, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, or others. Through personal experience we understand how challenging changing one’s diet can be, but we will support you through this process one step at a time.

    Dr. Caselli leads a food allergy/intolerance support group that meets monthly at the Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta. Check the news page for details on upcoming meetings.

  • Diabetes

    We use an integrative approach to diabetes management. We have had success in reversing the early stages of diabetes and in decreasing insulin resistance at any stage by using an integrative approach. Standard of Care screening and management guidelines will be used, including but not limited to physical exams, home health care instructions, diet and exercise education, pharmaceutical management, and, when appropriate, additional nutritional or herbal supplementation.

    You will be asked to commit to a series of 4 visits after your initial intake. This will involve a medication assessment, comprehensive diet assessment, physical activity assessment, and a stress management assessment. We have found that when visits are divided into specific categories treatment programs can be more individualized and thus more successful. We are happy to work in conjunction with your cardiologist or endocrinologist.

  • Weight Management

    The approach to weight loss is extremely individual. We do not use any fad diets, calorie counting, weight loss supplements, etc. At North Star we work with you to find your weight loss obstacles. Obstacles include poor diet, too little exercise, stress, depression, chronic pain, hypothyroidism, excessive toxic burden, and more. Our goal is to help you achieve a state of health rather than focusing on an ideal size or shape. We will work with you to develop a weight loss strategy that is realistic for you.

  • Detoxification & Environmental Medicine

    We recognize that environmental toxins play a role in overall health. Which is why we offer a bi-annual group detoxification program called 28 Day Total Health Reset. This program can be started one on one with Dr. Caselli at any time.

    We test for heavy metals when appropriate and will assist you in their removal using the most up to date protocols.

    We can also test for genetic varients, such as methylation defects, ´╗┐that may prevent you from detoxifying appropriately.

    There is a lot of misinformation about detoxification and cleanses that can be harmful to your health. We can help you sort through this information to find the most supportive way to address any recent toxin exposures and get rid of accumulated toxins in your body.