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About Me

Meet Michael Bono, certified Natural Health Practitioner.

After a decade in the construction industry, Michael felt the invisible pull to a completely different life path. A culmination of dissatisfaction within his career and a lifetime of watching his family, friends and coworkers experience continual discontent with their health and wellness, it was then that Naturopathy all but slapped him in the face. Through a fateful series of events, he was introduced to Dr. Burgess of Natures Helping Hand, and after an enlightening discussion about Naturopathy and the process of becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, she recommended the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education.

Michael enrolled in June of 2020, and has never looked back.

With three certifications, over 1800 hours of instruction on dozens of natural therapies and countless more in personal study, walking with clients on their health journey is something Michael is honored to be able to do each day.

In Michael's spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, reading, working/volunteering at fan conventions, spending time outside, and listening to interesting podcasts. 

Education and Certifications

Natural Health Practitioner 2024

Natural Health Therapist 2023

Natural Health Educator 2021

Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education 2021 - Present

Natural Herbs

Naturopathic Principles

  • First Do No Harm: Naturopaths follow three guidelines to avoid harm to their clients:

    • Utilize methods and therapies which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary; 

    • Avoid the harmful suppression of symptoms when possible; and

    • Acknowledge, respect, and work with individual's self-healing process. 

  • The Healing Power of Nature: Traditional Naturopaths recognize the inherent self-healing process within people. Traditional Naturopaths act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.

  • Identify and Work with the Cause: The Traditional Naturopath seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely suppress symptoms. 

  • Work with the Whole Person: Traditional Naturopaths evaluate each client by taking into account the physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors.

  • Doctor as Teacher: Traditional Naturopaths educate their clients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of an advisory relationship. 

  • Prevention: Traditional Naturopaths emphasize the prevention of illness by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility, and by making appropriate interventions with their clients to prevent illness.

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