Dr. Gail Littell is opening her private naturopathic medical practice in Salem, IN, and can be reached via her website www.creeksidenaturalmedicine.com or by calling 812-896-5547.
Dr. Gail and Creekside Natural Medicine
by Gail Littell, ND
Dr. Gail Littell’s first introduction to naturopathic medicine came in 1978 as she was pursuing professional training in massage therapy. With a personal history of poor health as a child and young adult she had discovered that her body responded favorably to a more natural approach to healthcare and she wanted to share with others the benefits she had experienced. When Dr. Gail learned of naturopathic medicine, she immediately knew “this was it – it brought together all of my interests and made so much sense”. However, the timing wasn’t right; her twins were not quite 3 years old at the time. But in May 2013, Dr. Gail graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine with her 3 children and their spouses, her 7 grandchildren, as well as a sibling and her 87 year old mother cheering her on. She has since returned to rural southern Indiana and is in the midst of opening a private practice, Creekside Natural Medicine, in Salem, Indiana.
Dr. Gail’s eclectic background includes homeschooling her children, serving as township trustee/assessor and hospice volunteer, organic certification of her farm and farm animals, freelance writing, serving as church youth group leader, herbal wildcrafting and working with a popular internet company as natural foods product research & development/product manager. Still licensed as a massage therapist in Indiana, Dr. Gail draws on her eclectic background and interests as she begins her naturopathic medical practice. She is especially interested in supporting people with chronic illness and in developing a “cradle to grave” practice that educates and empowers families in their own health care. Dr. Gail embraces the naturopathic philosophy of health restoration; in the words of Jared Zeff, ND, Lac, “The work of the nature cure physician is to help the patient create the conditions for health to exist within them, and, if necessary, to stimulate, support, or enhance the restorative, self-healing mechanisms, through a system of therapeutic interventions, rationally applied, in the appropriate order.”