Naturopathic & Functional Treatments

​Dr. McCarter combines the science of conventional medicine with the wisdom of naturopathic medicine to treat everything from the common cold, to autoimmune disease. She understands the necessity of uncovering the root cause of illness. With her clinical experience, carefully listening to your story and using the most advanced diagnostic and functional medicine testing available she will determine what’s causing your symptoms. She combines this scientific approach with naturopathic (natural) therapies that nurture the body back to health rather than suppressing it. She is very effective in helping those with ailments that conventional medicine doesn't have a solution for as well as those who are seeking an alternative to their current healthcare. 

Dr. McCarter uses safe, natural, and effective therapies to restore your health and vitality including...

Nicole is an herbal medicine specialist. She is trained in using herbal medicine to treat digestive problem. Herbal medicine is very effective in the treatment of acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Herbal or botanical medicines are plant-derived preparations that are used to treat and prevent disease. Plants have been used as a form of medicine since before recorded history and in many ancient cultures. When used under the supervision of a knowledgeable practitioner, herbs can be a very safe and effective form of medicine with fewer side effects than conventional medications. 


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Herbal medicine

Holistic Nutritional Assessment & Counseling 

The foods we eat are the building blocks for every cell in our body and provide the tools our body needs to carry out all of its biochemical processes including energy production, detoxification, hormone and neurotransmitter production, etc.


Nutritional assessment is more than learning which foods are healthy and which are not. Understanding how certain foods could be negatively affecting your health (via food allergy testing, digestive health analysis and nutrient testing to name a few) is a cornerstone to restoring optimal wellbeing. Using a simplified approach, Nicole can help you understand your body's needs and provide you with the resources you need to restore vibrancy to your diet and your state of health. 

Nicole McCarter is a naturopathic doctor located in Los Altos, CA which is conveniently located near Palo Alto and easily accessible from the Bay Area.

Holistic nutrition individualizes nutrition to your specific needs. Not everyone requires the same diet. Nicole uses food intolerance testing and looks for nutrient deficiencies to determine the right diet for you. She creates an individualized diet plan. She specializes in food allergies, elimination diets, cleanse and detox diets.  

Did you know there are many natural therapies to treat insomnia, naturally reduce stress and improve mood? Naturopathic medicine is effective in treating these common problems associated with stress and lifestyle habits. Insomnia and sleep problems are significantly helped by meditation and herbal medicine that are calming to the nervous system and support the adrenal glands. Adrenal fatigue is caused by stress and often associated with anxiety, depression, difficulty losing weight, and fatigue. Nicole McCarter is a naturopathic doctor in Los Altos, CA conveniently close to Palo alto

The way we handle stress, the quality of our sleep, our diet and the amount we exercise all greatly affect our health.


Through a lifestyle assessment, Nicole takes each of these aspects of your life into account to make recommendations which can improve your overall health in a manner that is both effective and realistic for you.


Nicole works with you to achieve a balanced lifestyle and monitor progress towards your goals, tailoring the approach to fit your individual needs.

Lifestyle assessment & coaching

Intramuscular (IM) nutrient therapy is essentially delivering nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants) directly into the muscle (via a shot) to be quickly absorbed and utilized immediately. 

IM therapy is particularly useful when the digestive function is compromised such as in IBD, SIBO, celiac disease and leaky gut. Because the nutrients don't have to be absorbed through the digestive tract. It's also incredibly helpful in treating migraines, fatigue and speeding recovery time from colds and flus. 

IM Nutrient Therapy  

Nicole McCarter is a naturopathic doctor and homeopath located in Los Altos, CA, which is conveniently located near Palo Alto and easily accessible from the Bay Area. She uses homeopathy to treat pediatrics. She also uses homeopathy to naturally treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, autoimmune disease, digestive issues and acute colds.

Nicole McCarter is a naturopathic doctor located in Los Altos, CA which is conveniently located near Palo Alto and easily accessible from the Bay Area. She uses bioidentical hormones replacement therapy or BHRT to treat menopause, postpartum depression, PMDD, PMS, hypothyroid, and adrenal fatigue. She does saliva hormone testing, and adrenal health testing to assess the cause of hormone imbalances

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also know as BHRT or HRT, is the use of hormones that are identical to the ones our body naturally makes. 

This form of natural hormone therapy can be used to treat hormone deficiencies including menopause, andropause, PMDD, PMS, postpartum depression, thyroid disorders,  anti-aging, severe adrenal fatigue. Low hormones are also associated with anxiety, insomnia and difficulty losing weight. 

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Homeopathy is a form of medicine that involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Based on a patient’s specific symptom, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient. Homeopathy is a very gentle and safe medicine that can be used in the treatment of babies and children. 


Homeopathy is widely used in Europe to treat anything from a simple cold to chronic diseases. Homeopathic preparations are commonly found in European drug stores and there are even hospitals dedicated solely to homeopathic treatment


3200 Middlefield Road Suite D

Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 485-2758

Tel: 650.485.2758

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