January 20, 2018

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  • Gillian Martlew, N.D.
  • New London Center for Naturopathic Health
  • PO Box 1195
  • New London, NH 03257
  • (603) 526-8446


"Before I started working with Gillian I thought there was no hope of ever feeling well again..."
"...I've tried many alternative therapies in the last 8 years. Each helped to some degree, but none has ever produced the life changing results that working with you has..."
"...it is wonderful to wake up in the morning and feel good-for the first time in many years!"
"Going to Dr. Martlew and learning how to take charge of my health is the most important decision I ever made..."
"Dear Gillian, Hope you are sitting down!!!!!!!!! Total Cholesterol 198 (my fingers quiver as I type!) HDL 62, LDL 122, Tryglycerides 77..."
"...following your suggestions, I am sleeping much better, I DON'T crave sweets anymore, I'm off caffeine, I have lots of energy...I can hardly wait to see what other good things are in store for me..."
"You can't begin to imagine how excited I am to report my cholesterol numbers to you...These are motivating results. In January my Doctor's comment was, 'it is unlikely with a level this high that you will be able to lower it without medication.' Comment on this report is, 'please continue whatever you've been doing to get it down. It worked!' ..."


Therapies & Benefits


Naturopaths are general practitioners, trained as experts in natural medicine. Naturopathy is a gentle system of holistic health care, which covers all aspects of family health. Naturopaths seek the cause of disease and support healing and restoration of the body’s natural balance. Naturopathy is successfully integrated with standard medical treatments.

Naturopathy combines the best natural, non-toxic therapies with modern clinical knowledge. I use unique combinations of natural therapies for each patient, including Functional Medicine and testing (see below for more information), Clinical Nutrition, enzymes, herbal and homeopathic remedies and hydrotherapy. I take the time to listen, and work with you to discover the underlying cause of your illness, and create a realistic program designed to allow your body to heal and keep you at your optimum health for life.

Naturopathy is utilized in the treatment of many health problems, both acute and chronic, including, but not limited to, such concerns as:

  • stress, anxiety and related problems
  • weight issues
  • menopause and women’s health issues
  • hormonal and glandular imbalances
  • headaches
  • high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • asthma and respiratory illness
  • blood sugar abnormalities
  • thyroid disorders
  • yeast infections and candida
  • fatigue
  • fibromyalgia
  • bone and joint health
  • digestive system disorders
  • allergies
  • skin conditions
  • insomnia
  • arthritis
  • degenerative diseases
  • immune disorders

Historically, neurology, endocrinology, and immunology were considered three different disciplines. However, current medical research has established a definite link between the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems through their respective communication messengers; neurotransmitters, hormones, and cytokines. Homeostasis requires the absolute balance of all of these messenger molecules and systems.

I use the latest functional testing methods to assess Neurology, Endocrinology and Immunology. These include the most recent testing for Lyme disease, metal sensitivities, gut dysbiosis, IGG food sensitivities, gluten and celiac and intestinal permeability, neurochemical imbalances (serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and many others), immune disorders and Th1, Th2 and Th17 Cytokines, Vitamin D and hormone mapping.

These are extremely powerful tests and provide information not furnished by regular allopathic or alternative profiles.

Iridology is the science/practice of iris analysis. My foundational training in this technique was with world-renowned expert and developer of Iridology in the United States, Dr. Bernard Jensen. I now incorporate the European (advanced) method based on the research of Angerer, Deck and Kriege. Iridology is used during my naturopathic consultations. Iridology is a valuable technique, which assists me in determining the basic and underlying causes of health problems and disease. It allows me to ascertain the genetic strength of the body, and the condition of organs and body systems and can reveal early warning of weakness. Iridology is an extremely powerful and non-invasive tool used by many European MDs as an aid to diagnosis.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a powerful tool that has been demonstrated on TV’s Discovery Program. I use EFT to help my patients overcome negative emotions that are undermining their health. I also use it to reduce or eliminate many forms of pain, stop food cravings that sabotage healthy food choices, and to instigate positive goals to support optimal health…I use EFT with a broad range of patient issues and am consistently astounded by how simple, powerful and effective it is.

My approach is unique in that I also address neurochemical imbalance in conjunction with using EFT.

Most physical illnesses have an emotional-element to them that may be keeping a patient stuck, or preventing their illness from being completely resolved. The damage to the body’s energy system caused by powerful negative emotions like fear, traumatic memories, phobias, anger and negative beliefs, can insidiously impact health and contribute to physical discomfort and disease. EFT involves a number of techniques, including tapping on specific points along the body’s energy lines (acupuncture meridians) to restore normal energy flow.

The following list is an example of some of the issues that will respond to EFT:

  • Fears, anxiety and stress
  • Traumatic memories and phobias
  • Food cravings, compulsions, addictions, smoking, over-eating etc
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Anger and irritation
  • Sleep problems
  • Negative self-image, self-sabotage, and self-doubt
  • Weight issues
  • Many forms of pain

Even the most severe negative emotions will usually respond to EFT.

When you book your EFT session with me you will be rewarded with some very rapid and positive changes, often in emotional/physical situations that have not responded to any other interventions. Please feel free to email me if you have questions about how EFT could help you. Note: I do not recommend EFT as a replacement for the psychological ‘road-map’ or expertise provided by a therapist. EFT should never be used in place of medical treatment.

Functional Diagnostic Testing integrates with Naturopathic medicine. It is concerned with identifying the real cause(s) of a patient’s illness by investigating the biochemical and metabolic problems involved in a disease process. It differs from the disease-specific approach in that it uses challenge tests instead of the standard diagnostic tests and provides data?which is used to design a personalized patient-specific protocol to eliminate the cause of the illness.

Functional Medicine, like Naturopathy, focuses on the dynamic processes that underlie and precede disease, and seeks a path of therapy which addresses these issues. It is primarily patient centered; patients are encouraged to take an active role in their healing, and treatments are based on each patient’s unique needs, including physical, mental and emotional.