Treating and healing from the inside out
As your integrative health providers, we offer Naturopathic medicine which can help focus on naturally occurring substances, minimally invasive methods, and the promotion of natural healing. Our Naturopathic Doctors focus not only on the symptoms but also the underlying conditions causing the symptoms. NDs specialize in treating and preventing chronic illnesses by looking at the root causes and addressing an individual as a whole person
Why Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine strives to fill the missing links in healthcare offering ‘alternative’ and ‘adjunctive’ care.
As Naturopathic Doctors, we listen to you and teach you how to listen to your body and it's needs, an essential part of wellness.
We value individualized medicine where treatment is personalized to each unique patient
Is Naturopathic Medicine Right for Me?
We offer potential new patients a complimentary 15-minute consultations where you can ask us questions about naturopathic medicine, and we can speak collaboratively about achieving your optimal health. Please note that no medical advice and/or specific treatment plans will be given throughout these appointments. They will be provided once a full initial assessment is completed.
CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Examples of common conditions treated with Naturopathic Medicine include (but are not limited to):
· Digestive Health (IBS & IBD, GERD, constipation, food sensitivities)
· Women’s Health (fertility, PMS, endometriosis, menopause)
· Heart Health (heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol)
· Emotional Health (depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, counseling)
· Immune Health (cold & flu, infections, allergies, asthma, autoimmune)
· Skin Health (acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, pigmentation, aging)
· Pediatric Health (well child checks, behaviour issues, ADHD, ear infections)
· Pain and Musculoskeletal (arthritis, headaches, injuries, muscle and nerve)
· Metabolic Health (thyroid, diabetes, osteoporosis, adrenals)
· Weight Management (healthy weight loss, body composition analysis)
Naturopathic Medicine integrates standard clinical diagnostics with a broad range of natural treatments to help you reach your specific health goals
Our Standard Diagnostic Tools
Naturopaths are trained to: perform comprehensive physical examinations; order laboratory tests (including food allergy testing, functional hormone testing, SIBO testing, routine bloodwork, urine analysis, etc.); and interpret lab and imaging results.
Our Broad Range of Natural Treatments
Naturopathic Doctors use a wide range of natural treatments that allow ND’s to develop treatment plans that address not only the physical aspect of a person, but also the mental and emotional aspects. The naturopathic therapies are all based on the same principles – they all assist the body’s healing response, and they are often more effective when combined. Therapies can include: nutrition, botanical/herbal medicine, acupuncture, natural health products, homeopathy, and lifestyle counselling.
Naturopathic Doctors aim to identify and treat the underlying cause of a symptom or disease. Instead of simply applying a “natural band-aid” to ease a symptom, naturopaths ask the question “why” and address the problem at the root. You can expect to spend more time with your naturopath, as your ND will assess the function of your whole body to determine how symptoms may be connected or one body system may be affecting another. The role of the ND is to help you return your whole body to balance and optimal function. This method of addressing health provides a long-lasting resolution to health complaints and enables an individual to achieve optimal health and wellness.
DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OFFERED
Most advanced hormone test, offering an extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones and melatonin, along with their metabolites, to identify symptoms of hormonal imbalances. Understanding the complexity of these hormone systems are an invaluable tool in understanding fatigue, PMS, menopausal symptoms, and especially fertility.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS PANEL
75 gene panel that includes assessment of non-coding variants.
Includes the maternally inherited mitochondrial genome. Is ideal for patients with clinical diagnosis of autism.
ideal for patients with clinical diagnosis of autism
GI MAP STOOL TEST
Imbalances in gut microbes and infections with pathogenic microbes has been heavily linked with the development of major conditions including autoimmune diseases. Testing the stool for can provide the missing link to uncovering the root causes of many modern diseases
ORGANIC ACIDS TEST
Offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with 76 markers
Provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria.
Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function.
FOOD SENSITIVITY TEST
Systemic: Fever, fatigue, chills, sweating, weakness, puffiness.
Skin: Itching, redness, rashes.
Brain: Mood and memory disturbances, behavioural problems.
Lungs: Bronchitis and asthma
Musculoskeletal: Joint pain, muscle stiffness, swelling.
Digestive tract: Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, bloating