Areas of Clinical Focus
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
PPMD (Post Partum Mood Disorder) – anxiety, depression, disconnect
Perimenopause and Menopause
Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Mental Health & Stress
Nutrition is a foundational piece of healthy living. The relationship between the foods we eat and our health is examined to understand the impact diet is having on our overall wellbeing. Food intolerances, deficiencies, nutritional excesses and dietary imbalances can all associated with many medical conditions. With appropriate dietary modifications, specific dietary plans are recommended as well as possible nutritional supplements.
Time is spent with each person, discovering how their life experiences, their environment, their beliefs and values have impacted their health or ill health. All aspects of the individual are taken into consideration - the physical, mental and emotional when creating a plan or strategy for treatment.
Incorporating health habits and perspectives is foundational in creating a lifestyle that is aligned to your health goals.
Plants have been used for health promotion since the beginning of civilization and are the foundation of our modern day pharmacology. When used correctly and at the proper dosages they can be helpful to support and treat the body.
Herbal preparations come in the form of:
Naturopathic Medicine is a system of health care focused on treating the whole individual. The basic principle is to stimulate the healing power of the body, while treating the underlying causes of disease with natural therapies. Physical, mental and emotional aspects of health are addressed, focusing not only on treatment but also prevention, connecting with the body’s natural self-healing capacity.
PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Naturopathic Medicine is a system of health care focused on treating the whole individual. The basic principle is to stimulate the healing power of the body, while treating the underlying causes of disease with natural therapies. Physical, mental and emotional aspects of health are addressed; focusing not only on treatment but also prevention, connecting with the body’s natural self-healing capacity.
IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE CAUSES
Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine seek to uncover the root causes of illness or disease. Symptoms are not suppressed, but analyzed to understand the deeper reasons of expression. The root cause can vary from one individual to another and the practitioner works with you to address the underlying causes, creating a better understanding and to make deep and lasting changes.
FIRST, DO NO HARM
Naturopathic Doctors use treatments that are safe, avoiding the risk of harmful side effects while avoiding, when possible the suppression of symptoms. Each individual’s own self-healing process is respected, working with the person to treat his or her health conditions.
DOCTOR, AS TEACHER
Teaching individuals how to make lasting and meaningful changes for health and healing is of primary importance for Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine. Understanding health through education and treatment goals empowers and encourages self-responsibility for health.
TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON
Each person is unique and Naturopathic Medicine aims at honouring this by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, social and environmental factors. Totality of health is desired, creating wellbeing in all levels of the individual.
DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION
Naturopathic Doctors emphasize the prevention of disease, while promoting overall vitality. Health is more than the absence of symptoms/illness. Diet, lifestyle and stress management techniques are taught to ensure individuals can function at their highest level of wellbeing.
SUPPORT THE HEALING POWER OF THE BODY
The body naturally moves toward a state of balance and wellbeing. Naturopathic Medicine works to support this process and removes obstacles to healing while promoting balance and health. Each individual has an inherent self-healing ability and Naturopathic Doctors help facilitate this process through mind, body and spirit, while preventing further disease from occurring.