We use a step-wise approach when we work with adults and children. The first step is an initial intake and assessment. This includes a review of your most immediate concerns, a detailed review of health history, medications, dietary and lifestyle routines and a brief screening physical. We may also review recent lab work (if available) and make recommendations for specialized testing or assessments. Step by step we tackle the issues and enlist the treatments or programs that are best matched to your needs. Once you’re feeling better we provide acute care as needed, and annual follow up to help monitor progress and make the leap from feeling good to feeling great.
We want your time with us to be time spent well. That’s why we provide services that help you take charge of your health. The strategy we recommend for your Step-Wise program may include one or several of the following services:
We consider food to be medicine. The power of a balanced, whole foods-based diet can’t be underestimated in controlling hormone balance, digestive problems, inflammation, allergies, weight and increasing energy. You want a diet that is good for heart, bones, your digestion, cancer prevention and a healthy weight.
Along with diet, a supplement program may be recommended to provide needed nutrients.
Acupuncture is used to help with pain, circulation and healing. Acupuncture can be incorporated into stress management programs, hormone balancing treatment plans and for pain due to inflammation and muscle tension. We use both needle and needle-less acupuncture.
Hormone balancing is more than hormone replacement. We incorporate diet, exercise, herbs, detoxification, supplements, Chinese medicine, acupuncture and lifestyle counselling to optimize your body’s natural hormone production and to quell the rise in pro-aging and pro-inflammatory hormones that increase with age. In 2016 Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario obtained prescribing rights for bioidentical hormones and natural thyroid hormone, which makes your Naturopathic Doctor even better equipped to provide a holistic, effective, empowering hormone balancing plan.
This is about putting the important things in life first. It’s about balancing work with play and about having more repleting actions (foods, thoughts, habits) in a day than depleting actions. We consider exercise, stress management, goal setting to be important factors. To work out the details we have a network of specialty professionals to draw on – from counsellors and life coaches to personal trainers.
Homeopathy is a very safe, gentle and fast-acting form of medicine and has been successfully used for generations by adults, children, babies, pregnant women and even pets. Homeopathy utilizes small dilutions of plant, mineral, animal or vegetable extracts that have been prepared according to strict homeopathic methods.
Our systematic approach starts with an initial intake and assessment. We think outside the box to help uncover your barriers to feeling your best. With the help of detailed questioning and specialized testing we help you answer the tough questions.
Could foods be affecting the way I feel? How do I fine-tune an already healthy diet?
Is my diet meeting my needs? Do I need to take supplements? I’ve been taking supplements, are they being absorbed?
What’s going on with my metabolism? Why am I not losing weight? Why are my energy levels so low?
How much of how I feel can be contributed to hormone imbalance?
What’s causing my digestive problems? Do I have a parasite? Do I have Candida? Do I have enough “friendly” bacteria?