Naturopathic Treatment Approaches

The following are examples of how we use Naturopathic Medicine to strengthen the body’s ability to heal and address these conditions. We always look at each person individually.

Digestive disorders (Crohn’s, colitis, IBS, ulcers, GERD, bloating and gas)

  • Identifying food sensitivities (which are a big factor in contributing to digestive problems)
  • Botanical support to increase intestinal wall health
  • Dietary recommendations
  • Testing for adequate stomach acid and enzymes

Managing Stress and Decreasing Fatigue

  • Lifestyle counselling—where does your stress come from and what can be done to cope more effectively
  • Botanicals / herbs that strengthen the stress coping mechanisms and the stress responding organs
  • Improving sleep
  • Dietary changes (removing sugar, food sensitivities)
  • Evaluating blood sugar regulation, thyroid and adrenal function.

Boosting Immune function 

  • Preventative vitamin/mineral supplementation
  • Massage and wet warming socks to stimulate lymph circulation
  • Botanical/herbal formulas to boost immune function, adrenal glands and lungs
  • Lifestyle recommendations focused on a balance of adequate rest, exercise and eating

Improving Thyroid Function 

  • Looking at basal body temperature for subclinical thyroid disorders
  • Botanical/herbal supplementation
  • Hair analysis to check for adequate mineral levels as thyroid function is affected by iodine, selenium, zinc, copper and manganese levels
  • Assessing the balance between thyroid, adrenal gland and ovary function.

Weight management 

  • Monitoring Body Composition changes with BIA to measure actual fat loss
  • Evaluation of hormonal balance especially with respect to thyroid and adrenal function and insulin/glucose regulation
  • Eliminating food sensitivities
  • Encourage exercise routines
  • Ensuring proper mineral levels through hair analysis to ensure that the metabolic processes for energy production are optimal
  • Supportive care for lifestyle changes
  • Detoxification and cleansing programs are often very helpful

Allergies and sensitivities 

  • Screening for food sensitivities by muscle response testing and / or IgG blood testing
  • Elimination / rotation diets
  • Evaluation of environmental exposure to allergens
  • Evaluating the diet and using nutritional supplementation to decrease the allergic response
  • Supporting a balanced immune system
  • Treating Candida-related complex which is often present

Arthritis and Pain 

Pain is produced by inflammatory prostaglandins which are increased when diets are high in trans fatty acids and excess saturated fats

  • Assessing for and treating food allergies and nutritional deficiencies
  • Supplementation of essential fatty acids (EFA) which are natural anti-inflammatories
  • Botanical/herbal anti-inflammatories
  • Naturopathic home hydrotherapy techniques

Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and diabetes

  • Dietary evaluation and recommendations for glucose regulation
  • Management of stress response
  • Encourage appropriate exercise routine
  • Botanical support
  • Essential fatty acid balance for anti-inflammatory effect
  • Assessment of kidney and adrenal gland function

Osteoporosis/Osteopenia

  • Saliva and urine pH testing to assess acid/alkaline balance
  • Hair Mineral analysis to assess availability of minerals essential to bone structure
  • Hormone evaluation (blood or saliva)
  • Dietary modification to include calcium-magnesium rich and alkaline foods
  • Encourage weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening and balance exercises
  • Specific supplementation of bone building nutrients

Detoxification and Cleansing

  • Choice of programs available from 7 day starter to 6 week in-depth
  • Designed to encourage adequate elimination of normal body waste and environmental toxins
  • Provides increased energy through dietary, botanical and homeopathic programs
  • Designed to encourage adequate elimination of normal body waste and environmental toxins
  • Often used as a starting point for many treatment plans including weight loss programs

Health Optimization and Anti-Aging

  • Who says you have to be sick to “see the doctor”? We want to work with you to improve your health and well-being, prevent illness and take charge of your life.