To achieve balance in health and to teach and empower patients with the principles of naturopathic medicine:
- First, do no harm
- Identify and treat the causes
- Doctor as teacher
- Treat the whole person
- Support the healing power of nature
Dr. Natalie Cheng-Kai-On has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, and a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She did her internship with the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, Anishnawbe Health Centre, Mountainside Wellness, and Whipps Cross Hospital (London, England). Dr. Cheng is a licensed naturopath with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy (BDDT-N). She is also licensed to practice acupuncture with the Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (CSCMA). Dr. Cheng is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors. She is a certified FirstLine Therapy health practitioner. Dr. Cheng is also licensed in Parenteral Therapy.
I was introduced to natural health care at a young age. My father was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disorder that could only be controlled with steroid therapy. After a year of treatment, we were encouraged to try Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, and after 3 months of treatment with Eastern herbs, he had completely recovered and has been free of steroids for over 25 years. Since then my family has used food as medicine, and we try to live as naturally as possible.
I have personally suffered from environmental and food allergies for many years, so I understand the frustrations of reacting to unknown sensitivities. With a history of eczema, a chronic condition that flares up, and then resolves for years, I can tell you that there are many factors that keep you well. Lifestyle changes including air purification, natural cleaners, a gluten-free, allergy-free diet (at one time I was sensitive to gluten, eggs, dairy, corn, soy, nuts, shellfish, tomatoes, and pineapple), and stress management, are some of the things that I currently practice. Don’t worry, I still enjoy life. There are tons of great recipes and restaurants that can keep you on track and in the best health you can be.
One of my challenges is with high mercury and lead levels tested by the Urine Toxic Metals test from Doctors Data. I was shocked when these levels were elevated as I never had amalgam fillings and I only ate fish once a week. Research has shown that these heavy metals accumulated over my whole life. They can be passed through the placenta, and there are safe amounts found in water, air, dust, and as preservatives and vaccines. The problem is that with time, these accumulations can create many food and chemical sensitivities among other things. I learned to minimize seafood intake, drink reverse osmosis water, and I worked on a heavy metal chelation protocol to slowly decrease the heavy metal burden in my body.
At the end of 2011, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She was welcomed with open arms, and an environment with as little toxins as possible. Pre and post natal health included organic meats and produce, professional grade supplements, regular massage, cranio sacral therapy, and chiropractic care. As a new mother, I have decided to work part time so that I can take care of my daughter. At the moment, I am seeing patients at Labalaba Wellness Centre and EOS Performance Institute.
My naturopathic practice welcomes people of all ages, from prenatal and newborns to seniors. I have a special interest in detoxification, preconception and conception, as well as allergies and skin problems. I find that acupuncture is an effective tool for helping to bring your body into balance and for stress management. I welcome you to find out what naturopathic medicine can do for you!
In good health,
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