** Naturopathic medicine recognizes the individual and that everyone is biochemically unique. Our health programs are customized to your own needs. Please contact us to design a customized program for you.
Detoxification is a natural means of assisting the body to eliminate accumulated waste and internal toxins. There are literally thousands of chemicals and pollutants that we are exposed to everyday. Our bodies are constantly trying to cope with and filter out these damaging substances. Over time, these substances accumulate in our internal organs and in the long term may lead to a variety of diseases. By doing a cleansing program annually, one can clean out the body and alleviate the pressure put on the organs of elimination, such as the liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, and lymphatic system. Results can vary depending on the health of each person. Typically, individuals have an improvement in their digestion, bowel movements, energy, mental clarity, weight loss and decreased pain.
Digestive Restoration Program
Digestive complaints are among the leading reasons why people seek medical help. What many people fail to realize is that gastrointestinal dysfunction can be a root cause for seemingly unrelated conditions such as eczema, allergies, and chronic headaches, to name a few.
Digestive issues can result from many conditions, events, and environmental causes including food allergies, pathogens, yeast, parasites, stress, diet, and lifestyle. A naturopathic approach to digestive issues will help you to discover the root cause of your digestive disorder.
This program focuses on restoring gut function with the 4 R’s: Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, and Restore.
- Remove: focuses on identifying pathogens like bacteria, viruses, yeast, and parasites or food allergens with simple testing, and then removing them from your daily lifestyle for a minimum of 3 weeks.
- Replace: focuses on restoring healthy stomach acid levels, digestive enzymes, and beneficial probiotics.
- Reinoculate: focuses on a healthy microbiota (good and bad bacterial balance).
- Restore or regenerate: focuses on repair of the injured gut lining.
Hormone Balancing Program
Our hormone balancing program offers a natural approach that addresses the causes of hormone imbalance and not just the symptoms. While many conventional approaches merely add more hormones to the body, a naturopathic approach focuses on supporting the body’s natural metabolic processes to achieve hormonal balance. Lifestyle, stress, environmental exposures, genetics, and past health history can all influence our hormonal balance in various ways. A natural strategy should attempt to provide nutritional support for the body’s production, use, and excretion of various hormones-particularly estrogen. This goal can be achieved by:
- Simple dietary changes- Because diet affects estrogen detoxification, eating the right kinds of food can enhance the success of a hormone balance program.
- Nutritional supplementation support- many nutrients such as phytoestrogens and certain vitamins and minerals nutritionally support important metabolic processes essential to maintaining a proper balance of hormones.
- Other naturopathic modalities such as: acupuncture, and herbs can be used to correct any energetic imbalances.
Mind-Body Relaxation Program
For those who need tools and effective ways to help cope with everyday stress and reduce the effects of stress on the body.
What is stress? Stress is any perceived threat (known and unknown) to your mental, physical, and emotional well-being and the perception that this threat is beyond your ability to cope.
Everyone faces stress of some form. There is so-called good stress, the kind of stress that motivates us to focus on and take care of ourselves, like knowing when to go to see the doctor, paying bills on time, and making healthy choices. Stress becomes unhealthy when it no longer serves our best interest – causes us to smoke or drink in excess, eat unhealthy foods, keep us up at night, worry, etc.
This program uses hypnosis, mind-body techniques and relaxation exercises to help you deal with unhealthy stress. This program can help you become aware of and address short-term and long-term sources of stress, and equip you with practical tools that you can use.
Preconception Care Program
For couples wishing to achieve a healthy conception, pregnancy, birth and baby. This program aims to get both potential parent’s health in shape, so as to give their child the best possible future. As well documented and supportive research in this area shows, it makes sense to optimize health in both parents before they conceive. Preconception care is a very important program that will have a multitude of benefits for your health and the future health of your child.
The main goal of pre-conception care is to identify and reduce potential risk factors that might affect future pregnancies. One factor that can affect fertility is the increasing influence of the environment on our hormones. In this program, both women and men will learn about how to optimize detoxification, minimize toxic exposures, and thereby regulate hormone balance and promote fertility.
Enhancing Fertility Program
This special program addresses all aspects that contribute to lowered fertility for men and women. With the unique combination of naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, and mind-body exercises, this program is tailored to you and your individual needs. For those using ART (Assisted Reproductive Techniques) like IVF, IUI, etc, your program is coordinated with your medication and procedures. Specialized tests may be recommended to you when you start the program. Some of the tests offered are:
- Nutritional Status
- IgG Food Allergy/Intolerance Test
- Hair Mineral Analysis
A HEALTHY BABY STARTS WITH A HEALTHY PREGNANCY!
This is a complete pregnancy program to help you prepare your body for pregnancy. Pregnancy Care involves three phases: Prenatal care, Pregnancy Care and Post-partum Care.
Prenatal Care: This is the most important phase of pregnancy as a healthy baby starts with a healthy you! A naturopathic assessment will prepare your body for a healthy and complication-free pregnancy and baby. Any underlying issues that may affect your fertility such as hormonal imbalances, stress and any health conditions will need to be addressed first.
Pregnancy Care: During pregnancy there are different concerns that may arise at different phases or your pregnancy (first, second and third trimester). A naturopathic approach during pregnancy is the safe way for you and your baby to address these health concerns. In addition, many prescription or over-the-counter drugs may not be appropriate or can even be harmful.
Post-partum Care: Each woman will respond differently to the effects of pregnancy and childbirth, nonetheless pregnancy is very stressful on a woman’s body. Proper support for full recovery is pertinent to prevent future health issues. Post-pregnancy can also be a very stressful time for a new mother as they may be faced with various issues such as breastfeeding difficulties, common childhood ailments, and food introduction. Naturopathic doctors can help to educate and support you through this special time.