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Thyroid health is important for our daily functioning, playing a large role in our energy levels, digestive health and weight management. Many people often suffer from thyroid imbalances long before it’s detected on blood work. Education and prevention on thyroid health is key for optimizing the thyroid function and improving your quality of life.
Autoimmune diseases are complex, multifactorial, progressive diseases that occur when the immune system is triggered to attack your own body. The complexity of these diseases require a number of different approaches with the goals of reducing the severity of symptoms, slowing disease progression and overall improving in quality of life.
Digestive health is very important to maintain optimal health and to prevent chronic disease. Improving digestion will improve nutrient absorption, detoxification and immune function, things that are typically impaired in the majority of chronic health conditions. If you have bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn or anything related to your digestive tract, I can help.
Imbalances in hormones have a massive impact on your overall health. If one hormone is off, this creates a cascade of imbalances in your other hormones, leading to chronic disease. I can help you identify which hormones need to be rebalanced to improve your energy, sleep, fertility, and reproductive health.
Naturopaths are medically-trained, certified doctors in Ontario who provide patients with solutions in conjunction with, or alternative to the conventional pharmaceutical approach. We use thorough clinical intakes, physical examinations and diagnostic testing to find out the root cause to your health concerns. Naturopathic doctors attend 8 years of post-secondary education and are required to write rigorous examinations in order to be able to practice in Ontario
Anyone! Whether you would like additional help managing a chronic disease or symptom, or would like to learn more and optimize your health, naturopaths can work with you at any level to improve your overall health. Naturopathic doctors can be a great and integral part of your health care team.
Naturopathic doctors encourage open communication with all other healthcare professionals, including your M.D. We know that there are situations that are appropriate to use naturopathic medicine, and others when conventional medical approaches are required, and are trained to refer when necessary.
This depends on your situation and the level of illness. Severe chronic illness may require a complete overhaul to see improvements in your health, while less serious conditions may require some simple basic changes. However, I always work with each patient to provide a treatment plan that works at their own, individual realistic pace in order to achieve sustained results
ABOUT NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Naturopathic doctors view the body as a whole. If you’re experiencing multiple symptoms, such as fatigue, upset stomach, headaches, etc., they may be stemming from the same core problem. During our time together, I strive to understand the totality of your symptoms, find the root connection of these symptoms and come up with solutions that will resolve all your symptoms, not just suppress your symptoms.
Every naturopathic doctor is extensively trained in the area of nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine and physical medicine. We choose and apply these vast tools based on your individual case.
Each accredited Naturopathic Doctor is medically-trained at an accredited school of Naturopathic Medicine. Before attaining their medical degree, naturopaths often have a 4-year undergraduate degree that includes mandatory courses in pre-medical sciences
After an intensive course on pharmaceutical knowledge and pharmaceutical prescribing, post-graduation, naturopathic doctors are required to write and pass an examination in order to prescribe controlled substances in Ontario. This increases and solidifies our knowledge on the potential interactions of our treatments to your current pharmaceutical treatment plan.