Naturopathic diagnostics and lifestyle counselling are used together to create a strategy for living well, starting with mental health which is often rooted in acute or chronic life stressors and can be strongly influenced by nutrient status, our sex hormones, adrenal and thyroid function, our gut and microbiome, and lifestyle behaviours. Specialized testing including salivary or urinary hormone testing (sex hormones as well as cortisol/adrenal function), organic acids testing, as well as conventional blood tests are taken together to offer a comprehensive assessment of key players in your mental wellbeing. Treatments may include the use of Vitamins, minerals, amino-acids, herbal therapies, acupuncture, and nutritional changes to optimize your body’s response to stress, calm anxiety, elevate mood and rebalance neurohormones.
Digestion & Microbiome Health
Digestive disturbances are all too commonly seen, ranging from IBS, dysbiosis, SIBO, and food intolerances to Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. Good digestion is the foundation to good health affecting all other organ systems and overall wellbeing through neurohormonal pathways, microbiome composition and function, maturation and regulation of the immune system, detoxification pathways, and control of inflammation. Approaches include specialized testing, hypoallergenic dietary changes, herbal medicine, acupuncture, lifestyle counselling and nutraceutical supplementation.
Women's Health & Hormone Balance
A broad range of women’s reproductive concerns are commonly seen including painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, vulvodynia/vulvovaginitis, prevention of recurrent yeast infections, fertility, nutrition throughout pregnancy, and menopause. In-depth hormone testing including urinary hormone cycle mapping, comprehensive steroid hormone metabolism may be recommended to investigate for sex hormone excess or deficiency states, cortisol/adrenal and thyroid function. Treatments may include TCM acupuncture, herbal combinations, specially compounded suppositories, guided detoxification, drainage, and dietary changes.
Children's Health & New Parent Guidance
Children’s well-child checks are recommended to optimize health, navigate the world of natural health, answer questions about your child’s health and to offer safe and effective solutions to commonly seen conditions including food intolerances, constipation, colic, reflux, frequent colds and flus, sleep disturbances and eczema. Children are very different from adults and so the medicine used to treat their concerns should be too - approaches to wellness always emphasizes food as medicine, and treatments may include nutritional, lifestyle, oral or topical herbal remedies, and vitamin/mineral supplementation, or a combination of these.