Why do you need a Naturopathic Doctor?

You’re healthy and you want to optimize your health!
You don’t have to be sick in order to see a Naturopathic Doctor. Naturopathic Doctors believe in prevention as the cornerstone of good health! We are well trained in providing healthy people with treatment plans that will help with maintaining good health, increase energy and mental clarity and improve overall wellbeing! Don’t just live long, live well!

You’ve been to your MD and have been told that you are completely healthy but you still don’t feel well.
Sometimes you notice changes in your body long before it manifests as illness or disease (which is what your MD is trained to treat). We look at every aspect of your health in order to get to the root of your symptoms. We then use natural therapies to fix what is out of balance.

You have been told that there is no treatment for your health concern.
There may not be a cure for every illness but there is always something you can do to feel better. Naturopathic Doctors look at illness in a unique way. We treat the individual and not the illness. Therefore, we are able to make significant changes by targeting aspects of health that are often overlooked.

You are often buying herbs and supplements but they don’t seem to be working.
There are a lot of natural therapies out there, but not all of them are effective or safe. Naturopathic Doctors are highly educated in the use of these products and the potential interactions that they may have with your medications. In addition, quality and dose does matter. We can help you to specifically choose and/or streamline your herbs and supplements in order to make sure that you are taking the best supplement for YOU and that your aren’t wasting your money on extra products that won’t work for you.

Your MD told you that need to lose weight or change your diet but nothing is working for you or you don’t know how.
Naturopathic Doctors know that losing weight or using diet to help with specific health concerns is not as easy as looking at a food guide, or reducing calories and exercising. Each person is different, each health concern is different, and sometimes there are things other than diet that are making us hold on to that extra weight. We will work with you to design a diet or nutritional plan that is sustainable, targeted to your health concern and works best for YOU. We can also use other treatments to support you through this challenge.

You are going through a difficult or stressful time in your life and you could use some extra support.
Emotional and spiritual wellbeing are extremely important parts of your health. Naturopathic doctors are trained in stress management and counseling.

Still not sure if this is right for you? Here is a list of conditions that Naturopathic Doctors commonly treat:

Conditions Commonly Treated by Naturopathic Doctors:
Naturopathic doctors are trained to manage a variety of health conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Digestive complaints such as reflux, IBS, IBD, constipation, food intolerances
  • Hormone imbalance such as acne, infertility, menstrual complaints and menopausal symptoms
  • Stress management and fatigue
  • Pain management such as, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and injury
  • Psychiatric concerns such as Depression and Anxiety
  • Respiratory complaints such as allergies, Asthma, colds and flu
  • Type 2 Diabetes , Cardiovascular disease and Metabolic Syndrome

I have extra training in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM), having been a part of the FM/CFS specialty shift at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

In addition, I have a special interest in Gastrointestinal Complaints (digestive concerns), Woman’s Health, and Type 2 Diabetes.