Therapies & Treatments

Clinical Nutrition

Nutrition is the foundation of any healthy lifestyle plan. I address nutrition in great detail with all of my patients by reviewing their current dietary intake and food journals, nutritional supplements and medical concerns. I can also help you to correct nutritional deficiencies, optimize your nutrient levels, identify food sensitivities, recommend good quality supplements and provide guidance on specialized diets including gluten-free, dairy free, hypoallergenic, vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, and more.

IV Nutrient Therapy

Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy involves delivering vitamins, minerals, plant-based and homeopathic preparations directly into the blood stream. Our diet provides basic nutrients, however some individuals may require higher doses of certain nutrients which can exert a therapeutic effect at the cellular level and powerfully ignite a healing process. The main benefit of IV therapy is that it allows for the delivery of much higher doses of vitamins and minerals to be delivered to the body and there is complete absorption of these nutrients. Conditions that may benefit from IV therapy include fatigue, anxiety, cold and flu, migraines and headaches, and athletic performance.

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Botanical Medicine

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Botanical medicine involves the use of plant-based medicines used for healing. Botanical medicine treatments may include herbal teas, capsules or tablets, liquid formulas (tinctures) as well as topical treatments such as herbal baths and soaks, creams, and salves.

Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling

Lifestyle counselling involves addressing the foundational habits that influence our health such as diet and nutrition, stress management, sleep, exercise and physical activity, and environmental exposures. Prevention is an inherent component of all treatment plans and is addressed by optimizing current health and addressing all modifiable risk factors that contribute to disease.

Acupuncture

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Acupuncture involves inserting very thin needles into special points on your body that are chosen based on your individual health concerns. Most people expect needles to be quite painful; however, the needles are extremely thin. You may feel a slight pinch upon insertion of the needles or nothing at all. Once the needles are inserted, most people experience a deep sense of relaxation and many fall asleep.

The benefits of acupuncture include rebalancing energy, increased relaxation, improved circulation, pain reduction, reduced healing time, and decreased muscle tension. Acupuncture can treat a wide range of conditions including headaches, insomnia, digestive disorders, menstrual irregularities and PMS.

Detoxification Protocols

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Detoxification involves the removal of toxic substances from the body. Our body is constantly detoxifying toxins through the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys and intestines. However, due to the constant exposure to daily toxins as a result of modern living, the detoxification process can become compromised. Supervised detoxification protocols may help treat skin conditions, headaches and migraines, digestive disorders, weight loss and obesity, chronic pain and toxic overload.

Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight can be a difficult and frustrating process. I will work with you to facilitate safe and lasting weight loss by addressing all the factors involved in weight loss including nutrition and nutrient deficiencies, exercise, stress management, sleep quality, thyroid function, metabolic function, hormone balance, detoxification, and toxicity.