Services

Below are the tools I use to help women align their health and life.  Depending on your specific goals, I may use any combination of services.

The most common conditions that I treat can be found  here

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE


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When it comes to your health, it’s not a cookie-cutter 10 step approach. And it definitely isn’t a one-fits all either. It’s a unique journey that’s specific to you and only you. A process that starts by achieving a alignment on the inside.

Because when your emotions, hormones and digestion are out of whack, and your body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs, it can really impact how you look and feel. And not for the better. How that shows up varies for everyone, but it can look a little something like this. You:

  • Struggle to lose weight
  • Don’t have the energy you use to and feel sluggish all the time
  • Are anxious, flat and your mood fluctuates at the drop of a hat
  • Are bloated and go “number 2” too frequently or hardly ever
  • Experience more breakouts, and your skin has lost it’s glow
  • Notice your hair is thinning, wiry, or dry and brittle
  • Aren’t able to cope well during times of stress
  • Have muddled thinking, can’t focus, and forget things easily
  • Lost your mojo
  • Experience PMS, or have cycles that are painful, irregular, and non-existent

But when things are in alignment on the inside,  you shift on the outside. Your body becomes leaner. Your clothes fit better. Your skin has a glow that no potion or lotion could ever deliver. Your hair and nails are healthier and stronger. You carry yourself with more confidence. You can finally sleep at night. You’re a healthy “washroom regular.”

All great stuff, right!? Hang tight, it doesn’t just stop at the physical level.

While proper nutrition, diet and exercise are super important, your mind and body are interconnected and affect each other tremendously. I believe that it’s absolutely imperative to address all aspects of  YOU; mind, body, and soul. It’s about accessing your inner badass and full potential. Not just in how you look and feel, but staying true to you and living the life you want. One without pain in the butt fear, worry, or doubt holding you back. And if this is something you truly want, I’m here to show you the way…

Learn more about my  success stories

Ready to get started? You can book your appointment HAMILTON LOCATION or TORONTO LOCATION

ACUPUNCTURE


Acupuncture needles on the back of a beautiful womanTraditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy (known as
Qi) believed to flow through channels (known as meridians) in your body. Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance in the flow of energy. By inserting tiny sterile needles into specific points along these meridians, it is believed that the energy flow can be brought back into proper balance restoring health.  

Acupuncture is an awesome treatment for many conditions. I commonly use it for stress relief, pain, anxiety, insomnia , emotional and digestive issues, headaches and hormonal imbalances.

For fertility support, I offer on-site acupuncture for preconception care, fertility boosting, and even for your IVF pre and post-transfer.

Keep calm and acupuncture on. Most people commonly report feeling calm and relaxed after an acupuncture session.

B12 INJECTIONS aka “ENERGY SHOTS”

Carefree young woman smiling with arms raisedB12 is an important vitamin involved in energy production,
metabolism, brain function and mood.

The intramuscular shot delivers a high dose of therapeutic
B12 which is easily absorbed.

 

Certain populations/conditions including but not limited to:

  • vegetarians and vegans
  • athletes
  • Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, bacterial overgrowth, IBS, or a parasite
  • depression and anxiety
  • infertility, pregnant women, women with heavy periods
  • highly stressed
  • heavy drinkers
  • immune system disorders like Grave’s disease

may be subject to low levels, may require higher amounts of the vitamin and may be more susceptible to acquiring a B12 deficiency. Sometimes B12 injection therapy is the best method to reach optimal levels fast. Most people report feeling a boost in energy after receiving the B12 shot. Energy: who doesn’t want more of that.

BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES

Bio-identical hormones have the same molecular structure and function as those naturally occurring in our body. Salivary testing, blood or urinary testing is recommended in order to determine the right dosage of
bio-identical hormone therapy.

While dietary and lifestyle changes, supplements, acupuncture and herbs can often resolve symptoms of hormonal imbalance, there are times when hormone replacement provides the best relief.
Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can be an effective treatment option for women struggling with hormonal issues, including but not limited to: menopause, infertility, fibroids, PMS, acne and PCOS.

LAB TESTING

lab testing (1)Having your lab work reviewed is part of your Naturopathic assessment. I really like to get a clear picture as to any underlying factors or imbalances that may be in the way of you achieving the overall health and wellness you desire.

Additional testing, that is highly recommended, may include: a food sensitivity panel (120-200 foods and spices), candida, heavy metals,  urinary hormone panels, comprehensive digestive stool analysis or additional blood work.

THE GUT DETOX

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  “All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates

The state of your gut health has the utmost potential to promote health and well-being. It’s the biggest key to having a rocking digestion, and healthy body and happy mind.

Most people assume that digestive issues like bloating, gas and constipation are the only indications that they might have an unhealthy gut. NOT TRUE. It is connected to so many other parts of the body, including the endocrine system, brain and immune system.

When your gut is unhealthy it creates inflammation. Imagine this type of inflammation is like an internal fire and your immune system are the firefighters. At first the firefighters are able to control the fire. However, the fire keeps coming back stronger and stronger. This can be quite exhausting on your immune system. Eventually, the damage from the inflammation outweighs your bodies ability to fight, repair and heal.  Over time, this constant inflammation causes some major damage to your gut lining which can eventually lead to  leaky gut (also known as increased intestinal permeability). This creates the perfect opportunity for toxins, bad bacteria, parasites, yeast and undigested food particles to enter into your bloodstream where they don’t belong. Your immune system tags these “foreign substances” as pathogens and tries to get rid of them. Your immune response to these “foreign substances” can appear as the signs, symptoms and conditions listed below:

  • Bloating and gas
  • Ulcerative Colitis, H.pylori, Chron’s disease and IBS
  • Food sensitivities/intolerances
  • Digestive problems: stomach pain, cramps or reflux
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Skin issues like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, rashes or acne
  • Joint, nerve and  muscle pain
  • Fatigue and brain fog(aka fuzzy muddled thinking)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Seasonal allergies, asthma
  • Chronic infections
  • Infertility
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Weight gain and inability to lose or gain weight
  • Thyroid issues
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • All other auto-immune diseases

Align Your Gut, Align Your Life

In order to have glowing skin, a solid digestion, more energy, and a calm mind, your gut needs to be in tip-top shape. By restoring your gut health, you can see chronic and annoying health issues lessen or even disappear. By balancing the inside, you change your outside.  You also digest your food better and get the nutrients you need, which means less tummy troubles(bloating, gas, etc) and pooping issues(constipation and diarrhea).  Your skin can have a glow that no cream, lotion or potion could ever deliver. You lose that stubborn weight that just wouldn’t budge no matter what you did in the past. That’s why I created The Gut Detox. Because a healthy gut = a healthy body and mind.

The Gut Detox is an effective program to help people heal their gut, balance their microbriome (gut flora), eliminate their inflammatory foods(food sensitivities), avoid/lessen toxin exposure, and de-stress their mind. This program has 4 components: CLEAR, RESTORE, BALANCE and REGENERATE. This program can be followed by most. However, the specifics of the protocol need to be individually tailored in order to get the best results. No two protocols are ever the same because no two people are the same.  The length of time for the program, specific foods/diet, testing measures, natural treatment and  supplementation can vary widely between individuals.

Below is a brief overview of the 4 components:

1. Cleanse your diet, gut and mind.

This is one of the most important steps. #1 needs to ALWAYS be addressed FIRST in order for the following 3 steps to be effective. I recommend all patients do a food IgG test and eliminate their specific food intolerances that trigger inflammation. I also clear their gut of any unwanted bad bugs (unfriendly bacteria, yeast, or parasites). Eliminating/lessening their toxin exposure is also part of this step since toxins destroy the gut lining. In addition to addressing all the physical areas that effect gut health, addressing stress is imperative. Chronic stress really takes a toll on your gut because it adds fuel to the fire, in terms of inflammation.  Helping patients establish a stress management regime is key, not just for healing their gut, but for overall well-being, happiness and fulfillment.

2. Restore with the right stuff.

The word “restore” reflects how we are supporting a depleted digestive system. You reactivate it by restoring key nutrients, whether it be through herbs, acupuncture, IV therapy, natural foods and/or supplementation.

3. Balance your bacteria.

It’s all about the microbiome. Your gut bacteria are your internal “army.” After long term damage, the good guys are usually depleted. We need to reintroduce beneficial bacteria so that your gut flora has enough of the good guys to protect you from bad bugs(yeast, bacteria, parasites), help support digestive function and keep your immune system in check.

4. Regenerate your gut

The final step is designed to heal the intestinal lining from the damages caused by chronic infections, food intolerances, stress and  toxins. In order to do this, I may recommend healing foods, acupuncture, herbal remedies and/or supplementation to heal the gut lining for long term health.

 If you’re ready to heal your gut and feel amazing,  you can book your appointment here 

 

Have more questions? No problem! Feel free to contact me here

Ready to start your transformation? Amazing! You can book your appointment here