Clinical Nutrition is the science of nutrients and how they are digested, absorbed, transported, metabolized, stored, and eliminated by the body.
Very often illness is a result of improper nutrition and or an inability of the body’s cells to utilize vitamins and minerals efficiently.
Treatment may include nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutraceuticals.
Botanical / Herbal Medicine
It is the use of medicinal properties of plants to treat common illnesses. Herbal products are derived from roots, stems, flowers or leaves of plants and are frequently given as liquid extracts, capsules, tablets or teas. Many pharmaceutical prescriptions contain at least one ingredient either produced directly from plants or discovered from plant sources and later synthesized in a lab. Medicine draws it origins from early botanical therapies. Using herbs is an effective way to bring the body back into balance.
Is based on the principle of “like cures like”, this form of medicine uses diluted forms of plant, mineral or animal substances to gently stimulate the body’s ability to heal. Homeopathy is an energetic form of medicine allowing the body to heal itself.
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture needles are used to tap into the body’s meridian pathways to balance the body’s flow of energy. An acupuncture session typically lasts 30 min. and can be used to treat an array of medical conditions from chronic fatigue to migraines, anxiety, fertility and muscle injuries to name a few.
Diet, exercise, environment and mental habits are key to optimal health. Making changes in these areas will greatly improve one’s chances of improving health. By examining our daily physical and mental habits one can change the way they feel.
Female Hormone Panel
The Female Panel tests the levels of five hormones. They include cortisol, DHEAs, estradiol, progesterone and testosterone. An imbalance in these hormones can cause many health conditions. Some symptoms of imbalance of these hormones include PMS, infertility, weight gain, acne, headaches, depression and anxiety.
Vitamin D Spot
This tests levels of vitamin D. In fact, 1/3 of Canadians do not reach the minimum level of vitamin D required. Some medications, low levels of sunlight, poor nutrition, and age are some of the factors that contribute to low levels of vitamin D. Optimum levels are necessary for a healthy immune system, building bones and maintaining brain health.
Hair Element Analysis
Hair element analysis shows nutrient status as in essential elements and toxic element exposure. Some 45 essential and toxic elements are tested. Some of the toxic elements include aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel to name a few. Some conditions related to toxic exposure include anxiety, depression, memory impairment, brain fog, nerve tingling, headaches, fatigue and heart disease.
IgG Food Sensitivity
An IgG food sensitivity is a delayed immune reaction to a food which is different from an immediate food allergy. The immune complexes formed by the reaction to certain foods cause inflammation and digestive upset. Over time the irritation of the digestive tract weakens the lining of the gut causing further damage to the body.Some conditions related to food sensitivities include irritable bowel, fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, inability to lose weight, mood disorders and skin disorders. Some common foods that are highly reactive are wheat, dairy, corn, peanuts, soy, pork and yeast.
Many company and third party insurance plans allow for naturopathic coverage. Be sure to ask your employer or insurance agent about your coverage