I offer one-on-one naturopathic appointments to discuss any health concerns that are important to you. We will move through a thorough history that includes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your life, to help uncover connections to any symptoms that you may be experiencing. The foundations of any plan are rooted in the foundations of health: diet, exercise, sleep, and stillness. You will receive a unique treatment plan based on what you are experiencing and your readiness level. We will not move forward unless you are in full agreement. My goal is for us to be health allies. Once we start working together, you are no longer alone for this journey.
My clinical passion is guiding women in their menstrual, hormonal and perinatal health. I primarily use the naturopathic modalities of diet, lifestyle counselling, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and nutritional supplementation. I am also licensed to offer Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy.
Naturopathic doctors practice as primary care providers with an emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. They are guided by six fundamental healing principles:
• First, to do no harm, by using methods and medicines that stimulate the body to heal while minimizing the risk of unwanted side effects.
• To treat the causes of disease, by identifying and removing the underlying causes of illness, rather than suppressing symptoms.
• To heal the whole person through individualized treatment, by understanding that health is a complex interplay of physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, and social factors that contribute to illness, and therefore customizing treatment protocols to each patient.
• To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine, by sharing knowledge with patients and encouraging patients to take responsibility for their health.
• To emphasize prevention as the ultimate goal, accomplished by teaching and promoting lifestyle habits that foster vibrant health. The emphasis is on building great health and using prevention as a cure, rather than fighting disease.
• To use the healing power of nature, by recognizing and removing obstacles to the body’s inherent self-healing process, using natural therapies that encourage the body to heal.