A Unique Philosophy

Naturopathic Medicine

Where do we begin?

In the first visit with you, I want to know what brings you to the place you are today.

I want to find out what is on your mind, how you feel in your body and what you are looking for in the short and long term.

What is my role?

I see myself as a trained and experienced guide, doing detective work alongside you to find out what might be causing your symptoms.

Together we seek to identify what may be the obstacles in your path to optimal function that we may need to remove, or if there are deficiencies or missing ingredients that we need to replenish and to restore your systems to functioning optimally and you feeling like your embodied and whole self.

What to expect in a naturopathic initial visit:

An initial consultation is a one-hour, 15-minute visit, where we go through a complete health assessment.

This will include the following:

  • An exploration of your health background and history.
  • A detailed look at your current health needs and concerns.
  • A non-invasive physical exam if indicated.
  • A review of any medical reports, medications and supplements you are currently taking.
  • After reviewing this we will recommend a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan.
  • What does a typical Wellness Treatment Plan look like?

Recommendations for any combination of the following:

  • vitamin and mineral supplementation, (and specific amounts i.e. how many mg, the number of times/day and instructions (i.e. with or away from food, or before bed).
  • lab tests (Lifelabs tests or private functional labs)
  • nutritional counselling
  • botanical medicine
  • acupuncture
  • vitamin injection
  • prescription medication

How much stuff do I need to take? And will I need to change how I live my life?

Remember, each visit is tailored specifically with your needs in mind, we will go at a pace you feel comfortable with- some people only want 1 item at a time, and others want all the recommendations and want to move quickly.

You are the one who must take the medicines (herbs or supplements or pharmaceuticals) and put into practice the diet and lifestyle recommendations, so you know best what you are ready and able to commit to.

Although the Wellness Treatment Plan does, I don’t go home with you in your back pocket, you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to the rate of change you can comfortably get behind.

What do road trips and expectations for results have in common?

Like any road trip if, you know where you would like to go (Deep Sleep Town or Vital Energy City) then you are steering each day toward what results you want to see.

If you take a pause or detour from the plan, you may get to your destination on a different timeline than if you went direct and clicked through kilometres every day. The journey is yours to take!

Each visit is tailored specifically with your needs in mind, we will go at a pace you feel comfortable with.

Follow-ups: Frequency and need

For the first few months, it is often helpful to have an appointment every few weeks (3-4) so that we can track:

  1. What is working
  2. The results/data we get from lab testing
  3. Make the needed adjustments to your treatment plan based on your individual response

My recommendations will be made on a case-by-case basis. As you experience improvement, you will need less frequent check-ins for support and guidance.

How long does it take to see results with naturopathic medicine?

Everyone will experience change and improvement at a different rate. The progress made depends on several factors, for example, if a condition has been present for a decade it may take more time to reach resolution and healing, than one that just showed up a few months ago.

What is my goal for you?

My goal is to help you improve your health and well-being by learning about your body and how it works.

Ideally, I want to empower you not only with the medicine to transform your health but also the knowledge and tools to make positive practical changes that enhance your life.

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