Conditions Treated

 

Addictions

I treat the cause by investigating core issues through homeopathy and  lifestyle counselling. Dietary changes and detoxification programs are paramount to recovery.  Acupuncture has been proven to aid in smoking cessation and Myers IV shots of vitamins can help the detoxification process.

Addictions that I treat include:

Smoking / Alcoholism / Drug Addictions

Autoimmune conditions

I endeavour to understand the underlying mechanisms of autoimmune disease. A thorough investigation including specialized testing allows me to better understand your case.  The goal  is to restore proper function in the body, rather than just suppress the symptoms.

Some of the more common autoimmune conditions I treat include:

Crohn’s Disease
Lupus
Multiple Sclerosis
Psoriasis / Rheumatoid Arthritis
Scleroderma
Ulcerative Colitis

Cancer care

Cancer is a complex disease with many causes and potential treatments. After diagnosis, many patients feel fearful and out of control. My goal is to provide you with information to make educated decisions about your options, including how natural treatments can enhance and augment conventional therapy. My treatment plan for you will include dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine and stress reduction techniques.  High doses of intravenous vitamin C therapy and  mistletoe therapy using Helixor are both proven methods to improve quality of life and promote apoptosis of cancer cells.

Many studies have been done showing high dosages of Vitamin C (50g) can slow the progression of cancer and improve quality of life.

Intraveous Vitamin Injections for Cancer.

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/174/7/937.full

Cardiovascular conditions

Cardiovascular disease is still the most common cause of debility and death in North America. Family history, lifestyle and diet are of particular relevance. Naturopathic assessments can help understand your individual risk and then a preventative program can be customized to suit your specific needs. Be proactive and protect your heart!

Common conditions that I treat include;

Angina / Cardiovascular Disease /  Diabetes / High Cholesterol / High blood pressure / Post MI Recovery (after heart attack)

Depleted immune system

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Although it is normal to get a cold once or twice a year, if you are ill more frequently or always feeling depleted, your immune system may need some attention. I address all the factors that impact your immunity including stress, nutrition, sleep and toxin burden. Your immune system is your first line of defence. Make sure it is working for you.

Detoxification

Invigorate your body with a detoxification program! Chemicals make their way into our bodies and bloodstream through pollution, food additives, drugs, pesticides as well as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol use. The accumulation of toxins and heavy metals in our bodies can lead to chronic disease. By removing and eliminating toxins, then replenishing your body with healthy nutrients, you can help protect yourself from disease and restore your ability to maintain optimum health. Detoxification programs naturally lead to weight loss. When your body isn’t burdened by toxins, it functions effectively and will maintain an optimal healthy weight.  I can help you lose that excess weight for good and make the lifestyle changes necessary to maintain it.  See my article Why You Should Detox to Lose Weight and Feel Better.

Digestive Disorders

Proper digestion is a requirement for optimum health.  Everything you take in needs to be broken down, absorbed and either utilized or eliminated. People often think that it is normal to have indigestion, gas, bloating, constipation or heartburn, but this is not the case. All of these symptoms, as well as more serious conditions, can be treated very effectively with natural medicine.

Some of the more common digestive conditions I treat include:

Acid Reflux
Celiac Disease
Colitis / Crohn’s Disease
Candida
Constipation
Diarrhea
Gas & Bloating/Gastritis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Parasites
Poor Digestion
Ulcers

Endocrine disorders

Hormonal disorders are complex. The goal of naturopathic treatment in this area is always to support your body in producing and rebalancing your own hormone levels using natural therapies such as diet, supplements and herbal medicine.  I also do saliva hormone testing and prescribe bio-identical hormone replacement therapy based on the results of the hormone tests and symptoms presented.

Conditions that I treat include:

Adrenal Fatigue
Low Libido
Menopausal Symptom
Hypothyroidism/Hyperthyroidism/Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Lyme Disease

This neurological, muscoloskeletal, and extremely debilitating condition arises after having an infected tick bite. There are more and more cases on Vancouver Island and the condition is very difficult to diagnose. I have experience treating this condition using natural remedies to support the body along with the standard antibiotic treatment. I also have access to more accurate labs in the USA that are used to diagnose the condition. See the website www.ilads.com for more information about this condition.

Musculoskeletal conditions

Every day, our bodies are subjected to a number of stressors such as poor posture at work, long hours of driving, sitting at a computer, lack of rest and eating on the run. Over time, we may experience pain, decreased energy and even disease. Naturopathic medicine can help maximize our body’s ability to adapt to the common stressors of everyday life as well as treat other conditions such as osteoporosis, headaches and arthritis.

Conditions that I treat include:

Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
Gout
Headaches
Low Back Pain
Osteoporosis
Sciatica

Neurological conditions

Neurological conditions not only affect the patient, but also impact on the entire family.  ADHD and learning disabilities can improved significantly with a natural approach including dietary changes and homeopathy. Naturopathic medicine can slow the progression of more serious neurodegenerative diseases thereby allowing patients to maintain a better quality of life.

Conditions that I treat include:

ADHD
Autism
Learning Disabilities
Migraines
Multiple Sclerosis /  Parkinson’s Disease

Obesity and Weight Management

I treat each individual by investigating the cause of obesity and weight gain. Nutritional counselling and a detailed food plan is provided for each patient. I use the Metagenics First Line Therapy program which is stuctured as a whole foods diet with protein supplements to complement the program. For patients with difficulty losing weight I investigate metabolic disorders related to thyroid and prescribe appropriate thyroid replacement when necessary. Hormone and cortisol imbalances are also investigated for each patient. See my article on Obesity.

Respiratory conditions

There are many conditions that interfere with proper breathing. Both allergic and infectious conditions can make breathing a struggle as can smoking, air pollution and lack of fitness. Taking a deep breath should be effortless. If this is not the case for you, you may be suffering from a respiratory condition that naturopathic medicine can alleviate.

Common respiratory conditions that I treat include:

Allergies/  Asthma / Bronchitis / Chronic Cough / Smoking Cessation /  Sinusitis

Skin & hair conditions

Problems that appear on the outside (skin, hair and nails) are often reflective of a deeper problem on the inside. The naturopathic approach to the treatment of these conditions is always to find and treat the underlying cause. Underlying causes are often related to food sensitivities, gastrointestinal imbalances, hormonal problems, stress and poor nutrition. By assessing all of these factors, I can treat you in the most appropriate way, to provide long lasting results.

The conditions that I treat include:

Acne  / Eczema  / Hair loss / Hives  / Psoriasis / Rosacea /  Yeast Infections

Stress & emotional conditions

Stress is a term widely used in today’s fast-paced society. Often the daily demands placed on us accumulate to the point where if feels impossible to cope. If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious you should know that there are many effective treatments options available. Pharmaceutical drugs and their many side effects are often not an adequate long-term solution for people. I can assess all the various factors contributing to your “dis-stress” and develop an effective treatment plan that will restore your balance without any side effects.

Urinary conditions

Those who have experienced a problem in this area understand how a basic daily function can become a misery. Naturopathic treatment is so effective in this area; there is no reason to continue suffering. Most acute problems resolve quickly and many chronic conditions improve, even after years of unsuccessful conventional treatment.

The conditions that treat include:

Bladder Infections (acute & chronic)
Incontinence
Interstitial Cystitis
Kidney Disease
Prostatitis

Women’s health concerns

Are you looking for safe and effective alternative treatments for PMS, menstrual difficulties, endometriosis, infertility or menopausal issues? Women’s health concerns respond very well to a naturopathic approach which may include dietary changes, herbal support, homeopathic remedies and acupuncture to restore balance to the natural rhythms of your body.  I can also prescribe bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and saliva hormone testing.

Some of the more common women’s health conditions that I treat include:

Breast Health
Cervical Dysplasia
Endometriosis
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Low Libido
Menopause & Menstrual Problems
Osteoporosis
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Premenstrual Syndrome
Bacterial Vaginitis