Naturopathic Medicine

Optimal Health One Step at a Time

Do more of what you love and feel great!

As a practitioner of Naturopathic Medicine, I believe in the body’s built-in resilience and desire to function optimally. Part of my job is to help you isolate the underlying cause(s) of your health concerns, and then work with you to develop a treatment plan that is both accessible and actionable, without leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Reaching a place of optimal health and wellness is not only possible, it is within your power to achieve, one conscious step at a time.

My services include:

  • Family Medicine
  • Nutrition Counselling
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Acupuncture & Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
  • ElaProMed Microcurrent Facial
  • Food Sensitivity Testing

I am currently accepting new patients. Book your free consultation today.

Book Online Today

Digestive Health

Your digestive tract is the key to enjoying health since it’s responsible for nutrient absorption, immune function, hormone balance, and it even affects your mood! The health of your digestive tract can easily be disturbed by stress, eating the wrong foods, environmental toxins such as pesticides, and certain medications.

Some of the most common complaints that patients see me for are digestive issues such as heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, IBS, gas and bloating and irritable bowel disease. Healing the gut often requires making dietary changes, including identifying food allergies and sensitivities, and providing healing nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and herbal medicines.

Environmental Medicine

Detoxification involves the removal of toxic substances from the body. Our body is constantly detoxifying toxins through the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys and intestines. However, due to the constant exposure to daily toxins as a result of modern living, the detoxification process can become compromised.

Supervised detoxification protocols may help treat skin conditions, headaches and migraines, digestive disorders, weight loss and obesity, chronic pain and toxic overload.

Skin Health & Pro-aging

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, sometimes called the “acupuncture facelift” is a safe, effective and natural treatment to reduce the signs of aging and improve the overall appearance of the skin. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture helps to promote a more youthful, glowing appearance by supporting overall health and wellbeing. Its benefits include: reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles; increasing skin tightness and collagen production; reducing oil production and balancing hormonal skin.

By inserting fine needles into the skin, we create a micro (aka teeny tiny) injury which triggers the healing process in the same way your body heals itself after a cut. Part of the healing process involves increasing blood flow to the area which provides fresh oxygen and healing nutrients.

Some individuals will notice the appearance of their skin improves after one treatment. However, significant lasting results usually occur after 6 or 8 treatments. A full treatment series includes 12 weekly treatments. The effects can last several years with regular maintenance treatments.

Elapromed Microcurrent Facial Treatment

Microcurrent Facial Treatments use pulses of low current to transiently open the skin’s pores, called electroporation. This allows the application and absorption of skin condition specific compounds at the cellular level.

There are other treatment benefits apart from just treating specific skin conditions. The cumulative benefits of electroporation include:

  • penetration of the delivered compounds is above 90{9677d1c3dd2dd76efbfa74b62beff4d985cddf5d604301f1a4551737aead4bae}
  • decreased puffiness, increased collagen and elastin production, firming/lifting and regenerating effect
  • restoring water balance in the skin

Short treatment time: Dramatic results in a comfortable 25-35 minutes, possibly over lunch, for active women and men.

Proven Results: In-vivo and in-vitro research conclusively prove Elapromed’s stated skin rejuvenation benefits.

High Absorption: Up to 70 ml/cc of active compounds are absorbed deep into the skin during one treatment.

No parabens, artificial colours, or fragrances: Elapromed compounds are intelligent….no unnecessary ingredients. Only powerful natural actives necessary to obtain results.Elapromed treatment

Natural active ingredients: Botanical stem-cells and vital actives combined in the most advanced proprietary formulations that address the face, body, and scalp concerns.

Non-invasive procedure: Low voltage stimulates the skin to open the dermal water channels and allow for high actives absorption with no to little discomfort.

No risk of scarring: Because the skin is never broken in the procedure, scarring and other abrasive effects are not possible.

No downtime: Skin looks greatly improved immediately after the treatment, and you can go back to your normal activities.

Microcurrent Facial Treatments have successfully treated:

  1. Acne, scars & oily skin
  2. Rosacea, redness & irritated skin
  3. Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, sun damage & melasma
  4. Stretch marks
  5. Fine lines & wrinkles, lack of firmness & elasticity

Some individuals will notice the appearance of their skin improves after just one treatment. However, significant lasting results usually occur after 3-6 weekly treatments. The effects can be maintained with regular maintenance treatments or as needed depending on the skin condition being treated.

Yes, because we are using electric current there are a few contraindications you need to be aware of.

  • Pregnancy
  • Infections, skin diseases in an area where a given body part is to be treated
  • Pacemaker
  • Conductive metal implants (in an area where a given body part is to be treated)
  • Recent surgery (especially if the patient has not consulted his doctor about the treatment)
  • Malignant diseases
  • Heart problems
  • Very low or very high blood pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammation of veins in the acute phase
  • Aesthetic medicine treatments (e.g. gold threads, permanent fillers in area to be treated)

My Online Dispensary

Fullscript is a convenient online source for supplements, remedies and herbal formulas. Click on the Place Order button to go to Fullscript where you can create a new account or refill previous orders. Please note that the online dispensary is available only for my active patients.

Purchase products through our HealthWave virtual dispensary.

Specialized Lab Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food sensitivities are becoming increasingly common due to a variety of factors including our over-consumption of processed and genetically-modified foods, chronic stress, and long-term use of certain medications which can disrupt our digestive health. In order to help our patients identify both food allergies and sensitivities, we offer food sensitivity testing through a simple blood test that assesses intolerances and sensitivities to 120 foods.

Urine Toxic Elements

Toxic elements can block the beneficial effects of essential elements (e.g. zinc, calcium) by replacing them in important biochemical processes. It is relatively easy for small amounts of toxic elements to accumulate over time. Measurement of toxic elements in urine can help determine if toxic element accumulation has occurred.

Saliva Hormone Testing

Saliva testing is a simple, non-invasive method of testing. In addition, it has the advantage of allowing for the collection of several samples over the course of a month, for example, which can provide more detailed and accurate results compared to a one-time collection. We offer a variety of saliva hormone testing options, including the following:

Are you struggling with symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as irregular periods, PMS, PCOS, acne or endometriosis? Saliva testing of estrogen, progesterone, DHEA-S, and testosterone to identify the problem can be the first step towards solving your concern. In contrast to blood testing, this saliva test allows us to monitor your hormone levels throughout your entire menstrual cycle providing more detailed information about your hormone levels.

Cost: starting at $300

Take the guesswork out of knowing your hormone levels. This test was specifically designed for women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, and weight gain or who are considering bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. By testing your estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA(S) we can better understand your hormone levels and create a targeted treatment plan just for you!

Cost: starting at $225

Is stress affecting your health? Stress can affect your body and your health in many different ways. This test measures your stress hormones cortisol and DHEAS throughout the day to get a more complete picture of what role stress is playing in your symptoms. This test is especially helpful for individuals with fatigue, insomnia, or unexplained weight gain.

Cost: starting at $225