NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE

Welcome to our welcoming Naturopathic Care Services! Naturopathic Care is a comprehensive and integrative approach to holistically improving health. Natural therapies address the root cause of the pain, illness or disease, rather than the symptoms. We love to look at promoting health, balance and healing to nurture your wellness journey naturally and effectively. Your health is our mission, and our Naturopathic Doctors will support you with a personalized treatment plan to address physical, mental, emotional and environmental influences that can contribute to your holistic health and wellness. 

GUT HEALTH

Dr. Janine Mackenzie, ND

Gut health is a complex state of physical and mental wellbeing related to digestive functioning. It can manifest itself in many typical forms, including irritable bowel symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation, loose stools, and stomach cramping. These are not necessarily normal. But it doesn't stop there! Digestive health can also affect the quality of our skin, the function of our immune system, and even the type of moods we experience.

 

Naturopathic care can help with gut-related conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Skin Conditions (Acne, rosacea, eczema) and Heartburn. By taking a comprehensive health history and performing diagnostic tests, our experienced naturopathic doctors can create a treatment plan that will address your symptoms and the causes behind your concerns. Lifestyle habits, stress and daily diet, as well as other underlying causes, can be explored to create a multi-factor plan on your wellness journey holistically. 

HORMONE HEALTH for WOMEN & MEN

Dr. Janine Mackenzie, ND

Women's Hormonal health

The body craves hormonal balance, and it is vital for overall health and wellness. Due to the cyclical nature of our bodies, slight imbalances in hormones can create symptoms that can be so severe they have the potential to disrupt our quality of life significantly.

 

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), anxiety and depression, weight loss, perimenopause and menopausal symptoms, fertility, and bone health are common concerns that have a hormonal origin. Wellbeing is compromised when your system is not balanced or functioning optimally. Your Naturopath doctor will help provide a customized plan specific to you to find the cause of your imbalance and address the symptoms affecting your life. 

 

Men's Hormonal Health 

Men have hormones too. Testosterone levels can affect moods and emotions such as joy of life, motivation, competitiveness, and anger. Testosterone levels can change due to aging, times of chronic stress, or poor dietary habits.

 

Our Naturopathic Doctors will help you slow and maintain the decrease of testosterone by conducting a comprehensive health history discovery and diagnostic testing to investigate the function and level of male hormones. We are ready to set you up with a treatment plan that will get you feeling better and living with vigour. 

FERTILITY SUPPORT for WOMEN & MEN

Dr. Janine Mackenzie, ND

No matter where you are in your fertility journey, our Naturopathic team cares about you realizing your dream of a healthy pregnancy. Whether you are thinking about or actively trying to get pregnant with or without assisted fertility treatments, natural support can help. If you have previously suffered from a miscarriage or Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), we understand the fears and emotions that may be part of your fertility experience.

 

We work with both partners to optimize overall health and wellness. We use your medical history, fertility history and targeted treatments to improve sperm health, egg quality, and optimize ovulation, so you have the best possible chance for pregnancy. Your menstrual cycle, age, and specific lab work will help us together to create a plan which may include supplement use, nutrition recommendations, education on timing for intercourse, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

STRESS & MOOD SUPPORT

Dr. Janine Mackenzie, ND

Stress is something everyone experiences, and managing stress is a life skill everyone needs but can become overwhelming or challenging for many reasons. Stress is the body's reaction to something that requires an adjustment or change. We react in the form of physical, mental, and emotional stress, but in the end, our body views them all similarly.

 

Our stress organs pump out cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine to deal with whatever we are going through. Still, when this continues for more extended periods, the stress hormones can take a degenerative toll on our tissues. Chronic stress can be a significant contributor to mood disorders like depression and anxiety, digestive concerns, weight challenges. Naturopathic Medicine is an excellent strategy for managing stress.