Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct healing science and philosophy that blends traditional natural therapies with current advances in the study of human health.

Naturopathic Medicine treats the underlying cause of disease. It is the art and science of supporting the natural healing processes of the individual through the removal of any impediment to the healing process. Naturopathic Medicine focuses on the prevention and treatment of physical and mental diseases, disorders and chronic conditions through the promotion of good health using natural methods that support and enhance a patient’s overall health.

The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

The Naturopathic Doctor will practice the art, science and spirit of the profession to the best of his/her ability and judgment following these principles of Naturopathic Medicine.

Primum Non Nocere (First Do No Harm)

The Naturopathic Doctor shall endeavor to first, do no harm; to provide the most effective health care available with the least risk to his/her patients at all times.

Vis Medicatrix Naturae (The Healing Power of Nature)

The Naturopathic Doctor shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being.

Tolle Causum (Treat the Cause)

The Naturopathic Doctor shall strive to identify and remove the causes of illness, rather than to eliminate or suppress symptoms.

Docere (Doctor as Teacher)

The Naturopathic Doctor shall educate his/her patients, inspire rational hope and encourage self-responsibility for health.

Treat the Whole Person

The Naturopathic Doctor shall treat each person by considering all individual health factors and influences.

Health Promotion, the Best Prevention

The Naturopathic Doctor shall emphasize the condition of health to promote well-being and to prevent diseases for the individual, the community and our world.

Fees

  • 1st Visit - $190

  • 2nd Visit - $127.50

  • 3rd Visit - $85

What Can Naturopathic Doctors Help Treat?

The following is a list of the most common issues brought to our Naturopathic Doctors

  • Adrenal Fatigue (exhaustion)
  • Allergies (food and environmental)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Cholesterol
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Detoxing
  • Diabetes, Hypoglycemia
  • Digestive Issues (Chrohn's, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Gallbladder Issues, etc.)
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Health & Wellness
  • Immune Deficiencies
  • Hypo/Hyperthyroid
  • Hypo/Hypertension
  • Neurological Disorders (MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's, Shingles, etc.)
  • Pain Management
  • Toxicity
  • Weight Concerns
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Fees

  • 1st Visit - $190

  • 2nd Visit - $127.50

  • 3rd Visit - $85

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Diagnose?

Health History

Our Naturopathic Doctors will first read over your health history intake form that you will fill out prior to your consultation. During the first visit, the Naturopath will then listen to all of your concerns. They will expand on the health history by asking you questions to allow you to say exactly what you feel your issue is. No two people have the same health history, and we promise to take the time it take to truly understand what your symptoms are and what caused them. The Naturopaths goal is to treat the cause of the symptoms, not just put a band aid approach.

Live Blood/Darkfield Microscopy

Live Blood/ Darkfield Microscopy is an evaluation method in which an individual may study their blood ‘live’ on screen. It is to date one of the most valuable tools utilized in preventative medicine around the world and is performed right here in house at South Sudbury Wellness. This revolutionary method allows the practitioner, and you the patient, to visibly see some of the main underlying causes that allow disease and illness to manifest within our bodies before more conventional testing can even detect a problem.

Darkfield Microscopy can help to assess a wide variety of imbalances that could be disrupting your health such as free radicals, digestive insufficiencies, food intolerances, bowel conditions, parasites and bacteria, candida and fungus, metals, chemicals, uric acid crystals, cholesterol crystals, mineral loss calcium leakage, adrenal stress and much more.

Environmental Sensitivity Testing

"Carcinogens" South Sudbury Wellness by providing clinical laboratory tests that identify nutritional imbalances and toxicities underlying chronic diseases.

Heavy Metal Assessment

There are several ways of assessing both excretion and storage of heavy metals. Acute metal poisoning is rare, but it does occur in some of the industrial areas and certain careers in Sudbury. More common, however, is a chronic low-level exposure to toxic metals that can result in significant retention in the body that can be associated with a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic disease. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function and adversely affect virtually every organ system. For more information please see visit our Naturopathic Dr.

Comprehensive Stool Analysis (CDSA 2.0)

Comprehensive Stool Analysis is a test that evaluates digestion, absorption, gut flora, and the colonic environment, and is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, and for many systemic diseases. Additionally, Genova offers a parasitology component with the CDSA 2.0 that evaluates for parasites using microscopic examination and EIA testing. The profile is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, and for many systemic diseases and provides a sensitivity panel for treating pathogenic flora.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Our IgG blood spot test is performed at a local lab here in Sudbury. The test involves a finger prick to collect blood spots on a blot card and is send for analysis. The results provide a list of 120-200 foods you are sensitive to and identify your food triggers. This list allows our Naturopaths to create an optimal diet for your optimal wellness.

Saliva Hormone Testing

Saliva Hormone Testing is most useful for uncovering hormone imbalance. For example: discovering a woman has insufficient progesterone to balance high estradiol levels or that high cortisol levels are interfering with the action of progesterone and testosterone. Once a hormone imbalance has been uncovered, nutritional or bio-identical hormone therapy can be instituted. Saliva testing is also be used to discover whether hormone levels are too high or too low as a result of supplementation. Saliva collection is painless and more convenient for the patient, particularly when multiple samples are required.

Bioimpedance Analysis Testing

Bioimpedance Analysis Testing also known as Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis or BIA, is a widely-accepted method of measuring the ratio of body fat against lean muscle mass due to its simplicity, speed and noninvasive nature. A BIA helps to determine a realistic measurement relating to your picture of health and well-being, and may help in planning goals for weight management or in achieving a better body balance for health improvement and prevention of illness.

Body Bioimpedance Analysis gives valuable information on cellular health, metabolism, toxicity to help create naturopathic, nutrition, or exercise programs suited to your individual needs. The following measurements are taken:

  • Overall Cell Health (“Phase Angle”): This is a key indicator of your overall health. The higher the number, the healthier you are.
  • Body Composition: Indicates the body’s percentage of fat and muscle. This is important because the more body fat you have, the more inflammation you have – this is a significant risk factor for a number of diseases, especially heart disease. Inflammation stresses key parts of your bodies defense including your liver, immune system and adrenal glands.
  • Metabolism: Indicates if your body is breaking down healthy or unhealthy tissue for energy. Obviously, the higher your metabolism, the less fat you have.
  • Water inside/outside of cells: When your body has a high level of toxicity, there is more water outside your cells than inside them. Having more water outside of your cells dilutes the toxins and helps to make them less harmful to your body. However, this is not a healthy state to be in because the inside of your cells do not have enough water to function properly.
  • Hydration: If your body is low on water, your metabolism slows. Problems resulting from dehydration include headaches, fatigue, and sweet cravings. It may surprise you that most people are chronically dehydrated because they do not drink enough water.

Blood Chemistry Testing

This blood parameter testing is just like regular blood work. Doctors order basic blood chemistry tests to assess a wide range of conditions and the function of organs.

Fees

  • 1st Visit - $190

  • 2nd Visit - $127.50

  • 3rd Visit - $85

How Do Naturopaths Treat?

At South Sudbury Wellness, our Naturopathic treatments are second to none. We offer a wide variety of services designed to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit. These services include:

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling is offered to help maintain optimal wellness and to identify food triggers such as allergens and sensitivities. Certain health conditions require a person to follow a specific diet, such as lactose intolerance, diabetes, and thyroid condition. Another reason we recommend specific foods is to focus on weight management. South Sudbury Wellness will set you up with the ideal diet to help you lose weight or gain weight, depending on your needs.

Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation

Sometimes, a change of diet is simply not enough to replenish the vitamins you are missing in your system. In our quest to maintain optimal health, vitamin and mineral supplements are often recommended to satisfy the deficiencies that are found through the health history or specific testing. For example, blood work to assess your B12 status or a Zinc Tally test to assess your zinc levels. Vitamins and minerals can also be recommended in higher than normal levels to help treat certain conditions. For example, fish oils for mood and attention issues or magnesium for muscle spasms.

Injection & IV Therapies

Sometimes an even higher level of vitamins and mineral levels are required, and the level of depletion cannot be restored by oral supplements alone. Often with issues like IBS and Chron's, the digestive system cannot break down your foods or absorb them properly. Injection and IV Therapies are used to bypass the digestive process and directly replenish the system through the blood stream. Patients often feel rejuvenated and have a great deal more energy after ensuring they receive proper nutrition through injection and IV therapies.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

Naturopathy tries to balance the hormone levels of both men and women through first through diet, and then through botanical medicine. Botanical Medicine is a natural way to mimic hormone action in the body. If those two methods do not work or not enough effect is created, we then use hormone therapy. These hormone therapies are refered to as Bio-Identical Hormones. These hormones are pharmaceutically compounded from plant sources. The most common uses of these bioidentical hormones are for women going through menopause, PMS related symptoms, and fertility issues. In Men, bioidentical hormones can be used to help with libido, erectile dysfuncion, and Andropause.

Weight Management Programs

The fundamental understanding of weight loss is less calories in, and more calories out. Although this is common sense to everyone, sometimes different conditions can increase weight gain and limit weight loss, such as hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, or food sensitivity issues, etc. Our Naturopathic Dr's will work with you to set up an optimal nutritional program, as well as identify any health condition that may be present that slows down your weight loss. There are also certain supplements that increase metabolism and help burn fat away. Our Naturopaths will teach you everything you need to know about losing weight and keeping it off.

Patients with Cancer

At South Sudbury Wellness, our Naturopaths have many ways to help optimize the health of patients who have cancer.

From Chemo therapy or the cancer itself, loss of appetite, nausea, and weight loss commonly occur. Naturopaths have a variety of tools that can decrease nausea and improve your appetite, give you optimal nutritional counselling, and even support you with vitamins like Vitamin B12 for energy, and Vitamin D for immune boosting.

Our naturopath Dr. Peter Jebreen also works in collaboration with Dr. Akbar Kahn in Toronto. Dr. Khan is the founder and Medical Director of Medicor Cancer Centres. For the last 21 years, his primary practice has consisted of providing personalized care by focusing on a limited number of cancer patients. This has given him extensive experience in dealing with the unique, complex and varied issues that cancer patients and their families face. He is privileged to be the first doctor in the world to prescribe off-label DCA to treat cancer with positive results.

Fees

  • 1st Visit - $190

  • 2nd Visit - $127.50

  • 3rd Visit - $85