What We Treat

Fertility and Pregnancy Health

 

bellyFertility is directly impacted by one’s health.  Naturopathic Medicine offers many successful treatment options for couples dealing with fertility concerns.  Since there are so many things that may affect fertility, including stress hormone imbalance, thyroid concerns, a toxic environment, irregular menses and food allergies, we will begin with a thorough health assessment, in order to put together an individualized, targeted treatment plan.

Once a patient becomes pregnant, we use a gentle and natural approach to improve their health.  We can offer support for numerous conditions including, but not limited to, nausea, fatigue, sleep concerns, muscle cramps, fatigue, constipation, heartburn and high blood pressure.

Once the baby arrives, many women experience such things as extreme fatigue, emotional upsets and difficulties with breast feeding.  We can help you to navigate through these sometimes challenging times and work with you to rebuild your health.

Some ways that your Naturopathic Doctor can assist you to improve fertility include:

  • Lifestyle counselling
  • Dietary changes
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Detoxification programs

Once a patient becomes pregnant, we use a gentle and natural approach to improve their health.  We can offer support for numerous conditions including, but not limited to, nausea, fatigue, sleep concerns, muscle cramps, fatigue, constipation, heartburn and high blood pressure.

Once the baby arrives, many women experience such things as extreme fatigue, emotional upsets and difficulties with breast feeding.  We can help you to navigate through these sometimes challenging times and work with you to rebuild your health.

 

Children’s Health

 

maggieChildren’s health is extremely important at Healthy Foundations Naturopathic Clinic.  We believe that starting early education and health awareness with a child will help to ensure they are getting the optimal foundation for good health.

We work with parents to educate them on optimal dietary choices for their children’s needs, to discuss natural alternatives to support common childhood illnesses and to ensure they understand ways to prevent illness in the future.

We encourage parents to start bringing their children for visits soon after birth.  During those first months of a baby’s life, we can help answer questions about things such as breastfeeding, sleep issues and what to do when your child has a fever.  As your child gets older, we will discuss with you such topics as food introduction and dealing with colds and flu.   After the first year, we recommend bringing your children for a check up at least once annually.  We will discuss their health over the past year, perform a physical exam and offer some recommendations to optimize their health.  We also encourage parents to bring children in when they are suffering from a cold or flu.  Naturopathic Medicine can assist with minimizing symptoms and decreasing the duration of an illness.

Some common children’s health conditions we treat include:

  • ADHD/Hyperactivity
  • Digestive concerns
  • Weak immune system
  • Allergies
  • Skin concerns (eg. eczema)
  • Sleep concerns

 

Hormonal Health

 

hormoneThe prevalence of hormonal imbalances has greatly increased in our society.  We believe that people’s overall health can greatly improve when their hormone health becomes a focal point of treatment.  With the aid of a thorough health history and laboratory results, we will create an individualized plan to address your particular needs.  Treatment often begins with on a nutritional level, but may also include herbal support, homeopathy and possibly acupuncture to restore balance to your hormonal system.  The goal of Naturopathic treatment of hormone imbalance is always to support the body in producing and regulating hormone levels, without the use or addition of artificial hormones.

Some common hormonal imbalances we treat include:

  • Menopause
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular Periods
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Fertility concerns
  • Thyroid imbalances
  • Adrenal fatigue

 

Digestive Health

 

tummyDigestive concerns are extremely common among our society and are one of the most common ailments that we treat as Naturopathic Doctors.  A large population of people suffer from one or more gastrointestinal symptom such as heartburn, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation or malabsorption.  After a thorough health history and discussion of dietary food intake, we will try to determine the root cause of these concerns and make suggestions to improve them.  There are also diagnostic tests that can be useful to determine the root cause of your concern.  These tests include: IgG Food Allergy testing and Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis.

 

Some common digestive health concerns we treat include:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gas/Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Food allergies
  • Crohn’s/Colitis

 

General Health

 

susanThe goal of Naturopathic medicine is to restore health, prevent disease and promote well-being.  At Healthy Foundations Naturopathic Clinic, we aim to treat the whole person by addressing the root cause of the illness rather than simply treating or suppressing the symptoms.  Once you are feeling well, our goal is to ensure that we provide you with the tools and guidance to maintain optimal health.

 

 

 

Some common general health concerns we treat include:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Skin concerns
  • Immune health, including acute conditions like colds and flus
  • Stress
  • Musculoskeletal concerns
  • Weight concerns