Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. Special diets may be recommended, and treatment may include nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other nutraceuticals.
Botanical (herbal) Medicine
The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginnings of civilization and is the foundation of modern pharmacology. Plant substances from around the world are used for their healing effects and nutritional value.
Based on the principle of “like cures like” homeopathic medicine was developed in the 1700’s. Minute amounts of natural substances are used to stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities. Homeopathic remedies are ideal for patients of any age, from newborns to the elderly as they will not interfere with other medications and gentle in their effects.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Based on balancing the flow of Qi/Chi (energy) through meridian pathways, TCM nvolves the use of acupuncture, diet modification and Chinese herbal formulations to create balance and achieve health. Acupuncture works by addressing individual health at all levels of the body, mind, heart and spirit. The goal being to help a person move back into harmony with themselves, their emotions and their life as a whole. Acupuncture is useful for many different conditions, both acute and chronic.
Preventative & Lifestyle Counseling
Physical, emotional, nutritional and environmental factors affect health. NDs help patients to make effective lifestyle choices to improve their health both in the present and for the future.
Biotherapeutic Drainage is a treatment method aimed at supporting the body's natural routes of elimination and enhancing the cellular function of the organs and tissues within the body. This is a very gentle and deep acting way to re-balance, heal, and restore the body. The remedies are homeopathic preparations in that they contain minute amounts of the actual plant or mineral used, if any at all. The mineral aspect of the remedy is present to aid in the biochemical reactions our bodies employ for detoxification, and the plant aspect leads the mineral to the intended tissue or organ system. The formulas we use are called UNDAs, they are labelled with a number, the name of a mineral, or in accordance with a particular organ they are designed to support. The remedies are safe, non-toxic, will not interfere with other medications, and have a gentle yet deep acting effect.
Food Sensitivity & Allergy Testing
Food sensitivities can cause a myriad of health symptoms such as bloating, fatigue, anxiety, attention deficit, weight gain...among many others. Identifying food sensitivities through testing will help you eliminate symptoms and achieve relief.
Full range of blood, saliva and urine tests; food allergy and sensitivity testing; heavy metal testing; comprehensive stool analysis.