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Naturopathic Medicine

Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Naturopathic Medicine focuses on preventative health, scientific knowledge and natural forms of healing. This form of medicine considers all aspects of your health by focusing on mental, physical, emotional and environmental factors.

Our Naturopathic Doctors address the underlying cause of illness while supporting your body’s natural ability to heal. They spend time listening to your story while educating you on ways to take charge of your own health through disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.

Our Naturopathic treatment at HealthOne includes Botanical Medicine, Dietary Counselling, Natural Supplementation, Lifestyle Counselling, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Functional Lab Testing.

Highlights
  • Aims to understand and treat the root cause of the health problems you are facing
  • Can create a unique treatment plan for each patient based on their unique health needs
  • Complimentary approach to conventional medicine so you receive a complete approach to healthcare

About Our Naturopathic Doctor – Dr. Saira Kassam H.BSc, ND

Dr. Saira Kassam, ND is passionate about providing effective primary healthcare to individuals of all ages. She emphasizes finding the root cause of all imbalances in the body to effectively treat them while re-establishing balance. Dr. Saira guides patients through their individual journey to health while encouraging them to create and maintain positive change in their lives.

Dr. Saira is a licensed ND who has completed four years at the accredited Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has spent five years at university to include pre-medical courses.

Her primary areas of passion and expertise include digestive health, weight management, women’s health, cognitive health, fertility and hormone systems. With Dr. Saira’s help, you can gain a better understanding of your health and re-establish balance to help you live a more inspired life.

Professional Affiliations

+ Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND)
+ Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
+ Registered with the College of Naturopaths Ontario (CONO)

Training

+ McMaster University – Honours Bachelor of Science (Biology and Pharmacology)
+ Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine – Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
+ Facial rejuvenation acupuncture (Two Circles)
+ Standards of Practice for Prescribing (CONO)
+ IV Therapy Certificate (CONO)
+ Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
+ Natural Desiccated Thyroid Treatment (NDT)

AREAS WE TREAT

Women’s Health

Women have unique needs when it comes to healthcare. There are health conditions and various stages of life where they need specific types of care and support. We offer individualized treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each woman.

Women are also more likely to encounter health conditions such as iron-deficiency anemia, loss of bone density, celiac disease, constipation, and Gastrointestinal (GI) concerns. Working with our Naturopathic Doctor can help you learn about your health needs and achieve optimal well-being during all stages of life.

Conditions and Symptoms

– PMS
– Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
– Heavy or painful periods
– Prenatal/Postpartum care
– Infertility
– Endometriosis or Fibroids
– Chronic urinary tract and yeast infections
– Perimenopause & menopause

How HealthOne Can Help

+ Personalized Care Plan
+ Dietary Counselling
+ Natural Nutritional Supplementation
+ Botanical Medicine
+ Lifestyle Counselling
+ Comprehensive Hormone Testing and Bloodwork Review
+ Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

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Men’s Health

Men have specific healthcare needs during every stage of life. Although they face many of the same diseases that affect women, men can also experience unique health issues such as male infertility, decreased libido, and prostate cancer.

Many of the major health risks that men experience can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices and personalized treatment plans. Working with our Naturopathic Doctor can help you learn more about preventative health and the best ways to achieve an optimally balanced life at every age.

Conditions and Symptoms

– Hair loss
– Male infertility
– Fatigue
– Impotence/poor libido
– Prostate issues
– Hormonal acne
– Stress/anger management

How HealthOne Can Help

+ Personalized Care Plan
+ Dietary Counselling
+ Natural Nutritional Supplementation
+ Botanical Medicine
+ Lifestyle Counselling
+ Comprehensive Hormone Testing and Bloodwork Review

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Reproductive and Prenatal Health

A Naturopathic Doctor can play an integral role in fertility care for any patient, regardless of gender. They can provide ongoing support through all stages and do preconception blood work to test essential indicators such as hormones, stress, immunity and  more to ensure optimal health of the eggs and sperm.

Our Naturopathic Doctor can also provide recommendations about healthy lifestyle choices including proper supplementation and diet requirements. After pregnancy, they can provide further support through each trimester based on the needs of the patient.

Conditions and Symptoms

– Prenatal care
– Support throughout pregnancy
– Postpartum support
– Hormonal imbalances
– Optimizing fertility for both men and women

How HealthOne Can Help

+ Personalized Care Plan
+ Integrated mental health counselling
+ Dietary Counselling
+ Natural Nutritional Supplementation
+ Lifestyle Counselling
+ Acupuncture to promote fertility
+ Comprehensive Hormone Testing and Bloodwork Review

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Autoimmune Disorders, Allergies & Food Sensitivities

Allergies are your immune system’s response to what it identifies as a harmful substance. They can be triggered by airborne allergens, foods, insect stings, medications, latex, drug allergies, and other substances. People can experience allergy symptoms at varying severity levels, from mild symptoms such as sneezing and watery eyes to more life-threatening symptoms like anaphylaxis.

A food sensitivity is different from an allergy because the response from the immune system is not immediate. It may take several days before you experience symptoms of a food sensitivity. They can cause uncomfortable symptoms like abdominal pain, fatigue, migraines, and IBS which can be greatly improved through lifestyle changes.

When someone has an autoimmune disorder, their body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. This increases the person’s likelihood of being prone to infection or disease because they have a weakened immune system.

Our Naturopathic Doctor can work with you to create a tailored plan to identify and treat or manage allergies, determine food sensitivities, or manage your autoimmune disorder.

Conditions and Symptoms

– Food sensitivities
– Eczema
– Systemic Lupus
– Psoriasis
– Graves’ Disease
– Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
– Rheumatoid Arthritis

How HealthOne Can Help

+ Personalized Care Plan
+ Comprehensive Bloodwork Review
+ Food Sensitivity Testing
+ Dietary Counselling
+ Lifestyle Counselling
+ Acupuncture

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Digestive and Gut Health

Are you experiencing gas, bloating, heartburn, indigestion, or constipation? Digestive issues can be overwhelming and frustrating, but there are ways to get relief.

The gut plays a significant role in our overall health and wellness. In many cases, they can result from a food intolerance or sensitivity. There is also increasing research that links our gut health to our immune systems, mental health, skin health, stress management, energy levels, mood, and risk of disease.

Our Naturopathic Doctor can help you identify the root cause of your digestive issues and provide an individualized plan to treat your symptoms from the inside out.

Conditions and Symptoms

– Bloating & Gas and/or Reflux
– Indigestion and/or Constipation and/or Diarrhea
– IBS/IBD
– Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
– Food sensitivities
– Chronic fatigue and/or Brain fog
– Skin issues (acne, eczema, psoriasis)
– Mood disorders (depression, anxiety)
– Weight gain
– Immune dysfunction (allergies, asthma)
– Autoimmune conditions (Hashimotos, Celiac, Crohn’s)

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How HealthOne Can Help: Naturopathic Gut Health Program

At HealthOne Wellness, our Gut Health Program will optimize your digestive health by maximizing your secretion of digestive enzymes, improving your ability to absorb nutrients, promoting a healthy balance of gut flora, eliminating imbalances in the gut, and improving your bowel health and stool formation.

If you’re struggling to understand what areas of your digestive health could use improvements, we can help. Before meeting our Naturopathic Doctor, patients are encouraged to Book a Complimentary Meet and Greet session with our Wellness Coordinator. During this session, she will outline the steps of our Gut Health Program, discuss if you’re a good fit for treatment, and answer any questions you have about working with our Naturopathic Doctor.The next step after  your Meet & Greet session is to Book an appointment with our Naturopathic Doctor.

Registering for our Gut Health Program will give you access to:

+ 5 Visits with our Naturopathic Doctor
+ GI-MAP® Test
+ Customized Treatment Plan
+ Personalized 14-Day Meal Plan
+ Complementary Amino D-Tox Supplement
+ Customized Natural Nutritional Supplementation

Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Management

Lifestyle factors are becoming increasingly recognized as the leading cause of chronic diseases faced by most Canadians. Our Naturopathic Doctor can help you prevent chronic disease by making personalized recommendations to optimize your health including sleep quality, activity recommendations, diet modifications, nutritional supplementation and botanical medicines.

If you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease, our Naturopathic Doctor can support you by helping you manage your blood sugar, reduce your cholesterol and reduce your blood pressure, and by creating a personalized plan to help you manage it.

Conditions and Diseases

– Diabetes
– Cardiovascular disease
– Metabolic syndrome
– Hypertension and hypercholesterolemia
– High blood pressure
– Chron’s disease
– Celiac disease
– Mood disorder

How HealthOne Can Help

+ Personalized Care Plan
+ Comprehensive Bloodwork Review
+ Dietary Counselling
+ Lifestyle Counselling
+ Natural Nutritional Supplementation

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Hormonal Health and Balance

Hormones are chemical messengers produced in the body by our endocrine glands. They affect many of our bodily functions, so even tiny imbalances (too much or too little) can cause significant side effects.

Our Naturopathic Doctor can provide ongoing hormonal support to help you restore memory, increase energy, support metabolism, promote healthy sleep, reduce wrinkles, reverse thinning hair, boost your immune system, increase bone density, and improve cardiovascular health.

Conditions and Symptoms

– Fatigue
– Weight Loss
– Stress/Adrenal insufficiency
– Depression/Anxiety
– Insomnia
– PMS
– Hot flashes
– Vaginal atrophy
– Brain fog

How HealthOne Can Help

+ Personalized Care Plan
+ Comprehensive Hormone Testing and Bloodwork Review
+ Dietary Counselling
+ Lifestyle Counselling
+ Natural Nutritional Supplementation

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Thyroid Conditions

Thyroid hormones are one of the most important hormones in the body. Rebalancing thyroid hormones can improve quality of life for many patients.

At HealthOne, our Naturopathic Doctor has completed additional training in pharmacology and can prescribe a natural form of thyroid hormones as an alternative to conventional forms of thyroid hormones (known as Synthroid).

Conditions and Symptoms

– Fatigue or brain fog
– Anxiety and depression
– Constipation
– Headaches
– Hair loss
– Dry skin/oily skin
– Excessive sweating
– Heart palpitations
– Muscle/joint pain/ swelling
– Unexplained weight loss and/or weight gain
– Hypothyroidism or  Hyperthyroidism

How HealthOne Can Help

+ Personalized Care Plan
+ Comprehensive Hormone Testing and Bloodwork Review
+ Dietary Counselling
+ Lifestyle Counselling
+ Natural Nutritional Supplementation
+ Natural Desiccated Thyroid Treatment (NDT)

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Musculoskeletal Health

Chronic Musculoskeletal conditions can make it difficult to engage in physical activity. This can cause patients to have trouble moving their bodies, less mobility, and feel less in control of their independence and well-being.

Our Naturopathic Doctor can help you by creating tailored treatment plans with a focus on improving skeletal health. They can also address joint pain and inflammation with natural treatments including electro acupuncture, cupping, nutritional supplementation and dietary counselling.

Conditions and Symptoms

– Osteoarthritis
– Osteoporosis
– Sprains, strains, chronic injuries
– Migraines
– Back pain, Neck pain, Tension headaches

How HealthOne Can Help

+ Personalized Care Plan
+ Electroacupuncture
+ Cupping
+ Dietary Counselling
+ Lifestyle Counselling
+ Natural Nutritional Supplementation

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Skin Conditions and Disorders

Our approach to treating skin conditions and disorders is rooted in healing the body from the inside out. Often, skin conditions are the result of an imbalance in the liver, hormones and/or gastrointestinal tract. It may include issues with your immune system, detoxification pathways, hormones, and/or digestive system. While many treatments focus on improving symptoms topically, our Naturopathic Doctor aims to find the root cause and treat it directly.

Conditions and Symptoms

– Skin Conditions
– Eczema
– Psoriasis
– Acne
– Hives
– Dark circles
– Wrinkles

How HealthOne Can Help

+ Personalized Care Plan
+ Comprehensive Testing: GI MAP, Food Sensitivity Testing, Hormone Testing and Bloodwork Review
+ Dietary Counselling
+ Lifestyle Counselling
+ Cosmetic Acupuncture
+ Topical solutions
+ Natural Nutritional Supplementation

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SERVICES

Naturopathic Doctor

During your first appointment with our Naturopathic Doctor, she will meet with you and review your health history. This 60-75 minute assessment is important so we can understand more about your previous labs, current medication, supplements and lifestyle factors and how they play a role in your health and well-being. Our Naturopathic Doctor may also suggest further testing to obtain additional information about your health before moving on to the development phase of your treatment plan.

Prior to booking an assessment, we encourage you to book a 15-minute Complimentary Meet & Greet consultation where you can meet our Naturopathic Doctor, learn about how she can address your specific health concerns, and understand what you can expect from treatment.

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IV Therapy

HealthOne offers a comfortable IV Vitamin Therapy lounge for our patients. IV Therapy (also known as Vitamin Drip Therapy) is a safe and effective way to deliver high doses of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. It allows for the maximal absorption of various nutrients through bypassing the digestive system.

IV Therapy is especially important for individuals who have a compromised gastrointestinal system as well as those who do not enjoy daily oral supplementation. IV Therapy is extremely effective for various different health conditions and supports overall wellness.

Examples of some of the vitamins and minerals used in IV therapy include Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Calcium, Selenium, Zinc, Glutathione, and Taurine. Specific formulations of combined nutrients are created depending on your requirements.

At HealthOne we offer:

+ Get Your Glow On
+ Total Immune Support
+ Relax & Renew
+ Myer’s Cocktail Energizer
+ Complete Digestive Support
+ Stress Support

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Vitamin Injections

Performed by our experienced Naturopathic Doctor, our intramuscular vitamin injections are a quick and easy way to get your essential vitamin boost. They will leave you feeling energized, balanced, and ready to take charge of your day.

Intramuscular vitamin injections take less than 5 minutes and provide an excellent option when avoiding daily supplementation with quick and effective results.

At HealthOne we offer:

+ Vitamin B12
+ Vitamin D

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Highlights
  • Quick option for an essential vitamin boost
  • Performed safely by our Naturopathic Doctor
  • Less than 5 minutes

Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. Acupuncture can be used for pain relief, overall wellness, and stress management. At HealthOne Wellness, acupuncture is offered by our Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, as well as Naturopathic Doctor.

Our practitioners frequently use acupuncture to manage many types of conditions including anxiety, depression, fertility, facial rejuvenation, digestive issues, sleep disorders, fatigue, muscular tension, and pain.

Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture

Performed by our Naturopathic Doctor, this cosmetic treatment is an extension of traditional acupuncture. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture supports the skin to look younger, smoother, and all-around healthier. The needles stimulate your lymphatic and circulatory system, which delivers nutrients to your skin cells, nourishing the skin from the inside out.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is a natural way of adding new hormones into the body, also known as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). It is typically used as people age and hormone levels drop, particularly for women who are in perimenopause or menopause. It’s used to increase the levels of the hormones that have dropped and improve moderate to severe menopause symptoms. It is only available through a prescription, and the type, combination and dosage is designed specifically for the needs of each patient.

At HealthOne, our Naturopathic Doctor has completed additional training in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).

Conditions and Symptoms

– Hot flashes & night sweats
– Depression / anxiety & mood changes
– Brain fog and memory loss
– Weight issues
– Insomnia & sleep issues
– Sexual disinterest or painful sex and vaginal atrophy

How HealthOne Can Help

+ Personalized Care Plan
+ Comprehensive Hormone Testing and Bloodwork Review
+ Dietary Counselling
+ Lifestyle Counselling
+ Natural Nutritional Supplementation

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Highlights
  • Hormonal benefits for Women
  • Prevents cardiovascular deterioration, decreases cholesterol and reduces risk for diabetes
  • Promotes healthy sleep patterns and restores mental functioning and memory
  • Improves skin thickness, hydration, and elasticity and reduces wrinkles
  • Increases bone density and bone mass and reduces risk of osteoporosis
  • Increases the desire and endurance for exercise and changes fat to lean muscle mass ratio

Supplement and Vitamin Recommendations

At HealthOne Wellness, we believe health should be focused on diet, lifestyle, movement, and targeted supplements when needed. There are certain nutrients that are more difficult to consistently get from your diet, and in these cases, our Naturopathic Doctor will typically recommend a supplement to ensure you are meeting those requirements.

Supplementation can help prevent nutritional deficiencies and replenish depleted nutrient levels. For your convenience, our on-site HealthOne Hub offers a range of supplements in store for our patients.

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Highlights
  • Avoid the guess work of determining which supplements you should take
  • Receive expert recommendations about the best supplements for your unique needs
  • Attain your health goals
  • Use in combination with prescription medicines to lower dosage of prescription medicines

Functional Lab Testing

Our Naturopathic Doctor uses specialized laboratory testing to diagnose and treat your symptoms. These tests usually are not offered by your family doctor, and can help provide a better understanding of your unique circumstances and health needs. Functional lab tests are an excellent tool because they can give you a more specific and thorough understanding of your health to help treat the root cause of the issues you’re experiencing. 

Food Sensitivity Testing (FST) is commonly performed at HealthOne Wellness by our Naturopathic Doctor. FST is a blood test that analyses the reaction of your blood to specific foods. The results will allow you to eliminate specific foods that may be creating inflammation in your body.

At HealthOne we offer:

+ Food sensitivity test (FST)
+ Comprehensive stool analysis
+ SIBO Breath Testing
+ Female hormone testing (blood and dried urine)
+ Male hormone testing (blood and dried urine)
+ Adrenal hormone test
+ Complete thyroid panel
+ Heavy metal test
+ Essential Nutrient Testing (test levels of iron, b12, folic acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin E)
+ Celiac Testing

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MODES OF TREATMENT

Botanical Medicine

Botanical medicine uses specific plants to prevent or treat disease. It is a powerful yet gentle form of medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years.

Plants have unique medicinal properties that can benefit our organs and re-establish balance in the body. Naturopathic Doctors can use botanical medicine to treat the root cause of many health conditions.

Tinctures, herbal teas, powdered capsules, and tablets are all forms of botanical medicine. Naturopathic doctors are extensively trained in using botanicals as an effective way to treat specific health conditions.

Dietary Counselling

Naturopathic medicine believes that food can be used as a form of medicine to bring balance to the body. Eating a well-balanced diet that emphasizes unrefined, unprocessed and locally grown foods can help us achieve optimal health and well-being.

In North America, our diets have become increasingly processed, which is leading to an obesity epidemic as well as numerous chronic health conditions. Our Naturopathic Doctor is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nutritionally based conditions and gastro-intestinal disorders. She can provide dietary recommendations and individualized treatments to improve your health.

Supplement Guidance

Naturopathic Doctors are experts in nutritional supplementation. They can prescribe dietary supplements to help optimize health and wellness, restore balance to the body, and manage chronic conditions. Naturopathic Doctors can also ensure there are no interactions that exist between your current medication and/or supplement plan.

Dietary supplements come in the form of pills, capsules, powders, gel tabs, extracts, or liquids. They can contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, amino acids, herbs or other plants, or enzymes.

Supplementation may help provide the essential nutrients for healthy functioning, prevent nutritional deficiencies, or lower your risk of health problems. The combination of some supplements and herbal products may also help lower the required dose of some prescription medications. At HealthOne we are also able to create personalized supplementation depending on your needs.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient practice that has been used in China for thousands of years. It is a natural wellness approach that often includes supporting the flow of energy (also referred to as qi) throughout the body and restoring balance between the Yin and Yang.

TCM is practiced by both our Naturopathic Doctor and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner at HealthOne. The types of treatment used include Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture (including the use of ordinary needles, leather needles, triangular needles, blood collection needles, fire needles, knife needles, plum blossom needles, etc.), Moxibustion, BIAN energy stone, cupping, and Tuina.

Lifestyle Counselling

Our Naturopathic Doctor practices lifestyle counseling on topics including nutrition, sleep, stress management, and physical activity. Lifestyle counseling helps clients make healthier choices and better decisions when it comes to managing their health. Many of us know how to live healthy lives, but struggle with consistent implementation. Numerous studies show that ongoing healthy lifestyle counseling can help bridge this gap and create positive change.

Common topics addressed in lifestyle counseling with our Naturopathic Doctor include:

Nutrition: Nutrition topics include gut health, skin concerns, adequate protein and fiber intake, as well as chronic disease management.

Sleep: Sleep hygiene and techniques to get a quality night sleep are an important foundation of healthy living.

Stress Management: Chronically elevated cortisol levels in the body due to stress can lead to inflammation, weight gain, increased blood pressure, and lowered immunity.

Physical Activity: Movement and exercise can help you improve heart function and circulation, as well as support healthy blood sugar levels.

Functional Lab Testing

Our Naturopathic Doctor uses specialized laboratory testing to diagnose and treat your symptoms. These tests usually are not offered by your family doctor, and can help provide a better understanding of your unique circumstances and health needs. Functional lab tests are an excellent tool because they can give you a more specific and thorough understanding of your health to help treat the root cause of the issues you’re experiencing.

At  HealthOne we offer:

+ Food sensitivity test (FST)
+ Comprehensive stool analysis (GI MAP)
+ Female hormone panel
+ Male hormonal panel
+ Adrenal hormone panel
+ Complete thyroid panel
+ SIBO breath testing
+ Heavy metal test
+ Essential nutrient testing: nutrient deficiencies, including iron, B12, folic acid, Vitamin D status
+ Celiac testing

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Traditional Naturopath and a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor?

All classifications of Naturopathic Doctors aim to help heal the body through natural and alterative practices including botanical medicine and food. However, in Ontario there are different classifications of Naturopaths, with varying education, scope of practice, and regulatory status. In Ontario, the titles “Traditional Naturopath” and “Naturopathic Doctor” are not interchangeable.

A Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is a member of The College of Naturopaths of Ontario. All licensed NDs complete a minimum of three years of university-level training, including pre-medical courses, then four years at an accredited Naturopathic medical college.

ND, Naturopathic Doctor and Naturopath are protected titles in Ontario. This means that only people who have demonstrated the education and qualification to practice, can use the title.

 

How does natural medicine differ from allopathic or conventional medicine?

One of our most innovative care features at HealthOne Medical & Wellness is that we have conventional Medical Doctors and Naturopathic Doctors working together. We view natural medicine as an addition to conventional medical care, rather than an alternative. By seeing your General Physician alongside your Naturopathic Doctor, you are getting the most advanced, well-rounded combination of health care available.

Naturopathic Doctors provide health care to people of all ages, focusing on the use of natural therapies to support and stimulate healing. They focus on disease prevention and wellness promotion and provide management strategies for most chronic health conditions.

The key differentiators of Naturopathic Doctors from the primary health care model in Ontario include looking at the body as one integrated system, spending more time with patients, and providing natural treatments.

Our HealthOne Naturopathic treatment is centered on botanical medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary counselling, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and lifestyle counselling. We also offer B12 injections, Vitamin D injections, IV therapy, facial rejuvenation acupuncture and a wide range of comprehensive lab testing depending on your specific health concerns.

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