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May 11-15, 2015

Free meet and greet with NDs including healthy snacks and information handouts!

Please make an appointment by calling 905-875-2288

Location: Complete Wellness Clinic Address

Address: 450 Bronte Street South Unit 108
Milton, Ontario  L9T 5L5

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Phone Number: 905-875-2288


 May 12th at 7:00 P.M
Pregnancy Wisdom: Naturopathic solutions for keeping Mama and Baby in Optimum Health


Kirsten Almon ND, Doula and Aisling Lanigan ND, Doula. Both certified in HypnoBirthing

Location Name: Erin MIlls Optimum Health clinic
Address: 3105 Glen Erin Dr. Suite 5
Contact and registration: Call 905.828.2014 or email Spaces limited.

Register now to save your spot!



Friday May 15, 2015 11:30 A.M


Hosted by Darlene Gustin ND, Mary Galic ND, Saadia Mahmood ND, and Mark Andal ND

Community walking club for doctors, patients and community to practice what we preach in the form of therapeutic lifestyle.

Location: Bronte Natural Health Clinic
Address: 2368 Lakeshore Rd W
Oakville, Ontario


Meet up with the Ottawa Integrative Health Centre Inc. on social media during Naturopathic Medicine Week for your chance to win!

May 11th quick contest: correctly list at least 5 services NDs provide at the OIHC to be entered to win a gift certificate for Bridgehead coffee (2 x $10) – posts must be provided between 9am and 9pm – Draw will take place on May 12th

May 11 & 12 – Like us on facebook – be entered in a draw to win a gift certificate to The Table Vegetarian Restaurant(2 x $15) posts must be provided between 9am on May 11th and 9pm on May 12th – Draw will take place on May 13th

May 13th & 14th – share your Naturopathic Medicine “success” story and receive an infrared sauna session (value $30)these can be emailed in anonymously – or posted to the FB page posts must be provided between 9am on May 13th and 9pmon May 14th – Draw will be May 15th

May 11th – 16th – book an initial visit with any of our NDs or a Naturopathic service new to you – be entered to win an Oresta Gift certificate for spa services bookings must be made between 9am on the 11th and 3pm 16th of May, and must take place prior to May 31st 2015. Draw will be held May 17th

May 16th – Free well child visits for current and new patients, and a “detox your pantry” session for people with food allergies/intolerances and those wishing for tips to eat more healthfully. Attend either of these events and be entered to win a $25 Kardish card – Call us to book

May 11-16th – refer a friend who books an appointment with one of our NDs – receive a free IR sauna session, and be enteredin a draw to win a Glowing Skin Health Basket (courtesy of Oresta, Eco Chic Movement and Cytomatrix) – friend must phone in to book the appointment by 3pm on May 16th.

Tuesday, May 12th 6-8pm
Thyroid Bootcamp

Nutrition & Lifestyle Tips to help you Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Balance your Mood
With Sarah Vadeboncoeur, ND
Location: Living Science Wellness Centre
59 Iber Rd #25, Stittsville, ON
Contact Living Science to Register: 613-836-7901
Cost: $65.00

What is naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic medicine starts with supporting the body in its amazing ability to heal itself. By looking at the root causes of illness rather than just the symptoms, and promoting healing through natural therapies, naturopathic medicine is a successful non-invasive way to prevent chronic illness as well as reduce reliance upon prescription medications (and all of their side effects). Think of it as your gateway to optimal health. From diet and exercise, to understanding your body’s unique chemistry, naturopathic medicine aims you to boost your immune system, prevent and treat chronic disease and increase your overall energy level.

Naturopathic treatment draws from a number of modalities and is tailored to each individual patient. Depending on the doctor’s approach and patient being treated, treatments may include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical treatments, acupuncture and Asian medicine, lifestyle counseling, or a combination of these.

Is naturopathic medicine the same as homeopathy?

No. Naturopathic doctors are general practitioners of natural medicine. Depending on a patient’s health needs, a naturopathic doctor may include homeopathy in an individualized treatment plan, but it is only one of many treatment methods NDs are trained to use. Homeopaths are trained solely in homeopathy and do not use other treatment methods.

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What is a naturopathic doctor?

Naturopathic doctors are provincially-regulated primary care providers. With extensive education, including a pre-med degree and four years of training at an accredited naturopathic college, NDs integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies. NDs are eclectic, each with a slightly different approach, but they all believe that balancing the mind, body and environment is the path to optimal health because it supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors are also experts at early detection, prevention and treatment of chronic disease, and their personalized treatment plans work with each individual patient’s lifestyle and body chemistry.


What can I expect from my first visit to a naturopathic doctor?

During the first visit, your ND wants to get to know you as a person, what your health goals are and how you have managed your health in the past. Expect to be there for an hour or more to give your ND adequate time to complete the picture. As well as performing a physical exam based on your health complaints, your ND will also ask you about your mental, emotional and spiritual health, your diet and lifestyle, and treatments you may be receiving from other health care providers. By the end of the visit, your ND will present an individualized treatment plan and may suggest further testing.

How do I pay for a visit to a naturopathic doctor?

Currently, OHIP does not cover visits to a naturopathic doctor. However, most extended healthcare plans include naturopathic medicine, so check with your provider to see the amount of your coverage.

Do naturopathic doctors have specialties?

Not really, although some NDs do take a special interest in particular health conditions or treatment modalities. Currently, there are no specialist-level educational programs offered by naturopathic colleges. However, in addition to maintaining their continuing education requirements, many NDs pursue extended training in a particular area, such as environmental medicine, infusion therapy, or cancer care. This is not considered specialization, however, because naturopathic medicine is always holistic and patient-centred.

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