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    Naturopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine by focusing on the underlying cause of a patient’s symptoms or illness with a complete assessment of a patient’s diet, lifestyle, environment and exercise. The greatest strength of naturopathic medicine is in mobilizing the body’s own innate ability to heal and restore itself.


    Naturopathic doctors are trained in the same basic sciences as medical doctors, as well as holistic therapeutics, with an emphasis on lifestyle and appropriate supplementation. In their practice, naturopathic doctors use a wide variety of therapies to treat the various ailments of their patients including:

    • Preventative Medical Screening
    • Food & Environmental Intolerances
    • Hormonal Panels (Serum, Saliva and Urine)
    • Gastrointestinal Function Panels
    • Detoxification Panels
    • Nutritional Profiles

    Health and our lifestyles are interdependent. Naturopathic doctors aim to address this interdependence through stress management, exercise, the environment, and promoting positive health influences.

    IV Therapy (Intravenous)

    Intravenous therapy is an important tool for acute and chronic illness support.  It is a safe and effective way of delivering therapeutic doses of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.  Dr. MacDonald ND has been offering IV therapy for over 10 years.  She is committed to providing personalized IV medicine with the most up-to-date protocols.

    IM Injection Therapy (Intramuscular)

    IM injections are a great option for people who do not have enough time for an IV.  IM injections can help improve mood, energy, support the brain during stressful periods, stimulate metabolism, and complexion.

    Conditions That May Benefit From IV Therapy

    • Stress Management – Anxiety
    • Fatigue
    • Chronic headaches and migraines
    • Support During & Recovery from Acute and Chronic Illnesses
    • Detoxification Support
    • Colds/Flu
    • Athletic Recovery
    • Anti-Aging
    • Arthritis
    • And More….

    Many people with cancer will use natural therapies both during and after conventional treatment. Conventional therapies offered may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The goal of integrative cancer care is to use naturopathic medicine to support the individual’s quality of life, minimize side effect, improve healing and recover times, reduce risk of recurrence, and support conventional therapies.

    Lifestyle, intravenous therapy (High dose IV vitamin C) and appropriate supplementation recommendations are made to support the overall health of the individual receiving care. All prescriptions are researched to prevent drug-herb/nutrient interactions.

    Integrative Cancer Care

    European mistletoe has been widely studied as an integrative support for people with cancer.  Research in animal and human studies has shown:

    • A direct cytotoxic (cancer cell killing) effect.
    • To slow tumour growth and metastasis improving overall survival by slowing progress of the disease.
    • Immune stimulation with protection of healthy DNA in immune cells.
      • Leading to fewer side effects and improved quality of life when used with standard chemotherapy.


    In conjunction with lifestyle and appropriate supplementation this intracutaneous injection of mistletoe has been shown to be helpful for supporting people with osteoarthritis.  It has been shown to improve joint mobility and decreases pain.  Safe as a long-term joint support measure to improve microcirculation, collagen synthesis and analgesic support.

    Elaspa & Ela Med Pro – European Spa Science

    Treatments for people who want to enhance and restore the quality of their skin.  Elaspa uses high concentrations of synergistic organic ingredients.  It is conscious skincare that offers the best results while respecting the environment.  Elaspa treatments support the natural structure and renewal process of the skin to bring out its optimal glow.

    Detailed and individualized dietary counseling, as well as prescribing appropriate supplemental minerals, nutrients and vitamins for optimal health.

    Chinese medicine is an ancient form of medicine based on the idea that energy (Qi) flows through the body through channels called meridians. When this energy flow is disrupted, illness and symptoms may result. Acupuncture helps to regulate the free flow of qi. In addition, acupressure and Chinese herbals maximize its effects. Acupuncture may be used to treat a wide range of symptoms such as pain relief, digestive disturbances and hormonal imbalances.


    Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are the only primary care doctors clinically trained in the use of a wide variety of natural therapeutics. They specialize in the use of natural therapies proven by scientific and clinical studies or based on traditional knowledge, for the effective treatment of acute and chronic disease and for the prevention of illness.

    Like medical doctors, naturopathic doctors work with and will, in appropriate cases, refer their patients to medical specialists and other health care providers. NDs focus on health promotion by teaching their patients to develop and maintain personal commitment and responsibility for their health.

    Naturopathic Doctors support people with different health conditions and concerns. Patients benefit from naturopathic medicine both in a complementary medicine role and an alternative medicine role. Some conditions that naturopathic doctors regularly support patients with include:

    • Women’s Health Concerns
    • Fertility and Pregnancy
    • Children’s Health Concerns
    • General Health Concerns
    • Lifestyle Management