We use a step-wise approach when we work with adults and children. The first step is an initial intake and assessment. This includes a review of your most immediate concerns, a detailed review of health history, medications, dietary and lifestyle routines and a brief screening physical. We may also review recent lab work (if available) and make recommendations for specialized testing or assessments. Step by step we tackle the issues and enlist the treatments or programs that are best matched to your needs. Once you’re feeling better we provide acute care as needed, and annual follow up to help monitor progress and make the leap from feeling good to feeling great.

 

Naturopathic services

 

Clinical Nutrition and Dietary Therapy

We consider food to be medicine. The power of a balanced, whole foods-based diet can’t be underestimated in balancing hormones, inflammation, allergies, digestive problems, weight and increasing energy. We also consider diet in primary prevention – a diet that is good for heart, bones, cancer prevention and a healthy weight.

 

Nutrient Repletion and Herbal Therapy

Along with diet, a nutrient and/or herbal program may be recommended to provide needed support.

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is used to help with pain, circulation and healing. Acupuncture can be incorporated into stress management programs, hormone balancing treatment plans and for pain due to inflammation and muscle tension. We use both needle and needle-less acupuncture.

 

Hormone Balancing

Hormone balancing is more than hormone replacement. We incorporate diet, exercise, herbs, detoxification, supplements, acupuncture and lifestyle counselling to optimize your body’s natural hormone production and to quell the rise in pro-aging and pro-inflammatory hormones that increase with age. In 2016 Dr. Fountain obtained prescribing rights for bioidentical hormones and natural thyroid hormone, which makes your Naturopathic Doctor even better equipped to provide a holistic, effective, empowering hormone balancing plan.

 

Lifestyle Modification

This is about putting the important things in life first. It’s about balancing work with play and about having more repleting actions (foods, thoughts, habits) in a day than depleting actions. We consider exercise, stress management, goal setting to be important factors. To work out the details we have a network of specialty professionals to draw on – from counsellors and life coaches to personal trainers.

 

Physical medicine

Elapromed microcurrent treatments provide non-invasive treatments for skin conditions. Small electronic micro-impulses pass through a stylus and roller to increase the permeability of the cell membrane, allowing for the uptake of up to 70ml of botanical and nutrient compounds directly into the skin. This process, known as electroporation, takes only a minute and the permeability lasts around 2 minutes before the stratum cornea’s natural protection properties reinstate. Electroporation can be an effective delivery system for nutrients such as hylauronic acid (to improve skin hydration and elasticity), magnesium chloride (to relax muscles of face and body), niacinamide (to decrease redness, inflammation, acne), gingko (to improve circulation to the skin and scalp) and numerous other nutrients and botanicals that nourish the skin and scalp.

 

Testing and Assessments

Our systematic approach starts with an initial intake and assessment. We think outside the box to help uncover your barriers to feeling your best. With the help of detailed questioning and specialized testing we help you answer the tough questions.

 

Foods and Nutrition Testing

Could foods be affecting the way I feel? How do I fine-tune an already healthy diet?

  • Food Intolerance Testing
  • Celiac Profile

Is my diet meeting my needs? Do I need to take supplements? I’ve been taking supplements, are they being absorbed?

  • Comprehensive blood testing of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
  • Anemia panel: CBC, Iron and Vitamin B12 tests
  • Vitamin D test
  • Live Cell Microscopy

 

Metabolism Testing

What’s going on with my metabolism? Why am I not losing weight? Why are my energy levels so low?

  • Comprehensive thyroid panel including TSH, T3, T4 and thyroid antibodies (blood)
  • Anemia panel (blood)
  • Biological impedance analysis to detect lean body mass, % body fat and hydration status
  • Live Cell Microscopy

 

Hormone Testing

How much of how I feel can be contributed to hormone imbalance?

  • Comprehensive Thyroid Panel (blood)
  • Female Hormone Panel
  • Male Hormone Panel (DUTCH urine testing)
  • Stress Hormones: Cortisol, DHEA (saliva or urine)

 

Digestive Function and Immunity Testing

What’s causing my digestive problems? Do I have a parasite? Do I have Candida? Do I have enough “friendly” bacteria?

  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
  • SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) Breath Test
  • Food Intolerance Testing
  • Lyme Disease Serology