Services

Treatment modalities

Health Consulting and Wellness Foundation Optimization


Coaching on finding the right diet and nutrition, exercise, sleep, habits, stress management tools and lifestyle practices to best suit your life and your goals. Sometimes we need a cheer leader, sometimes we need someone to tell you like it is, and other times we just need someone to listen. Health coaching offers a way to keep you motivated and accountable so you can reach your goals.




Botanical Medicine


Botanical medicine, also known as herbal medicine, stretches back to ancient times. It can come in many different forms (teas, liquid extracts, pills, essential oils etc.) and have incredible therapeutic benefits on the body. Plants are the original pharmaceuticals - many medications are based on the molecular structure of plants, after all. Herbal medicine is a powerful, effective, and less toxic way to achieve powerful results.




Nutraceuticals and orthomolecular medicine


If possible, I encourage getting your nutrients and medicine from food. However, sometimes supplementation is necessary in order to achieve therapeutic doses that may not be achievable through diet. In addition, our soils are unfortunately becoming depleted of nutrients due to over harvesting and a lack of farming diversity. Patients will have access to online professional grade dispensary of high quality supplements​




Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture


The methods of diagnosis and treatments used in traditional Chinese medicine, although strange to most westerners, has been around for over 2ooo years and is an amazing system of medicine somewhat paralleling our own. I incorporate TCM principles including diet, herbal medicine, and the practice of acupuncture into my treatment plans​. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine needles into certain points in the body in order to unblock energy and restore the harmonious flow of qi or chi.
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Auricular therapy


The ear is a microsystem. Using a noninvasive technique, we use ear seeds, a traditional TCM technique that uses vaccaria seeds to stimulate points along certain meridians, all originating in the ear. Auroculotherapy is a powerful way to utilize acupuncture in a less invasive. Auriculotherapy is an especially good adjunct for detoxification.




Biotherapeutic drainage​


A gentle and powerful way of detoxing the body on a cellular level.




Pharmaceuticals


In 2009, the BC government granted NDs prescriptive drug rights. I am trained and licensed to prescribe pharmaceutics in British Columbia, which has provided me with a foundational knowledge of medications, including their uses, side effects, and interactions with other pharmaceuticals as well as herbs and any of the above listed modalities. Please always disclose any current medications.




Personalized Nutrition and Diets


I love working with foods in their fullest form. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, happy meats and dairy (to name a few)… I am passionate about fermented, sprouted and traditional preparation techniques as gateways to wholesome and nourishing nutrition. Sometimes rigorous diets are called for; with time and a return to health, food should be fun!




Hydrotherapy


Passed down through generations of naturopathic elders, the use of water therapeutically is one of our most treasured tools. There are a myriad of ways to use water by altering the temperature and delivery. Sitz baths, fomentations, constitutional hydrotherapy and steam inhalations are some of many examples. Water therapies leverage widening and constricting of blood vessel diameter, lymphatic drainage and nerve tissue to offer significant detoxification and metabolic support.




Biofeedback


These are techniques that use awareness of physiology to guide change. The most simple is using breath. Other techniques build capacity to detect ‘felt experiences’ in the body. These techniques facilitate lifelong skill building.




IV's and injectables


IV nutrient therapy infuses vitamins, minerals and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system and allowing for maximum absorption.




Allergy Desensitization (SLIT)


Sublingual Immunotherapy (or SLIT for short) is an alternative method of treating allergies and desensitizing a person to their allergies without using injections.




Perineural Injection Therapy


Nueral/Perineural, trigger point, and scar tissue therapy. See more here





 

Labwork

I often utilize functional lab analysis to help me get a more accurate picture of whats going on in your body. I use both routine and more advanced testing. These may include blood, urine, or saliva.

  • General screening labs (included in foundations package)

    • Hematology (CBC + diff, ferritin, TIBC), metabolic (calcium, glucose, phosphorus, HbA1c), thyroid (TSH), Inflammatory/Cardiac (hs-crp, fibrinogen), Electrolytes (K+, Na+, Cl-, bicarb), Liver (albumin, bilirubin [total and direct], ALP, GGT, ALT, AST, LDH, total protein), Kidney (creatinine, uric acid, BUN), Lipids (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, TG)

  • Advanced functional labs available (not limiting)

    • Food, food additives and environmental sensitivity/allergy testing

    • Stool testing (pathogen screens, comprehensive digestive stool analysis)

    • Adrenal testing (4 point salivary cortisol and DHEA testing)

    • Female and Male Hormone Testing (blood, saliva and urine)

    • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) breath testing

    • Candida testing

    • Genetic (Nutrigenomix) testing

    • Celiac testing

    • Nutritional deficiencies

    • Heavy metals

    • Organic acids testing (urine metabolites)

    • Environmental allergy skin prick testing

    • Gut permeability testing (aka Leaky gut)

All blood work results will be provided to you to take home, and will be reviewed with you

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Location
Virtual for BC residents
Squamish

Coast Mountain Health

40383 Tantalus Rd Unit 2

Contact

604-245-3601

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