Healing with science & nature.
Naturopathic Medicine promotes health and healing through natural therapies including lifestyle counselling, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, supplementation and tradition Chinese medicine (TCM) including acupuncture.
These modalities allow us to prevent acute and chronic illnesses while reducing the burden on the conventional medical system and addressing the underlying cause of dis-ease which often ultimately leads to less reliance on pharmaceutical medications (and hence, a reduction in their possible side effects).
Naturopathic Doctors are trained in the primary care assessment and diagnosis which means they are able to identify and/or rule out red flag conditions that do require referral to a Medical Doctor or conventional medicine specialist, assess the need for laboratory investigations, order and interpret your lab work, deliver a naturopathic diagnosis and treat accordingly.
Below are a list of Modalities that NDs at KuRated utilize
Supplementation is often a second or third line treatment option in that we like to engage our patients in finding whole food sources of the specific vitamins and nutrients we might otherwise supplement. That being said, as a mom I know that sometimes easier is better and together we may decide to supplement for a short period of time in order to restore a certain acceptable balance before working on a whole foods based solution for the long term. In this way, we also avoid the costs that can accumulate when you’re on a long list of ongoing supplements and we can work towards a true shift in lifestyle that supports optimal nutrient intake and absorption.
Personalized holistic skincare is like supplements for your skin! If you have skin complaints, you can expect a comprehensive assessment of the underlying factor that are likely affecting your skin concerns. Skin concerns are usually everything but skin deep.
Most skin conditions arise from internal imbalances related to Hormones, Inappropriate Stress response, Nutritional deficiencies, Diet and Food sensitivities and Underlying inflammation.
When I develop a skin care protocol for my patients, I take into consideration the unique needs of their skin based on a details health history. As a result, we end up treating a lot more than you skin!
When it comes to topicals though – its important to assess the needs of the skin at a cellular level and provide those cells with the factors they need to build us flawless, radiant skin.
If you have ongoing skin concerns – listen to what your skin is telling you. Your skin is a canvas painted with what the rest of your body supplies it with. When we sit down, I will act as your skins translator, assess your skin in-house, send you for testing where appropriate and provide you with a customized skin healing protocol.
KūRated has a talented team of professionals, licensed in Ontario, that are here to help and have advanced training in a variety of techniques.