Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being
Womens’ Mental Health
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Medicinal cannabis (CBD) therapy
Mind body medicine
Food as medicine
Functional abdominal bloating
Irritable bowel syndrome
Integrative medicine refers to the blending of conventional and evidence-based natural and complementary medicines and therapies with lifestyle interventions to deliver holistic, patient-centred care.
I want to facilitate YOUR journey to better health. Chronic illness is a complex issue and there is no “one size fits all” approach. We all have an individual genetic make-up, lifestyle, diet, emotional and stress response. The basic pillars of good heath are diet, sleep, stress management, exercise, and human connection. Getting the basics right can sometimes be the most challenging aspect of finding good health. When we look at the “BLUE ZONES” on the planet, where individuals who live the longest and are the healthiest reside, it is often these simple parameters that they have nailed.
Integrative medicine encompasses finding the “root cause” of why we are unwell. Taking this approach is important to restore long term better health. Determining the antecedents, triggers and perpetuators requires taking a detailed medical history, focussed physical examination and relevant medical investigations. Taking a holistic approach in medicine requires a significant amount of time and lays the groundwork to forming a good doctor-patient relationship.
There has been considerable research in integrative medicine over the past decade. The gut microbiota and its role in an individual’s general health is a great example. The endocannabinoid system and the role of medicinal cannabis in treating multiple health conditions including chronic pain and anxiety is yet another example.
I look forward to embarking on the journey of integrative medical care with you. It is an expanding and innovative area of medicine where both traditional, lifestyle and complimentary medicine intersect to provide a variety of treatment options specific to each individual.