What is a Naturopath?
Naturopathic medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that aims to treat the underlying cause of illness and disease, rather than just the symptoms.
Naturopathic doctors are dedicated healthcare professionals who specialize in crafting personalized treatment strategies to help you achieve your peak state of well-being. Their practice encompasses an array of safe and proven methods, each tailored to suit your unique needs and lifestyle. These therapeutic options may include Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture, Comprehensive Lab Testing or Dietary Counselling.
The focus of naturopathic medicine is to empower individuals on their journey to optimum health, utilizing a diverse toolkit of natural remedies and lifestyle modifications. This introduction delves into the wide-ranging treatments Naturopathic Doctors offer to guide you toward a healthier, more balanced life.
Dr. Natalie Stradiotto
Dr. Natalie Stradiotto has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and completed a four-year Naturopathic Medicine Doctor degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She focuses on women’s health and hormones, including fertility support, and utilizes naturopathic medicine to assist couples with IUI and IVF treatments. Dr. Natalie also specializes in supporting patients with insomnia, fatigue, stress, anxiety, digestive concerns, and thyroid health.
Individualized nutritional supplementation has the ability to support your overall health and correct potential nutritional deficiencies or suboptimal values that may be identified on lab work. Specific doses and protocols utilizing professional and third party tested nutraceuticals may be implemented into your treatment plan.
Botanical medicine includes plant-based products to address a wide range of health concerns. Botanical medicine is a component of naturopathic medicine that may be introduced into your treatment plan by your naturopathic doctor. It may be utilized for a wide variety of concerns including: stress management, women’s health and hormones, digestive health and immune support.
Acupuncture involves distinct placements of acupuncture needles throughout the body to help support overall health. Acupuncture is often used to help address musculoskeletal concerns such as low back pain, overuse injuries, menstrual regulation and is a fundamental part in fertility treatments including IUI and IVF procedures.
Comprehensive Lab Testing
As part of an initial visit, and continued monitoring of progress, blood work is an important component to achieving optimal health. Blood work is often requisitioned to assess for: nutrient deficiencies, hormonal concerns, food sensitivities, thyroid health, diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk, as well as inflammation. It provides a baseline of certain parameters and guides treatment options.
Providing individualized nutritional recommendations and support to improve overall health and well being. Whether nutrition goals include blood sugar control, cholesterol management, weight loss, or simply supporting you navigate healthier meal options.