Naturopathic Medicine is the treatment and prevention of disease by natural means. A number of different approaches may be used throughout the course of treatment. Treatment modalities include diet, lifestyle counselling, clinical nutrition (primary via supplementation), botanical medicine, homeopathy, eastern and Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical medicine and IV therapy.
Dr. Christina De Avila works with patients to create individualized treatment plans that are designed to improve overall health and vitality, by addressing the underlying cause of inflammation, stress and disease in the body. Through nutritional supplementation and dietary management, Naturopathic doctors ensure that the body’s innate healing mechanisms and immune system have the vitamins, minerals and amino acids necessary to effectively repair and replenish the body from the inside out.
Hormones are at the centre stage of Naturopathic care. Hormones play a role in our mental health, weight and metabolism, gender and fertility, digestion, tissue repair, sleep, immunity and gene expression. They affect every function of the body, as they are the chemical messengers that are responsible for communication between the central nervous system, organs, and body tissues.
Naturopathic Medicine is a primary treatment option for sleep disorders, stress and anxiety, depression, and mood disorders, which have been linked to both nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances.
Naturopathic medicine treats the whole person and not just the symptoms. Healing the digestive tract and supporting a healthy microbiome are often the first steps taken so that the body and mind can function optimally. By treating nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities, and any inflammation, infections or digestive dysfunctions that are present, Naturopathy offers a natural and effective remedy that is safe for patients of all ages. Digestive discomforts like constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating are reduced, and the body can more easily take what it needs from the foods we eat, which in turn supports all other systems in the body.
Appointments with a Naturopathic doctor are covered by most major insurance plans, and eligible for direct billing when allowed. Dr. Christina De Avila is accepting new patients on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays.