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Immune Rejuvenation

  • Chronic immune activation is a common cause of brain fog, obesity, fatigue, joint and muscle pain and even mood disorders and hormone imbalances. Find out if immune dysfunction is at centre of your problem(s).
  • Is your immune system overreacting?
  • Is your immune system protecting you?

The Immune system is intricate and complex and contrary to popular opinion does not simply move up and down like a ‘switch.’ Immune cells respond to messages received from the outside world (such as an infection) and internal signals (such as gut bacteria) which influence how it responds and behaves. Unhealthy signals over time can lead to various abnormalities within the immune system such as immunosenescence (lazy immunity), under responsive (withdrawn immunity), allergies (sensitive immunity), low grade activation (angry from perceived threats) or autoimmune (inappropriate attack of self). When the underlying status of the immune system is unknown, non-specific “boosting” immune activity can result in adverse outcomes among people with altered immune system function.
An objective for improving immune function should be focused on identifying and eliminating harmful immune triggers, modulating various components of the immune response, (innate and adaptive) and repairing damaged immune cells. Reprogramming your immune system leads to balance and resilience and can protect an individual from a wide variety of illnesses.

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Autoimmune Regulation

  • Do you feel swollen, puffy or stiff?
  • Have you been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and are looking for solutions?
  • Is Inflammation at the centre of your health problems?

Emerging science has helped us understand and more precisely address immune dysfunction. Inflammation is a highly orchestrated problem that involves various notable operations such as cell specific receptors, signal transduction, cytokines production, neutrophil activation and the resolution phase. Complex problems require detailed solutions. Inflammation cannot simply be blocked by naproxen, turmeric or aggressive, restrictive diets. This process has several operational components and cell types that require intelligent, well designed strategies to regulate and stabilize. Functional medicine recognizes that chronic inflammation is modifiable and strongly depends on nutritional status, gut health, stress activation and various other signals that influence the intensity of the response. Modulation of this process can be a powerful tool to influence various conditions such as obesity, autoimmune progression, chronic pain, arthritis, dementia and heart disease to name a few.

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Chronic Fatigue Recovery

  • Is your fatigue impeding your ability to enjoy life on a daily basis?
  • Have your relationships been affected by your constant low energy?
  • Are you struggling to recall words, focus or learn something new?

The current standard of care medical model is a disease-based approach, focused on achieving a specific diagnosis and applying a monotherapy to the labeled condition. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), not dissimilar to other complex syndromes, requires a much different viewpoint to fully understand and appreciate this disorder. The Functional Medicine model is a patient-centred model of care well suited for this complex condition, as it addresses the underlying core processes unique to each patient and intervenes at multiple levels for health restoration. Emerging research on this condition has elucidated many potential causes, such as intracellular infections, toxic exposures, overactivation of the stress response amongst others. The key to success is to determine which causative factors applies to you. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and searching to identify what went wrong along your journey and to understand your unique pattern of dysfunction and apply targeted, precision therapy to restore your energy as swiftly as possible.

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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an inflammatory infection that spreads to humans through tick bites. Lyme is a borreliosis caused by borrelia bacteria, which commonly infects woodland animals like mice or deer. Ticks pick up the bacteria by biting infected animals, and then pass it on to their human hosts. There are many strains of borrelia that cause Lyme disease (borreliosis) in humans.

Lyme disease is most treatable during early stages. As time passes, both treatment and diagnosis become more difficult. Symptoms worsen during each stage of infection, ranging from flu-like symptoms to neurological illnesses. With chronic Lyme disease there is not one system of the body unaffected… brain and neurological function, GI health and absorptive ability, detoxification capacity, oxidative status and hormone production as well nutritional and metabolic needs are all potential areas impacted. This condition is extremely complex and multi-system. Studies demonstrate that therapy geared solely toward infection eradication does not lead to long-term success as solutions must focus on individual compromised organ system's damaged by this vector-based illness along with precise immune-modulation.

The Lyme Package is for patients suffering from Lyme disease at any stage. Our in-house MD, Dr. Kiellerman works with Dr. Arseneau to apply anti-Lyme medicine and Immunotherapy in collaboration with leading US based physicians (to start medications) to get tailored treatment and prescriptions; Book a free 15 minute consult to find out more information.

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Chronic Pain Management

We provide a comprehensive assessment and understanding of chronic pain. Chronic pain and related syndromes are complex, and managing structural problems in isolation is insufficient and an oversimplification. Pain pathways, perception and processing is the result of an intricate network of neural, autonomic, hormonal, nutritional, and toxic influences. Addressing the many aspects of pain signaling lead to more control, improved management and resolution over time.

How does Functional Medicine approach chronic pain?
The approach to pain management involves applying treatment that interrupts the pain cycle and provides immediate relief by addressing the complex array of dysfunctions causing the pain.

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Diabetes Resolution

The Functional Medicine approach to insulin resistance and diabetes emphasizes prevention, as healthy blood sugar control has been recognized as a hallmark of healthy aging. Treatment is tailored to the individual as many systems such as pancreas, liver, gut, nutritional status and hormones have been shown to influence glycemic control.

What is your approach to Diabetes Management?
Our approach can help control glycemic indices, and it may also help reduce many related health issues. In particular, using dietary change as a first-line treatment has shown success in reversing diabetes. We also recommend lifestyle changes and incorporating movement into your daily routine. Lastly, it is important to tackle stress and your body’s response to it.

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Cardiovascular Health and Prevention

Functional Medicine practitioners are oriented to identify the complexity of Cardiovascular disease. Treatment targets the particular manifestations of disease in each person.

How do you treat Cardiovascular Disease risk?
We treat by suggesting lifestyle changes in diet, exercise, weight loss, and sleep to have positive effects on cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, and hypertension. Functional medicine for heart health utilizes a multi-directional approach to an individual’s health to provide better, sustained health outcomes. Numerous clinical trials have evaluated the benefits of nutraceutical and herbal medicine, along with high-doses of selected micronutrient with a tailored diet, exercise, stress and weight management can result in achieving good heart health through improved blood pressure control, better lipid management and lowered vascular inflammation.

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Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is inflammation that lasts several months to years due to an increased activation of immune activity. This may be caused by autoimmune conditions, infections, injuries, poor diet, exposure to biotoxins, increase hypothalamic pituitary adrenal response (chronic fight or flight), and metabolic syndrome. If you have cognitive deficits, feel swollen and achy, fatigue, and a heightened pain response, it is necessary to determine if you have a chronic inflammatory response.

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Integrative Oncology

Integrative cancer care addresses the complexity of cancer development and progression. Unfortunately, much about cancer growth, metastasis, and treatment is unknown and continues to be developed. What we do know, is that cancer progression is likely a combination of genetic mutations, chemical exposure, metabolic factors, lifestyle measures, and immune dysfunction. The basis of adjuvant cancer care is the understanding of these complexities and to make your body inhospitable to cancer, offer safe and well-researched treatment and work with your oncologist to enhance conventional care and ensure the best quality of life possible, throughout your diagnosis and treatment.

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Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

At the Centre for Advanced Medicine, we provide complete Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with our in house Medical Doctor. We evaluate your hormonal levels and subsequently replenish hormones to a more optimal physiological level. Within 3-12 months patients typically notice a change in overall total body appearance, body tone enhancement, feeling more recharged, and a better sense of well-being. In addition unlike others, we offer comprehensive blood work to identify any abnormalities that would impact your hormone production, balance and clearance. Some of these may include impaired liver function, exposure to a hormone disrupting chemical, immune dysregulation, poor nutrition or abnormal stress chemistry.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy safe?
Interest has grown globally in bioidentical (natural) hormones. This essentially means hormones are “identical” to the human hormones our body produce. Made from soy and yams, they are non-synthetic and safe.

What are the benefits of Bio-Identical Therapy?
Although often prescribed for anti-aging or to help with symptoms of menopause and andropause (the male menopause), the welcome benefits has been a better quality of life, greater energy, mood, and relief from night sweats, improved sex drive and weight loss.
For more information, please book a free 15-minute consult today!

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Thyroid Dysfunction

Thyroid function is vital to metabolism, temperature regulation, psychological health, cardiovascular health and fertility outcomes. Chronic immune activation, genetic predisposition and inflammation may cause a biological cascade leading thyroiditis and the development of thyroid nodules. Additional factors such as biotoxin exposure, hormone metabolism, gut microbiome, and diet are necessary to address when treating your thyroid dysfunction. Bioidentical hormone therapy, T3 hormone therapy, botanical medicine, and lifestyle modification are pertinent to consider during functional medical treatment. If you have difficulty losing weight, insomnia, suffer from anxiety and or depression, experience dry skin, and/or feel hot/cold? You may need to check your thyroid.

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Testosterone Therapy

In healthy males, testosterone levels reduce after 50 years of age. In additional to lifestyle interventions such as high interval weight training, nutritional therapy, and botanical that act as aromatase inhibitors, testosterone replacement therapy may be an option for care to men who are symptomatic. Symptoms of low testosterone include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, depression, and loss of lean muscle mass. In additional to age, lifestyle and genetics, low testosterone may be a biochemical marker of certain underlying conditions. Prior to initiating TRT, we provide comprehensive testing to identify any metabolic abnormalities that may impairing your healthy Testosterone production. Visit the Centre for Advanced Medicine to determine if you are a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.

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Woman’s Health

Here at the Centre for Advanced Medicine, we believe healthy habits and a balanced lifestyle provide a foundation to avoid age-related illness, prolonging life-span, and living more happily along the way. That said, in the chaos of a woman’s daily life, healthy living often takes a back seat to caring for others, chores, work, busy schedules, and more. We are here to support women and their health.

Through a tailored diet, stress resilience training, the right natural health products, healthy aging and disease prevention, we tackle every aspect of women’s health.

Do you offer weight loss programs?
We do not believe in fad weight loss programs or restrictive diets here at the clinic. We do believe in testing hormones, healthy gut restoration, nutrition education, and stress / mindset shifts. With healthy function in key areas, weight loss happens naturally and more sustainably.

What if I’m really busy and on the go?
We completely understand how busy life can get for the modern woman. Multitasking and hi pace lifestyle all with little rest is the norm. But in order to show up for your life and loved ones, you need to care for yourself first. We make it easy by working within your time constraints and budget. We have quick Infusion mini bags and injection options for fast acting results, and we offer video or phone consults for your added convenience. Reach your radiant potential, you deserve it!

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Gastrointestinal Restoration

The health of the digestive system is foundationally important to overall health. The whole body relies on the gut to digest and absorb nutrients for the body to assimilate, grow, repair and function optimally.

Why is it important to have a healthy gut?
Gut health and the biodiversity and abundance of the microbiome is foundational to overall wellbeing. A healthy gut communicates with the brain through nerves and other messengers and thus influences mood and behaviour, it maintains hormone metabolism and clearance, influences metabolism and caloric processing (WEIGHT) and modulates inflammatory signals and immune tolerance. The integrity of the intestinal lining, enzyme balance, toxins, improper use of probiotics, hidden food allergies and other factors all influence this delicate balance. 
An unhealthy gut can present with a variety of symptoms including seasonal allergies, irritable bowel, GERD, body pain, weight gain and mood disorders.

How do you restore gastrointestinal health?
Here at the Centre for Advanced Medicine we apply the 4R gut recovery program. We do this by first removing any infections (fungal, parasitic, or bacterial), problematic foods and excessive stress to ensure healthy vagus nerve activity.
Next, we replace all the necessities for proper digestion and absorption. Then we reinoculate with strain-specific symbiotic, beneficial bacteria.
Finally, we repair the gut lining by providing nutrients and herbs that support its ability to regenerate and heal.

How do I know if I need Gastrointestinal Restoration?
If you are feeling bloated, gassy, have digestive discomfort or irregular bowel movements you would benefit from this program. Extra-GI manifestations may also include water retention, stubborn weight gain, mood volatility, brain fog or chronic pain to name a few.

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Clinical Nutrition

Functional Nutrition is about finding the right way for each of us as individuals to eat—using food to maximize the potential for health and reverse dysfunction or disease. There is no single “right diet” that applies to all of us. We have different genetic backgrounds, different preferences, and different lives. We all want to be healthy, but most of us haven’t figured out just how to make food and dietary patterns serve that goal. Functional Nutrition offers the concepts, strategies, and tools to make that happen.  It applies emerging research in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of nutritional changes in patients linked to chronic diseases and conditions primarily in health care.

How does Functional Nutrition work?
Functional Nutrition emphasizes healthful eating personalized to YOUR genetics, lifestyle, environment, and health concerns. Functional Nutrition offers effective strategies and tools to improve your health, including weekly food and shopping schedules, healthful recipes, and recommendations about cooking and food storage methods, as well as steps to achieve mindful eating. When you work with a Functional Nutrition practitioner from your healthcare team to help you understand and implement your personalized Core Food Plan, you will have access to a wealth of additional information to educate and support you in adopting.

How does food affect our health?
Food is actually information, not just energy (calories). Food actually tells our bodies how to function by signaling exactly when and how each different type of cell should behave in every situation. So, we want the very best information to reach our cells in order to achieve optimal functioning.  As scientists decode the molecular impact of food on the body, personalized nutrition is emerging as a potential treatment for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

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Metabolic Weight Loss

Do you feel like you’ve tried many popular diets, and nothing has helped you lose weight? Are you frustrated with how your weight loss has previously been managed? Our multi-system approach to each individuals’ metabolism helps target your specific area of dysfunction. Often, metabolism is particularly complex and investigations are multifactorial, including pituitary hormone signaling, inflammation, insulin activity, liver and gastrointestinal function, diet, and psychological resiliency. Comprehensive workups are important to determine your area of dysfunction in order to achieve weight loss outcomes that are sustained and long term.

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Neural Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional therapeutic modality that has been confirmed by modern science that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific locations of the body. Treatments are individualized, based on each person’s concerns, and dysfunction.

Why use neural acupuncture?
Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, to increase the release of serotonin and opioid peptides. The release of these neurotransmitters, in turn, can manage conditions such as anxiety, depression and insomnia. There is also evidence, through MRI studies, that acupuncture aids in pain control.

How often do I need acupuncture?
Treatment is often provided weekly until symptoms improve.

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Acne is a complicated skin condition that has multiple interplaying factors that determine cause and severity! Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.

What causes my acne?
Acne may be caused by anything that causes inflammation or an increase in sebum production. This may seem vague, and when following a systems-based approach to care, may include: hormonal imbalances, gut microbiome imbalance from food sensitivities, bacterial overgrowth, hepatic congestion, high cortisol production, etc. All of these need to be evaluated when considering how to treat acne.

Is there any comprehensive testing that can show what causes my acne? Absolutely! Depending on your health history, including acne pattern and type, there is great possibility in identifying the cause of dysfunction by serum, urine, and/or stool testing.

What treatments can naturopathic medicine offer?
Depending on the underlying cause of dysfunction, which varies from person to person, treatment may include nutraceuticals including vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and or probiotics. Topical treatments may also be included, as well as bio-identical hormone therapy. Ultimately the reason why many people suffer from acne is because there’s no one size fits all approach to care.

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Stress Management and Psychological Resiliency

Adverse childhood experience and poor stress management can induce biological reactions in a cellular level that are not only detrimental for psychological health, but also reduce metabolic, gastrointestinal, cognitive, and cardiovascular function. It is well established that stress can lead to chronic diseases. Improving psychological resiliency, especially after the unprecedented years of the pandemic, is necessary to prevent physical and mental chronic conditions that are inclusive of dementia, pathological hypertension, metabolic disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. If you have an overwhelming feeling of anxiety, stress, or depression, and would like to explore healthcare options adjunct to pharmacological medications or as an alternative, book an appointment with us today.

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Mindset Coaching

Mindset coaches are dedicated to rewiring an individual's mindset, allowing them to be the very best version of themselves and to unlock their full potential. This is achieved by unlocking your own inner knowledge where the focus is on asking questions to help the person identify and solve problems on their own.

Why is mindset important?
A strong and positive mindset is essential to developing healthy self-esteem. It is an important tool that affects our daily self-dialogue and reinforces our most intimate beliefs, attitudes, and feelings about ourselves. Studies show positive and growth mindset is linked to success in life. You are more likely to be resilient in the face of challenges. To preserve, be more creative in problem-solving and motivated when you have a strong and positive mindset.

Who can use a Mindset Coach?
Mindset coaches can help a wide variety of people, from corporate clients looking to grow their business and elevate their lives to individuals who just want to take control of their own destinies.

How a coach can help?
A mindset coach has a wide variety of tasks, and what they can help with is tailored to the individual. But in general, a mindset coach can help you do the following:

  • Gain Self-Awareness
  • Create Accountability
  • Increase Motivation
  • Set Realistic Goals
  • Engage in Self-Reflection

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Behaviour Modification

Behavior modification is a treatment approach that replaces undesirable behaviors with more desirable ones by using the principles of operant conditioning. Operant conditioning relies on a fairly simple premise: Actions that are followed by reinforcement will be strengthened and more likely to occur.
Using an integrated method of right or wrong outcomes, a person learns the right set of reactions for any transmitted stimulus.

Why use behaviour modification?
The ultimate goal is to swap objectionable, problematic, or disagreeable behaviors with more positive, desirable behaviors. Behavior modification works with just about everyone and has many beneficial properties, from improving a person’s behavior to motivating yourself to work more efficiently and live your best life.

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Therapeutic Lifestyles Choices

Did you know that healthy lifestyles can reduce psychological symptoms and suffering, such as feelings of anxiety, depression, agitation, anger, and trouble concentrating, as well as low energy and poor self-esteem.
These therapeutic effects are why healthy lifestyles are called “therapeutic lifestyle changes” or “TLCs” (Roger Walsh, 2011). We at the Centre for Advanced Medicine know the importance of TLC’s and work with you to implement them into your daily life so that you can be your best self.

What are the therapeutic life choices?
There are 8 different TLC’s listed below:

  • Health and Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Time in Nature
  • Relaxation and Stress Management
  • Contribution and Service
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Recreation

What are the benefits of Therapeutic Lifestyles Choices?
Healthy lifestyles or TLCs lead to the reduction of psychological symptoms and suffering, enhance performance and provide a sense of wellbeing. In fact, healthy ways of living can make you emotionally happier, mentally clearer, intellectually sharper, and energetically give you more get up and go as well as the stamina to keep going.  The additional benefit of living healthier is that you reduce your risk of future problems.
You’re just less likely to suffer anxiety, fall into depression, lose your intellectual edge as you age, or develop disabling brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinsonism. Lifestyle modifications such as sleep, movement, food, de stressing and emotional expression build strength and resiliency to fight off difficulties.

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Longevity & Rejuvenation

Healthy aging and a youthful appearance are a reflection of optimal function and vitality. This process involves gaining a deeper understanding of factors that lead to cell damage and ultimately wrinkles, cellulite, weight gain and other manifestations of poor health.

How do you manage wellness and longevity?
Options such as our Wellness Coach, anti-aging IV Therapy and targeted DNA and cellular protection can be very influential. Our approach involves restoring cellular spark, metabolic resilience and organ reserve and removing obstacles that affect premature hormone decline. Finally, we provide nutritional factors that ensure healthy aging and maximize your health potential at every stage of life.

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

According to the Environmental Working Group, the list of hazardous chemicals that have been found in our homes, bodies and environment is endless. Every day, we are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals through products like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, packaged foods, household and hygiene products, and environmental pollution. As we have become more exposed to chemical-laden products and to toxic chemicals in food, air, and water, we have been confronted with an accelerating rate of chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical sensitivity, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/AD(H)D, autoimmune disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease to name a few. For example, Phthalates, a known hormone-disruptor, can be found in cosmetics, aftershave, perfumes, nail polish and detergents. Toxic chemicals can slowly erode your health. Symptoms such as; an inability to lose weight, headaches, fatigue, water retention, joint pain, brain fog and headaches may suggest your harboring a toxic load. Exposure to toxic chemicals is inevitable, but metabolic detoxification and regular cleansing can prevent the harmful effects on our cells, protein and DNA and protect from rapid aging, reduced skin health and vitality.

Deep metabolic detoxification is recommended yearly and approaches vary depending on type of exposure, gut health, nutritional status and goals of treatment. Speak to one of our doctors for more information.

Benefits of detoxification:

  • Improved energy
  • Weight Loss
  • Improved bowel regularity
  • Resolved headaches, muscle aches and fatigue
  • Renewed skin vitality

How does the body detoxify?
Our body naturally detoxifies. Our digestive tract, liver, kidney and skin are responsible for breaking down toxins for elimination through urine, stool and sweat. This process increases during sleeping, rest and movement. That said, our bodies were not designed to deal with the level of exposure seen in the modern world. Cellular detoxification is both enzyme and nutrient dependent and is also dependent on the health of the primary detoxification organs. For more information see one of our health professionals.

Helpful tips for reducing toxic exposure:
The first steps to reducing the amount of toxins presently in the body are to switch to eating only organic food and drinking water that has common toxins, including pesticides filtered out. Most conventional food crops are exposed to larger and larger doses of pesticides and herbicides, and by switching to organic you will prevent exposure to hundreds of these toxicants. Many of these chemicals have also contaminated our water supplies. Installing a high-quality water filtration system in the home that eliminates them is important to do and there are several options available.
The next step to avoiding future exposures is to change the products you use on a daily basis – from food and beverage containers to beauty and cleaning products. Instead of using plastic water bottles and food containers, switch to glass or metal. Never microwave food in plastic or styrofoam containers and do not drink hot beverages from plastic or styrofoam cups. Make sure your shampoo, soaps, lotions, and other beauty products are free of phthalates. Use cleaning products made from natural ingredients, or make your own at home.

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Personalized Metabolic Detoxification

According to the Environmental Working Group, the list of hazardous chemicals that have been found in our homes, bodies and environment is endless.   Every day, we are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals through products like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, packaged foods, household and hygiene products, and environmental pollution. As we have become more exposed to chemical-laden products and to toxic chemicals in food, air, and water, we have been confronted with an accelerating rate of chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical sensitivity, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/AD(H)D, autoimmune disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease to name a few. For example, Phlalates, a known hormone-disruptor, can be found in cosmetics, aftershave, perfumes, nail polish and detergents. Toxic chemicals can slowly erode your health.

What can I expect during a metabolic detox?
Detoxification is a powerful tool for health. Applied properly, it can be used against a myriad of conditions. Depending on what toxins are in the body, how long they have been stored and where they reside a ‘detox crisis' can occur which can lead to headaches, tiredness, and irritability. Withdrawal symptoms may also occur and include food cravings and bowel irregularity.  Symptoms should only last a few days and plenty of water and sleep can help.  These temporary symptoms are typically followed by renewed energy, clearer radiant skin, pain reduction, sharper focus, deeper sleep and weight loss.

How do you know if you need a metabolic detox?
There are various signs and symptoms suggesting your body would benefit from detoxification.  Regardless of symptoms, to keep you looking and feeling your best, experts suggest a minimum of 2 deep cleanses per year.  Indicators the body has been impacted by toxicants include persistent fatigue, chemical sensitivity, inability to lose weight, brain fog, water retention and widespread muscle pain.  Exposure to toxic chemicals is inevitable, but metabolic detoxification and regular cleansing can prevent the harmful effects on our cells, protein and DNA and protect from rapid aging, reduced skin health and vitality.

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Chronic Headaches and/or Brain Fog

Headaches and brain fog can be a symptom of a nutrient deficiency, sleep disorder, bacterial overgrowth from overconsumption of sugar, depression, or even a thyroid condition. Other common causes include eating too much and too often, inactivity, not getting enough sleep, chronic stress, and a poor diet. Here at the Centre for Advanced Medicine, we seek to identify the core process underlying your headaches and brain fog and target them with precision through a tailored personalized program geared to your specific symptoms and metabolic needs.

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Pediatric Functional Medicine

Functional medicine models in pediatric care use a systems-based approach to determine underlying dysfunction. Many pediatric conditions are treated with band-aid solutions that do not address underlying dysfunction and may be harmful for adult health. Conditions such as gastrointestinal disturbances, skin disturbances such as eczema, chronic infections, and cognitive conditions such as autism may benefit from the Functional Medical Model. If your child has chronic or repetitive acute conditions, book an appointment today to discover natural treatment options to safely address your child’s health challenges.

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) & Autism

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral condition that affects a child’s ability to pay attention and exercise age-appropriate impulse control. A child with ADHD can present with inattentiveness, impulsivity, hyperactivity or a combination that would impact their functioning at home, school and with their activities. ADHD usually becomes evident in children during preschool or elementary school. Dr. Bizios will perform a thorough naturopathic assessment, incorporate functional testing to identify underlying ADHD triggers and use naturopathic treatments to support her pediatric patient population.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological disorder that impacts a child’s ability to interact, behave and communicate in social situations. The spectrum encompasses a range of severity and uniqueness in how the condition is expressed. ASD is usually identified between the ages of 2 to 6 years old and is most prevalent in boys. Dr. Bizios will perform a comprehensive naturopathic assessment to identify underlying triggers or aggravating factors. Naturopathic and functional testing methods will also be implemented. Dietary suggestions and case appropriate supplementation will be used with the overarching goal of correcting identifiable imbalances, supporting the healing process and improving overall health.

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Fertility concerns seem to be increasing for both men and women. Statistics show that 16% (or 1 in 6) of couples in Canada will struggle with infertility. Dr.Bizios takes a whole body approach in addressing fertility concerns among her patients. It’s important to identify any underlying imbalances that may be hindering one’s ability to conceive. A comprehensive naturopathic assessment, blood and hormone assessment and additional testing will be performed. A customized treatment plan will be developed to optimize reproductive and overall body health using naturopathic treatment methods.

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