Diet and Nutritional Supplementation


ND’s understand that what you eat is the basis for your health. Adopting a healthy diet is often the first step towards correcting health problems. Many health problems can be treated very effectively with foods and nutritional supplements with little or no complications or side effects.

Herbal Medicine
Herbal or Botanical Medicine is the use of plants, in a wide variety of forms, for their therapeutic value. Herb plants produce and contain a variety of chemical compounds that act on the body and are used to prevent or treat disease or promote health and well-being.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that uses highly diluted doses from the plant, mineral and animal kingdoms to stimulate natural defenses in the body. Homeopathic remedies are based on the theory that “like cures like,” and uses remedies that cause symptoms of a certain illness in one who is healthy in order to stimulate the body’s natural defenses to heal those same symptoms in one who is ill.

It is particularly effective in treating chronic illnesses that fail to respond to conventional treatment.

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of disease and detoxification. The recuperative and healing properties of hydrotherapy are based on its mechanical and/or thermal effects. It exploits the body’s reaction to hot and cold stimuli, to the protracted application of heat, to pressure exerted by the water and to the sensation it gives.

The nerves carry impulses felt at the skin deeper into the body, where they are instrumental in stimulating the immune system, influencing the production of stress hormones, invigorating the circulation and digestion, encouraging blood flow, and lessening pain sensitivity.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Chinese medicine use a variety of ancient and modern therapeutic methods – including acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, heat therapy and nutritional and lifestyle counseling – to treat a broad range of both chronic and acute illnesses. Acupuncture is a system of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning by inserting very fine needles at precise acupuncture points.

This classical Chinese healing practice balances the flow of the body’s energy through channels called meridians. Acupuncture is used to relieve symptoms of numerous conditions as well as to promote general health and well being.

Biotherapeutic Drainage
Biotherapeutic Drainage is a philosophy and treatment framework that has been used for over 100 years. Within this framework, lifestyle elements, single homeopathic remedies, the Unda numbered compounds, plant based remedies and nutrients are all used to rid the body of accumulated toxicity.

Toxicity, in conjunction with one’s habits and predispositions can be found at the root of most modern diseases. The goal of treatment with Biotherapeutic drainage is always to get the body to react, self-regulate, and return to normal, healthy physiologic functioning.

Bio Puncture
Bio Puncture therapy involves the injection of anesthetics and homeopathics into various places in the body to eliminate pain and cure illness. Bio Puncture therapy is promoted mainly to relieve chronic pain.

It is also thought to be helpful for people with allergies, hay fever, headaches, arthritis, asthma, hormone imbalances, sports or muscle injuries, gallbladder, heart, liver disease, dizziness, depression, menstrual cramps, skin and circulation problems.

Intramuscular injections
Intramuscular injections provide the body with the active form, that can be utilized by the body immediately. Injection therapy allows for higher doses to be available to the body compared to taking the oral supplement, because it bypasses the digestive system. The nutrients are injected into a muscle in the body which is full of capillaries and quickly absorbed into circulation.

Our most common intramuscular injections include a high potency B complex, B-100 complex, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), B12 (methylcobalamin) and an Adrenal injection (Vitamin B12, B1, B6, AMP, Chromium, D-Biotin). IM injections are well tolerated and can provide the body with a quick boost.

Intravenous (IV) Therapy
IV nutrients bypass our gastrointestinal system and liver filtration allowing for higher levels to be delivered directly to cells. Individuals suffering from digestive concerns and acute or chronic illness generally are not able to absorb the necessary nutrients from foods and oral supplements.

Oral supplementation requires energy to put nutrients into cells. Intravenous nutrients are delivered directly into the bloodstream, then travel passively into cells because of a concentration gradient.

Mesotherapy and Facial Rejeuevnation
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical treatment used widely in Europe and elsewhere to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite. It involves injections of homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids into the mesoderm (middle layer of the skin).

Intravenous method is direct, all nutrients are absorbed none lost in the digestive process and requires little energy from the body. IV treatments have the ability to reach the desired dose and concentration that other methods may not. IV treatments range from 1-2 hours depending on tolerance. The Myers’ Cocktail is one of the most popular IV cocktails for a general immune and energy boost. Contains: Vitamin C, Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12, B-complex, Magnesium, Trace Minerals and Calcium.

Facial Rejuvenation is a virtually painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. The technique uses acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to erase years off of the face. Based on the principles of Oriental Medicine, it helps the whole body look and feel younger by addressing the physical, mental and emotional patterns that cause disease and contribute to the aging process.

NAET: Allergy Elimination Technique

An allergy is a condition of abnormal sensitivity of a person to one or more substances which would be harmless to the majority of other people. NAET is an innovative, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and is appropriate for any age. It involving principles from energy medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, kinesiology, nutritional and homeopathic medicine.

Acupressure is used on children or on those who are uncomfortable with needles. If you have allergies or have an illness that could be related to undiagnosed allergies, go to for more information.



Prolotherapy is a natural and effective treatment for chronic pain and degenerative arthritis.

By injecting the degenerated or injured ligament/tendon with a dextrose solution, a mild inflammation is triggered to give the area a second chance at healing. This injection generates new, healthy, stronger tissue and reduces/eliminates chronic pain.

Testing Available
  • Comprehensive digestive stool analysis
  • Breath testing for SIBO/H Pylori
  • Organic acid testing
  • Heavy metal analysis
  • MicroNutrient Analysis
  • Genetic Testing
  • IgG and IgE Allergy testing (Food and environmental allergens
  • Salivary hormone testing
  • Thermography (preventative screening tool for breast health)
  • Neurotransmitter Testing
  • Conventional Lab tests can be ordered through Calgary Lab Service

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