Feeling Tired All The Time Ottawa?
Chronic fatigue is a debilitating disorder of persistent fatigue for 6 months or more, including symptoms such as impaired memory, the inability to get deep sleep, muscle pain and impaired immune system or unresolved viral infection.
Generally most people with fatigue will go to their medical doctor and have their thyroid, iron, and B12 levels assessed. If there are no imbalances, generally the traditional medical system will not have any solutions for you, or you will end up going to numerous “specialist” for testing, which will uncover nothing.
Treatment for chronic fatigue is multifactorial, meaning that we look at all of the contributing factors. An optimal test to assess chronic fatigue can involve amino acid plasma analysis. Amino acid imbalances can assess if there is adrenal gland burnout, digestive system impairment, unresolved infections and can also measure markers that indicate if mood and our detoxification systems or our ability to eliminate toxins are impaired. Based on the analysis a customized compound can be developed to help optimize, energy, mood and the immune system.
Oftentimes people with chronic fatigue syndrome are unable to tolerate certain foods that create inflammation when being digested. In order to reduce inflammation in the body it is recommended food intolerance testing be done to identify which foods could be contributing to inflammation. The testing will identify specifically what foods individuals with chronic fatigue should eliminate. Testing is also available to assess the levels of good or bad bacteria or yeast in the intestines which can contribute to damage to the gut lining and impact fatigue.
What does Naturopathy Treat?
Naturopaths are trained in seven modes of treatment including…
Clinical Nutrition, which focuses on the fuel you are putting into your body and how nutrition is affecting your energy.
Botanical Medicine, which is based on the use of plants or plant extracts that may be eaten or applied to the skin. Since ancient times, herbal medicine has been used by many different cultures throughout the world to treat illness and to assist bodily functions.
Chinese Medicine including the use of herbs, massage, acupuncture and acupressure methodologies.
Homeopathic Medicine which focuses on strengthening the bodies natural immune system.
Physical Medicine which may include spinal manipulations, ultrasounds and exercise therapy.
Lifestyle Counselling, which focusses on the external pressures which may be manifesting themselves in the form of stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, menopause, fertility or pregnancy issues, hormone imbalance, weight gain and weight loss, allergies or food sensitivities.
Ottawa’s Favourite Naturopath
A Naturopath is trained to treat the whole person, as opposed to just the “illness.” They often spot the underlying factors of an issue and help you adjust them. Dr. Carolyn Mercer, Naturopathic Doctor, is amongst the best Naturopaths in Ottawa Ontario. You don’t need to suffer alone. Get the ancient wisdom of naturopathic medicine working for you. 613 656 0987