Every individual is unique! Optimal weight loss is a program that offers a unique nutrition program for each individual based on their individualized medical conditions, their “metabolism” governed by internal body function and hormone balance, and emotional eating patterns.
Anxiety and depression are multi-faceted problems to treat. Oftentimes, there are several factors that should be examined when looking at mental/emotional disorders. These include diet, exercise, hormonal/neurotransmitter imbalances and past emotional traumas.
Lifestyle is incredibly important for determining a sense of well-being. Having a good diet with a balance of protein, carbohydrates and good fats is necessary for creating certain neurotransmitters in the brain that give us a sense of well-being.
Also the types of exercise we get daily, what we do to relax and our sleep patterns can affects the neurotransmitters balance, so lifestyle is crucial to well-being.
The 4 major neurotransmitters involved in mental health include GABA, serotonin, acetylcholine and dopamine. Amino acid testing can be done to determine which of these neurotransmitters are dominant or which are deficient and specific lifestyle changes, and specific supplements or herbs can be recommended to help boost these deficiencies in order to bring more balance to the system, which in turn, creates a sense of well-being.
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