I winced internally when Alanna asked me to write a blog post about returning to work as a naturopathic doctor. Didn't she know that in order to write this authentically I would have to put all my cards on the table- the embarrassment as well as the excitement and happiness?
An estimated 10-15% of couples in Canada suffer from infertility. At Kingston Natural Route Health, we offer natural infertility treatment, including acupuncture for infertility. The process begins with an assessment that looks for many different reasons why conception might not be occurring.
Over the course of their lives, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer an osteoporotic fracture; hip fractures related to osteoporosis result in death in nearly one third of cases.
Many people come to us with low bone mineral density despite having taken calcium supplements faithfully for decades. Calcium supplementation alone is not the answer. Our approach to low bone mineral density answers the question ‘how can we support the growth of healthy bones?’
We recommend nutritional supplements, provide you with a nutrition plan, and discuss physical activities. We also make sure that you aren’t being affected by any medical conditions that could decrease your bone mineral density, such as low stomach acid or hypothyroidism.
To make sure you are getting a good response to our treatments, we measure markers of bone turnover when you start treatment with us, and 6 months later.
To learn about your risk for fracture, check out this fracture risk assessment tool.
You can read more about the naturopathic approach to treating bone mineral density by reading these blog posts:
The philosophy of my practice is to support the body in doing what it is naturally meant to do. I believe that this should be first-line treatment for infertility, with medications and assisted reproduction being offered if naturopathic support has not been sufficient.