Naturopathic Doctor - Naturopathic Practitioner & Treatment for Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes
Individualized Health Plan
Following an initial assessment, Michelle will create phases of treatment that strive to meet your goals. This includes: ruling out contributing conditions/nutrient deficiencies with testing, general health education, dietary support, lifestyle modifications, referrals if needed and a targeted supplement plan.
Updated blood work is essential for understanding current health status and if any of your symptoms are due to an overlooked condition. Michelle can order and send blood test requisitions following an appointment, but these are not covered by OHIP. Some insurance plans provide diagnostic coverage. Functional testing can also be explored.
Current health habits and practices are explored and together, you and Michelle come up with ways to tweak these habits to support health and your goals. Any obstacles to change are supported and addressed. Small changes, can have major impact.
Goals, existing health conditions, family history, eating habits and blood test results dictate the supplements that Michelle recommends. This answers the oh so common question: "What should I be taking?"
Michelle is strongly anti-fad diet and anti-long term food group restriction. These create stress on the individual and are not sustainable. Eating should be delicious, enjoyable, and nutritious. Recommendations will focus on real food and ensuring both macronutrient and micronutrient requirements are met. Emphasis is also placed on eating for microbiome health, as they play a huge role in our total health.