The Nature Doctors

Winnipeg’s Naturopathic Family Medicine Clinic

Welcome to The Nature Doctors, Manitoba’s largest integrative Naturopathic Medicine clinic. We are a team of highly skilled health professionals who take the best of what science and natural medicine have to offer to support your journey to health.

Our Integrated Health Care Team

The Nature Doctors’ integrated health care team is comprised of 8 Naturopathic Doctors, a Nurse Practitioner, 2 Acupuncturists (with one also being a Homeopathic Doctor), 2 Registered Massage Therapists and a Registered Clinical Social Worker. 

What that means is that our clinic has the range of skilled people and the advanced training required to help you, no matter your health concern.

You are an individual with unique health concerns and we feel your health care should reflect that. 

Our Services

Looking for a specific type of treatment, test or therapy? Call us at 204-943-6079 to enquire.

What our Integrated Health Care Team Offers

We offer individualized care. What that means is that we find the right-fit practitioner for you and your health care needs, all while providing the upmost in customer service.

Because we have a team of varied health specialists, we are able to offer support for any health concern you may have. From digestive problems, hormonal issues or fatigue, to support with cancer care or Lyme Disease, our team can provide you with the supportive health care that you require.

Health Concerns and Preventative Care

Health Conditions We Treat

Our integrated, professional health care team is able to treat and support any medical concern that you may have.

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While this is not an all-inclusive list, below are some of the more common health conditions and/or concerns that we treat at our Naturopathic Family Medicine Clinic (click on each health condition below to learn more):

Patients often come to The Nature Doctors looking for an integrative and natural approach to Cancer treatments.

Supportive Therapies that Don’t Interfere with Chemo or Radiation Treatments

It is a daunting task dealing with all the emotions and information when it comes to cancer. But at The Nature Doctors, we will help you decide which supportive therapies would be effective yet not interfere with your chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments. Natural medicine can help minimize the negative effects of conventional care and improve your quality of life.

Intravenous Vitamin C and Mistletoe (Helixor) are a couple of the more common supportive therapies for Cancer treatment, as well as supplementation and nutritional recommendations.

Some tests, treatments and/or IV therapies that we may offer as part of your customized naturopathic medicine treatment protocol for Integrative Cancer Support include:
– Intravenous Vitamin C
– Mistletoe Therapy
– Environmental Testing
– Heavy Metal Testing
– Diet Nutritional Therapy
– IgG Food Sensitivity / Allergy Testing
– Nutraceutical Medicine
– Botanical Medicine
– Gamma Dynacare
– High Dose Ozone IV Therapy
– Vitamin C IV Therapy
– Artesunate IV Therapy
– Glutathione – Detox IV Therapy

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is an infection spread mainly by the Borrelia species of bacteria.  It predominantly infects humans through tick bites (deer tick, dog tick and wood tick).

What are Lyme Disease Symptoms?

Symptom for Lyme Disease can include:
– Joint Pain
– Muscle Pain / Fatigue
– Brain fog / confusion / memory issues
– Neurological symptoms like tingling, twitching, sensations like something crawling under the skin or water dripping down your leg
– Fever / Hot flashes
– Bulls eye rash / erythema migrans
– And many others

While many patients do not remember the bite or having a rash, most suffer from one or more of the above symptoms.  It is often called the great mimicker with many patients being diagnosed with:
– Fibromyalgia
– Chronic Fatigue
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Schizophrenia

Lyme Disease Testing in Canada

Testing for Lyme disease in Canada is not as accurate as one would like as they often just test for 1-3 strains known to cause the disease. However, there are over 20 strains identified that have been shown to cause Lyme symptoms.

Lyme Disease Testing from Labs in Germany and the USA that are available through The Nature Doctors

At The Nature Doctors, we use labs from all over the world that specialize in the latest testing procedures.  While not inexpensive, it is important to get the right testing to rule out the disease. Costs for testing ranges from $700 to $2500 depending on how many organisms you are tested for.

Labs include:
Arminlabs – Germany (www.arminlabs.com)
IgeneX – USA  (www.igenex.com)
DNA Connexions – USA (www.dnaconnexions.com)

Co-Infection Testing

While Lyme is the primary culprit, there are many Co-Infections that should be tested for if the symptoms match up, such as:
– Babesia
– Borrelia Myamotoi *relapsing fever
– Bartonella
– Ehrlichia / Anaplasmosis
– Rickettsia

Treatments for Lyme Disease

Treatment often includes MD prescribed antibiotics, dietary recommendations, mistletoe injections (helixor), nutraceuticals, botanical medicines, IV therapies such as High Dose Ozone, High Dose Vitamin C (IVC), Artesunate and Nutrient drips / Meyers Immune Cocktails.   Bloodwork should be done regularly and a patient with Chronic Lyme can expect treatment protocols to last 7 months to 2 years depending on the severity of the case and number of co-infections / co-morbidities.

Some tests, treatments and/or IV therapies that we may offer as part of your customized naturopathic medicine treatment protocol for Lyme Disease and Infectious Diseases include:
– Chelation (EDTA) Therapy
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Diet Nutritional Therapy
– 
Mistletoe Therapy
– 
IgG Food Sensitivity / Allergy Testing
– 
Lyme and Co-Infection Testing
– 
Mycotoxin Testing
– 
Environmental Testing
– 
Heavy Metal Testing
– Nutraceutical Medicine
– Botanical Medicine
– 
Gamma Dynacare
– High Dose Ozone IV Therapy
– Vitamin C IV Therapy
– Artesunate IV Therapy
– Glutathione – Detox IV Therapy
– Chelation EDTA IV Therapy

For more information see www.lymedoc.net or www.canlyme.com

Weight loss can be as simple as removing calories from ones diet but often it is not that simple.

Your Naturopathic Doctor will help you determine the best diet for you, help to uncover any nutrient deficiencies, test you for underlying metabolic issues like hypothyroidism and uncover any hormonal imbalances that may be sabotaging your results.

Some tests, treatments and/or IV therapies that we may offer as part of your customized naturopathic medicine treatment protocol for weight loss include:
– Diet Nutritional Therapy
– IgG Food Sensitivity / Allergy Testing
– SIBO Testing (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)
– Microbiome / Gastrointestinal Testing
– Environmental Testing
– Nutraceutical Medicine
– Botanical Medicine
– Gamma Dynacare
– Bioimpedance Analysis

There are multiple reasons why you may be struggling with a skin condition such as psoriasis, eczema or acne, for example. Some causes include:
Our internal environment and external exposures – Our skin is our body’s third largest detox organ. When it is overloaded with toxins such as pesticides, herbicides or heavy metals however, that is when diseases will often present themselves.
Food Sensitivities / Allergies – You may suffer from conditions like psoriasis, eczema or acne when your gut is having food allergies or food sensitivities to things in your diet.  Some allergies are hidden and hard to determine. Therefore, it is important to do proper blood and stool testing to determine the root cause of the skin concern.
Hormones can play a role in your skin health.
– Stress can also cause skin conditions.

Using proper topical skin creams may help treat some of the symptoms but it is not treating the root cause of your skin condition. This is why it is important to see a Naturopath to determine the cause of your skin condition and then treat that root cause so your skin gets healthy again.

Some tests, treatments and/or IV therapies that we may offer as part of your customized naturopathic medicine treatment protocol for skin concerns include:
– Microneedling
– Nutraceutical Medicine
– SIBO Testing (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)
– Botanical Medicine
– Diet Nutritional Therapy
– IgG Food Sensitivity / Allergy Testing
– Microbiome / Gastrointestinal Testing
– Heavy Metal Testing
– Gamma Dynacare
– Glutathione – Detox IV Therapy

Most people do not think of a Naturopathic Doctor when it comes to pain and injuries but we can offer a host of treatments to help resolve your pain issues.

Naturopaths can do all natural injection therapies and acupuncture to speed healing and decrease pain. They can also offer nutritional counselling to decrease inflammation and offer a range of supplements and topical medicines to aid in pain reduction and injury resolution.

We can also compliment other integrative therapists such as registered massage therapy, physiotherapy and osteopathy to achieve quicker results.

Some tests, treatments and/or IV therapies that we may offer as part of your customized naturopathic medicine treatment protocol for pain and injuries include:
– Mistletoe Therapy
– Prolotherapy
– Bowen Therapy
– Nutraceutical Medicine
– Botanical Medicine
– Diet Nutritional Therapy
– IgG Food Sensitivity / Allergy Testing
– Gamma Dynacare

The most common digestive issues that people see Naturopaths for are Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), Crohn’s and Colitis, chronic constipation and heart burn.  

Many of these diseases also have connections with your hormones, brain health, sleep quality, skin and energy.  

Your Naturopathic Doctor will help you decide the best testing to do to uncover the cause of your disease (SIBO, stool test, food sensitivities, stress/ adrenal fatigue).

Some tests, treatments and/or IV therapies that we may offer as part of your customized naturopathic medicine treatment protocol for digestive problems and allergies include:
– Microbrial Organic Acid Testing
– Zonulin / Leaky Gut Testing
– Diet Nutritional Therapy
– IgG Food Sensitivity / Allergy Testing
– SIBO Testing (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)
– Microbiome / Gastrointestinal Testing
– Environmental Testing
– Nutraceutical Medicine
– Botanical Medicine
– Gamma Dynacare
– Meyers Cocktail IV Therapy
– Immune IV Therapy
– Energy / Recovery IV Therapy

We live in a toxic world. On a daily basis, we are exposed to chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaners, gasoline by-products, off-gassing of laminate and wood flooring. We are also exposed to air quality issues such as mold exposures and pharmaceutical drug residues in our drinking water. This does not take into account the chemicals we knowingly put on or in our bodies such as deodorant, shampoo, makeup, moisturizers, sunscreen, bug sprays, drinking water, toothpaste, etc., to name a few. 

Toxicity can result in the presentation of almost any kind of disease, from increasing your risk for cancer, to hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, mental health issues, skin diseases, autoimmune diseases, immune system issues, as well as many more.   

Through appropriate assessment and testing, a Naturopath can help determine if toxicity is the cause of your symptoms and/or medical concerns that you are experiencing. 

Some tests, treatments and/or IV therapies that we may offer as part of your customized naturopathic medicine treatment protocol for toxicity and detox include:
– Chelation Therapy
– Microbrial Organic Acid Testing
– Mycotoxin Testing
– Heavy Metal Testing
– Glyphosate Testing
– Diet Nutritional Therapy
– IgG Food Sensitivity / Allergy Testing
– SIBO Testing (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)
– Microbiome / Gastrointestinal Testing
– Environmental Testing
– Nutraceutical Medicine
– Botanical Medicine
– Gamma Dynacare
– High Dose Ozone IV Therapy
– Vitamin C IV Therapy
– Artesunate IV Therapy
– Chelation EDTA IV Therapy
– Glutathione – Detox Therapy

Hormones

Hormones can wreak havoc on all body systems when it is imbalanced. Diet, nutrition, stress, toxicity, genetic tendencies and hidden infection can all impact your hormone levels.  

Due to the fact that hormones fluctuate daily and throughout the month, timing is KEY.

It is also important to test ALL the hormones, not just testosterone, progesterone and estrogen as it is not necessarily accurate without seeing the entire hormone cascade.  Blood tests can be inaccurate if they are at the wrong time of month, wrong time of day or are testing too narrow a scope.  Saliva and blood tests combined over the course of a few days or month will offer you and your Naturopath insights as to what is actually going on in your body.

Thyroid conditions ( hair loss, low energy, weight gain)

Thyroid conditions are often missed by your family doctor because the lab work is either not done regularly enough, thoroughly enough, or your history, exposures and/or job history are not taken into account.  All of these variables can help your Naturopathic Doctor diagnose and manage your thyroid problems.  

We try to work with your endocrinologist/ MD to determine the best course and support you naturally while the cause is determined. 

Thyroid disorders have been linked to heavy metal and chemical exposure (glyphosate), EBV chronic viral or bacterial infections.  Removal of these triggers can often result in the thyroid becoming healthy again.

Some tests, treatments and/or IV therapies that we may offer as part of your customized naturopathic medicine treatment protocol for hormone and thyroid conditions include:
– Hormone Testing
– Thyroid Testing
– Bowen Therapy
– Heavy Metal Testing
– Diet Nutritional Therapy
– IgG Food Sensitivity / Allergy Testing
– SIBO Testing (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)
– Microbiome / Gastrointestinal Testing
– Nutraceutical Medicine
– Botanical Medicine
– Gamma Dynacare
– Meyers Cocktail IV Therapy
– Immune IV Therapy
– Energy / Recovery IV Therapy

Mental health can be influenced by your microbiome (gut bacteria), nutrition, hormone imbalances, genetic Snips, and toxicity exposure. It can also be influenced by trauma, abuse and many other factors.

Some of the more common presentations of mood disorders include ADHD, ADD, depression, anxiety and OCD.

A true pathway back to health requires your Naturopath to evaluate all the possible causes.  This may involve stool tests, blood tests and saliva tests as well as counselling and diet therapy.

Some tests, treatments and/or IV therapies that we may offer as part of your customized naturopathic medicine treatment protocol for Mental Health include:
– Hormone Testing
– Thyroid Testing
– Microbrial Organic Acid Testing
– Zonulin / Leaky Gut Testing
– Mycotoxin Testing
– Heavy Metal Testing
– Glyphosate Testing
– Diet Nutritional Therapy
– IgG Food Sensitivity / Allergy Testing
– SIBO Testing (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)
– Microbiome / Gastrointestinal Testing
– Environmental Testing
– Nutraceutical Medicine
– Botanical Medicine
– Gamma Dynacare
– Meyers Cocktail IV Therapy
– Immune IV Therapy
– Energy / Recovery IV Therapy
– Glutathione – Detox IV Therapy

To learn more about the Treatments, Testing and/or IV Therapies available, check out our Treatments Page, Testing Page and our IV Therapies Page for more information on each.

Preventative Care

Wouldn’t you like to know what you could do today so you could possibly avoid certain health issues in the future?

Preventative Medicine is key!

You don’t need to feel unwell to book an appointment with us. In fact, we always love to work with individuals who choose to take a proactive approach when it comes to their health.

What to Expect

Health is influenced by environmental factors from pesticides to emotionally toxic relationships. Our practitioners can help you discover what your body may be susceptible to. This provides you with an opportunity to make changes that can help you avoid certain health issues in the future.

We help you discover what diet, lifestyle or environmental factors need to be addressed in your world. Your Naturopathic Doctor will also look at genetic factors and correct underlying deficiencies, to enable your body to work efficiently.

Ready to find your optimal health?

Why patients have entrusted The Nature Doctors for over 15 years with their health care needs:

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