Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a unique form of primary medicine.

Naturopathic Doctors are a regulated health profession in Manitoba. What that means is that we can send you for bloodwork, do gynecological exams, perform intravenous therapies and injections and help to determine a diagnosis. However, we are still considered private healthcare in the province.

Naturopathic services are often covered by third party insurance.

How is a Naturopathic Doctor's Approach to Health Different?

We work to discover the root cause of your illness.

As Naturopathic Doctors, we will try to discover the root cause of your illness rather than cover up the symptoms with medication.

Let's take the example of headaches:

Headaches can be caused by food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, dehydration, hormonal imbalances, musculoskeletal injuries or strains, as well as a host of other causes.

Instead of recommending pain killers, a Naturopathic Doctor will spend an hour and a half at the initial appointment going through every facet of your life, from your bowel movements to your job history and family history. This is the only way to determine the root cause of those headaches. Then, we will treat the root cause.

We help support the body to heal itself.

Another main distinguishing feature is that we believe in supporting the body's natural ability to heal itself using medicine and therapies that strengthen the individual and their healing response.

We practice Functional Medicine.

Functional Medicine is science-based and patient-centred. It offers an individualized approach which requires a detailed understanding of your genetic, biochemical and lifestyle factors. We then take those unique details about you to help determine a treatment plan for your health concerns that will provide you with improved results.

For more information about Naturopathic Medicine visit:  www.cand.ca

Initial ND Consultation

What to expect:

Your initial appointment will typically be 1.5 hours long. We will go through your complete health history including  job history, family health history and a concerns-based physical, if necessary.  It will be extensive and we will talk about everything from bowel movements to how your relationships/friendships are.

How to prepare:

To make things go more smoothly, it is recommended that you speak to your MD office and bring a copy of any relevant lab work done within the past 2 years – even if the bloodwork shows normal results. Naturopathic Doctors look at the ranges differently and can sometimes see trends in the bloodwork that can help us determine the cause of your health concerns. Providing us with a week long diet diary is helpful as well (writing down everything you eat and drink for a week).

Our Team of Naturopathic Doctors:

Dr. Jason Bachewich ND

Dr. Mary Anne Hembroff ND

Dr. Erin Wiebe ND

Dr. Cory Storm ND

Dr. Aminder Singh ND

Dr. Janice Fyfe ND

Dr. Lori Mae Janzen ND

Dr. Melanie Leppelmann ND

Dr. Alexandra Luchshen ND

Are you ready to get to the root cause of your health issues?