IV Treatments for Shingles

Shingles is awful. I haven’t experienced it myself but I’ve heard it’s one of the most painful things you can go through. Patients who I’ve seen, find that the pain has affected their sleep so then they are tired for weeks. It’s also decreased their appetite. Having less sleep and eating less food would cause even more fatigue and negatively impact their quality of life.

There’s some great research supporting the use of intravenous vitamin C in the treatment of shingles or Herpes Zoster.

Symptoms of Shingles

The pain usually starts before the rash begins 2-3 days afterwards. Many people have persistent or recurrent pain in that same area that can last for months or years.

The pain of postherpetic neuralgia may be sharp and intermittent or constant and may be debilitating. Vitamin C has been shown to treat and prevent this post-rash pain.

Natural Treatments for Shingles

B12 injections into the same dermatome or around where the rash is also part of the treatment.

High dose vitamin C such as 20g has been researched and supported. Ideally the treatment is 2-3 times the first week as soon as possible and then 1 a week for 3 weeks.

Book your IV Treatment for Shingles

Click here to book your first IV, put in the Notes – shingles and we can chat about which bag to start you on. If you’re not sure, give us a call or book a free session to chat about how IV therapy might help you.


Brides and Moms to Be!

Dr. Whitney and Dr. Kerri show off their new PCOS tea at the Bridal Show.

Dr. Whitney and Dr. Kerri show off their new PCOS tea at the Bridal Show.

We had a fun time at the Timpano Bridal show this past weekend meeting lots of brides, moms and even some future husbands! We thought it might be a unique way to reach out to women to let them know that we are experts in fertility and offer natural solutions to improving PMS, irregular cycles and fertility. We polled the women and found out some interesting statistics about when they want to start trying to conceive.

Of the ones who said YES they are planning on starting a family:

  • 23% said they have already started
  • 12% want a honeymoon baby
  • 23% said they plan to start trying 6-12 months after the wedding
  • 42% were other – 1-2 years after the wedding or unsure

Start with this Fertility Book First

This is my go-to book for women wanting to get pregnant or coming off the birth control pill. Our bodies send us signals to let us know what is happening. For most women, our cycles are a mystery! I can admit, mine was too. I had no clue that I could watch the subtle signs my body was giving me to let me know when I was at my most fertile. So, if you are on the beginning of your fertility journey or it’s a couple years away until you want to start a family, now is a great time to start tracking your cycles and getting to know your body. Not everyone has a perfect 28 day cycle and ovulates on day 14. We are all individuals.  So, go get this book or check out their website. Taking Charge of Your Fertility.


Whitney Young, ND


Taking charge of your fertility

Taking charge of your fertility

ADHD – why nothing gets done

This is our first guest blog from Jerry Andrechek, Social Worker in Barrie ON.


Recently, Johnny was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D.

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it manifests:

Johnny decided to water my garden.  As he turned on the hose in the driveway, he looked over at his car and decided it needs washing.

As Johnny starts towards the garage, he noticed mail on the porch table that he brought up from the mailbox earlier.  He decides to go through the mail before he washes his car.

Johnny lays his car keys on the table, puts the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notices that the can is full.

So, Johnny decides to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then Johnny thinks, since he’s going to be near the mailbox when he takes out the garbage anyway, he may as well pay the bills first.

Johnny takes his checkbook off the table, and sees that there is only one check left.  His extra checks are in the desk in the study, so Johnny goes inside the house to his desk where he finds the can of Coke he’s been drinking.

He’s going to look for his checks, but first Johnny decides to push the Coke aside so that he doesn’t accidentally knock it over.

The coke is getting warm, and Johnny decides to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As Johnny heads toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches his eye – they need water.

Johnny puts the Coke on the counter and discovers his reading glasses that he’s been searching for all morning.  Johnny decides he better put them back on his desk, but first he decides he’s going to water the flowers.

Johnny sets his glasses back on the counter, fills a container with water and suddenly spots the TV remote.  Someone left it on the kitchen table and we won’t say who.

Johnny realizes that tonight when we go to watch TV, he’ll be looking for the remote, but won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so Johnny decides to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first he decides to water the flowers.

Johnny pours some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.  So, he sets the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipes up the spill.

Then, Johnny heads down the hall trying to remember what he was planning to do.


At the end of the day:

the car isn’t washed

the bills aren’t paid

there is warm Coke sitting on the counter

the flowers don’t have enough water,

there is still only 1 check in his check book,

He can’t find the remote,

He can’t find his glasses,

and he doesn’t remember what he did with the car keys.

Then, when he tries to figure out why nothing got done,

He’s really baffled because he states he was busy all day, and he’s really tired.

Johnny realizes this is a problem,

and he’s trying to get some help for it,

but first, before he forgets he should mention to his wife that the garden did not get watered.


Jerry can be reached by phone at 705-791-6136 or by email