Meet our new intern

Do you have a friend or family member who would benefit from seeing a naturopath but has limited funds? Now is the perfect opportunity to become a patient and get an individualized plan.

Francesca is joining our clinic this week for the next couple months to complete her naturopathic studies.

Her super powers: She’s a brilliant mom of 3 and has a special interest in fertility, pregnancy and babies. 

Francesca will be supervised by one of the naturopathic doctors at Rooted, so your friend or family member has the benefit of 2 people working on their plan.

Costs are reduced:

  • First Visit $60
  • Follow ups or Acupuncture $30

Contact the clinic or simply book online under “Student Intern”

See you soon!

I’m pregnant! Week 19

Hey there,

I thought it would be great to share my journey with you as I go along. It would be fun to share any new information I learn during my pregnancy with you if you are also going on a pregnancy journey.

I’m in the good phase now. Ask Kerri or my husband how I was at the beginning. I was not very fun to be around at times! Grumpy and bitchy Whitney. I think I remember at one point saying “remind me never to get pregnant again!” So, I wasn’t very happy I guess. I was very tired, nauseous and grumpy.

But as quickly as it came on, it went away.

Now I’m in the good phase. I’m loving being pregnant. Baby is starting to make itself known with some movements, which is very exciting!

I haven’t started my 2nd trimester teas yet but I should really get on it. I’ve been fairly faithful with my supplements.

I’ll talk to you soon with more updates. If you are pregnant let me know how you are doing!

Talk soon,

Whitney

Whitney Belly week 19

Fertility – Frequently Asked Questions

What is infertility? Is it a common problem? Is infertility just a woman’s problem? The Docs answer your most frequently asked questions.

What is infertility?

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after a year of regular intercourse or carry a baby to term.

Is infertility a common problem?

In 2010 the Canadian Community Health Survey found that infertility rates ranged from 11.5% to 15.7% of couples. This has increased over the years.

In 1992, 8.5% of women aged 18-44 who were married or living common-law were considered infertile.

In 1984, the figure was 5.4%

Is infertility just a woman’s problem?

No.

  • 30% due to male factors
  • 40% due to female factors
  • 30% due to mixed male and female and/or unexplained infertility

What causes infertility in women?

  • Absent period
  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • High FHS levels
  • Low progesterone
  • Luteal phase defect
  • Ovarian cysts
  • PCOS
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Stress & fertility
  • Uterine fibroids

What causes infertility in men?

  • Chromosomal or genetic causes – DNA fragmentation
  • Testicular torsion/injury
  • Drugs, chemicals, or radiation damage
  • Sperm antibodies
  • Injury or infection
  • Retrograde and premature ejaculations
  • Failure of ejaculation
  • Infrequent intercourse
  • Damage to nerves
  • Toxicity, oxidative damage to sperm
  • Poor nutritional status
  • Intake of other cravings: alcohol, coffee/caffeine, cigarettes, poor diet, recreation drugs such as marijuana

How can naturopathic medicine help?

Naturopathic doctors work with the subtle abnormalities not just the big ones.  Just having a period isn’t good enough for us. We want to optimize your hormones and make both partners as healthy as possible.

We do a thorough assessment of preferably both parents.  Lab work and physical exam helps us evaluate the nutritional status of the parents.

From this information gathered we determine which herbs and supplements are appropriate for each parent.  We also make dietary recommendations based on the information gathered.

If your time and budget allows, we perform acupuncture based on your symptoms and what treatments you are undergoing.

We do not believe that one protocol helps all people.  Just because your friend tried this diet or this supplement and got pregnant doesn’t mean that it will work for you.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us for a free meet the doctor or book your fertility intake appointment to get started. 

Myer’s Cocktails – Who Needs Them Most?

A Myer’s Cocktail is a combination of vitamins and electrolytes given intravenously in high therapeutic doses. The name came from Dr. John Myers MD who pioneered the use of these IV vitamins in this combination. There can be slight variations in the number and quantity of vitamins used. The formulation that we use has Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Gluconate, B-Complex, Vitamin C, Dexpanthenol (B5) and Pyridoxine (B6). Myer’s Cocktails can be a very attractive treatment modality and has become very popular treatment for patients in our clinic.

Common uses for Myer’s Cocktails include:

  1. Patients who come to us very ill, especially those that have been having chronic bowel issues and malabsorption.
  2. People with poor immune function who tend to get sick easily or have chronic sinusitis.
  3. Chronic issues such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  4. Athletes commonly do a Myer’s Cocktail before and after a marathon to help speed recovery
  5. Cancer treatments and protocols often use high dose Vitamin C
  6. Hives of unknown origin will often respond well to Myer’s Cocktails

Dosing

For patients who are quite ill or run down, we typically recommend doing a Myer’s Cocktail every 7-10 days for 3-4 treatments to get their levels back up. We would then recommend that patients follow their intuition. Patients can usually tell when they need another cocktail. It is common for patients to do one every month or two until they feel like they are back on track and then they may do one every 3-4 months for maintenance and then on as as-needed basis if they start to feel run down, get fatigues, or start to get upper-respiratory infections.

Booking

Please email or book a free meet the doctor visit online to find out more about Myer’s Cocktails and if they are the right treatment for you.