Who I Am
When I was growing up, I wanted to be an actress or a doctor (or both!). My calling to naturopathic medicine came while I was attending McMaster University for Biology in Hamilton, Ontario. I started suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, and my life-long digestive issues worsened. I found a naturopathic doctor in the area and began my own journey to healing.
When I started my naturopathic practice in Barrie, Ontario in 2008, I had dreams of working with moms and children. I loved working with little ones because of the incredible potential they had. One of the principles of Naturopathic Medicine is to use prevention as medicine. When I worked with infertility, moms, and babies we were working on creating healthy people from the very beginning. How amazing is that?!
In 2015 I struggled through the incredible loss and heartbreak of the sudden death of my husband when our daughters were very young. Through this I’ve learned the journey of grief, self-care, and resilience. Now, I’m remarried to a widower and we share 5 kids and the ups and downs of life together.
I am a Superbaby & Supermom Mentor
My naturopathic practice focuses on infertility, healthy pregnancy, maternal & children’s health.
For infertility, I understand the grief and loss you feel every month you’re not pregnant, or the heartbreak of miscarriage.
For pregnancy, I understand the anxiety you feel when you want to help grow a baby as healthy as possible.
For moms, I understand the balance between taking care of yourself as well as your children. All the while, running on very little sleep and energy.
What I treat includes:
- Fertility – infertility, PCOS, recurrent miscarriage, supportive treatments for IVF & IUIs, fertility acupuncture
- Pregnancy – healthy pregnancies program, optimal nutrition, anemia, morning sickness, preparing for baby to arrive, induction acupuncture,
- Mommy health – anxiety, depression, grief & loss, PMS, fatigue, digestive, mommy stress
- Baby’s health – Baby’s First Year Program, eczema, colic, feeding issues, introducing solids, allergies, infections, etc
- Children’s health – Healthy Kids Program, digestive issues, skin issues, behavioural issues, anxiety, etc.
How we work together
When we start to work together we will do an intake including health history and physical exam. We may include blood work, food allergy tests and/or other testing options. We will also look at test reports you may already have done. I get you started on a few things and then we meet again in about 2 weeks to go over the findings and make a plan together. You are the one who will actually be doing the plan so I want you to feel excited and on board about it. The number of times I see you depends on what’s going on. It’s not a quick fix, so definitely plan at least a 3 month commitment, especially where hormones are concerned.
I’m a Barrie Naturopathic Doctor. And an Ontario Naturopathic Doctor.
Let’s Get Started
I would love to start working with you to help you achieve your health goals and live the life you want and help your children too. If this sounds good to you, please book your initial intake with me at the clinic.
I look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Whitney Young, ND
For more information about Dr. Whitney and her programs visit her personal website.
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