Digestive Concerns

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Bloating, 
Acid Reflux & Heartburn, Constipation, Diarrhea, Diverticulitis.

The human digestive system is a powerhouse consisting of series of organs that nourish and detoxify the body. The GI tract is crucial for life-long health and well-being. Numerous chronic conditions are due to a poor functioning GI tract, which if left untreated can be fatal.

GI tracts is not only about food and digestion. Serotonin , a.k.a Happy Hormone, is mainly found in Gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). There are many bacteria, yeasts and parasites, living in our colon. These microorganisms synthesize Vitamin B12, Vitamin K, and Biotin. They also work hand in hand with our immune system to prevent proliferation of harmful bacteria. By stimulating the immune system and producing short chain fatty acids (SCFA), these probiotics prevent colon cancer. Many people with digestive concerns have undiagnosed food sensitivities. When left untreated, many chronic conditions such as fatigue, migraines, pain, low mood, skin problems and obesity arise. Dr. Z can help you find sensitivities to 96 general foods by a finger prick blood test.

Disease Prevention , Immunity & Infections

Disease Prevention

Optimal Nutrition, Immune System Support, General Health Promotion, Stress Management, Fatigue, Food Sensitivities & Food Allergies

Acute Infections

Urinary Tract Infection, Common Cold, Flu, Sore Throat & Cystitis

Chronic Infections

Sinus Congestion & Yeast Infections

Our immune system does a remarkable job of defending our body against all disease causing factors in the environment. At times, however, it can be tough for our Immune System to keep up, so it fails. If you are constantly down with colds or Flu, or have allergies, urinary tract or yeast infection, or display any other signs of weak immune system, you need to start boosting your immunity.

Our immune system is not a single entity, it is a complex system and can be suppressed by many factors, including:

Poor Diet & Nutritional Deficiencies
An imbalance in your Gut Bacteria
Excessive Alcohol Intake
Less than optimal Sleep
Food Sensitivities
Lack of Exercise
Poor Hygiene
Smoking

General healthy-living strategies (i.e supplements, lifestyle and dietary changes) are good ways to start giving your immune system the upper hand to fight diseases.


Fatigue and Tiredness

Fatigue is the most common cause of people seeking medical help in Canada. Social media publicizes on a regular basis that stress is the main cause of fatigue.

What is stress? Stress is when you cannot cope with demands life and people around you place on you. Stress and fatigue can be extremely disruptive and can interfere with your digestion, productivity and sleep pattern.

Your adrenals are responsible for secreting cortisol (which is stress hormone). Many experts believe adrenal fatigue and chronic stress are the main cause of tiredness. However, many other conditions like anemia, hormonal imbalance, infections, thyroid issues, menopause can contribute to your tiredness.

Fatigue is the most common cause of people seeking medical help in Canada. Social media publicizes on a regular basis that stress is the main cause of fatigue.

What is stress? Stress is when you cannot cope with demands life and people around you place on you. Stress and fatigue can be extremely disruptive and can interfere with your digestion, productivity and sleep pattern.

Your adrenals are responsible for secreting cortisol (which is stress hormone). Many experts believe adrenal fatigue and chronic stress are the main cause of tiredness. However, many other conditions like anemia, hormonal imbalance, infections, thyroid issues, menopause can contribute to your tiredness.

Although we cannot change the sources of stress, we can modify body’s reaction to it. Hence, it is important to find the real cause of tiredness. Small adjustments can usually make a big difference when it comes to fatigue.

Although we can not change the sources of stress, we can modify body’s reaction to it. Hence, it is important to find the real cause of tiredness. Small adjustments can usually make a big difference when it comes to fatigue.


Digestive Concerns

If you are thinking about starting a family, you need to be proactive about it. For instance, most women are aware of importance of folate during pregnancy. However, many birth defects happen during the first two weeks of pregnancy and by the time pregnancy tests are positive (week 6-8), it might be too late.

Surprisingly, many studies have shown the importance of nutrition in dads-to-be as well. For instance, low vitamin C has been known to affect male infertility, decrease sperm function, and increase the chances of birth defects in the embryo.

Dr. Z can help you from pre-conception period to post-natal phase. She uses acupuncture, nutrition, botanical medicine and homeopathy to address your fertility, conception, labour, and breast feeding. Starting a family is a huge responsibility and both parents should be proactive and should start taking their health seriously for a better outcome.


Digestive Concerns
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Bloating Acid Reflux & Heartburn, Constipation, Diarrhea, Diverticulitis
Disease Prevention & Infection
Disease Prevention: Optimal Nutrition, Immune System Support, General Health Promotion Stress Management, Fatigue, Food Sensitivities & Food Allergies Acute Infections: Urinary Tract Infection, Common Cold, Flu, Sore Throat & Cystitis Chronic Infections: Sinus Congestion & Yeast Infections
Fatigue & Tiredness
Fatigue is the most common cause of people seeking medical help in Canada.
Fertility & Pregnancy
Pre-conception period to post-natal phase