Our Toronto Naturopathic Clinic
We pride ourselves in providing science-based naturopathic medicine with respect and warmth. We are located in the North York Centre at Yonge and Sheppard, in Toronto. We strive to make our clinic a welcoming, comfortable space and we fully support you in achieving your best health!
Since 2001, our naturopathic doctors have been leaders in women's health, hormones and fertility in naturopathic medicine. We can help you with very challenging conditions that may not have responded to other therapies.
Our Licensed Toronto Naturopaths
Dr. Fiona McCulloch and Dr. Erica Nikiforuk are fully licensed, board-certified Naturopathic Doctors who provide research-based natural medicine to the Toronto community with professionalism and warmth. We also serve many out of town patients who seek our specialized care. Our doctors are involved in teaching, writing and research in the field of naturopathic medicine in addition to keeping busy clinical practices.
Our team also includes our Registered Psychologist Dr. Julia Sen, who addresses the mind-body connection.
Naturopathic Medicine Can Help.
Our naturopathic doctors can provide a full range of laboratory testing and science based natural treatments for you. Beginning with an intensive assessment, our goal is to understand your health comprehensively. We always seek to treat the underlying causes of disease and to strengthen your overall health in the process of finding solutions to your concerns.
We welcome challenging conditions, as well as knowledgeable patients who have researched their own health. We are honoured to help all who are interested learning more about the amazing benefits of having a Naturopath as part of your health team.
We are so pleased to announce that the services of Naturopathic Doctors (and acupuncturists) are now HST exempt in Canada, as of February 12, 2014. All of our fees will now be HST free, which is similar to a 13% reduction in our fees. Labs and supplements will still have HST applied however it may be in the works for diagnostics to become HST exempt in the future as well. We are thrilled as naturopathic medicine is a health service and it wasn’t quite right that HST was being charged to our patients. We thank all of the people instrumental to this development, including Pat Wales ND and Shawn O’Reilly ND in working with the government to make this possible. […]
Tomorrow, January 28th, 2014, I’ll be providing a webinar through the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors on the topic of Advanced Fertility Topics: PCOS, Autoimmune Infertility and Egg Quality. 2 CE credits are approved for licensed NDs (1 botanical medicine and 1 clinical nutrition).
Women with PCOS can have differing profiles of male hormones. Androgens (or male hormones) are secreted either by the adrenal glands or the ovary. The source of androgens may have some significant with respect to reproductive, metabolic and cardiovascular outcome. Hormones such as DHEA, or testosterone may be elevated and the ratio between the two may be calculated.
Male infertility accounts from anywhere from 30-50% of infertility worldwide. IVF is an expensive procedure that is often used to treat male factor infertility, however, there is good evidence that many natural supplements and antioxidants may improve the sperm count and as such, improve fertility.
This double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial investigated a group of 46 male patients between 26 and 40 years of age who had low sperm count, between 5-20 million/ml. The group receiving the treatment were given 225 mg per day of a full spectrum root extract of this herb.
Maca root is a commonly used traditional herb in South America to improve fertility in both men and women. Although it has been commonly used in botanical medicine for these purposes, the exact action on the endocrine system remains to be fully understood. A new study has been released which may have uncovered some of this mystery. In this study, maca root was given to female rats for a period of 7 weeks at various doses.