Our commitment: to work with the Patient to identify the root cause of their illness and support the body to heal diseases.
The focus of our Naturopatic Family clinic is three fold:
Our clinic’s approach to cancer is unique and comprehensive. It is important to highlight the fact that we fully support the patients’ choice regarding the use of chemo and radiation therapy. These therapies can be very beneficial, but also have significant side effects and consequences. Whether to use chemotherapy or not is a very difficult decision for the patient and their family, and we strive to provide as detailed and current information as possible to help reach a conclusion.
Our focus in cancer support and adjunctive care is two fold. In order to increase the chances of cancer remission or cure, it is crucial to support and strengthen the immune system. Thus, our fist goal is mobilizing the immune system to identify and successfully fight every cancer cell. This is accomplished by using well researched and proven lifestyle, nutritional, herbal, intravenous, and psychoneuroimmunology techniques, applied specifically according to the patients individual needs and abilities.
Second, it is important to support and help the body cope with the chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment’s side effects. These are powerful treatments, geared towards killing quickly growing cells, which include cancer, but also affect hair, skin, gastrointestinal mucosal (lining of the intestines) and immune system cell growth and repair. Our adjunctive care methods are scientifically and clinically proven to be effective at repairing the tissues affected, thus minimizing the side effects of chemo and radiation therapies, while NOT reducing or counteracting the effectiveness of these therapies.
Childrens Health, Pediatrics, Fertility and Pregnancy
Children react very rapidly to their environments. In our clinic, this makes them a pleasure to treat, as they respond incredibly quickly and effectively to our treatments. However, this also puts them at risk, since a health burden can quickly overwhelm their healing capabilities, developing symptoms such as rashes, eczema, psoriasis, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, irritability, anxiety, hyperactivity, lack of concentration, and many others. If these symptoms are suppressed or ignored, they will continue to burden the body, and increase the likelihood of future chronic illness and educational difficulties.
The reasons and causes of these symptoms are complex and vary in each individual child. It may be just a lack of a specific vitamin or mineral, or a reaction to or side effect of their medications, but taking the time to identify, understand, and remove the underlying cause of these problems is the strength of naturopathic medicine. We are always amazed at how quickly and easily children recover once the underlying burden is addressed.
Over a life time, many adults accumulate various habits and toxins that come to plaque them in later life. These can usually be masked by using medications that decrease the symptoms, and allow the patient to continue their life. However, while the symptoms may be masked for the duration of medication use, as soon as these medications are stopped, the symptoms return. Since the underlying reasons and mechanisms of the illness were not addressed by symptomatic relief medications, the chronic illness will continue to progress, getting worse over time.
The strength of naturopathic medicine is in taking the time, and using the tools and tests necessary to evaluate the processes and underlying reasons for these chronic illnesses. It does take a little more time, and a little more effort to remove the causes, but once they are removed, the body will heal and return to its normal healthy equilibrium. Allowing for symptom and medication free enjoyment of life.
These three areas are the focus of our treatments in the clinic. Each individual patients case is unique and different, and thus it is impossible to fully address in an article such as this. Please feel free to e-mail Dr. Orest directly with your questions and health concern details.