Consider for a moment your body’s ability to transform an apple, a slice of bread, a glass of orange juice or a piece of baked chicken into complex living tissue. The foods you eat are the building blocks for your bones, muscles, nerves, skin and so on.
Most people do not realize the impact nutrition has on their health. Consistently making poor food choices may contribute to many serious chronic conditions such as obesity, Type II diabetes, high cholesterol, malnutrition, anemia and low blood sugar. Healthy eating builds a healthy body and is important for maintaining a healthy body weight.
Everyone can benefit from professional advice on their food choices and eating habits. A Registered Dietitian is your expert on healthy eating, food and nutrition. Our registered dietitian will show you that eating well doesn’t mean giving up the foods you love; it means choosing food wisely.
Dr. Nicole Constant
Before coming to Canada in 1980, Nicole was a medical physician in Europe where she practiced in clinics and hospitals in Spain and France and undertook an advanced residency in endocrinology. In
1988, Dr. Constant became one of the first graduates of the Ontario Naturopathic College’s special naturopathic medicine program for physicians trained abroad.
Dr. Constant’s interests include nutrition and digestion, weight loss, hormonal balance, diabetes prevention, heart health, building strong immunity, yeast infection, and autoimmune disease.
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The goal of naturopathic practice is to treat underlying disorders and to restore normal body function by enhancing the body's own healing abilities.
Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including: botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, Traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture, and lifestyle counseling.
NDs are primary health care practitioners, which means that they can treat the same conditions as a family doctor, including both acute concerns and chronic health conditions. In the event that an ND is unable to treat your condition, they will refer appropriately.
The first appointment with a Naturopathic Doctor is about 1½ hours and subsequent appointments will be about ½ hour to 1 hour in length, depending on your specific health concerns and the Naturopathic Doctor you are working with.
Typically during the initial visits your Naturopathic Doctor will take a detailed history of your current and past health concerns, conduct a physical exam and use information from laboratory tests to make an assessment and diagnosis. With the patient's input, a personalized treatment plan will be proposed to help facilitate achieving their health goals.
This depends on your Naturopathic Doctor’s treatment philosophy, what you are being treated for, the treatment modality being used. Visits can be scheduled weekly for a certain time period, every two weeks, or as little as once per month.