Nutrition & Digestive Support
The food we put into our bodies can significantly affect the process of disease and the maintenance of health. Food sensitivities are immune-mediated reactions in the body that can be delayed up to 72 hours making it difficult to determine the culprit. Symptoms of food sensitivities can include skin issues, mood swings, brain fog, fatigue, hyperactivity, joint pain, headaches, IBS and abdominal discomfort. Dr. Della can help you optimize your health through dietary counseling, meal planning, and testing for food sensitivities & vitamin deficiencies.
Saliva and urine hormone testing is used to detect bio-available hormone levels including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol. It is used to determine levels of these hormones, in which excesses or deficiencies can contribute to symptoms of PMS, menopause, irregular cycles, abnormal hair growth, fatigue, and mood swings. Adrenal resistance and fatigue causing weight gain around the midline, depression, anxiety, food cravings, and poor sleep can be tested for with the specialized Adrenal Function Test.
"Treat the Whole Person" is one of the Naturopathic Principles. It is important to have a healthy body and mind. Individualized nutritional counselling, neurotransmitter assessment, and hormone testing for imbalances (which can directly affect mood, sleep, and symptoms of post-concussion syndrome) may be implemented to support a healthy brain and prevent and treat illnesses affecting the brain from depression to neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, Dr. Della uses several counseling tools including cognitive behavioural therapy and The Work.
Whether you are an elite athlete, training for your first marathon, or just want to start working out at the local gym, Dr. Della can optimize your athletic performance. From analysing your food choices and supplements to measuring your hormone and digestive functions she will help you meet your athletic goals.
Non-Invasive Pain Relief
Using medical thermal imaging with a full assessment Dr. Della can help pinpoint the source of pain. Once complete, the treatment with non-invasive laser therapy focuses on relieving pain by reducing inflammation and treating the source of the pain, not just the symptoms. Laser therapy has been used successfully on patients with musculoskeletal concerns including low back and neck pain, nerve impingement, joint injuries and arthritis, headaches, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, TMJ syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome, among others.
Breast Thermography is a way to assess the function of breast tissue in a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free way. Breast thermograpy is not diagnostic, nor a substitute for mammography; however, it can show changes in breast tissue over time, years before a mammogram will detect a lump.
During the 12 week Healthy and Active Program, Dr. Della will assess 42 physiological parameters to determine your metabolic type and develop your individualized dietary meal plan and exercise regimen. You will lose those extra pounds and learn eating habits and health tips to keep the weight off long-term.
Dr. Della is certified in acupuncture and uses this 2000 year-old treatment to ease pain, balance hormones, improve digestion, promote healthy sleep cycles, detoxify, and boost energy. Biopuncture uses concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and involves injections of botanical or homeopathic remedies for concerns ranging from muscle pain to cosmetic reasons.
Research has shown that low levels of certain vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients can lead to health concerns such as fatigue, anemia, sleep disturbances, and lowered metabolism with subsequent weight gain. Vitamin and mineral injections may be necessary to bring levels up to normal range and can be provided by Dr. Della to help you feel better faster.
Natural Stress Relief
Are you stressed and wired or stressed and tired? Do you oversleep or undersleep? Dr. Della can help you determine where your stress levels are at and how to keep them from snowballing. If you can’t lose the extra 10lbs around your midline, you have difficulty sleeping, you find your anxiety levels rise easily, your friends say you seem depressed, or you suffer from seemingly never-ending hot flashes and night sweats, consider having your hormone levels and adrenal function assessed.
The Bowen Technique is a specific series of muscle and connective tissue movements designed to treat a wide range of problems and injuries. It addresses every system in the body, internal organs as well as the musculoskeletal structure.