Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is an individualized primary health care system that utilizes and combines evidence-based scientific research with traditional and natural medicine. With the use of lifestyle and nutritional counselling, laboratory testing, physical medicine, botanical medicine, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, Naturopathic medicine aims to improve health, promote wellness, prevent disease and treat the root cause of illness.

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Meet Our Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Megan Wakeham

Dr. Megan Wakeham

Dr. Meg’s approach to healing emphasizes nourishing all aspects of wellbeing through individualized treatment plans that are collaborative, empowering, and compassionate. She provides care to people of all ages with a wide variety of concerns but has a special interest in hormonal concerns, fertility, prenatal/pregnancy care, and pediatrics.

What to Expect on your first visit

Initial visits start with an in depth conversation, typically 60-90 minutes, to investigate how the physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, and social factors of each person contributes to the maintenance of their health or in the development of disease. Your ND might perform a relevant physical exam and may requisite lab tests to get a full picture of your health. With that information, your naturopathic doctor will work to optimize the foundations of your health so you and your family can thrive in day to day life.

Commonly Treated Conditions & Special interests (but not limited to)

Paediatrics

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    allergies

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    anxiety

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    digestive concerns

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    skin health

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    immune support

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    general health

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    period health

Pre/Post-natal Care

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    infertility/miscarriage support

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    general health/preconception care

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    Gestational Diabetes

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    Nausea & Vomiting

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    common pregnancy complaints

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    Labour prep/ Induction acupuncture

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    Breastfeeding support

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    GBS prevention or support

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    postpartum support (fatigue, mood, healing)

Women’s Health

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    Menstrual health (endometriosis, PCOS, heavy periods, cramping, irregular periods, PMS support)

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    Thyroid health/conditions

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    Adrenal Fatigue

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    Perimenopause/menopause support

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    Insulin resistance

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    Fatigue

Digestive Health

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    Heartburn/Reflux

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    Gastritis

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    IBS

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    IBD

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    SIBO

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    Constipation/Diarrhea

Injections / Lab Tests

  • B12 injections
  • RMA IgG Food Sensitivity Test
  • Carrol Food intolerance Test
  • Dutch Hormone Testing (Urine & Saliva)
  • SIBO testing
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Pre/Post-Natal & Paediatric Naturopathic Care

Although health is a priority at any age, pregnancy and pediatric health set the foundations for the future. Dr. Meg can provide guidance on having a healthy pregnancy and help you prepare for your child through various nutritional and herbal means. Dr. Meg provides support for common pregnancy complaints like heartburn, morning sickness, fatigue, constipation, pain management, etc.

Preparation for labour and breastfeeding can be assisted through pre/post-birth support via acupuncture, herbal remedies, or nutritional recommendations.

Once your little one has arrived, Dr. Meg will work diligently with you and your child to ensure optimal growth and cognitive development. Yearly well-child exams are performed so you can rest assured that your child is healthy and meeting important developmental milestones. Postpartum care is also available so you can thrive and focus on being the best parent you can be.

As children age, Pediatric care is available for newborns until 16 years of age to nurture their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Dr. Meg offers support with a multitude of conditions including behaviour/mood changes, menstrual issues, immune boosting/allergies, skin care, sleep or digestion concerns.

Women’s Health & Naturopathic Care

Women lead full and busy lives juggling career/school, family, hobbies, friends, and their wellness, which can be made all the more difficult when dealing with a potential array of health concerns. Signs and symptoms such as low energy, anxiety/mood changes, menstrual complaints, weight changes, sleeping concerns, low libido, or digestive complaints can be indications that an imbalance in certain hormones may be at play. Dr. Meg has a passion for supporting women through these challenges so they can feel energized, empowered, and confident. Overall, regardless of age, sex, or gender, Dr. Meg can work with you to address your health concerns and help optimize your foundations of health so you and your family can flourish!

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