Infertility and Preconception Program

Infertility

Starting a family should be one of the happiest times in your life, but for 1 in 10 couples becoming pregnant isn’t always easy to achieve.

For people struggling with their fertility, the process of getting pregnant can be physically uncomfortable, time consuming, costly and stressful – all without any guarantee of success. Naturopathic medicine is an excellent alternative to more invasive fertility procedures.  Consulting with a naturopathic doctor, who looks at your overall health, along with any fertility concerns can enhance your chances of becoming pregnant.

Naturopathic medicine also works beautifully in conjunction with fertility treatments. Research on acupuncture in combination with patients who are undergoing IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) treatment has shown very positive results. Dr. Bitidis has worked closely with many fertility specialists in Toronto to provide integrated care and acupuncture to fertility patients. 

At our clinic, you will be assessed for any underlying conditions that may be impeding your chances of getting pregnant such as PCOS, fibroids, hormonal imbalances, endometriosis, irregular cycles, low sperm counts etc…  Naturopathic medicine is also extremely effective in cases of “unexplained infertility” as there are additional assessments and environmental tests that will provide more information.  

Diagnosis and management of fertility issues often come with a great deal of stress and anxiety.  It is important that you have a health care professional who takes the time to explain things to you and who truly cares about you and your family.  Dr. Bitidis cares.  She has over 10 years of experience working successfully to help couples achieve their dream of having a family.

Preconception Program

Thinking of becoming pregnant soon?  Want to be optimally healthy for you and your baby?  Consider our preconception program to prepare you for the healthiest possible pregnancy!

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Integrated Cancer Care

If you are undergoing cancer treatment now, or are scheduled in the near future, there is a lot that can be done to make your treatment more effective, as well as to make the experience of going through cancer treatment less stressful on your mind and body.

The majority of our patients with cancer choose integrated cancer care services in combination with conventional cancer treatment. Naturopathic medicine prevents or alleviates the side effects of conventional treatments, while at the same time enhancing their efficacy. Naturopathic therapies are also directed towards strengthening the immune response to cancer.

No two people are exactly alike — therefore your treatment plan is designed around exactly what you need. Based on a comprehensive medical history, we will create a personalized treatment protocol specific for the type and stage of your cancer, the specific chemotherapeutic agents or radiotherapy you may be receiving, and any individual aspects of your health.

Patient protocols are extensively researched and largely based on published studies found in mainstream medical and scientific journals. The purpose of the treatment plan is to:

  • Enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Decrease the toxicity and side effects of conventional treatment
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer
  • Strengthen the immune response to cancer
  • Reduce pain and other discomforts
  • Decrease the risk of recurrence

Your treatment using supportive natural therapies may include: dietary recommendations, exercise, stress management, nutritional and herbal supplements, intravenous nutrient therapy, homeopathic medicines, and detoxification.

Doctor Baron is a Naturopathic Doctor with a special interest in treating people with cancer, and brings many years of experience to her practice. She is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

Intravenous nutrient therapy is provided by Dr. Baron in our fully equipped IV suite. Dr. Baron is a very experienced IV therapist, certified in Ontario and also holds the designation CCT (Certified Chelation Therapist) through the American College for the Advancement of Medicine. She currently teaches intravenous therapy training to doctors through the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

There are some conditions where it is beneficial to provide extra nutrients using intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) nutritional support. This type of therapy can be useful for many different symptoms and conditions, from restoring balance by treating a simple B12 deficiency to customized IV formulas designed to treat complex diseases. These include many serious chronic conditions such as Lyme’s disease, Epstein-Barr infection, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, and cancer.

Some other examples of the effective use of intravenous nutrient therapy include:

  • Fatigue and adrenal exhaustion can benefit from nutritional IV’s that contain B complex, vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals to support adrenal function.
  • A basic IV with electrolytes can be perfect for an individual suffering from temporary dehydration during the flu or food poisoning.
  • A hydrating IV with amino acids can also be a great addition to a sports nutrition program for endurance athletes that want to take their results to the highest possible level.
  • If caught early, a nutritional IV can be an effective way to ward off cold and flu, and give the immune system a boost. Specific immune boosting homeopathics can be given as a quick IM shot in the arm in less than 5 minutes!

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Detoxification Program

Drs. Baron and Bitidis have completed a diplomate program in Environmental Medicine, studying with recognized North American leaders in the field of environmental toxicity and its impact on health.

Chemicals make their way into our bodies and bloodstream through pollution, food additives, drugs, pesticides as well as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol use. The accumulation of toxins and heavy metals in our bodies can lead to chronic disease. By removing and eliminating toxins, then replenishing your body with healthy nutrients, you can help protect yourself from disease and restore your ability to maintain optimum health.

We have come to understand that toxicity is almost always a factor in autoimmune disease, diabetes, unexplained infertility the development of cancer and other chronic diseases.

We utilize advanced lab testing to understand your body’s biochemical vulnerabilities to environmental toxins. Lab tests are available here to assess the body burden of heavy metals, volatile solvents, chlorinated pesticides and other occupational and environmental hazards to your health.

Heal your body and revitalize your health with an individualized detoxification program, specific to your needs.

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