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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a unique primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It is based on the body’s ability to heal itself through the support and stimulation of natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, lifestyle counseling and health promotion and disease prevention.

Naturopathic medicine treats all forms of health concerns — from pediatric to geriatric, from irritating symptoms to chronic illness and from the physical to the psychological. Common conditions naturopathic doctors can address are:

  • Digestive complaints, including GERD, constipation, food allergies
  • Hormone imbalance, including acne, menopause, infertility, menstrual complaints
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Weight loss, diet and nutrition counseling
  • Cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Allergies, asthma, type 2 diabetes
  • Acute conditions such as colds and flu, yeast infections, UTI’s and more!

What to expect at your first visit:

Your first visit will typically be 1-1.5 hours in length. This visit is designed to gather information relating to your current health concerns as well as a comprehensive understanding of your health history, contributing factors, as well as your personal goals for treatment. Each patient will get an individualized treatment plan that is unique and tailored to their specific concerns and needs.

Most extended health insurance plans cover naturopathic medicine. Check with your provider to determine your coverage.

Pricing

Initial Appointment: 1-1.5 hours : $190 (tax exempt) – includes a free 30 minute follow up visit
Follow-up visits: 30-45 minutes: $90 (tax exempt)
Acute care visits: 15-30 minutes: $60 (tax exempt) – this would include cold/flu, UTI, yeast infection, etc

Dr. Leigh Fisher

From an early age, Dr. Leigh Fisher has had a strong desire to help others and be a part of the healthcare profession. That desire was strengthened while studying health science and biology at Dalhousie University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. After discovering Naturopathic Medicine and realizing that health is so much more than the absence of disease, but an ability to adapt and thrive, she went on to obtain her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Her extensive training and hands on experience with patients has provided her with the ability to offer the best medical care with a natural approach. She sees the growing need in Nova Scotia for additional healthcare options and believes that every patient should have access to quality, as well as individualized health care, that puts them first. She treats every patient uniquely in order to optimize their health. Her primary focus is treating conditions related to women’s health including fertility, menstrual issues, menopause, and PCOS as well as GI issues, hormone imbalance and natural aesthetics.

Dr. Leigh Fisher is a professional member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NSAND). She is also a non-practicing member in good standing of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA).

Links:
www.drleighfisher.com – Website
Dr. Leigh Fisher ND – Facebook
@drleighfisher – Instagram

3 days ago

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🥑🥕🍑FOOD FACT FRIDAY🌶🍍🥥
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The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen!
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Many people don’t realize that pesticide residues are common on conventionally grown produce even after it is carefully washed or peeled! The Environmental Working Group evaluated thousands of samples of produce for the presence of different pesticides and pesticide breakdowns and found there are significant differences among various types of produce.
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They developed a guide to help you including the Dirty Dozen (the fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues) and the Clean Fifteen (few, if any residues were detected).
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You should always try to eat fruits and veggies that are organic but when buying organic produce isn’t an option, this guide can help you choose which produce to buy organic or avoid and which is safe, to ensure you are having all the benefits of a diet rich in fruits and veggies while still limiting your exposure!
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SWIPE —> to see Clean Fifteen
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Check out ewg.org for more info!



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6 days ago

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How to do it:
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Eat all of your daily calories within a shortened window of 6-8 hours and then fast for the remaining 14-16 hours. You can do this every day or a few times per week. I stop eating around 6pm after my dinner meal and I don’t eat again until around 11am the next morning. I do have my coffee with coconut oil in the mornings. You can adjust your hours according to what works best for your lifestyle.
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Benefits of Intermittent Fasting include:
- boosts weight loss
- increases energy
- reduces insulin resistance
- lowers bad cholesterol
- promotes longevity
- improves memory and boosts brain function
- makes cells more resilient and promotes cellular repair
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Remember that intermittent fasting may not be for you. If you find yourself starving or having low energy in the mornings doing intermittent fasting or if you find that you are eating much more food or making unhealthy choices when you do eat, this method might not be best for you. People with low blood sugar, gallstones or are pregnant should avoid IF. Always consult with your doctor before implementing IF into your routine. 👩‍⚕️
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1 week ago

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Haven't been able to advertise and promote because it has been too busy. But everytime I do an Aromatouch Treatment I fall more in love with the oils and what they do for my clients. Interested in learning more or having a treatment done yourself? PM me! #selfcare #aromatouchtechnique #doterraessentialoils #lovemyjob💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Coconut oil pulling is one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums. 🥥🦷
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Oil pulling works by cleaning (detoxifying) the oral cavity in a similar way that soap cleans dirty dishes. It literally sucks the dirt (toxins) out of your mouth and creates a clean oral environment.🦷🥥
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It has been shown to help with the following:
* Treating tooth decay
* Killing bad breath
* Heal bleeding gums
* Reduce inflammation
* Whiten teeth
* Soothe throat dryness
* Prevent cavities
* Heal cracked lips
* Boost the immune system
* Improve acne
* Strengthen gums and jaws
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Swipe to learn how———-> 🥥🦷
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Have you tried oil pulling? Did you like it?
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Fax: 902.883.7396

Email:
stridesspa@ns.aliantzinc.ca

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Monday-Friday
: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

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