Watching parents and grandparents grow older can be hard, especially when you see patterns in the conditions that they are diagnosed with. It can bring into question what your own aging patterns will look like. Do you have a family history of Alzheimers, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis or poor immunity? All of these things need to be considered in your younger years and taking proactive steps is important.
In ‘I am Resilient’ our three step system takes a functional, evidence informed approach to personalizing your health plan. We will be uncovering the information that you need to be proactive in your lifestyle choices.
The Advanced Women’s Health I am Resilient Plan!
Phase 1 – Discover
We take care of your health so that you focus on your passions! In Phase 1 we will work together to go on a discovery mission, finding out as much about your predispositions as we can. We focus on informing you of the research behind the power of lifestyle interventions. In your initial appointment your Naturopathic Doctor will also help to educate you as to how seemingly insignificant changes in your body could be indicating bigger changes on the way. You will leave feeling knowledgeable and empowered!
In this phase we will be giving your already healthy habits a boost and ensuring that they are actually healthy for you as an individual! Your supplements and products will also be discussed to ensure they are doing what you hoped them to do.
At the end of this appointment you can expect to leave with:
- Basic diet and lifestyle recommendations
- Personalized herbal and nutrient recommendations
- Where appropriate, in house testing for your adrenal health, gut health, and/or bioelectrical impedance analysis
- Lab test recommendations (where appropriate) may include insulin and glucose testing, androgens, female sex hormones such as estradiol and progesterone, gut bacterial testing, inflammation investigations and liver and cholesterol testing. We use both functional tests and standard blood tests to come to understand your health better.
After we receive the results of your testing your ND will explain all of the findings. No blanket normal statements here, we want to ensure you understand what it all means. From that point we will customize an achievable diet and lifestyle plan to your specific needs.
Phase 2- Optimize
Optimization is the most exciting phase because this is where you get to enjoy the benefits of a personalized plan! Now that you have seen your test results you have a better understanding of key areas for improvement. As those things are corrected you can get used to your new and improved normal. It is incredibly common for patients to tell us that they didn’t even know that they were feeling tired, foggy and bloated until they realized what health actually felt like!
The next step in your journey is to understand why those things came up and create a plan to prevent them from recurring. Do you have a genetic polymorphism that leads to you needing higher amounts of certain nutrients? Do you methylate poorly or have poor antioxidant status? Is it your environment that is contributing to symptoms? Or what about hidden sources of inflammation or blood sugar issues? In Optimize we will be exploring all of these issues.
Finally, repeat testing will be completed to ensure that your customized meal plans and nutrient support are helping you to correct any imbalances. We are in this for the long term gain and so it is important to know how to make the most effective changes.
Phase 3- Sustain!
Health is important to you, and it is important to us too! Our community values taking action and making choices that fuel their future and allow them to naturally feel like the best versions of themselves. In Phase 3 you will be invited to stay on track and motivated by attending our webinars, events and having semi annual check ups. We are also here to help you radiate wellness by offering our spot treatments. Work a bit too hard and feeling burnt out- we have a treatment for that! Go a little over the top and fall off the plan? We offer reset programs (yup, we are realistic!). Need an energy boost, we have our vitamin shots for you! No matter where you are in your health journey we will be there by your side cheering you on!