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We're here to help

We take pride in taking the time to answer your questions and each diagnosis, lab result, or condition you have questions about.  We do this because we believe that answering your questions is as important as the treatment.  The cost of this is sometimes patience of an hour or a day, but we strongly believe that this is how to provide exceptional personalized care.

Direct Billing Available

We offer Direct Billing through most insurance companies, such as Blue Cross, Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance, Cowan, Desjardins, Great-West Life, Green Shield Canada, Industrial Alliance, Johnson Inc., Manulife, Maximum Benefit or Johnston Group, Standard Life, Sunlife, and O-TIP.

Naturopathic

Dr. Irene Chan, ND

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  • Acupuncture
  • B12 Therapy
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Clinical Nutritional
  • Cupping
  • Diagnoses Review
  • Family Medicine
  • Lifestyle Coaching
  • Post-concussion Protocol
  • Supplementation
  • Testing & Analysis
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Irene Chan, Naturopath

Like your GP, Naturopathic Doctors perform physical exams, requisition blood tests and explain to you the results of your blood work, scans, and other health reports. Additionally, Naturopaths also work with you to find the root cause of your symptoms and examine all aspects of your life and being, from your dietary habits to the quality of your sleep.  Getting started with us is like gaining a coach.  We’re always accessible and here to help answer your questions with answers relevant to you.  Ready to make a change?  Call, email, stop by for a visit or book online.

Dr. Irene Chan, ND

With a broad range of experience including acupuncture, mental health, concussions, women’s health and family medicine, Dr. Irene’s approach combines conventional western medicine and natural remedies to create personalized treatment programs and educate . A kayaking and outdoor enthusiast with a sense of adventure, Dr. Irene also regularly practicing yoga and co-hosts our Hands-on Nutrition programs.

E. dr.irene@truchange.ca

Investigation through requisitionLaboratory Tests

Whether you want profile your body’s state, or help interpreting your past test results, we work with major Canadian laboratories to test for vitamin deficiencies, food sensitivities, thyroid and hormone levels, candida and other pathogens, as well as liver, kidney and other organ function.

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In an IgG reaction, the IgG antibodies attach themselves to the food antigen and create an antibody-antigen complex. These complexes are normally removed by special cells called macrophages. However, if they are present in large numbers and the reactive food is still being consumed, the macrophages can’t remove them quickly enough. The food antigen-antibody complexes accumulate and are deposited in body tissues. Once in tissue, these complexes release inflammation causing chemicals, which may play a role in numerous diseases and conditions. antibodies.

The Celiac Profile tests for gliadin antibodies, to determine if gluten sensitivity is the problem – along with tissue transglutaminase antibodies to diagnose for celiac disease.

While few people have celiac disease, many with gluten sensitivity produce antibodies to wheat proteins, which can inflame the gut lining and produce symptoms. The effects of gluten sensitivity are often unpleasant, but unlike celiac disease, do not cause permanent damage.

Gut-well is a thorough evaluation of stool that may help in the management of many GI symptoms. Digestive Stool Analysis provides you with information regarding your digestive and absorption, potential inflammation, gut ecology, pathogen profile (both baterial and parasites), and the state of your immune function.

This simple, non-invasive, at-home test will provide you with a broad range of information about your overall health.

The Fatty Acid Profile measures the percentage of fatty acids in red blood cells from a convenient dried blood spot. Measurements include to assess for heart disease risk, the ratio of Arachidonic Acid (AA) to Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) as a marker of inflammation, total Omega-3 fatty acids, total Omega-6 fatty acids along with mono-unsaturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids and saturated fats. Measurement of fatty acid content in red blood cell membranes shows less biological variability than measurement in plasma or serum.

Candida is a type of yeast normally found in the bowel that requires sugars to grow. Elevated IgG antibodies to Candida are often found when someone has a fungal infection of some sort. For example, vaginal yeast infection, ‘jock itch’, and ringworm. Consuming too many sugar-rich foods can contribute to overgrowth of Candida. Symptoms associated with Candida overgrowth include:

  • clouded thinking
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • menstrual pain
  • vaginal yeast infections
  • headaches

Saliva Hormones
Saliva hormone testing is very useful for finding underlying hormone excesses and deficiencies, but needs to be interpreted with care when hormones are being supplemented. Saliva tests include:

  • Adrenal Function Panel
  • Female Panel
  • Male Panel
  • Month-Long Assessment

 

Thyroid Hormone (Urine) Test
Thyroid hormones can also increase energy, help food move through the gastrointestinal tract and increase perspiration. Because its effects are so far-reaching, a lack of thyroid hormone can result in a number of health conditions including:

  • depression
  • fatigue
  • cold body temperature
  • arthritis and muscle cramps
  • headaches
  • weight gain
  • poor reflexes
Dr. Katie Lopinski, Chiropractor
Chiropractic

Dr. Katie Lopinski, DC

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  • Traditional Adjustments
  • Graston Technique
  • Integrated Acupuncture
  • Muscle Activation
  • Post-concussion Protocol
  • Soft-Tissue Therapy
  • Thompson

For many conditions, such as low back pain, chiropractic care is the primary method of treatment.  However a lot has changed in Chiropractic care. Where it once focused on the unmistakable sound of a firm adjustment, today the focus is on releasing tension gradually by manipulating muscles and ligaments.  Yes, adjustments remain one of the primary treatment techniques, only they are more gentle and complementary.  If you’re feeling tight, have neck or back pain, or have experienced an injury such as a slip, or concussion, we’re here to help.

Dr. Katie Lopinski, DC

After a bout of low back pain, and seeing family members endure through spinal cord injuries and disc herniations, Dr. Katie was inspired to pursue her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (DC) at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. She completed additional certifications in Graston Technique® (an instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy treatment method).

E. klopinski@truchange.ca

Revealing Misalignment: X-Rays

When working with complex or multi-faceted concerns, discovering your skeletal posture in vivid detail can be crucial to understanding your body and constructing a treatment plan. However for many concerns, your physical assessment and functional tests will provide more than enough information to diagnose and treat.

Acupuncture
  • Muscle & Joint pain
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormone balancing

Acupuncture is a great treatment modality to promote blood flow, decrease inflammation, and stimulate nerve endings to alter their signalling in your brain. Using this function of Acupuncture, we frequently employ it to aid in the balancing of hormones, promoting weight loss, helping with stress, anxiety and depression, and improving your digestion.  When you’re ready to start, we’re here to help – and if you’re curious about acupuncture, come by and we’ll show you how it’s done.

Massage Therapy
  • Cupping Massage
  • Deep Fascia Stretching
  • Indie Head Massage
  • Musculoskeletal Alignment
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Swedish Massage

We use massage therapy to manipulate your body’s soft tissues to promote relaxation, relieve pain, and decrease stress. Its an excellent therapy to help with chronic pain and reduce muscle tension, and helps promote a sense of overall physical and emotional well-being.  While we all feel worn down and tense from time to time, improving how you feel is as easy as booking a massage online, calling, emailing, or visiting us for a tour and a cup of tea.

Shari Sauve, RMT

Shari Sauve, RMT

Born and raised in Cambridge, Shari’s fun personality and gentle sarcasm is ever endearing and blends well with her passion for massage. Her commitment to enhancing your well-being and overall health makes her treatments both enjoyable and sincere experience.  Just be prepared to laugh.

E. ssauve@truchange.ca

John Maynard, RMT

Hard-working and passionate about massage therapy, John’s experience spans many years and comes through in how he assesses and works with his clients. Having worked as an instructor at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy, his multi-modality treatments are intuitive.

E. jmaynard@truchange.ca

30 Minute

$60/visit
  • Private room
  • Dimming lights
  • Soft table & pillows
  • Heated room
  • Multi-modality treatment
  • Direct Billing Available

45 minute

$75/visit
  • Private room
  • Dimming lights
  • Soft table & pillows
  • Heated room
  • Multi-modality treatment
  • Direct Billing Available

60 minute

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$90/visit
  • Private room
  • Dimming lights
  • Soft table & pillows
  • Heated room
  • Multi-modality treatment
  • Direct Billing Available

75 minute

$110/visit
  • Private room
  • Dimming lights
  • Soft table & pillows
  • Heated room
  • Multi-modality treatment
  • Direct Billing Available
Hands-on Nutrition
  • Guided Dietary Changes
  • Nutritional Guidance
  • Cooking Classes
  • How-to Workshops
  • Food Exploration

Learn to use food to tackle life’s challenges, in a fun, social cooking class hosted by Chef Taruneet or clinically guided as part of your Naturopathic treatment program!

 

Let’s work together to bring healthy food to your table with the right ingredients, techniques, and recipes that meet both your changing dietary needs, but also your palate.

Taruneet Walia, Chef

Less is more is the way Chef Taruneet Walia believes; minimum oil, salt, no added cream and simple but authentic recipes, that’s how she cooks at home and at restaurant. A hotel management graduate from India with a deep understanding of spices and cooking style in line with the ways of our ancestors.

E. twalia@truchange.ca

Susanna Deering, RHN

She is passionate about nutrition and educating others about healthy foods and how they can bring health and vitality into their lives through nutrition. Creating healthy recipes is a passion for Susanna and you can find many of her recipes posted on this website. Susanna specializes in Diabetes and being a type 1 diabetic herself she knows first hand the challenges associated with living with it. Nutrition has brought Susanna empowerment in her own health and is dedicated to showing others they can do the same.

E. sdeering@truchange.ca

september, 2018

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