Women’s Health

Toronto Naturopathic Clinic

Many women experience chronic conditions that are unique to women only. A holistic approach to treatment targets the root cause of women’s health issues in order to resolve symptoms and prevent future recurrence. Since women’s hormones affect many aspects of health including mental/emotional health and reproductive health, the effects of balancing these hormones can help a woman live a happier and fuller life.

Women’s conditions we commonly provide treatment for include:

  • Prenatal Care
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Chronic yeast infections
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy periods
  • Hot flashes and other difficult menopausal changes
  • Infertility
  • Irregular periods
  • Menstrual cramps

Prenatal Care

Dr. Guthrie can guide you through a healthy pre-conception stage where you prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy. During this planning stage, it’s is important to adopt a healthy lifestyle, correct nutritional deficiencies and promote detoxification in order to prepare your body for conception and to support a healthy baby.

Once you’re pregnant, Dr. Guthrie can be part of your prenatal healthcare team ensuring you’re well supported through a healthy pregnancy. Naturopathic medicine can also safely and effectively treat many pregnancy concerns such as: nausea, backache, leg cramps, infections, constipation, heartburn, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to the exacerbation of any number of symptoms in the one to two weeks before your period starts.

What are the Symptoms of PMS?
What Causes PMS?
What role does stress play?
How is PMS Diagnosed?
What role does stress play?

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) can occur in both men and women, although are most common in women. There are 3 types of UTI: Cystitis (infection in the bladder), Urethritis (infection in the urethra) and Pyelonephritis (infection in the kidney). If a bladder infection is not treated, it can progress to infect the kidneys (pyelonephritis), which can cause permanent kidney damage.

What are the Symptoms of UTI?
What Causes UTI?
What if I’m Always Getting Repeat Infections?
Factors Pre-disposing you for Urinary Tract Infection:
How Are UTI’s Treated?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disorder of the nervous system and hormones that affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age.

What are the Symptoms of PCOS?
How is PCOS diagnosed?
What Causes PCOS?
How is Blood Sugar Involved?
How Does Stress Play a Role in PCOS?
Why is PCOS a problem?
How is PCOS Treated?
Naturopathic Treatment of PCOS