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Naturopath – What’s That?

Many people have no idea that our profession exists, no idea of the depth of our training, and no idea that we can help them live fuller, healthier lives as part of their healthcare team. We have 8 years of post-secondary training Naturopathic Doctors have completed an undergraduate degree, and four years of post-graduate study in Naturopathic Medicine. Naturopathic Doctors have been a regulated healthcare profession in Ontario since 1925. Naturopathic Medicine is also covered by most extended healthcare providers. We’re trained as primary care providers Much like a visit with a family doctor or nurse practitioner, a Naturopathic Doctor …

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What is Naturopathic Medicine? – Women’s Initiative Network

Come Learn about Naturopathic Medicine Our Philosophy and Approach Frequently Asked Questions Our Training and Scope of Practice The Therapeutic Tools we use The value and power of Health Education and Preventative Medicine The services we offer in the Community The services we offer at our Clinic This is a private event for members of the Women’s Initiative Network

10 Common Sense Spring Detox Tips

(that don’t come from a box or a kit) What do Maple Syrup Season and Detox Have in Common? (Hint: It’s not what you think!) In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), spring and fall are considered more dynamic seasons – when something like a detox would be more appropriate because things are moving – and this coincides with the movement of sap in the trees. Summer and winter by contrast, are considered more static seasons in Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are many time-tested ways to incorporate cleansing or a detox into your semi-annual routine. However, talk to a healthcare provider about …

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Consider A Naturopathic Doctor For Your Health

By: Dr. Katrina Traikov ND For those of you who may not be familiar with Naturopathic Doctors Natutopathic Doctors (NDs) are trained as primary care providers , much like your family doctor or nurse practitioner. We have eight years of post-secondary training, including an undergraduate degree and four years training specifically in naturopathic medicine. Like other healthcare providers, we must complete licensing exams and continuing education, as well as maintain standards of practice. Naturopathic Medicine has been regulated in Ontario since 1925, and services provided are covered by most extended health care plans, or may be claimed as a medical …

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New Valley Naturopath Website

The new website features a database of health articles on a variety of topics, an events calendar, information for new and existing patients, frequently asked questions, and information about many of the programs and services that local Naturopathic Clinic – Valley Naturopath based out of Pembroke, Ontario has to offer. “At Valley Naturopath, our vision is for naturopathic medicine, its value to the health of Canadians, and its role in the healthcare system to be fully understood and embraced in Renfrew County and beyond by patients, members of the general public, healthcare providers, politicians, policymakers, human resource workers and wellness coordinators. We hope …

Use your health benefits

Did you know, naturopathic medicine is covered by most extended health insurance programs? Many plans cover up to a certain amount per family member per year. In addition, many plans renew each January, so why not take the time to get the most out of your coverage? Check with your provider for details. Alternatively, Naturopathic medical services can be claimed as a medical expense on your tax return. Originally shared in the Valley Naturopath clinic newsletter March 2013.

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Naturopathic approaches to acne

Hormone balancing, menstrual cycle regulation, helping the skin to detoxify, and supporting the liver (another organ of detoxification), can be helpful in addressing acne. Food sensitivities can also play a role in some acne cases. Bentonite and kaolin clay can be quite helpful in encouraging the skin to rid itself of impurities. Creams containing manuka honey can also be helpful here. For more information, feel free to call, e-mail or come in for a free introductory visit. Originally shared in the Valley Naturopath clinic newsletter November 2013

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Naturopathic approaches to psoriasis

With psoriasis think systemic inflammation and auto-immunity In plain language, with psoriasis it’s not just your skin that’s affected and your immune system starts attacking your own tissues. Though the immune reaction in psoriasis typically starts out as an “allergic” type response, it shifts to an “auto-immune” type response over time. It’s not just about your skin In addition to affecting the skin, psoriasis can also affect the joints, the cardiovascular system (the heart), and the digestive system. ten to twenty-five percent of the time people with psoriasis have joint pain due to psoriatic arthritis. Having psoriasis also means you …

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Mental health and addiction – naturopathic approaches

There are many different approaches that Naturopaths can offer their patients with mental health and addiction issues. These include short term relief of cravings or symptoms, and long-lasting skills and more helpful coping mechanisms that can allow you to “kick the habit” or resolve your symptoms for good. Naturopathic approaches to mental health and addiction issues include Ear acupressure / ear seeds – little seeds taped at various locations on the ears. In traditional chinese medicine (TCM) the ear is considered a map of the body. Stimulating specific points can be helpful to help with mental health and / or …

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Naturopathic medicine update

Naturopathic medicine week Naturopathic Medicine Week is a nationwide event taking place May 12th-May 18th, 2014 and listed on Health Canada’s calendar of health promotion days. During this week Naturopathic Doctors across the country will be going out into their comunities and teaching patients and member of the general public about health promotion, disease prevention and naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine has been a regulated healthcare profession in Ontario since 1925. We are trained as primary care providers and experts in natural and preventative medicine. We address acute and chronic health concerns and work with other healthcare providers to provide quality …

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  • Contact and Payments


    To book an appointment call Renfrew Chiropractic
    at 613-431-7272

    To contact Valley Naturopath call 613-631-0137 or
    Email info@valleynaturopath.ca

    Accepted Payment Methods

    Accepting VISA, Master Card, and Interac

    Naturopathic medicine is covered by most extended health plans (check with your insurance provider for details), or can be claimed as a medical expense on your tax return.

  • Locations


    1035 O'Brien Road #23
    Renfrew, Ontario,
    (out of Renfrew Chiropractic)


    Thursdays 12 pm - 7 pm

    Phone visits available by request.
    Click here to contact us for more information.

    Valley Naturopath is the Ottawa Valley’s choice for personalized alternative, integrative and holistic health solutions. Serving Pembroke, Petawawa, Renfrew, Cobden, Eganville, Killaloe, Barry's Bay and Renfrew County.

  • Request Katrina as a Guest Speaker

    Request Katrina as a guest speaker

    Katrina enjoys speaking on a variety of health topics. Her talks are fun and engaging. From stress management and relaxation, to eating for heart health, to healthy aging, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Click here to request Katrina as a guest speaker at your next community group, support group, or office meeting today!

  • Disclaimer


    Any information presented here is provided for educational purposes only and is general in nature. It is not intended to be health advice for any individual. Please speak to your health provider before making any changes – dietary, lifestyle or otherwise - for direct and individualized advice. As information changes constantly, the accuracy and completeness of any information presented here cannot be guaranteed. Access of the information presented is solely at your own risk. It will be assumed that access indemnifies Valley Naturopath and any person involved in the preparation of the information presented here from any and all injury or damage arising from such use.