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Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto

Supplements in glass jarsAre you seeking a more holistic way to address your health concerns? Perhaps you’d like an alternative to being on medication. At LiveWell Health and Wellness, we offer naturopathy, a type of medicine that can address many of the same conditions you would see a regular doctor about. The way we go about the patient-doctor interaction, treatment plan, and holistic approach differs considerably from conventional medicine.

Get to Know Our Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Natasha Vani is a Board-certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Recognizing that health involves mind, body and spirit, she is passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health and gain insight into their behavior and motivation to change. Her goals are to address the root cause of disease, and to reunite patients with their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

As part of her naturopathic medicine degree program, Dr. Vani studied Traditional Chinese medicine every year, and acupuncture as part of that. She uses acupuncture quite a bit at the practice, as it can effectively address a wide range of issues.

Dr. Vani can help patients with various health concerns, including digestive health, weight loss, stress management, hormonal health, and mental health. She can also help with musculoskeletal issues, such as back pain and general aches and pains.

Naturopathy doesn’t take a bandage approach to care. Instead, it’s used to identify the root cause of a patient’s condition. For example, if someone has high blood pressure, it’s important to find out why it’s high. The condition is often lifestyle related, as in many chronic diseases. In such a case, Dr. Vani would look into your nutrition, exercise habits, weight, and whether you’re sleeping—it would be a whole lifestyle approach.

Have you felt rushed in the past during appointments with a medical doctor? That’s not the case here. Instead of a 10-minute consultation with your medical doctor, a naturopathic doctor like Dr. Vani sets aside up to 90 minutes for your first consultation, so a proper intake can be done.

That time factor alone is what allows us to dive into all the contributing factors to your present health, past health conditions, family health or genetics, lifestyle, and psychosocial—everything. So it’s just a more holistic approach
Dr. Vani.

We will have you first complete your forms beforehand. These include a general intake form and a consent form.

If you complete your forms before your appointment, Dr. Vani can review them to get a general idea of what you’re coming in with. Because she spends plenty of time with each patient, she gets to know them as a whole person. She also uses bloodwork and lab analysis to conclude what the diagnosis is.

Offering Many Modalities

Once Dr. Vani makes a diagnosis, she has many tools to provide the healing help you need. These include:

  • Supplements
  • Traditional Chinese medicine

Are You Ready to Make a Change?

Dr. Vani does best with people ready to change, not someone who is seeking a quick fix through medication and doesn’t want to improve their wellbeing through healthy habits such as diet and exercise.

She’s noticed that in her practice, when people are open and willing to make changes, they get fantastic results. On the other hand, if they’re resistant, they won’t. Let’s say a person has 20 pounds to lose, but they don’t want to exercise, and they don’t want to eat healthy, but they want to lose the weight. Dr. Vani would ask such a patient, “Why do you want to achieve this goal if you don’t want to do the things to get there?”

Book an Appointment

Take that first step toward naturally addressing your health concerns. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vani!

Naturopathic Medicine Toronto, Yorkville, Bay and Bloor ON | (416) 700-3054