Toronto Naturopathic Doctor Pamela Frank Naturopath Dr

Science-Based Toronto Naturopath (Naturopathic Doctor)

One of my patients told me recently that when she told her specialist she was going to see a naturopath, his comment was “oh, those naturopathic doctors, they’re optimists”, like it’s a bad thing.

Call me crazy, but I am an optimist, I confess. I think that’s why I went into naturopathic medicine. I have a firm belief that you can:

  1. Change diet and lifestyle habits to be healthier
  2. Nourish unhealthy organs to allow them to function optimally
  3. Be proactive to prevent or at least postpone most chronic health problems like diabetes, cancer and heart disease
  4. Replace conventional treatments with equally effective natural treatments

Using this crazy optimistic outlook, I have been successfully reversing disease and helping people achieve optimal health since 1999.  Is there research to demonstrate the effectiveness of these holistic, natural treatments?  You bet there is and I have included examples on each of my conditions pages.

Naturopathic medicine is also sometimes referred to as functional medicine or integrative medicine.  At Forces of Nature, I integrate natural treatments with conventional medical treatment if that is in the best interest of my patient. Functional medicine means helping ensure optimal function of the complex system that is your body.

What is a naturopathic doctor?

Naturopathic doctors in Ontario are fully trained, licensed & regulated medical professionals. We learn everything that a medical doctor does in addition to learning how to treat disease using holistic, natural methods like acupuncture, herbal  remediesdiet, homeopathy and nutritional supplementation. For a comparison of naturopathic medical education and Yale medical doctor education, click here.  To become a naturopathic doctor, I completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, with a double major in Biology and Kinesiology.  Then completed 4 years of naturopathic medical school and wrote licensing exams.  To maintain my license as a naturopath, I must keep my knowledge up to date and follow rigid standards set by CONO, our regulatory body.

How can naturopathic medicine help me?

By carefully listening, taking a more holistic approach and fully investigating the root cause of your health problems, I can formulate a thorough natural treatment plan tailored to you. Investigations may include testing like those that are available through your medical doctor, or more advanced testing like food sensitivity testing, genetic testing, extensive hormone testing and comprehensive digestive stool analysis.

What are the benefits of naturopathic treatment?

It’s more natural and gentle but also powerful and long lasting as it is addressing the root of disease and taking into account the whole person, rather than just masking the symptoms.  Naturopathic medicine is holistic, effective and life-altering medicine.

Empowering through Teaching Wellness

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Addressing the Root Cause

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Using Nature’s Healing Power

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Our Services

Naturopathic Doctor Pamela Frank offers a full range of natural healing services including Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Diet and Nutrition Counselling, Homeopathy, Lab Testing, Lifestyle Counselling and Nutritional Supplementation for Optimal Health. 

What does acupuncture do?

That depends on who you ask.  From a Western medicine standpoint, acupuncture helps stimulate the brain to release natural painkillers known as endorphins and enkephalins.  From a Chinese medicine view, acupuncture helps move energy that is stuck and improve the function of various organs.  Acupuncture is an excellent choice for treatment of infertility and pain.

What conditions does acupuncture help?

Acupuncture can be used to treat any condition, but Dr. Pamela finds it particularly useful for any condition that involves pain, whether it’s headache pain, joint pain, back pain, period pain or endometriosis pain.

I don’t like needles, do I have to do acupuncture?

Not at all.  There are many options for natural treatment that don’t involve needles.

I have already tried herbs for my problem and they didn’t work, why?

Herbal treatment is complicated.  You need to choose the correct herb for you, choose a good quality product and take the right dose at the right frequency for the right length of time to get an effect.

What kind of diet or nutrition advice will I get from an ND?

Healthy diet and nutrition is a cornerstone of good health.  On the first visit, Dr. Pamela gives each patient a customized list of best, neutral and worst foods tailored specifically for them and their particular health concerns, along with diet tips, recipes and suggested meals.

What lab tests do you offer?

Everything imaginable.  Conventional lab tests like thyroid, iron and hormone levels, as well as specialized testing for just about anything else.  In depth stool analysis for irritable bowel, Crohn’s, colitis or SIBO, blood testing for food sensitivities, heavy metal testing, genetic SNP testing, fertility testing, 24 urine hormone analysis, intracellular vitamin and mineral analysis and many others.

Are lab tests mandatory?

Absolutely not, as with any of our recommendations, Dr. Pamela will discuss all the options with you so that you can make an informed choice about the best course of action for you.   While tests can provide specifics about where exactly the problem lies, there are always alternatives.

Conditions Helped

 Naturopathic medicine offers abundant effective alternatives or additions to conventional treatment. 

Dr. Frank has effective natural remedies for every health problem everything from Abnormal PAP’s to Yeast Infections.  There are specifics about many health problems on our Conditions page and more to come.  

Almost any health issue can be resolved or improved through our holistic natural treatments.  If you’re wondering if Dr Frank can help you, please contact us and ask or set up a free 15 minute consultation to discuss how we can change illness to wellness for you naturally. 

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