Toronto Naturopath Dr Pamela Frank

Science-Based Toronto Naturopath

One of my patients told me recently that when she told her specialist she was coming to see a naturopath, his comment was “oh, those naturopathic doctors, they’re optimists”.  Like that’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 believe you can:

  1. Change your diet and lifestyle habits to be healthier.
  2. Naturally treat any of your unhealthy organs (thyroid, ovaries, adrenals etc) & systems (digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal etc) to allow them to function better and turn your health around.
  3. Be proactive to prevent or at least postpone most chronic health problems like diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
  4. Replace or enhance conventional treatments with equally effective natural treatments.

Using this crazy optimistic outlook, I have witnessed thousands of people like you successfully reverse all kinds of disease.  You can lose weight, balance hormones, improve energy, restore hair, have healthy babies, clear skin, normalize menstrual cycles and so on with natural medicine.  Is there research to demonstrate the effectiveness of these holistic, natural treatments?  You bet there is and you can see examples on each of my conditions pages.

Natural Medicine, Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Alternative Medicine – Confused?

Naturopathic medicine is also sometimes referred to as functional medicine, alternative medicine, complementary medicine or integrative medicine. Integrating or combining natural medicine with your conventional medical treatment may be in your best interest or using natural medicine as an alternative to drugs or surgery may be the best option for you.  Functional medicine means helping ensure optimal function of the complex system that is your body. Whatever you want to call it, it’s what we as naturopathic doctors do.

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 safe, natural methods like acupuncture, herbal remediesdiet, and nutritional supplementation. For a comparison of our naturopathic medical education and a Yale medical doctor’s 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 naturopathic doctor, I must keep my knowledge up-to-date and follow rigid standards set by CONO (The College of Naturopaths of Ontario), our regulatory body.

How can naturopathic medicine help me?

By delving thoroughly into your whole health history, fully investigating the root cause of your health problems and taking a more root cause approach, you’ll receive a treatment plan that gets at the core of the issue. 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 the disease and taking into account you as a whole person, rather than just masking your symptoms.  Naturopathic medicine is holistic, effective and life-altering medicine.

Can Naturopathy Help My Particular Problem?

In most cases, yes.  Here are some of the conditions frequently helped, but there are no health problems or diseases that wouldn’t benefit from naturopathic treatment:

Abnormal PAP smears, Acne, Adrenal FatigueAnxiety, Autoimmune disorders, Bacterial vaginosis (BV), Bladder infections, Breast Health, Cervical Dysplasia, Cervicitis, ConstipationDepression, DysmenorrheaEndometriosis, Estrogen DominanceFatigue, Fibrocystic Breasts, Fibroids, Fibromyalgia, Folliculitis, Friable cervix/cervicitis, General Wellness, Hair loss, Headaches & Migraines, Heavy Periods, Herpes, Hormone Imbalance, HPV, HypothyroidInfertility, Insomnia, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), IVF Support, Low Libido, Menopause, Ovarian CystsPainful periods, PAP Smears (abnormal), PMS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Uterine Fibroids, Uterine PolypsYeast infections, Vaginitis and Weight loss.

Not sure if I can help you?

Email Toronto Naturopath Dr. Pamela Frank or book a complimentary 15-minute phone or in-person consultation where we can discuss your particular concerns. Book an appointment here or call the office for more information at 416-481-0222.

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

Our Wellness Services

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

“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?”

Healthy diet and nutrition are cornerstones of good health.  On the first visit, I give 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-hour urine hormone analysis, intracellular vitamin and mineral analysis and many others.

Are lab tests mandatory?

Absolutely not, as with any of my recommendations, I will discuss all the testing and non-testing options and the pros and cons 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 to testing.

What does acupuncture do?

That depends on who you ask.  From a Western medicine standpoint, acupuncture helps to stimulate your 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 the treatment of infertility and pain.

What conditions does acupuncture help?

Acupuncture can be used to treat any condition, but I find it particularly useful for any condition that involves pain. That includes headache/migraine pain, joint pain, back pain, period pain or endometriosis pain.  It also helps fertility.

“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.

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Pamela Frank
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Naturopathic Doctor
Forces of Nature Wellness Clinic
2447 Yonge St, 2nd Floor ,
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2E7