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By Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc(Hons), Toronto Naturopathic Doctor

Top 6 Reasons Why You Should See This Toronto Naturopath

You should Toronto Naturopath Dr. Pamela Frank because you believe that you can:

  1. Eat better and change your lifestyle habits to be healthier or to fix existing health problems.
  2. Help your body’s organs & systems to work better and manage your disease naturally.
  3. Prevent or at least postpone most chronic health problems like diabetes, and heart disease.
  4. Complement your conventional medical treatment with effective natural treatments.
  5. Address the root cause of your health problem to achieve lasting health benefits.
  6. Use science-based, innovative testing, and natural treatments to improve your health.

“In my 20 years in practice as a naturopathic doctor in Toronto, I have helped literally thousands of people like you successfully reverse all kinds of diseases this way, even the most medically challenging ones.   Is there research to demonstrate the effectiveness of these holistic, natural treatments? You bet there is, anyone who tells you differently is spreading misinformation. You will find examples of supporting research on each of my conditions pages.” ~Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc (Hons), ND

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

Naturopathic medicine is also sometimes referred to as functional, alternative, complementary, or integrative medicine. Whatever you want to call it, it’s what I do as a naturopathic doctor.

Naturopathic Doctor Definition: What Is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic doctors in Ontario are fully trained, licensed & regulated medical professionals. We are regulated under the RHPA, the same as doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. We learn the same things that your MD does in addition to learning how to treat disease using safe, natural methods. We use natural remedies like acupuncture, herbal remediesdiet, and nutritional supplementation. Read a comparison of our naturopathic medical education and a Yale medical doctor’s education.

To maintain my license, I keep my knowledge up-to-date and follow the strict standards set by The College of Naturopaths of Ontario, our regulatory body.

Naturopathic doctors in Canada have varying scopes of practice. Naturopaths in BC have the broadest scope. Here in Ontario, we are a bit more tightly regulated. Other provinces may or may not regulate naturopathic doctors at all which means that you are taking your chances if you see someone calling themselves a naturopathic doctor.

What Is The Difference Between a Naturopath and a Naturopathic Doctor?

In the province of Ontario, there isn’t a difference. These are both regulated terms that are only legally allowed to be used by someone who has:

  • completed a university degree,
  • finished 4 years of post-graduate naturopathic medicine training at an accredited naturopathic college
  • written licensing or registration exams and
  • is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

What Does a Naturopath Do?

How naturopathic doctors treat people can vary, from one practitioner to another, here’s what I do as a naturopathic doctor when I see you as a new patient:

  1. We’ll delve into your whole health history, family history, and current symptoms in fairly great detail.
  2. We’ll fully investigate the root cause of your health problems through questionnaires, blood work, other lab tests, and imaging (where appropriate).
  3. Then we’ll address the root cause of your problem through diet, lifestyle, herbs, supplements, and acupuncture (if you want to do acupuncture, it’s not essential).
  4. At the end of each visit, you will receive your detailed, actionable, customized treatment plan that gets at the core of your issues.
  5. Further investigations may include testing like those that are available through your MD or more advanced testing like thorough thyroid testing, food sensitivity testing, genetic testing, extensive hormone testing, and comprehensive digestive stool analysis.  For a more detailed view of my approach, read the My Process page.

What Are The Benefits of Naturopathic Treatment?

It’s more natural and gentle but also powerful and long-lasting. It is addressing the root cause of the disease, rather than just masking your symptoms.  Naturopathic medicine is holistic, effective, and in many cases life-altering medicine.

What Would You See a Naturopath For?

In my 20+ years of practice, I have treated almost everything. Check out my Conditions page for information about some of the specific diseases that I help frequently. In a broad sense, I regularly help people with digestion problems (IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, food sensitivities, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, GERD), hormone imbalance (acne, infertility, PCOS, endometriosis, hair loss, polyps, fibroids, PMS, menopause, perimenopause, period pain, irregular periods, heavy periods, anxiety, depression), fatigue (iron deficiency, hypothyroid, HPA axis dysfunction), mood disorders (anxiety, depression), and skin issues (acne, eczema, psoriasis).

What Makes Me an Authority in Naturopathy?

  • 20+ years of experience
  • Multiple awards for Best Naturopath in Toronto: NOW Magazine 2000 & 2001, City Centre Mirror 2013 & 2014, Consumer’s Choice Award 2016, Toronto Star Reader’s Choice Award 2019
  • Featured author several times in NDNR, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors journal
  • Continuing Education Presenter to other Naturopathic doctors for BRB CE, Collaborative Education, and the California Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Do I Have to Come to See a Naturopath in Toronto?

Great news, no you do not! I can do virtual naturopathic appointments with anyone who is within the province of Ontario. You do have to be in Ontario, though, as I am only licensed to practice within Ontario. You and I both have to be in Ontario at the time of the appointment.

Still not sure if I can help you?

Book a complimentary 15-minute phone or in-person consultation where we can discuss your concerns.  Want to go ahead with treatment, book a full initial visit.  Book an appointment here or call the office for more information at 416-481-0222 or email Toronto Naturopath Dr. Pamela Frank. Not in Toronto? That’s ok, so long as you are in Ontario, I can provide virtual naturopathic treatment.

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Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc(Hons), Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Pamela has been in practice as a naturopathic doctor in Toronto since 1999. She has been the recipient of numerous “Best Naturopath in Toronto” awards. She is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Dr. Pamela Frank uses a natural treatment approach that may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, diet, vitamins, supplements, and other natural remedies to restore balance and provide long-term resolution of almost any health problem.

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