allergies

An allergy is an extreme immune system reaction to a substance or chemical that is harmless to most people.  An allergy can cause almost any symptom and can often mimic well-known diseases.

Acute symptoms – watery eyes, runny nose, throat constriction, rashes, shortness of breath.

Chronic symptoms – muscle and joint pain, arthritis, chronic fatigue, depression, poor concentration/memory, insomnia, weight gain, hypoglycemia, skin conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc.), asthma, hyperactivity/ADHD, bed-wetting, ear infections, constipation, diarrhea, skin flushing (i.e. red ears or cheeks), heart palpitations, gas and bloating.

What causes allergies?

  • Genetics
  • Pre-natal exposure to a virus, drugs, radiation or chemicals
  • Early weaning
  • Genetically modified food
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Low stomach acid
  • Chronic over-consumption of a particular food (typically wheat, corn, dairy, eggs, soy, tomatoes, citrus fruit, chocolate, artificial sweeteners)
  • Toxic exposures (pesticides, cleaning products, environmental pollutants, perfumes)
  • Prescription drugs (eg. cortisone)

A Naturopathic Doctor can help!

Naturopathic treatment is highly effective for preventing and  treating allergies. The integrative team at Lakeside Natural Health Centre will treat the cause of your allergies and alleviate your symptoms using:

  • Nutritional counseling and dietary modification – to identify and eliminate allergens from your diet and nourish your body.
  • Immune and adrenal support – using vitamins, minerals, herbs and hydrotherapy
  • Digestive support – using digestive enzymes, probiotics, nutritional supplements and herbs
  • Stress reduction – such as breathing techniques and exercise programs
  • Lifestyle modification – such as avoiding chemical toxins that damage immunity

Meet your practitioner

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Dr. Jessica Liu, BSc (Hon), ND

Jessica Liu ND is a Board-certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, practicing general family naturopathic medicine since 2006 with a clinical focus in fertility, women’s health, children’s medicine, pregnancy, and mental-emotional wellness… learn more

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Dr. James Yoon, ND

James is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who uses an integrative approach to healthcare, and loves to work with other medical and rehabilitation practitioners to create a comprehensive treatment plan specific to each patient’s needs… learn more

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Dr. Lisa Adams, ND

Lisa Adams is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences Honours program and of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) where she earned the four-year professional designation of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND)… learn more

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Nindy Grewal, CNP, LBA, Cl. Irid., B.Ed

Nindy Grewal is a graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition with First Class Honors. In addition to her Certified Nutritional Practitioner designation, Nindy has completed certification courses in Clinical Iridology and is trained as a Live Blood Cell Microscopic Analyst…learn more