Allergy Management

An allergy is an extreme immune system reaction to a substance or chemical that is harmless to most people.  Allergies can cause almost any symptom and can often mimic well-known diseases. Our allergy management system will look at both acute symptoms and chronic symptoms.

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 in Allergy Management!

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

Dr. Jessica Liu, BSc (Hon), ND

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. Caroline Lewis, ND 

Caroline is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a clinical focus in digestion and gastrointestinal concerns (IBD, IBS, food sensitivities), mental health, women’s health, and autoimmune disease. She uses clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, and acupuncture… learn more

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Dr. Lisa Adams, Naturopathic Doctor

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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Victoria Chiappetta, Graduate Intern 

Victoria is a recent graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she earned her Doctor of Naturopathy degree. She has extensive training in botanical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, nutrition and lifestyle counselling…learn more