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CONDITIONS TREATED

MENTAL HEALTH

At Port Moody Health, we approach mental health from an integrative and systems-based perspective. Mental health and cognitive issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, memory loss, inability to focus and disordered eating patterns are often caused or intensified by physical issues such as nutritional deficiencies, food allergies and dysbiosis, and hormonal imbalances.In order to determine the factors affecting your mental health, your naturopathic physician at Port Moody Health will assess your:

  • Personal history
  • Stress levels, self-care and stress management strategies
  • Sleep quality
  • Thought patterns and beliefs
  • Hormonal health: including thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones (testing available)
  • Gut and digestive health: including food allergies and dysbiosis (testing available)
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Nutritional status
  • Neurotoxicity assessment
  • Imbalances in neurotransmitters such as Serotonin, GABA, Dopamine, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine and Glutamate

Your naturopathic physician will then help you make a plan that suits your individual needs and addresses any contributing factors. Treatment options often include dietary suggestions, lifestyle recommendations for sleep, exercise and stress management, supplementation or botanical medicine, and strategies for balancing hormones and neurotransmitters. We will also refer you for any additional integrative and supportive mental health services such as cognitive and behavioural therapy, EMDR, or counselling if required.

Some of the tests offered at Port Moody Health include: