Hormone Focused Naturopath in Edmonton
We have experience with a wide range of hormonal concerns
At TruMed Clinic all of our Naturopaths deal heavily with hormonal concerns with our Edmonton patients.
We use all available test methods for hormone testing: blood, urine and salivary hormone testing. Our Naturopathic Doctors offer various Natural hormone treatments including herbs & vitamins.
IV Therapy may be suggested to improve energy and mood in those with hormone imbalances while we wait for hormone balancing treatments to fully begin working.
IV Therapy is most frequently used if there are residual energy, mood or cognitive issues after hormone balance has been achieved.
Our Naturopaths focus on hormones in Edmonton
Hormone Testing Edmonton
Our Naturopaths often start with salivary hormone testing with many of our Edmonton clients.
Salivary testing is low cost, effective and correlates well clinically.
Saliva testing is also a reflection of free hormone levels that's actually reaching the target tissues. It's painless (no needles!), convenient (done at home!) and can reflect multiple time points.
Saliva is also great for Cortisol testing as it can give standardized conditions for morning values whereas blood Cortisol is susceptible to major swings and doesn't reflect free tissue Cortisol anyway.
Our Naturopathic Clinic also offers Edmonton blood based hormone testing.
Blood hormone testing is great for Thyroid Testing, Iron and is the lowest priced testing.
Blood tests also allow easy communication between our Naturopathic Doctors and other health care providers like your Medical Doctor.
We occasionally use blood based hormone testing because it's also low cost and the results are reported rapidly.
We can see a full spread of Estrogens and Androgens (male hormones) and their metabolic pathways.
DUTCH Urine Testing can also give us data on Serotonin, Dopamine and Melatonin.
DUTCH testing has great detail but it can get pricey and sometimes gives more data than what's needed in simple cases.
We also look at nutrient levels when it comes to hormone deficiencies.
For instance, in testosterone deficiency, our Naturopathic Doctors screen for deficiencies in Vitamin D, K, as well as Manganese, Boron, Magnesium and Zinc.
When it comes to repletion of nutrients our Naturopaths may use oral or IV Therapy if we need faster, more aggressive replenishment of nutrients.
Precise Hormonal Support
Hormone Treatment Edmonton
Herbs and supplements are commonly used by our Naturopaths to balance hormone levels gently.
Many of the treatments that our Naturopathic Doctors use have clinical studies to support their use.
For instance, in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome where male hormones are high our NDs usually administer NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) which decreased DHEA by 29% and Testosterone by 56% in a clinical trial.
Whereas, in both men and women, to increase Testosterone we may administer Eurycoma Longifolia an herb that was shows in a clinical trial to increase Salivary testosterone by 37% after 4 weeks.
Our Naturopathic Doctors are knowledgeable in Bio-identical Hormones and Natural Desiccated Thyroid.
At time of writing, Naturopathic Doctors don't prescribe hormones in Alberta. However, if needed, we may suggest stronger hormonal treatments such as bioidentical hormones and dessicated thyroid through referrals to collaborative Health Professionals.
We usually don't use IV therapy for hormone balancing but it can be helpful in addressing residual issues that are still present even after proper hormone balance has been achieved. IV Glutathione can also help with improving liver function for hormone health.
Thyroid and Adrenal Health
Hormones out of whack?