Naturopathic Services
Nutrition planning
Individualized food and nutrition support. Whether you're looking for a few helpful tips, recipe ideas, or a week-long nutrition plan, I offer support for your individual needs

 

Vitamin B12 Injections
Low energy or Fatigue? Anxiety or Depression? Vegetarian or Vegan? B12 injections can be a great alternative to oral supplementation, especially in patients taking heartburn medications (which can decrease the ability to absorb B12). 

 

BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormones are compounded and/or prescribed hormones that are chemically identical to our own human hormones but made from plant sources such as yams.
These include estradiol, estriol, and progesterone.
Used to help alleviate symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, these hormones are crucial for our aging health and can protect against osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and dementia. 

 

Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) is a porcine thyroid glandular prescribed for hypothyroidism and thyroid dysfunction. Many patients often find better results with NDT compared to levothyroxine as it contains both T3 and T4 thyroid hormones, versus T4 alone. 
 

Individualized Botanical Tinctures and Teas
We have a full botanical dispensary of teas and tinctures used to create individualized formulas for everything from hot flashes to sinus infections. 

 
Acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment that has been used for thousands of years. Treating mental and physical health concerns, or as self-care and body treatment, your individual symptoms are used to create an acupuncture protocol to address imbalances in all aspects of health from menstrual disorders, fertility support, anxiety and insomnia, and in immune disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis


Pre-labour acupuncture

Starting at around 35 weeks gestation, pre-labor acupuncture helps to prepare the body for giving birth by encouraging a natural onset of labor. Needling very specific acupuncture points stimulates prostaglandin release to soften the cervix, and oxytocin to trigger contractions.
Additional points can help alleviate nausea and reduce anxiety, and Moxa may be used to help turn a breeched baby.

 

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this "Acupuncture Facelift", is a whole body treatment focusing on your specific facial and skin concerns, including: Uneven complexion, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging jowls, and reducing the appearance of scars. 

In addition to a more glowing look, this acupuncture treatment helps promote increased muscle tone and collagen production. 

Treatments range from 45-90 minutes depending on your specific needs. Results can be seen in as early as 3 treatments and are longer lasting after 6-12 treatments. 
 

Advanced Hormone Testing
Used for testing Progesterone, Estrogen, Testosterone, DHEA-S, and Cortisol. Salivary hormone testing is a reliable and non-invasive form of testing hormone levels. This form of testing may be used before initiating bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or to identify hormonal imbalances.


Cortisol and DHEA-S testing identifies your diurnal cortisol curve by measuring levels over 4 key times during the day. As opposed to a single serum measurement, this cortisol curve in graph form can identify hyperactivity of the adrenal glands, adrenal fatigue, and adrenal exhaustion

 

We also offer DUTCH (dried urine) testing for more comprehensive insights. Dried urine testing measures key hormone levels, but also hormone metabolites, so you know more precisely where along hormonal pathways dysfunction is occurring. 
 

Food sensitivity (IgG) Testing
As an alternative to an elimination diet, IgG testing is a blood test which identifies foods that your body is eliciting an IgG delayed immune response to. Offered as 3 different panels (120 foods, 200 foods, and a vegetarian food panel), food sensitivity testing removes the barrier of time from knowing what you might be reacting to. 

Delayed IgG food sensitivities can cause skin issues, mood disruptions, digestive upset, brain fog and aches and pains, including migraines.


In addition to Naturopathic care I also offer:
Running workshops/Run Club
Small group and 1:1 Yoga for beginners instruction
Birth Doula services (limited)
Contact information

Upper Beach Health and Wellness

1937 Gerrard St E Toronto, ON

Phone: (416) 627-5006

upperbeachhealth.com

drzadek@conceivehealth.com

Please note I am unable to give medical advice through email, but am happy to see you in clinic for an appointment to address your concerns. 

© 2019 Dr. Sarah Zadek ND