Staying healthy in Winter
If you feel like Winter is dragging on, you're not the only one! Many of our patients have been telling us about colds, flus, fatigue and low mood. Fortunately, we've also received some very positive feedback about how our Naturopathic care has helped people get back on their feet again. For example, Dr. Carfagnini has had patients report "feeling like a rockstar" after a Meyer's Cocktail IV, or "I'm like the Energizer bunny" after a B12 injection. Come on in for a visit to see what we can do for you. Check out our 3rd newsletter, which features an article on Adrenal Fatigue, a delicious and nutritious dessert recipe, tips for protecting your health when you travel to warm destinations and information on the wonders of Vitamin C!
Please fill out our 5 minute survey about supplements and natural health products! In order to best serve our patients, we are reviewing the supplements that we carry at the Clinic. Your responses will help us focus on what our patients need the most. We aim to provide high-quality professional products that help you to feel better and meet your health goals. Thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey!
About your health
Naturopathic Pain Management
By Jordan Sokoloski, ND
There is no denying that pain is a disagreeable experience that
we all hope to avoid whenever possible. However, despite our
aversion to it, more than 50 million North Americans experience
chronic pain including back pain, headache and joint pain caused
by arthritis. While pain often serves a purpose, like warning of an
injury, too often pain is experienced long term and without
an easily identifiable cause.
Researchers are only now beginning to understand the complex
and multidimensional nature of pain. Our perception of pain
involves not just our awareness of it, but also our body’s
response to it. This response is mediated by many complicated
and interconnected pathways in the body and is collectively
known as "nociception". The impact of pain is further
complicated by the social, emotional, and psychological factors
which are especially prevalent when dealing with
Read more in our Fall 2014 newsletter about chronic pain and what Naturopathic Doctors can do to help.
Alternatively, call the Clinic at 683-7287 to book a free 10 minute consultation with Jordan Sokoloski, our newest ND who has special training in pain management and rehabilitation.
Naturopathic Fertility-boosting and Pre-conception Care
By Jessica Carfagnini, ND
While it's true that some women get pregnant easily once they decide it's time
to have a baby, many others are left "trying" for months or even years without any
success. This can be extremely difficult emotionally, physically and financially,
especially when medical interventions such as IVF (in vitro fertilization) are called
upon. Naturopathic medicine can help both women and men to optimize
their fertility and increase their chances of conceiving while also setting the stage
for a healthy pregnancy and baby. As a naturopathic doctor, I strive to address
the root cause of the infertility, remove any obstacles to conception, and develop
an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
There are a vast number of tools that I use to help my patients boost their
fertility and prepare for a healthy pregnancy.
Read more about those tools in our Fall 2014 newsletter.
Updates on services and seminars
Intravenous vitamin and mineral treatments
We are now offering intravenous vitamin and mineral treatments as complementary care for chronic infections, chronic fatigue, cancer and other conditions. Please call and set up a free 10 minute consultation with Dr. Carfagnini to find out more.
Feldenkrais sessions are now available at Thunder Bay Naturopathic Clinic!
Cedar Grove Community Acupuncture Clinic is conveniently located within the walls of Thunder Bay Naturopathic Clinic at 219 Algoma St. South
Are you dealing with acute or chronic pain of the back, neck, shoulders, hips or knees? Coping with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or the effects of a stroke? Feldenkrais Method addresses a variety of physical challenges, and also helps enhance self-image. To find out more about Oliver Reimer and Feldenkrais Method, click here or call the Clinic to book a session.
Cedar Grove is the first community acupuncture clinic in Thunder Bay, and offers acupuncture treatments in a comfortable group setting. You may wonder how this model works. Check out the website for all the details.
Patients have been telling us that they feel relaxed and rejuvenated after receiving acupuncture at Cedar Grove.
You can pay anywhere between $20 and $45, HST included, for an acupuncture treatment. All of the practitioners are NDs, so treatments are covered or subsidized by most extended healthcare plans. If you are interested in booking an appointment at Cedar Grove Community Acupuncture Clinic or would like to check the hours of operation, visit the website or call (807) 286-0118.
Our Naturopathic Doctors offer FREE seminars on various health related issues! If you would like to schedule an interactive seminar for your workplace or community group, please get in touch with us. Common topics for these presentations include "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" "Taking Care of your Immune System" and "Managing Stress". We are always happy to address other health topics that may be of interest to your group as well.
Thunder Bay Naturopathic Clinic days of operation
Tracy Cook, ND: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Jessica Carfagnini, ND: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (IVs available Monday and Thursday mornings)
Jordan Sokoloski, ND: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Trish Eaton, RMT: Monday through Friday.
For Your Health
Hoping to lose a few pounds and maintain a healthy weight?
Did you know...
Most extended health care benefits cover Naturopathic services?
Avoid "fad" supplements and supposed "quick fixes". Research shows that regular exercise and healthy diet are the most important aspects of any weight loss plan. Low carb diets that are high in quality protein, healthy fats and green vegetables can be be very effective. Getting at least 30 minutes a day of cardiovascular exercise such as brisk walking is key. Food sensitivities and hormonal imbalances can affect weight too, so see your ND for an an individualized plan.
Thunder Bay Naturopathic Clinic
Tracy Cook, B.Sc, ND.
Jessica Carfagnini, H.BA, ND.
Jordan Sokoloski, HBSc, ND.
Trish Eaton, RMT
Oliver Reimer, BA, BFA, GCFP
Dawn G. Blessing, RN, BSN, MSN
Trudy Kergon, MSW, RSW
Karen Carter, RN
219 Algoma Street S., Thunder Bay, ON
Phone: (807) 683 - 7287