Shelly Frank, Naturopathic Doctor

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I approach patient care by truly 'listening' to YOU, very carefully. I provide thorough diagnostic investigation including blood work, physical examination and utilize the best natural therapies available to stimulate YOUR innate ability to heal and energize your body, mind and spirit.

I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences. I then continued my studies at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto which consisted of a rigorous four year program dedicated to teaching the art and science of Naturopathic Medicine. I am an active member of the Ontario Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Naturopathic Association.

My practice mainly focuses on treating mental health (anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, addictions, grief ) with naturopathic treatments. These include using food as medicine, detoxification, balancing hormones and neurotransmitters with vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathy, and acupuncture. A healthy biochemistry is the building block of a healthy mind and body. I help people transition from anxiety, sleeping and depression medications- safely and naturally. I teach people how to heal their minds through positive affirmations, mediation, exercise, visualization, gratitude and prayer. I look forward to helping you feel your best mentally, physically and spiritually.

Please book appointments here or contact me directly at 519-580-9003

Initial Appointment: 90 minutes: $175

Follow up Appointments: 60 minutes: $125


Naturopathic Therapies:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture balances the flow of Qi (energy) through meridian pathways within the body. There are over 400 healing points on the body. Diagnosis is made by examining the tongue and pulses in which an effective point prescription will be determined. Acupuncture can be used to relieve pain, strengthen weak organs, tonify the immune system and alleviate many symptoms. Acupuncture treatments provides an immediate feeling of deep relaxation in most patients.

Clinical Nutrition

Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. This includes specific diets tailored to your body’s needs, and sensitivity testing to remove foods that are shown to be harmful to your immune and digestive system. Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and speciality products are used as required.

Detoxification

Toxins from the environment are present in our food, air, and water. Toxicity contributes to fatigue, irritability, glandular imbalances and many other diverse health concerns. I offer a variety of procedures including comprehensive seasonal detoxification programs.

Herbal Medicine

The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginning of civilization and is the foundation of modern Pharmacology. Unlike drugs, plants rarely cause side effects as they heal the body. A combination of herbs will be chosen for your specific condition.

Homeopathy

Based on the principle of 'like cures like' Homeopathy uses small amounts of medicinal substances to stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities. Homeopathy can also be used to release stored emotional and physical trauma that the body can be holding and manifesting as disease.

Mind Body Awareness

Studies have shown that the mind (how we think and feel) plays a significant role in our health. Emotions such as fear, guilt, criticism and resentment have been shown to have to the damaging effects on our health. Retraining our minds to be positive, loving, accepting and affirming can provide a strong foundation to build good health. Many techniques are explored and used depending on individual needs.