Clinic Philosophy & Treatment Program

The Clear Medicine Treatment Philosophy

All of our practitioners follow a treatment philosophy that is aimed at restoring total hormonal balance and rooted in Dr. Turner ND Hormone Diet approach. Your program may involve care from a ND, nutritionist, osteopath and personal trainer. We will help you to determine the therapies which are suited to you during your initial naturopathic consultation. You will master all of the aspects of a hormonally balanced lifestyle, including:

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Our individualized treatment paradigm is based on Dr. Turner’s New York Times Bestselling books.

We begin the process of restoring the foundation of your health and hormonal balance using the philosophies of The Hormone Diet and by focusing first on tackling the five most common hormonal imbalances:

•    Excess insulin
•    Excess cortisol
•    Excess harmful estrogen
•    Chronic inflammation (not a hormone but it impacts all our hormones)
•    Low/sluggish thyroid activity (hypothyroid)

Why these five imbalances?
Although insulin plays an essential role in healthy body function, an excess of it will certainly make you fat, hungry and constantly experiencing cravings. Too much insulin not only encourages your body to store unused glucose as fat, but it also blocks the use of stored fat as an energy source. For these reasons, an abnormally high insulin level makes losing fat, especially around the abdomen, next to impossible. Similarly, an imbalance of cortisol can become extremely destructive to your metabolism, body composition and wellness – it disrupts sleep, suppresses the thyroid and causes belly fat, even if you are otherwise thin.  Chronic inflammation has recently become recognized as the root cause of obesity and unhealthy aging, often leading to digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmune disease, arthritis, asthma, eczema, acne, abdominal fat, headaches, depression and sinus disorders. Toxic estrogen either from the environment or internally produced by our body is now recognized as a primary cause of obesity and cancer in both men and women. Lastly, an imbalance of any one of these will impede thyroid hormone activity – the master of your metabolic rate, energy, cholesterol balance, weight loss, digestion, fertility and healthy skin, hair and nails.

So how does our 5-Week Program work?
In our 5-week program you will address the major causes of hormone, including:
•    Poor digestion and liver function (thyroid hormones activate here)
•    Sleep deprivation and stress (both cause high cortisol, which suppresses thyroid)
•    Food sensitivities (gluten and other allergens cause thyroid hormone disruption)
•    Excess toxic estrogen – a factor for men (any male with belly fat) and women (with PMS, bloating, excess body fat)
•    Blood sugar and insulin imbalance
•    Nutrient deficiencies (vitamin D3, iodine, etc.)
•    Body pH Imbalance (an acidic pH influences how your hormones work)
•    The wrong workout (Did you know the wrong workout can suppress your thyroid hormone and increase cortisol for 24 hours after your workout session? This is not the optimal desired effect you are looking for from your exercise efforts!)
Our treatment has helped thousands of patients optimize their hormones, improve their body composition and restore total health. It is also the perfect program to prepare your body for various stages of life.

Whatever treatment program you and your naturopathic doctor choose to take, we encourage you to follow up with us at least once a season so we can continue to ensure your personalized health care program continues to be right for you.   As of this June, 2017 it is the two-year anniversary of the onset of steps to evolve Clear Medicine to the premier option for integrated wellness programs in Toronto, and even within Canada.  Our packaged services and clinic operations have been completely overhauled. We have successfully established programs that offer tangible results and may be covered under Naturopathic Medicine Insurance benefits.

How do we work as an effective integrated health care team?
Dr. Turner has also changed the way she works with her naturopathic medical team members, as each has direct access to her for case consultations, input, and suggestions via text, email and phone at most times. Dr. Turner’s past experience providing similar services for a nutrition and wellness franchise created the perfect platform for her to work in this capacity with her very own team implementing the Hormone Diet methods.  Ultimately, the direct access we share and ability to consult on a patient by patient basis ensures the best possible practice.

We also have a clinic policy: any patient can book with Dr. Turner or any other of our practitioners at any time.

OPTION 1: 5-Week Naturopathic/Nutrition Program
$499.00 + HST ($405.00 maybe reimbursable by insurance under ND fees.  Please note, it is your responsibility to check your policy.  The insurance receipt is provided to you after your final consultation).

Services included:
•    Two Naturopathic Consultations (Week 1 and 5)
•    Three Nutrition Consultations (Week 2, 3 and 4)
•    Body Composition Analysis
•    Personalized naturopathic assessment, supplement and testing recommendations

Program support materials included:
•    pH Paper
•    Patient Guide Binder (we recommend keeping this to organize your blood tests and all health- related materials)
•    Wellness Tracker
•    Signed copy of one of Dr. Turner’s books (Hard cover Carb Sensitivity or The Hormone Diet) If you prefer The Super-Charged Hormone Diet or The Hormone Boost there is an additional cost of  $10.

For an overview of the weekly sessions click here.

OPTION 2: Naturopathic/Nutrition Program
$299.00 + HST ($225.00 maybe reimbursable by insurance under ND fees.  Please note, it is your responsibility to check your policy.  The insurance receipt is provided to you after your final consultation).

Services included:
•    One Naturopathic Consultation
•    One Nutrition Consultation (normally completed within seven to ten days of your first appointment with us)
•    Body composition analysis

Program support materials included:
•    pH Paper
•    Patient Guide Binder (we recommend keeping this to organize your blood tests and all health- related materials)
•    Wellness Tracker
•    Signed copy of one of Dr. Turner’s books (Hard cover Carb Sensitivity or The Hormone Diet) If you prefer The Super-Charged Hormone Diet or The Hormone Boost there is an additional cost of  $10.

OPTION 3: 4-Week Nutrition Only program –For The Hormone Boost Fat Loss Program or The Supercharged Hormone Diet Detox (Week 1, 2 and 3 and The Hormone Boost Fat Loss Week 4+)
$229.99 +HST (Not reimbursable under insurance as ND fees)

Services included:
•    Four Nutrition Consultations (normally completed over four consecutive weeks)
•    Body composition analysis

Program support materials included:
•    pH Paper
•    Patient Guide Binder (we recommend keeping this to organize your blood tests and all health- related materials)
•    Wellness Tracker
•    Signed copy of one of Dr. Turner’s books (Hard cover Carb Sensitivity or The Hormone Diet) If you prefer The Super-Charged Hormone Diet or The Hormone Boost book there is an additional cost of  $10.

OPTION 4: 4-Week Nutrition Only RESET program
$155.00 +HST (Nutrition 4-week reset with wellness tracker included)  not reimbursable under insurance as ND fees)

Services included:
•    Four Nutrition Consultations (normally completed over four consecutive weeks)
•    Body composition analysis

 

If you would like to book an appointment, please contact us at 416.579.9105.

Due to our Clinic’s ever-changing schedule, we are unable to book or re-schedule appointments via email.

Program Ad-Ons and Fees

Professional grade Supplements – Dr. Turner’s Clear Medicine Line

Our Clear Medicine professional line of supplements is formulated by Dr. Natasha Turner ND using only the highest quality ingredients and backed by the latest ground-breaking science to optimize your health, support your detox, and help you achieve your weight loss goals. These products are superior to health store brands because they are potency and strength that is typically only available through doctor’s and pharmacists.

BHRT – Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormonal changes in midlife can lead to the many symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. These changes are different for everyone and can lead to changes in energy, mood, metabolism, libido, cardiovascular and bone health. Along with lifestyle choices, they can affect your health and quality of life as you age. Because these changes are unique for everyone, we focus on developing personalized recommendations and treatment plans to support the reduction of these symptoms and improve your overall health. A very unique thing we do is promote completely hormonally balanced lifestyle and prepping the body for hormones first. The results in the ability to use lower dosages and less risk of side effects.

Bio-identical hormones are structurally identical to the natural hormones produced in the body, yielding effective results with fewer side effects. Specific doses and methods of administration are customized based on unique need and regular monitoring. Coupled with our nutrition program based on the New York Times best seller “The Hormone Diet”, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help balance hormones gently and naturally to help you feel your best.

Hormone Optimizing and Metabolic Repair Strength Training

We specialize in a 30-minute free-weight approach that’s based on the latest research from the field of exercise. It promotes the perfect hormonal balance to increase muscle, to decrease body fat and to aid stress reduction.
Our philosophy is simple – keep it short and high intensity, use a moderate to heavy amount of weight (without compromising form) and recruit as many muscle groups as possible during each session. You must also consume the right foods before and after your workouts to maximize the hormonal benefits.

WE highly recommend having an osteopathic assessment before beginning personal training. The osteopath will determine which of your muscles need to be strengthened and which need to be stretched. Weak muscles are actually those that are tight, and this approach also helps our patients to prevent injuries.

o    Individual Session:  $65.00
o    Package Pricing: 1 – 8 sessions $60.00 per session; 9+ sessions $55.00 per session
o    Program Design and Instruction: $150.00 (1.5-hour session)

Osteopathic Treatments
Osteopathy uses a hands-on approach to releasing strain, abnormal tension and restriction in the body. Our therapists look at the relationship between the structure (muscles, bones, connective tissue and nerves) and the bodies function (organs, glands, fluids) to restore optimal function and alleviate aches and pains.
Osteopathy can be applied to patients suffering from orthopedic and neurological conditions ranging from Arthritis, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy and even sciatica. As many of these conditions are irreversible, our treatment aims at pain management and an overall improvement in the quality of life.

o    Initial $150.00 – 1 hour
o    Follow-up appointments – 45 min $120.00
o    Strength and Fitness Assessment – prior to beginning or during an exercise program – $75.00
Please wear lose fitting clothing.  Ideally, shorts and a t-shirt.

Infrared Sauna Therapy

Infrared radiation heats the skin directly in a way which is similar to heat from the sun without warming the air. The radiant heat is safe, health promoting and penetrates more than 1.5 inches into the body. Because the skin is the largest organ in the body, regularly sweating in an infrared sauna can help decrease the toxic load and contribute to better health and vitality. A growing body of evidence suggests that bio-accumulated toxic load in the human body is responsible for fatigue, disease and weight gain. Saunas have also been used successfully to detoxify the body, but research shows that saunas using infrared light instead of convection heat have the best prognosis. In a study performed by Seattle-based neurologist Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, he found that the sweat of people using a conventional sauna was 95-97% water while the sweat of those using an infrared thermal system was 80-85% water, the non-water portion consisting of toxins including heavy metals.

Health Benefits of Infrared Sauna

There is a wide body of both scientific and anecdotal evidence regarding the effectiveness of sauna heat therapy to support health benefits including:

  • Detoxification
  • Removal of heavy metals like mercury and lead
  •  Weight loss
  • Improved balance from hormonal detoxification as the removal of toxic estrogen stored in fat cells is encouraged
  • Pain Relief
  •  Relaxation and Stress Relief
  • Skin Health & Beauty
  • Cardiovascular Health
  •  Athletic Performance
  • Improved Immune Response
  • Burn an additional 300 to 400 calories when combining strength training with your sauna session and significantly enhance your detoxification and weight loss

Individual session: $45
Sauna Packages: 5 sessions $200; 10 sessions $300

GROUP SERVICES:

Group strength training workouts (maximum 4 to 5 people):
•    Drop in Fee $20.00; all you can sweat monthly pass $229.00 (max 12 classes/month)
•    Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM

Hormone Diet Bootcamp 5-Week program  – $665.00
($435.00 maybe reimbursable by insurance under ND fees.  Please note, it is your responsibility to check your policy.  Insurance receipt is given on the last class of the 5 – week series)

For more information, course times and dates read here.