Not tonight dear….

“Not tonight dear, I have a …….

… headache, and a hot flash, and I feel down, and it hurt last time, and I feel irritable, and I have joint pain, and my muscles ache. I’m kind of cold too. Can you turn up the heat? But not too much or I’ll have night sweats.”

This awful sounding paragraph was not spoken by a woman looking for excuses to get out of having sex. She loves sex, well…. up until about 3 years ago she did. Then came a steady lessening of her spark.  Energy levels decreased, weight gain happened around her abdomen, she kind of lost herself along the way and can’t remember how to enjoy the things that she used to.

So what is going on?

This woman is post menopausal and her hormones have been decreasing for the past few years. Talking about all the symptoms in clinic with me, she thought that only the hot flashes had anything to do with her hormones. With not having the understanding that it was indeed internal chemistry at play, she spent most of her time feeling guilty and responsible for not being “better.

I spent time in our first appointment educating her on how and why hormones operate in the physical body and the mind and emotions. She felt validated, she felt heard, and she no longer felt alone in this. She also for the first time in years, felt hopeful.

If the picture presented of a woman above resonated with, then do reach out. You are not alone, and you do NOT have to continue to feel this way. I can offer solutions for you to get your spark back and get YOU back.

Dr. Vivienne Guy, ND 
http://www.ottawabioidenticalhormones.

Proactive Health Strategy

There are TWO Strategies to the health care model that I practice.

One is ACTIVE and one is PROACTIVE

Let’s chat about PROACTIVE Health Strategy

This is the strategy that is:

  • Providing nutrients to support mitochondrial function (The engines of the cell)
  • Anti-Oxidant Support
  • Tune up Nutrition

PROACTIVE Health Strategy is PRECONDITIONING

  • It’s treating the patient before they get the disease
  • It’s stabilizing the patient
  • It’s providing nutrition to support cleansing and detoxification
  • Mineral/nutrient replacement
  • Cell membrane/nerve support
  • Improve oxygenation of cells
  • Increase nitric oxide
  • Stimulate / release anti-oxidants

Why operate with a PROACTIVE Health Strategy?

Prevention and reduction of the following:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Unexpected surgeries
  • Stress
  • Trauma / Injury
  • Environmental toxins
  • New infectious agent

PROACTIVE Health Strategy provides a strong and stable foundation, without which, your house will fall in years to come.

If this is the type of Health Care that you are looking for, then get in touch with me. I’d love to talk to you.

Dr(at)drguynd.com

Let’s get Going and Glowing with IV Therapy

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With IV treatments, nutrients are delivered directly into the bloodstream. This creates a concentration gradient that allows nutrients to be delivered to the cells passively, with little or no effort from the body.

IV treatments can be helpful for a variety of conditions. Here are a couple to let you know of for this month

Athletic Recovery and Performance
Spring has sprung and with that many of you will be hitting the road with running or biking or other fun outdoor activities.

Whether you are the weekend warrior or training for an Ironman, we have IV formulations designed to support the body and improve performance and recovery time with rehydration and tissue repair.

Healthy-Aging & Skin Rejuvenation
Another tried and true benefit for IV administration of nutrients, is to restore dry-skin, wrinkles, skin blemishes, dark spots and accelerated aging.  While we can’t stop the aging process, we can have optimal nutrition to allow for “Healthy Aging”. Topical products and creams work to hydrate your skin externally, hydrating from the inside out is even more effective for rejuvenating your outward appearance.  I focus on ensuring that your skin, your energy and your health goals all match. When it comes to treating skin it’s about more than just what’s on the outside that counts. 

If skin care is of interest for you, you are welcome to book with me for a Healthy Skin Consultation

613-798-1000

Help for Migraines – IV Magnesium

Do you or someone you know suffer from migraines?


Research shows that intravenous magnesium sulfate is an efficient, safe, and well-tolerated drug in the treatment of migraine attacks.
I have Intravenous Appointments 3 days a week.

Call us to find out more about this treatment. 613-798-1000

Here’s a research paper on the topic.

Natural Skin Care – Healthy Aging

I have loved helping people with skin care over the years. Naturopathic medicine and it’s foundation in nutrition and lifestyle advances is the best form of medicine for feeling and looking healthy from the inside and out. Building on that, I have taken advanced training on the topic of skin care in areas of injection therapy, herbal medicines, hormones, and prescribing therapeutic doses of key vitamins and minerals to support skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, acne, dullness and fine lines.

Often skin issues keep us form putting ourselves out there and this can affect our social and mental health too. While healing skin disorders we also improve overall health with improvements seen in energy and outlook as fabulous side effects!

A topic that comes up around skin health, is the aging process.

Some people shudder at “aging”. There is no magic wand to stop time, nor should we want to. I remind my clients that aging is a gift that not everyone gets to enjoy.
There is no way to stop them aging every minute, other than death and that’s not on the agenda any time soon, thank you! In this day and age, we get to have our cells in action for decades longer than many of our predecessors, so we are obliged to take care of our bodies for a lot longer.  That’s a substantial responsibility.

 

Why is it that aging affects the skin?

  • Cells divide more slowly as we age, and the inner layer of skin starts to thin.
  • This “slowing” down of the cells lessens the amount of skin that naturally sloughs off to reveal the new juicy cells underneath (hence the use of skin “peels” which chemically do that job for us.)
  • Oil secreting glands shrink, and this results in less of a “barrier” on the skin to keep all our fluids and plumpness in there.
  • Photo-aging from the sun (yes, it even happens in the winter) – UV light can damage both deep and outer skin layers. They also can cause the breakdown of collagen (the protein that keeps skin firm and improves elasticity, reduces wrinkles and increases skin moisture)

 

Let’s talk about Healthy-Aging vs Anti-Aging.

Talk to me about healthy, fabulous aging skin and LOVE the conversation we will have. We can give our cells have the best opportunity to age appropriately and not too quickly. Ensuring that skin cells have all the antioxidants, hormones, collagen and all the other mighty nutrients that keep it smooth, free from blemishes and discoloration will be part of the plan in preventing skin deterioration

 

My fabulous Naturopathic tool kit for skin health
(check out our Facebook page in the coming while as I explain these in more details)

 

Topical antioxidant lotions
Dietary changes
Vitamin injections
Intravenous Glutathione for lightening appearance of dark skin spots (hyperpigmentation)
Reduction of acne scars
Therapeutic doses of key vitamin and nutrients for acne treatments
Amino acids to support collagen formation
Hormone balancing

 

Book your 30min Skin Care Consultation to talk about your steps into a healthy future, inside and out.

 

 

Sixty and Sexy? Of course!

Your kids are gone, you have the house to yourselves. Freedom Finally! Time to have some FUN. Right?

But you’re not feeling it. You’re not in the mood. Have you lost your mojo? While it is normal to have hormones decline as early as 40 years of age, many women are declining far more quickly than they would like.

They are also wanting so much more for the years to come, and to that I say, “Why not?”

All too often I hear, “I just want to be myself again”. They clarify, “I’m not asking for the 20-year-old self, I don’t want to be her. But even me 5 years ago would be good.”

So, what about you and what you want?

You remember how fun things used to be. You’ve imagined how fun things could be, but you have zero libido and can sometimes barely muster enough energy to wash your face. Perhaps you are noticing that your hair and skin have lost some of their luster? You don’t have to settle for a lack of shine in those areas either.

You can find solutions to feelings of fatigue, irritability, low sex drive, insomnia, memory loss, and dozens of other symptoms associated with unbalanced hormones.

Contact Dr. Vivienne, ND who can help you get back to you…or even a more relaxed, more joyful version of you.

Things to talk about.

Hormones to help with sleep.
Creams for comfort.
Herbal medicines to support your nerves.
Eliminating hot flashes.
Increasing libido. Taming the rage.
Prescription creams for fine lines and wrinkles.
And so much more…..

Call today!
613-798-1000
or email dr@drguynd.com