Programs and Services
- Naturopathic Programs
- Naturopathic Modalities
- Naturopathic Lectures / Events
- Chiropractic Modalities
- Registered Massage Therapy Modalities
Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski’s Unique Proactive Health Care Programs:
The following programs have been designed by Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski to address your long term health goals. Each program is individually customized to your needs. Good health is a lifelong goal. It is important to pro-actively participate in your health strategies.
My Natural Path Program:
Proactive health care solutions for each system in your body for each year of your life: because your choices matter. Our health is a dynamic, changing thing. Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski ND seeks to establish a lifelong relationship with her patients, to address their ever changing needs. This program is for every patient and can guide you from where you are today to a state of your best health. A Proactive Health Care model is emphasized addressing spiritual, emotional, physical and mental aspects of health.
Initial visit - 1 hour, CURRENT HEALTH CONCERNS
Evaluate risk factors and causes of complaints (including family history, emotional history, environmental toxin exposure, medications, hormonal health) Introduce dietary changes recommended
Perform a complaints orientated physical exam
Recommend any supplements or therapies needed
Follow up visit – 30 minutes- HORMONES AND METABOLISM
Hormonal and lab testing if necessary
Review personalized diet plan and perform bio-impedence analysis to determine fat %, muscle % and resting metabolic rate so that diet can be personalized
Reassess supplement recommendations
Introduce breathing exercises and relaxation techniques as needed
Follow up visit– 30 minutes - DIET AND DIGESTION
Assess progress with dietary recommendations
Discuss diet and how to alkalinize the body
Explain the different types of probiotics and the appropriate time to use them
Assess fibre intake and provide strategy to reach the goal of 30g+ daily.
Follow up visit– 30 minutes - DETOXIFICATION
Educate on detoxification - skin, liver, lymph, kidneys, bowel
Recommend supplements to support detoxification if needed
Provide information on how to reduce toxin exposure through beauty care products and cleaning supplies
Follow up visit– 30 minutes - IMMUNE SYSTEM
Explain lymphatic system and immune system
Review dry skin brushing and alternating hot / cold showers
Recommend immune balancing herbs as needed
Discuss cold and flu prevention kits
Follow up visit– 30 minutes - PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS
Explore issues around family, nurturing, abandonment, guilt, loss, sexuality, separation, intimacy, anger, assertiveness
Look at events / traumas, emotions leading up to health changes
Explain the adrenals glands and the role of stress in disease
Recommend counselling and mindfulness meditation as needed
Prenatal Proactive Health Care Program:
The safest approach to a healthy baby. The ideal time to invest in your child’s health is prior to conceiving because so many aspects of children’s health are determined at the moment of conception and during embryological development. If both parents work towards optimizing their own health prior to conception, they can have a dramatic impact on the genetic information they are passing on to their child, and on the intrauterine environment during pregnancy. A six to twelve month period of treatment may be recommended prior to conception.
Preconception program includes:
- Detoxification – We will focus on a protocol to assist in the removal of accumulated toxins from your body so that they aren't passed on to your newborn.
- Optimizing Nutrition – Studies show that it is the preconception diet is one of the the most important factors in the determining a baby’s health.
- Stress Management and Lifestyle Choices - Stress is a huge factor in fertility. Treatments include techniques to teach your body to relax. Lifestyle factors that inhibit fertility will also be addressed.
- Acupuncture and Herbs - Often prescribed to improve hormonal balance and increase circulation to the reproductive organs. Acupuncture can improve the success rate of IVF (in vitro fertilization) in the following ways: stimulate the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs, regulate the menstrual cycle (and its hormones) to produce a larger number of follicles, increase blood flow to the uterus and increase the thickness of the uterine lining, Relaxation and stress reduction and prevent the uterus from contracting and therefore provide a better environment for the embryo to implant
- Fertility Awareness and Menstrual Cycle Tracking - Understanding your menstrual cycle and signs of fertility.
Healthy Parent + Healthy Child= Happy Family Program:
Learn what you and your kids can do from the beginning to grow as a healthy family. What makes health so valuable and important is that it provides us with improved quality time and energy to spend with our families. A healthy child is important to every parent so they may learn optimally and grow to be well rounded adults. Healthy parents are essential to every family as their habits are passed on to the children through modeling; conversely, when a parent is unhealthy, it places serious stress on the other parent and the children, which compromises their health too. Lay the right foundation from the beginning and grow as a healthy family together.
Seasonal Detoxification/Cleansing Program:
Using customized programs designed to improve your detoxification capabilities. Detoxification involves dietary and lifestyle changes that include the reduced intake of toxins and improved elimination. Normally our body creates toxins on a biochemical and cellular level. If these substances/molecules/toxins are not eliminated, they can cause irritation or inflammation in the cells and tissues, blocking normal function. This is when symptoms start to occur. Toxicity occurs in our body when we take in more than we can utilize and eliminate. Our body is well equipped to handle certain levels of toxins BUT the problem begins when there is an excess amount that our body can no longer eliminate. The effects that toxins have on our body depend on the dosage, frequency, or potency of the toxin. Through this program you will also learn what you can do on a daily basis to assist your body’s natural detoxification abilities while reducing your contact with toxins.
My Best Body Program:
Weight management solutions that increase your muscle mass and melt your body fat. Whether you are struggling to shed some pounds, or to bulk up your frame, this program has the solutions! Forget about gimmicks and fad diets. Let Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski guide you in making healthy dietary choices, optimizing nutritional value while helping you to attain your goals. A personalized program will be created for you, and provide the necessary tools to support you. Attaining and maintaining a healthy body weight reduces your risk for almost every major disease or condition.
Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski’s Naturopathic Modalities:
Clinical Nutrition uses dietary recommendations to improve current health complaints, maximize digestion, and prevent future illness. A cornerstone of Naturopathic Medicine, nutrition has proved to be the single most significant controllable determinant of health, and the relationship between diet and health is irrefutable. Research has shown us that the majority of major diseases can be prevented through dietary means. Proactive Health Care places a strong emphasis on the whole foods and hypoallergenic approach to diet.
Body Composition Analysis uses a Bio-Impedence analysis (BIA), or the ratio of fat containing mass to lean muscle mass, and the measurement of fluid levels within and outside the cells. This information is used to understand your cellular health, and to develop and track an individualized program where the emphasis is placed on fat loss and lean muscle building. This test also monitors detoxification.
Lab/Blood Tests including Urinalysis, Saliva Hormone testing, Blood testing, Food allergy testing, evaluation for exposure to heavy metals, stool analysis/digestive function testing and others are available. Please call 519-969-1119 for more details and rates.
Lifestyle Counselling involves identifying risk factors and making recommendations to help optimize one’s physical, mental, and emotional environment. Perhaps even more challenging than changing our physical habits, is the need to examine and change our ways of thinking. It is, after all, our thought patterns that largely determine our feelings about ourselves and our patterns of behaviour. To facilitate change, we may use such tools as counselling, meditation, breath work, exercise, and visualization to help eliminate negative thought patterns and behaviours that are acting as obstacles.
Nutritional supplements are recommended to address deficiencies, treat disease processes, and promote health. The benefits may include increased energy, enhanced immune function and general well being. Only professional products of guaranteed quality are available for purchase. If we do not carry a product you are interested in, we can accommodate special orders, or refer you to a reliable distributor. Please Note: The cost of supplements is not included in your visits. You are under no obligation to purchase any products from Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski ND, and instead may choose to purchase any prescribed supplements from the pharmacy or health food store of your choice. Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski ND receives no incentives from any companies whose products we carry.
Botanical medicine is a plant based medicine that involves the use of herbal teas, tinctures, capsules, and other forms of herbal preparations to assist in recovery from injury and/or illness. Naturopathic Doctors are trained in herb-nutrient and herb-drug interactions - important factors in the selection and safe use of botanical medicines.
Homeopathy is a form of medicine based on the Law of Similars. Minute doses of plant, animal, or mineral origins are used to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Homeopathy is a powerful tool that facilitates healing on a physical and mental/emotional level.
Acupuncture refers to the insertion of sterilized disposable needles through the skin into underlying tissues at specific points to re-establish the unobstructed flow of energy throughout the body. Whatever the disharmony, acupuncture can work to rebalance the body. Only sterile, single-use needles are used by Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski ND.
Hydrotherapy refers to the use of hot and cold water applications to improve circulation and stimulate immune function. This therapy can be administered by Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski ND in office or you may be instructed to perform certain hydrotherapy practices at home.
Lectures and Events:
Please see the events page for upcoming cooking classes and lectures. Dr. Natasha Zajmalowski is available for speaking engagements. Please contact her at 972-9355 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chiropractic: By mobilizing joints in the spine, neck, and even the hips, wrists and feet, a chiropractor can help correct biomechanical imbalances, alleviate pain, and restore normal body function. When one joint is locked and not functioning (in your spine for instance) then the other joints and muscles around that spot have to work twice as hard to get their job done. This combination of joints that aren't moving and other joints that are moving too much creates irritation to the muscles, nerves, and connective tissue around the dysfunctional area. Mobilization of those joints that aren't moving can thus correct the initial imbalance and allow the body to heal itself naturally. Though joint manipulation is an incredible tool, as Chiropractors we are not limited to just manipulation of joints. We use a variety of soft tissue techniques and physical modalities like electric muscle stimulation. We also use rehabilitation programs to treat our patients.
Chiropractors have been thoroughly instructed in the diagnosis and treatment of a multitude of health conditions ranging from the common to the severe. Patients should feel comfortable with the fact that, not only are the doctors of Proactive Healthcare skilled in treating a wide range of health conditions, but are also skilled in recognizing problems that may require the attention of other medical professionals.
Active Release Technique: ART is a soft-tissue therapy applied with the hands that treats problems with tendons, muscles, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The purpose of ART is to restore gliding between the tissues resulting in increase range of motion, circulation, strength and function.
Registered Massage Modalities:
Massage therapy is a hands on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect of the body and improves health and well being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems.
Craniosacral therapy is a carefully developed method of normalizing the function of the craniosacral system. This method relies on very gently applied hands on various parts of the body with the major focus on the head and lower end of the spine (sacrum). Craniosacral therapy is helpful for brain dysfunctions, chronic pain, and a wide variety of headache, migraine and facial pain (including TMJ) symptoms.
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
Soft Tissue Release ((STR) is a treatment technique where pressure (a stabilizing force) is exerted on the muscle or connective tissue during movement (tension) of the tissue to impart a stretch or lengthening. Benefits of STR include breaking up scar tissue, hypertonic muscles and increasing the length, stretch of an injury (muscle).
Myofascial therapy is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat resulting pain and restriction of motion. Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. This soft tissue can become restricted due to overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension.
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points in the body. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into specific body points to improve health and well being.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands.