The cornerstones of care are a thorough health investigation, clinical assessment, nutrition and lifestyle counselling.
Treatment plans are developed on an individual basis according to the needs and preferences of each patient and may incorporate:
Functional & Preventative Medicine
Vitamin, mineral and nutrient supplementation
Functional laboratory testing & blood work assessment
Bodywork - including Bowen technique and Craniosacral therapy
Treatment aims to use education, food, and movement (exercise and bodywork) as the basis of treatment as much as possible. When our bodies are in balance and receive proper exercise and nutrition, we don’t have a lot of need for supplements or drugs; however, supplements and vitamins/minerals will be prescribed as needed to help replace deficiencies or imbalances to regain, support, and maintain wellbeing.
Laboratory and Functional Testing
Blood work and laboratory testing helps us understand your individual biochemistry and highlights any imbalances that may require treatment. It can also provide an important tool for monitoring progress of treatment.
Examples of laboratory testing that may be used include:
Hormone testing - dried urine hormone testing (DUTCH testing) is available to help identify your current imbalances and help specifically target treatment to bring you back into balance.
hormone and organic acid testing can be useful for:
low energy, fatigue, weight management, adrenal & thyroid imbalances
women's health - menopause symptoms - hot flashes, insomnia, memory and mood concerns; irregular periods; symptoms of PMS; libido concerns; fertility.
mental health concerns - depression, anxiety, low mood
men's health - energy, libido, depression.
Food allergy/sensitivity - IgG blood antibody testing helps us identify your unique reaction to problem foods and takes the guesswork out of confusing symptoms.
useful for: unexplained digestive upset - gas, bloating, heartburn & reflux; acne, eczema, hives & other skin conditions; headaches & migraines; hormonal imbalances; arthritis, joint aches & pains, and other inflammatory conditions; and identification of gluten sensitivity.
Neurotransmitter testing - Organic acid testing - to assess brain chemistry to optimize health.
useful for: depression; anxiety; changes in memory, mood & concentration; sleep disturbances.
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis & Parasite testing, SIBO testing - for small intestinal bacteria overgrowth
useful for: IBS; unexplained gas, bloating, and digestive concerns; assessing digestive health - imbalance in gut bacteria, parasite infections, digestive enzyme deficiencies; helps identify which pharmaceuticals and/or natural health products that can eliminate the infection.
more testing available - ask for details
We all hold tension in our bodies. This is exacerbated by sitting at a desk for work or long commutes in the car, muscular injury, habitual poor posture, and shallow breathing. Bowen Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, and acupuncture can help release stored muscular tension to help rebalance blood flow and nutrient supply to muscles, tissues and organs.
Dr. Lantz offers:
Counselling and Life Coaching
Dr. Lantz recognizes the impact one's outlook on life has on wellness and encourages her patients to explore this area of their lives. Patients may book counselling/coaching sessions to help further exploration of goal setting, growth, passion, motivation & inspiration.