Restore+ Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) in Edmonton | Red Leaf Wellness2024-06-09T21:44:28+00:00

Restore+ Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy | BHRT Edmonton

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Welcome to Restore+ BHRT Edmonton

Are you feeling fatigued, irritable, or just not yourself? These could be signs of a hormone imbalance. At Red Leaf Wellness in Edmonton, our Restore+ Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT Edmonton) is designed to help you regain balance and vitality, offering a personalized approach to hormone health. Hormone imbalances can significantly impact your daily life, but with the right treatment, you can reclaim your well-being. Our Restore+ BHRT program is available to all residents of Alberta through our comprehensive virtual care model, ensuring you receive personalized hormone health support from the comfort of your home.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) involves the use of hormones that are identical in molecular structure to those produced by the human body. These hormones are derived from plant sources and are designed to help manage symptoms associated with menopause, perimenopause, and andropause. Unlike traditional hormone therapy, which uses synthetic hormones that can cause various side effects, BHRT offers a more natural and compatible solution. This therapy aligns closely with your body’s natural processes, making it a safer and more effective option for many people.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

BHRT provides numerous benefits, including improved mood, increased energy levels, and better sleep quality. It is particularly effective in managing menopause and perimenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. For men, BHRT can address andropause symptoms like low energy, decreased muscle mass, and mood changes. Additionally, BHRT can reduce the risk of chronic diseases related to hormone imbalances, such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. By restoring hormonal balance, BHRT helps you achieve a better quality of life and enhances your overall well-being.

Who Can Benefit from BHRT?

Many individuals can benefit from BHRT, especially those experiencing significant symptoms of hormone imbalance. Women undergoing menopause or perimenopause can find relief from debilitating symptoms, while men experiencing andropause can regain their vitality. If you suffer from fatigue, mood swings, weight gain, or other related symptoms, BHRT might be the right solution for you. Our personalized approach ensures that your specific needs are met, providing you with the best possible outcomes.

Understanding Hormone Imbalance

Hormone imbalances can affect anyone, leading to issues such as mood swings, low energy, and unexplained weight gain. These imbalances can be caused by various factors, including aging, stress, poor diet, and environmental toxins. If you’re feeling out of sorts and suspect your hormones might be to blame, it’s essential to get a thorough evaluation. Early detection and treatment can prevent further complications and improve your quality of life.

BHRT for Menopause and Perimenopause

Menopause and perimenopause can be challenging periods in a woman’s life. Symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings can significantly impact daily life. BHRT helps manage these symptoms by balancing your hormones, providing relief, and enhancing your overall quality of life. This therapy helps stabilize estrogen and progesterone levels, reducing discomfort and promoting a sense of well-being. Women who undergo BHRT often report feeling more like themselves, with improved energy and mood.

BHRT for Andropause

Men also experience hormonal changes as they age, known as andropause. Symptoms include reduced energy, mood alterations, and loss of muscle mass. BHRT can help men restore their energy levels, improve their mood, and regain muscle strength. This therapy addresses the decline in testosterone levels that many men experience, helping to rejuvenate their physical and mental health. Explore our naturopathic medicine services to see how we can support your health journey. By incorporating a holistic approach, we ensure that all aspects of your health are addressed.

Symptoms and Conditions Treated with BHRT

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) addresses a wide range of symptoms and conditions caused by hormonal imbalances. Here are some key areas where BHRT can help:

By addressing these symptoms and conditions, BHRT can significantly improve the quality of life for those experiencing hormonal imbalances. Our personalized treatment plans ensure that each patient’s unique needs are met for optimal health outcomes.

How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Works

The process of BHRT is straightforward yet comprehensive. It begins with detailed hormone level testing to identify specific imbalances. This testing is crucial for creating an effective treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Based on these results, we develop a personalized treatment plan that includes bioidentical hormones. These hormones are administered via pills, creams, or injections, depending on your preference and needs. Over time, as your hormone levels stabilize, you’ll start to notice significant improvements in your symptoms and overall well-being. Regular follow-ups ensure that your treatment is adjusted as necessary to maintain optimal results.

Our Restore+ BHRT Edmonton Program

At Red Leaf Wellness, we offer three tiers of our Restore+ BHRT program to suit different needs and levels of support. To help you determine which tier is right for you, we invite you to schedule a complimentary 15-minute Discovery Call with one of our senior clinicians. During this call, we will discuss your unique needs and help you determine the best course of action for your hormonal health journey.

Restore Foundation

$575+GST
  • The Restore Foundation tier is designed for patients who are new to hormonal health optimization and seeking initial guidance to address their concerns. It is perfect for those experiencing early signs of hormonal imbalances and looking for a cost-effective way to start their journey towards better health. This tier includes an initial consultation and follow-up with a Nurse Practitioner, basic lab testing, and personalized treatment recommendations. It also offers the flexibility to add on follow-ups as needed, ensuring a tailored approach to their health. Additionally, you’ll receive dedicated support from our Patient Care Coordinator throughout your program.
  • 2 Month Nurse Practitioner Program, conveniently available both in-clinic and virtually.
  • Financing is available through Gratify Pay, an independent third-party agency.

Restore Empower

$1495+GST
  • Restore Empower is designed for patients who are committed to optimizing their hormonal health and desire a comprehensive, year-long program that provides Nurse Practitioner care on par with other leading hormonal health clinics. It is intended for those willing to invest more time and resources into their health to achieve lasting results. This more comprehensive option includes an initial NP consultation and follow-up visits over the course of a year, providing ongoing support to help you manage and adjust your hormone therapy effectively. This plan is designed to empower you with the tools and knowledge you need to take control of your hormone health.
  • 12 Month Nurse Practitioner Program, conveniently available both in-clinic and virtually.
  • Complimentary 2-month supply of essential nutritional supplements, valued at $100.
  • Financing is available through Gratify Pay, an independent third-party agency.

Restore+ Complete

$2990+GST
  • Restore+ Complete is designed for patients who are seeking the ultimate hormonal health support and desire the highest level of personalized care. These patients value the expertise of both Functional Medicine Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners and are willing to invest in their health to achieve optimal results. Our most extensive plan includes everything in the Restore Empower plan plus additional functional medicine support. This plan is designed for those seeking the highest level of care and support for their hormone health. It incorporates a holistic approach, addressing all aspects of your health to ensure you achieve the best possible outcomes. Individuals enrolled in this program will be provided with priority support from our team.
  • 12 Months | Two Dedicated Clinicians (Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Practitioner), conveniently available both in-clinic and virtually.
  • Complimentary 2-month supply of our premium-grade supplements, valued at $400.
  • Financing is available through Gratify Pay, an independent third-party agency.

Why Choose Red Leaf Wellness for BHRT?

Red Leaf Wellness is a trusted leader in hormone health in Edmonton. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalized, integrative care that combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine. This holistic approach ensures that we address your overall health, not just isolated symptoms. Our personalized care plans are tailored to meet your unique needs, backed by the latest research and technology to ensure optimal outcomes. We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge and support, helping them achieve long-term health and wellness.

Our commitment to excellence is evident in the high-quality care we provide. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll be treated with compassion and respect. We take the time to listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a treatment plan that aligns with your health goals. Our comprehensive approach ensures that all aspects of your health are considered, providing you with the best possible care.

Conclusion

Hormone imbalances can significantly impact your quality of life, but there is hope. Restore+ Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) at Red Leaf Wellness can help you regain your vitality and well-being. Whether you are experiencing menopause, perimenopause, or andropause, our personalized BHRT Edmonton plans are designed to meet your unique needs. By choosing Red Leaf Wellness, you’re opting for a trusted partner in your health journey, committed to providing you with the highest standard of care.

Contact us today to learn more and start your journey to better health. Our team is ready to help you achieve balance and vitality through our comprehensive BHRT Edmonton programs. Don’t let hormone imbalances control your life. Take the first step towards feeling better and living your best life with Restore+ BHRT at Red Leaf Wellness.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will my insurance cover the cost of this hormone health program?2024-06-13T19:21:25+00:00

The answer to this question depends on your specific provider and the coverage within your insurance policy.

Medical Services

Our hormone health program includes services from licensed healthcare providers, and many insurance policies do provide coverage for these types of services. However, insurance policies can vary greatly in terms of patient eligibility, provider eligibility, and percentage of coverage for the care you will receive in this program.

Throughout the program, following each appointment with your provider, you will receive a detailed receipt outlining the services you received. This receipt will include the credentials of the provider delivering the care. You can submit this receipt to your insurance company to request reimbursement according to your policy’s terms.

Please note that while many insurance policies cover the types of care included in our program, we cannot guarantee that yours does. It is your responsibility to confirm your eligibility and coverage details with your insurance provider.

Supplements

The supplements recommended in our hormone health program, such as Black Cohosh, Red Clover, Dong Quai, Ginseng, Fem-Matrix, and various Symphony Natural Health products, are generally not covered by insurance plans. However, you may be able to use funds from a health spending account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for these supplements. HSAs and FSAs allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars for qualifying medical expenses, which can include certain supplements. Check with your HSA or FSA administrator to confirm that the supplements recommended in our program are eligible expenses.

Some of the key supplements we may recommend include:

  • Black Cohosh: Known to alleviate hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings by mimicking the effects of estrogen.
  • Red Clover: Contains isoflavones that produce estrogen-like effects, reducing hot flashes and improving bone density.
  • Dong Quai: Referred to as “female ginseng,” it is effective in treating hot flashes and menstrual irregularities.
  • Ginseng: Boosts energy levels, combats fatigue, improves mood, and promotes a sense of well-being.
  • Fem-Matrix: A blend of herbs designed for menopausal support, combining Black Cohosh, Dong Quai, and others.
  • Symphony Natural Health products: A range of supplements tailored for menopause and perimenopause support, including Femmenessence Pro Harmony, Femmenessence Pro Perimenopause, Femmenessence Pro PostMenopausal, and pH Quintessence Pro.

Prescription Medications

Medications prescribed by your provider and filled at a pharmacy may be covered by your insurance plan, depending on your specific policy and formulary. Some of the medications we may prescribe could include:

  • Progesterone: Prometrium capsules, compounded “Ultimate Sleep” capsules, or compounded “PMS cream” or “Calm cream.”
  • Estrogen: Compounded Biest cream, compounded Estradiol cream, or compounded Estradiol capsules.
  • Testosterone: Compounded testosterone cream for women or men, or Delatestryl injections for men.
  • DHEA: Compounded DHEA cream or capsules for women or men, or compounded 7 Keto DHEA capsules for PCOS.
  • Thyroid: Desiccated thyroid pellets (Armour Thyroid or NP Thyroid) or compounded T3 capsules.
  • Pleasure Creams: Compounded creams containing various ingredients like testosterone, DHEA, sildenafil, and others.
  • Miscellaneous: Compounded “Miracle Hair Growth Foam” containing latanoprost, finasteride, and minoxidil.

If you have any further questions about potential insurance coverage for our hormone health program, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you understand your options and make the most of your healthcare benefits.

Are financing options available for your programs?2024-06-12T20:24:22+00:00

Yes, financing is available.  Here is why we offer it.

At Red Leaf Wellness, our commitment is to make quality healthcare accessible to everyone. We understand that when public health coverage is not available, the cost of private healthcare can be a significant burden. To ensure that financial barriers do not prevent you from accessing the care you need, we have partnered with Gratify Pay, an independent third-party agency. This partnership allows us to offer flexible financing options, connecting you with trusted financial support to manage the costs of health services more effectively. Our clinic does not benefit from these financing arrangements; we simply connect you to Gratify Pay to see if this option meets their needs.

Steps to Access Financing:

  1. Pre-Qualification: Visit the pre-qualification page to see if you qualify for financing through Gratify Pay. Please note that we do not control this process, and any pre-qualification details you choose to share with Gratify Pay are private between you and them.  Your financial details are not shared with us.
  2. Notify Us: Let us know that you are interested in our hormone health program and that you have pre-qualified for financing. Indicate your preferred term length.
  3. Application Process: We will enter your details into the Gratify portal and they will send you their application link to complete.
  4. Approval: Once you are fully approved, we will simply be notified that you have been authorized for financing.

Important Information:

  • All financing terms and conditions are managed by Gratify Pay.
  • For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding your financing arrangement, please contact Gratify Pay directly.

To get started with the pre-qualification process, please click here.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) natural?2024-06-06T03:16:58+00:00

While Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that originate from natural plant sources, these hormones undergo extensive chemical processing to become identical to those produced by the human body. This processing allows the hormones to function effectively within the body, mimicking natural hormone activity. However, it’s important to understand that the term “natural” does not inherently guarantee the safety or efficacy of BHRT.

The bioidentical hormones used in BHRT Edmonton are designed to closely replicate the molecular structure of endogenous hormones, which can lead to better compatibility and fewer side effects for some patients. Despite their natural origins, the effectiveness and safety of BHRT depend on proper administration and monitoring by a qualified healthcare provider.

Patients considering BHRT Edmonton should have a thorough discussion with their healthcare provider to understand the benefits, risks, and suitability of bioidentical hormones for their specific health needs. This personalized approach ensures that the therapy is tailored to individual health profiles, maximizing the potential benefits while minimizing risks.

For more comprehensive information on the natural aspects of BHRT and its suitability for you, consult with a healthcare provider experienced in administering BHRT Edmonton.

For further reading, visit the University of Alberta Folio article.

Do bioidentical hormones cause weight gain?2024-06-06T03:15:17+00:00

Weight gain is not a common side effect of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT Edmonton). In fact, by balancing hormones, BHRT can help alleviate symptoms that might contribute to weight gain, such as fatigue, low metabolism, and insulin resistance. Some patients even report weight loss and improved body composition due to restored hormonal balance. However, individual responses can vary, and it’s important to monitor changes with a healthcare provider. Maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise is also crucial for managing weight during BHRT. For those considering BHRT Edmonton, regular consultations can help track and manage any weight-related changes.

For additional insights, visit Mayo Clinic.

Why is HRT no longer recommended?2024-06-06T03:05:37+00:00

Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has faced scrutiny due to potential risks, including an increased risk of breast cancer, blood clots, and heart disease. These risks were highlighted by studies such as the Women’s Health Initiative, which led to a decline in HRT use. However, recent research indicates that HRT can still be safe and effective for many women, particularly when started near menopause and used for the shortest duration necessary. It’s essential to weigh the risks and benefits with a healthcare provider to determine the best course of action, especially when considering options like BHRT in Edmonton.

At what age should a woman stop taking bioidentical hormones?2024-06-06T03:05:24+00:00

The decision to stop taking bioidentical hormones is highly individualized and should be based on health status, symptoms, and personal preferences. Typically, women may continue BHRT as long as the benefits, such as relief from menopausal symptoms and improved quality of life, outweigh the risks. This decision is usually made through regular consultations with a healthcare provider who can assess ongoing needs and monitor for potential side effects. Some women may choose to continue BHRT well into their senior years, while others may decide to stop earlier. For residents of Edmonton, ongoing assessments and consultations can help tailor the duration of BHRT.

Which is better: HRT or bioidentical?2024-06-06T03:05:09+00:00

The choice between traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) depends on individual health needs and preferences. BHRT uses hormones that are chemically identical to those the body produces, potentially leading to better tolerance and fewer side effects. Traditional HRT, on the other hand, uses synthetic hormones, which might not be as well tolerated by some individuals. Both therapies aim to alleviate symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as hot flashes, mood swings, and decreased libido. For personalized advice, it’s best to consult with a healthcare provider experienced in BHRT Edmonton.

Who is not a candidate for bioidentical hormones?2024-06-06T03:04:57+00:00

Individuals with a history of hormone-sensitive cancers, blood clots, or liver disease may not be suitable candidates for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Those with untreated thyroid disorders, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, or severe liver dysfunction should also avoid BHRT. It is essential to consult with a healthcare provider to determine eligibility based on individual health conditions and medical history. Comprehensive evaluations ensure that BHRT Edmonton is both safe and effective for the patient.

For more information, visit Folio – UAlberta.

What is your refund policy for the Restore+ Hormone Health Program?2024-06-07T00:50:47+00:00

Due to the personalized nature of our Restore+ Hormone Health Program, all service packages, including Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), are non-refundable once payment has been made. This policy applies under all circumstances, including voluntary discontinuation, inability to complete the program, or dissatisfaction with treatment results. If you have concerns about your progress or results, we encourage you to discuss them with your designated Nurse Practitioner or Functional Medicine Practitioner, who will work with you to assess your situation and make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed.

If you experience any adverse reaction to a supplement or medication related to your BHRT treatment, it is crucial that you immediately discontinue use of the product and seek appropriate medical attention. Please notify us in writing about the adverse event, providing relevant documentation. We take such incidents seriously, and our suppliers require this information to properly record and investigate the occurrence.

Can naturopaths prescribe bioidentical hormones in Alberta?2024-05-29T05:28:57+00:00

In Alberta, naturopathic doctors (NDs) are not authorized to prescribe bioidentical hormones. Only licensed medical doctors (MDs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and other healthcare providers with prescribing authority can prescribe bioidentical hormones. However, having an integrative team at Red Leaf Wellness brings the best of both Eastern and Western medicine in support of whole body health. While NDs cannot prescribe BHRT, they play a crucial role in providing holistic and supportive care. Our unique combination of a functional medicine provider and a nurse practitioner ensures that you receive comprehensive care. This collaboration allows us to address not only your hormonal needs but also your overall well-being, creating a powerful and effective approach to health that very few BHRT providers offer. For more information, you can check Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Government of Alberta – Health Services.

Are bioidentical hormones approved in Canada?2024-06-04T18:49:07+00:00

Many commonly prescribed bioidentical hormones, such as Estrace (estrogen) and Prometrium (progesterone), are produced by drug companies and are approved and regulated by Health Canada. These products have undergone rigorous testing to ensure they meet safety, efficacy, and quality standards.

In addition, specialized compounding pharmacies can prepare custom-made bioidentical hormone formulations based on a healthcare provider’s prescription. These compounded formulations are tailored to meet individual patient needs and may come in various forms, such as capsules, creams, gels, tablets, suppositories, or nasal sprays.

While the individual ingredients used in compounded bioidentical hormones are approved by Health Canada and can be found in commercially available products, the specific compounded formulations are not directly approved or regulated by Health Canada. This is because the customized nature of these preparations, including their unique concentrations, makes it impractical for Health Canada to approve each individual formulation. Any hormone therapy we prescribe, whether Health Canada-approved or compounded, is always within the federal prescribing guidelines to ensure your safety and well-being.

It is important to note that compounded bioidentical hormones may vary in quality and consistency compared to Health Canada-approved products. However, reputable compounding pharmacies adhere to strict quality control measures and industry standards to ensure the safety and quality of their formulations.

Our healthcare providers work closely with patients to determine the most appropriate form of bioidentical hormone therapy based on individual needs, preferences, and medical history. We consider both Health Canada-approved products and custom-compounded formulations to develop personalized treatment plans that are safe and effective for each patient.

Do you need a prescription for BHRT?2024-05-29T05:27:43+00:00

Yes, you need a prescription for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). A healthcare provider, such as a doctor or a nurse practitioner, must evaluate your hormone levels and overall health to determine the appropriate treatment plan. The prescription ensures that you receive the correct type and dosage of hormones tailored to your specific needs. For more information, visit the North American Menopause Society and WebMD.

What is the average cost of BHRT?2024-05-29T05:24:34+00:00

The average cost of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can vary depending on several factors such as the specific hormones prescribed, the dosage, and the frequency of treatment. On average, BHRT costs range from $200 to $500 per month. This estimate includes the cost of consultations, lab tests, and the hormones themselves. It’s important to note that insurance coverage for BHRT can vary, so check with your provider to understand what is covered under your plan.

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Tammy Lalonde, CEO and Registered Acupuncturist

Dr. Tammy Lalonde 🇬🇧

Position: CEO, Acupuncture, Herbalism
Categories: Acupuncture, Addictions, Administration, Allergies, Amputation (Phantom Limb), Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Auto-Immune Health, Back Pain, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), BHRT, Cardiovascular Health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Inflammatory Disease, Chronic Pain, Cupping, Cycle Health and PMS, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive Health, Electrostimulation, Emotional Health, Fertility, Fibromyalgia, Functional Medicine, Gender Reassignment, Guillain-Barre, Headaches & Migraines, Herbal Medicine, HIV and AIDS, Hormone Health, Inclusive Health, Insomnia and Sleep Health, Lupus, Men's Health, Menopause, Moxibustion, Musculoskeletal, Myasthenia Gravis, Neurological Health, Oncology, Pain Management, Post-Covid Syndrome, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, PTSD, Respiratory Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica, Seniors Health, Service, Sexual Dysfunction, Soft Tissue Injury, Specialization, Stress, Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ), Thyroid Disorders, Vasculitis, Whiplash, Women's Health

Caring for people is my passion and one of the greatest callings life has to offer.  I am a seasoned Paramedic and Acupuncturist with extensive experience assisting patients as they cope with obvious and invisible injuries. I have been there for those in desperate medical, psychological or traumatic situations, delivered beautiful babies in vehicles parked along the side of the road, and administered care in such odd locations as on a domestic airliner at 30,000 feet or when flying emergency medevacs over Arabian desertscapes. I know full well how to care for those in true crisis but have also witnessed so many more whose illnesses and injuries could be traced back to their treatment of the body as a whole, whether through their diet, fitness levels, or neglect. As my career has evolved, so has my focus, which has shifted to helping a greater number of people early on to prevent minor issues from evolving into larger and costlier illnesses.  In my practice I have found a niche offering by pairing these strengths in emergency care and women’s health with the respected skills and techniques from top practitioners in oriental medicine. All care is focused on returning the body, mind, and spirit to a whole.

My academic preparation closely incorporates oriental medicine with Western healthcare. My passions build on natural strengths in highly stressful complex interactions, care management, and treatment of anxiety, depression and PTSD – particularly amongst Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel. Within North America and the Middle East I have enjoyed a long standing career as a respected clinician, clinical educator, fire and emergency medical dispatcher.  I hold active licensure/registration with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA), the California Acupuncture Board, and the Alberta Herbalists Association (AHA).  I am a past Board Director with the Alberta Pain Society and a present member of the CAA Competence Committee.


Education:

  • Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Master of Science (MS) – Traditional Chinese Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Master of Science (MS) – Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, cum laude, South Baylo University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) – Holistic Science, South Baylo University
  • Diploma – Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic), Augustana University

Licensure

  • RAc – Registered Acupuncturist of the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA)
  • RH – Registered Herbalist of the Alberta Herbalists Association (AHA)
  • LAc – Licensed Acupuncturist of the California Acupuncture Board
  • Dipl.Ac – Diplomate of Acupuncture of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Tammy Lalonde, CEO and Registered Acupuncturist

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Dr. Lorraine McCarthy, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Lorraine McCarthy 🇬🇧

Position: Naturopathic Medicine
Categories: Adolescent Well Being, Adrenal Function Testing, Allergies, Anxiety, Auto-Immune Health, Back Pain, Bells Palsy, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), BHRT, Botanical Medicine, Bowen Technique, Cardio-Metabolic Health, Cardiovascular Health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Testing, Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke), Children's Health, Chronic Disease Management, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Inflammatory Disease, Chronic Pain, Comprehensive Hormone Testing, Comprehensive Stool Analysis/Testing, Concusssion, Dementia, Detoxification Therapies, Diabetes, Digestive Health, Emotional Health, Environmental Medicine, Environmental Toxin Testing, Epilepsy, Female Hormone Testing, Fibromyalgia, Food Sensitivity Testing, Functional Medicine, Gender Reassignment, Headaches & Migraines, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Hormonal Health, Hormone Health, Hydrotherapy, Inclusive Health, Insomnia and Sleep Health, Intestinal Permeability Testing, Lifestyle, Male Hormone Testing, Multiple Sclerosis, Musculoskeletal, Naturopathic Medicine, Neurological Health, Organic Acid Testing (OAT), Pain Management, Parkinsons, Post-Covid Syndrome, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Respiratory Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Salivary Hormone Testing/Dutch Testing, Sciatica, Shingles, Sinuses, Sleep Disorders, Soft Tissue Injury, Sports Injury, Stool Analysis, Stress, Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ), Thyroid Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Travel Health, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Vitamin D Testing, Weight Management, Whiplash

Dr. Lorraine McCarthy is a Naturopathic Doctor who has been serving the communities of Ottawa and Edmonton since her graduation from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2004. Her extensive background in Naturopathic Medicine has paved the way for diverse opportunities, including her involvement in the regulation of natural health products at Health Canada and her roles as a health advisor and physiology instructor at the Guanacaste Waldorf School in Costa Rica. Her current residence is in Rio Terrace, situated in the west end of Edmonton, where she lives with her husband and three children.

Dr. McCarthy’s utmost dedication lies in fostering the health and well-being of families. As a mother herself, she deeply understands the profound concern parents hold for the health of their children, and she shares the common desire of many parents to seek natural remedies and approaches. Dr. McCarthy also acknowledges the responsibility many individuals feel in providing care for their aging parents, which fuels her commitment to advocating for complementary health practices for seniors. Her extensive experience in administering Naturopathic Medicine to patients, as well as addressing the health issues of her own family, positions Dr. McCarthy to offer invaluable counsel and support.

Expanding beyond family health, Dr. McCarthy’s expertise extends to addressing a diverse range of health matters for individuals of all ages. Her particular areas of interest and proficiency encompass:

  • Offering solutions for behavioural concerns in children
  • Assisting seniors in achieving improved aging, increased energy, and overall well-being
  • Implementing biotherapeutic drainage to reduce individuals’ toxic load
  • Providing treatment for digestive ailments
  • Utilizing the Bowen Technique to facilitate healing for pain and various injuries, including concussions

Dr. McCarthy’s legacy as a dedicated advocate for holistic wellness and an accomplished Naturopathic Doctor ensures that her patients receive comprehensive support and guidance towards optimal health.

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Dr. Lorraine McCarthy, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Naturopathic Medicine

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Sarah Hennings, Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

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Position: Nurse Practitioner
Categories: BHRT, Chronic Pain, Headaches & Migraines, Hormonal Health, Menopause, Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management, Stress, Women's Health

“Every patient deserves a healthcare provider who listens, investigates, and treats the root cause of their concerns with compassion and expertise.” – Sarah Hennings, NP

Sarah Hennings, a dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner and graduate of Worldlink Medical’s advanced training in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Workshop Series, lives by this mantra, which stems from her diverse healthcare background and unwavering commitment to patient-centered care. With a unique blend of experience in primary care, mental health, occupational health, and various nursing specialties, Sarah brings a holistic and collaborative approach to addressing the health needs of her patients.

Graduating from Athabasca University in 2020 with a focus on primary care for all ages, Sarah’s passion for healthcare began long before. Her journey started in 2007 when she obtained a degree in healthcare administration from the University of Calgary, followed by a supervising role in the EMS division of Capital Health, where she honed her skills in patient transport and working with PFCC.

As a Registered Nurse since 2012, Sarah has gained extensive experience in medical/surgical nursing, palliative care, addiction and mental health, home care, and long-term care. Her commitment to education led her to teach supportive living sites across Alberta about proper antipsychotic use and dementia care. Most recently, Sarah worked in acute mental health, emergency, rural, and outpost nursing in various locations throughout British Columbia, further expanding her skill set.

Sarah’s experiences in OH&S in the oilfield and primary care have sparked her interest in addressing the unique barriers men face when accessing care services and the importance of women’s health and hormone balance. She believes in getting to the root of health problems through proper investigation and personalized treatment regimens, valuing collaborative teamwork and input from various disciplines.

To further enhance her skills, Sarah has completed additional education and certifications in hormone replacement therapy, addictions, cosmetic and migraine injections with Botox and fillers, pain therapy and joint injections, emergency nursing, and occupational health. Her advanced training in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) through Worldlink Medical’s Workshop Series has equipped her with the latest medical treatments in the prevention of chronic disease, with a hormone foundation. This knowledge allows Sarah to empower her patients with life-changing information and drive protocols and results based on academic journals and peer-reviewed content.

When not dedicating herself to her patients, Sarah is a proud mother of a 15-year-old son and an avid Edmonton Oilers fan. Together, they are learning to become pilots, showcasing Sarah’s love for travel and her commitment to personal growth alongside her professional development.


Education:

  • Bachelor of Health Administration, Athabasca University
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of Calgary
  • Master of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Family of All Ages, Athabasca University

Licensure:

  • NP – College of Registered Nurses of Alberta
Sarah Hennings, Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Sarah Hennings 🇬🇧

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