Use nature’s remedies to improve your wellbeing. Discover the benefits of naturopathic medicine in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Dr. Tehsina Jaffer, ND - Toronto Naturopath
Dr. Tehsina Jaffer, ND is a board-certified and licensed naturopathic doctor in Ontario. She has a general practice, with special interests in nutritional counselling, adjunctive cancer care, cardiovascular health, blood sugar and weight management, gastrointestinal conditions, hormonal health, sports medicine, pain management, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia.
Tehsina attended York University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then completed her certified holistic nutrition practitioner designation at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Following this, she completed her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. During her final clinical year, she saw patients at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the Integrative Cancer Centre within the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, and Sherbourne Health.
Tehsina is also a personal fitness trainer and certified in facial rejuvenation and cosmetic acupuncture. She is a professional member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Tehsina believes healing should be holistic and geared towards optimizing nutrition, physical activity, mental awareness, and body restoration. She is passionate about understanding her patients through integrative evaluations, which combine both naturopathic and allopathic medical perspectives. Tehsina believes healthcare should be practical, sustainable, and evidence-based.
When not at work, Tehsina enjoys spending time with her fiancé, two cats, family and friends. She loves to exercise, cook healthy meals, and enjoy time outside, especially in the sun.
Dr. Brock McGregor, ND - Toronto Naturopath
Dr. Brock completed an honours degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Guelph, prior to completing the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Since beginning practice in 2012, Dr. Brock has successfully helped countless patients achieve optimal health through an evidence-based practice approach.
Dr. Brock is known for his compassionate and patient-centered approach, taking the time to listen to his patients and empower them to take an active role in their healing journey. His commitment to ongoing learning and staying abreast of the latest advancements in natural medicine ensures that his patients receive the highest standard of care.
With an interest in general health and wellbeing, Dr. Brock continues to treat patients with diverse needs, with a special interest in digestive health, chronic fatigue, women’s health, mental health, and chronic disease management.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Brock is an avid advocate for health promotion. Along with his wife and four children, he can be found enjoying the outdoors, playing hockey, coaching youth sports, and volunteering in the community.
Dr. Tali Troyansky, ND - Toronto Naturopath
Emkiro’s resident Naturopathic medicine provider is Dr. Tali Troyansky, ND. Dr. Troyansky is licensed, board-certified and in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She is also a professional member of Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Dr. Troyansky is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.
Dr. Troyansky is passionate about helping her patients reach their health goals and feel their best selves by using evidence-based medicine and staying up on current research.
She is dedicated to delivering individualized care while guiding her patients every step of the way and using modalities such as Botanical Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture, Nutraceuticals/ Supplements, Counselling, and Nutrition.
Dr. Troyansky is also passionate about women’s health, hormonal dysfunction, digestive concerns, stress and fatigue, metabolic conditions, weight management, skin conditions, and detoxification.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a science-based approach to healthcare that uses non-toxic, natural therapies to treat physiological, psychological, and structural health problems.
First, Do No Harm
Naturopathic treatments use gentle, non-invasive therapies that are effective without producing side effects. Naturopaths make a conscious effort to use treatment methods that do not suppress symptoms.
The Healing Power Of Nature
Naturopaths believe that the body has an inherent ability to maintain and restore its health, so they facilitate the body’s healing process with natural treatments and by removing the obstacles that may slow the healing process.
Identify And Treat The Cause
Naturopathic Medicine providers treat the root causes of illness instead of treating the symptoms of the disease. Symptoms are just the manifestations of internal imbalances, so it’s more important to determine and treat the underlying cause of disease.
Doctor As Teacher
Naturopathic Physicians educate, empower, and motivate their patients to assume personal responsibility for their health. They teach their patients how to adopt healthy lifestyles, how to have healthy attitudes, and how to follow healthy diets.
Treat The Whole Person
Naturopaths have a holistic approach to medicine. They identify the weaknesses or dysfunctions in their patients and create personalized treatment plans based on the patient’s individual condition. They treat the symptoms that define the patients rather than treating the symptoms that define the disease.
Naturopaths teach their patients how to prevent disease because it’s easier to prevent than to treat a disease. They evaluate the objective and subjective information needed to identify the patient’s susceptibilities to future diseases so they can recommend specific lifestyle strategies or nutritional supplements in order to prevent diseases.
Naturopathic Medicine For Weight Loss
Naturopaths know that weight loss is far more complicated than counting calories. They assess each patient and identify the factors that may be causing or contributing to the patient’s weight problems, and then they provide a comprehensive and lasting approach to weight loss.
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What Naturopaths Treat
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Hormonal imbalances
- Mental health problems
- Emotional health problems
- Chronic or acute pain
- Digestive issues
- Heart disease
- Respiratory conditions
- Skin conditions
Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best medical solutions for your injury or condition. Our specialists collaborate to find treatments that are second to none. We strive to make our services accessible to everyone, which is why we bill insurance.
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Naturopathic Medicine And Women’s Health
- Adrenal conditions
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Irregular periods
- Pituitary conditions
- Recurrent yeast infections
- Painful periods
- Irregular periods
- Ovarian cysts
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Menopausal and Perimenopausal Symptoms
- Perimenopausal Neurological Symptoms
- Premenstrual Syndrome and PMDD
- Sleep disorders
- Uterine Fibroids
- And more...
During your first visit to Emkiro’s Naturopathic Clinic, Dr. Troyansky will assess your heath, review your health history, and may suggest some lab tests in order to reach a diagnosis.
Your initial visit will be 60 minutes in length and will focus on your physical examination and a detailed discussion of your health goals and concerns.
At the end of your first visit, Dr. Troyansky will prescribe the first stage of your treatment plan, which may include diet suggestions or meal plans, botanical medicine, nutritional supplements, lifestyle counselling, and lifestyle suggestions.
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Naturopathic Medicine FAQs
How Is Naturopathic Medicine Different From Conventional (Allopathic) Medicine?
The main difference between naturopathic and conventional medicine is the approach to treatment. Naturopathic Doctors address lifestyle, diet, mental emotional, and environmental aspects of health.
Using natural, non-pharmaceutical and non-invasive therapies, a Toronto Naturopathic Doctor aims to find and treat the root cause of disease rather than just treating the symptoms.
Naturopathic visits are also much longer than your average MD visit, ranging from 30 minutes to one hour. Naturopathic Doctors speak and understand the language of conventional medicine and can diagnose health conditions the same way Medical Doctors do. Instead of waiting for a disease to emerge, Naturopathic Doctors work to prevent them before they happen.
Is Naturopathic Medicine Safe?
Yes. Naturopathic Doctors use therapies that are minimally invasive and least at risk of producing harmful side effects. One of the fundamental principles of Naturopathic Medicine is to “first do no harm”.
What Treatments Do Emkiro’s Toronto Naturopathic Doctors Use?
Naturopathic Doctors use a variety of natural, non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical therapies to address a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional health.
These therapies assist in supporting the body’s healing response and are often more effective when combined. Some of the most commonly used therapies include the following:
Clinical Nutrition: Dietary modification, nutritional supplements and the therapeutic use of foods can be used to address food intolerances, dietary imbalances, nutritional excesses and/or deficiencies that have been associated with many health conditions.
Botanical Medicine: Plants and plant substances are highly effective and safe in the right dosage and form, and when used appropriately with other herbs and treatments. Herbs can be prepared in many forms – teas, tinctures, or capsules. Naturopathic Doctors are currently the only health care providers in Canada that are regulated for the use of botanical medicine.
Asian Medicine / Acupuncture: Acupuncture can assist the body in regulating the Chi, or vital energy of the body, to correct imbalances that lead to disease. It involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific meridian points that lie just under the skin. Acupuncture is an effective and safe treatment for a variety of concerns, including acute and chronic pain, digestive issues, menstrual irregularities, and mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling: Naturopathic Doctors address all aspects of a person’s life, including diet, lifestyle, specific stressors, mental emotional status, physical activity, and occupational or environmental hazards. All these things play an important role in the overall makeup of a person’s health status and can dictate progression of healing or disease.
How Many Visits Should I Expect To Have With My Toronto Naturopathic Doctor?
Generally, patients will have an initial visit with a Naturopathic Doctor, followed by a second visit that includes a full physical examination, and a follow-up visit to assess how treatment is progressing.
After this, many variables will influence how often you see your Naturopathic Doctor, such as compliance to treatment, and the complexity of your health concerns. As every individual is unique and responds to treatment differently, there is no set pattern to treatment protocols.
As a general rule, visits are more frequent at the beginning of your treatment, and as your health improves, the frequency of visits will diminish.
What Kind Of Training And Education Do Toronto Naturopathic Doctors Have?
Naturopathic Doctors have a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education, which includes a premedical undergraduate degree, and a four-year naturopathic medical degree from an accredited naturopathic medical school.
The first two years of naturopathic medical school consist of education in the basic biomedical sciences, similar to that of conventional medical school. The last two years emphasize clinical education in natural therapeutics and include one full year of clinical internship.
Prior to obtaining a license to practice in Ontario, Naturopathic Doctors must successfully write two rigorous North American wide entry-to-practice exams plus an additional set of provincial licensing board exams.
Naturopathic Doctors are required to maintain their competency throughout their career by completing at least 70 hours of accredited continuing medical education courses every three years.
How Do Toronto Naturopathic Doctors Work With Other Healthcare Providers?
Naturopathic Doctors have an understanding of their limitations and when it is appropriate to refer their patients to other healthcare providers, such as Medical Doctors, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, etc.
Your Naturopathic Doctor will work collaboratively with your existing health care team to ensure that you are receiving safe and effective care.
Do I Need A Referral To See A Toronto Naturopathic Doctor?
No. A referral is not necessary to be assessed or treated by a Naturopathic Doctor. However, we welcome patients who have been referred to a Naturopathic Doctor by their family doctor.
Do Insurance Plans Cover Naturopathic Medicine?
Yes. The majority of extended healthcare insurance plans do provide full or partial coverage for treatment by Naturopathic Doctors.
Naturopathic services are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Patients will be provided with a detailed itemized receipt listing the services provided, the credentials of the Emkiro Naturopathic Doctor, as well as payment details for reimbursement.
Can I Play An Active Role In My Health Care?
Yes. In fact, patients who do play an active role and take charge of their health are ones with the best outcomes from naturopathic care.