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Taking Care of Yourself! Self-Care in Mississauga

Self-Care in Mississauga!

“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” -Anonymous
Taking care of yourself is extremely important!  ‘Self-care’ is the term we use to describe this effort.  Self-care is essential when trying to be your best when caring for and helping others!
Here we have Dr. Ashley Chauvin giving an IV Myers’ cocktail to fellow Naturopathic Doctor, Olivia Chubey. Being a birth doula and Naturopathic doctor can take a toll on the immune system and adrenal glands. An IV of vitamins and minerals will go directly into Olivia’s bloodstream and nourish these parts of her body that need a boost. She has decided to take time away from her packed schedule to relax and get treatment from a colleague.
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Here we have Dr. Ashley Chauvin giving an IV Myers’ cocktail to fellow ND, Olivia Chubey
Not only do IV treatments help with fatigue and immune wellness but they also can be effective against certain virus’ and bacteria. See this article on intravenous C and Epstein Barr virus.
Contact us today in Mississauga for some of your own self-care, for more information on Naturopathic Medicine and IV therapy, or to take control of your life towards wellness!
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IV Therapy and Cancer

IV Therapy and Cancer

Many studies regarding IV therapy and cancer have been made over the years with the following results shown:

  • Treatment with high-dose vitamin C (ascorbic acid) slowed the growth and spread of liver, colon, prostage and other types of cancer cells.
  • High-dose vitamin C with varous types of chemotherapy may be more effective than chemotherapy alone
  • Ascorbic acid with arsenic trioxide may be more effective in ovarian cancer.
  • Vitamin C combined with gemcitabine may be more effective in treating pancreatic cancer
  • Ascorbic acid with gemcitabine may be more effective in treating malignant mesothelioma cells.
  • Futhermore, IV ascorbic acid has been shown in some studies to help patients to have complete remission after a series of high dose treatments. 


IV versus Oral ascorbic acid:

Some people might ask:

Why would I do IV vitamin C when I can take it orally?

The answer:

the use of high dose provides the most positive results. It is also impossible to take the same dose orally (IV treatments can range from 10 grams to 100 grams/treatment).

Examples of some studies regarding IV therapy and Cancer

High-Dose Parenteral Ascorbate Enhanced Chemosensitivity of Ovarian Cancer and Reduced Toxicity of Chemotherapy 

Improving quality of life 

Vitamin C for immune health and anti-cancer

2 studies show that high dose intravenous vitamin C can kill cancer cells via producing hydrogen peroxide. The discussions also highlight the following:
High dose vitamin C lowers risk of metastasis or spreading
High dose vitamin lowers tumour size
High dose vitamin C lowers inflammation and
increases the quality of life

Vitamin C May Be a Potent Adjunct to Cancer Treatment (Mercola.com) 

Clinical experience with intravenous administration of ascorbic acid: achievable levels in blood for different states of inflammation and disease in cancer patients (link to article)

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We have practitioners who specialize in IV therapy and cancer.
Call today to make an appointment.

-Dr. Kirsten Almon, Mississauga Naturopathic Doctor in Mississauga

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Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for “naturopathic well child visits” and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

New Mom after delivery with help from the Naturopathic Doulas at Erin Mills Optimum Health

Who has the energy? B12 shots?

Who Has The Energy?!

When I was pregnant with my son the one piece of advice I heard the most was “sleep while your baby sleeps”. Throughout my pregnancy I just kept thinking “sleep?! No way! I’m going to clean, and prepare meals, and maybe even sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.” Well those plans were great until my son was born. He has not napped since day one, unless he’s asleep on you.

The Naturopathic Doctors at Erin Mills Optimum Health really helped me get through the first few months. I came in for routine B12 shots and IV therapy to make sure that my sleep-deprived body had enough energy to look after myself and our new precious son.

Over the past four months I have come in to see the Naturopathic Doctors for energy boosters and it has helped me keep up with my active son perfectly! In a pinch coffee is great, but the B12 shots and vitamins and minerals in the IV therapy has a longer lasting effect.

Yvonne, new Mom and part of the Front Desk Staff