Naturopathic Clinic Calgary
Calgary: 1104 10 St SW Phone: (403) 640-4325
Nanaimo: 6135 Metral Drive Phone: (250) 390-2003

Fresh Medicine embodies the principals of Functional Medicine, where each individual’s environment and biodiversity are explored to optimize health and function. Our services provide primary healthcare to individuals, in the spectrum of maintenance of health to the treatment of illnesses, both acute and chronic. After a thorough assessment with Dr. Heald an individualized plan of treatment will be created.

Treatment may include:

Nutritional Counselling ▼

Using a patient centered approach, Fresh Medicine will teach you how to achieve a healthy food plan and lifestyle. We prescribe a scientific approach to what to eat, and when to eat it, around your schedule and preferences. We provide encouragement through lifestyle coaching while patients transition to healthier choices. We encompass food sensitivity testing and complex laboratory nutritional evaluation as needed, to better facilitate and support an effective individualized long term health plan.

Body Composition Testing ▼

Fresh Medicine offers healthy weight loss plans that focus on losing fat and preserving muscle using effective nutritional counseling and frequent monitoring of bio-impedance*. The scale may not reflect fat loss and muscle gain, or could show ‘weight loss’ that could be muscle! Your bio-impedance results help guide us in creating a personalized menu plan, including nutritional supplements when appropriate, and exercise to help you maintain optimal health and wellbeing for a lifetime.
*Bio-impedance is a method of measuring your “body composition”: fat, muscle, and water mass as well as basal metabolic rate and overall cell health. This quick and painless test is done in seconds after placing four electrodes on the body.

Detoxification Treatments ▼

Detoxification is a critical ongoing process for achieving and maintaining health in the human body. If the body is overburdened with toxins, assessing the source of exposure and effectiveness of elimination is critical. Fresh Medicine’s goal is to use a natural approach to help people neutralize and eliminate toxins in their body. Detoxification treatments are determined on an individual basis in order to optimize its effectiveness. Treatments can include lifestyle education, supplementation, cleanses, and or intravenous therapy.

PRP Prolotherapy (Nanaimo) ▼

Fresh Medicine uses PRP Prolotherapy as a method to stimulate immediate healing. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the affected area, stimulating the tendon or ligament, causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As this collagen matures it begins to shrink, causing the tightening and strengthening of the tendons or ligaments of the damaged area.

Intravenous Therapy ▼

When you are suffering from chronic illness, digestive concerns or stress, the may not be able to produce the energy required to heal itself. Taking oral supplements are not always effective. With intravenous therapy, nutrients can be delivered directly into the bloodstream. This allows nutrients to easily move into the cells with little or no effort from the body. Naturopathic intravenous treatments can be used to replenish nutrients in a variety of conditions including cancer, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, crohn’s disease, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, sleep disorders, hormonal irregularities, B12 deficiencies, decreased immunity, infection, allergies and detoxification.
Fresh Medicine offers a variety of different intravenous therapies. After a thorough assessment with the doctor an individualized treatment plan will be made.

Neural Therapy ▼

Neural therapy is a series of injections to treat chronic pain and dysfunction by resetting the autonomic nervous system (ANS) at the site of pain (trigger point). The result is normal signaling from the nerves to the tissues and organs they control. Dr. Heald uses Neural therapy to treat a wide variety of symptoms, including, but not limited to, sciatica, back pain, joint inflammation, and many other conditions.

Chelation Therapy ▼

Environmental factors can have a long-lived impact on our health. The cumulative toxic load will impact individuals differently, though arguably, they aren’t ‘good’ for anyone! We offer heavy metal testing and chelation therapy to remove burdensome levels of heavy metals in the body.

Orthomolecular Medicine ▼

Orthomolecular medicine uses high doses of vitamins and minerals to treat deficiencies. Our goal at Fresh Medicine is to correct imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry, using substances natural to the body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and fatty acids.

Botanical Medicine ▼

Fresh medicine offers botanical medical treatment. Botanical medicines are plants (or substances that come from plants) that are used to treat or prevent disease. The preparations can be capsules, tablets or tinctures.

Microneedling / Skin Tightening (Nanaimo) ▼

Now anyone can reduce wrinkles and tighten skin anywhere on the body! Skin tightening requires no needles, no freezing and no down time. It uses heat on the skin to encourage natural production of collagen and elastin. Micro needling treatment triggers the skin's natural healing process, rejuvenating and refreshing the skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles, large pores, acne and traumatic scars in all skin types. The benefits are long lasting, your skin will continue to improve up to a year after your last treatment session! There is Little to no down time following treatments.

Acupuncture ▼

Acupuncture is based on the Chinese Medicine theory of the flow of qi through different meridians in the body. At its most basic, acupuncture promotes, adjusts, and reestablishes the proper flow of qi through the body. Releasing blocked qi can relieve pain, balancing channels is very effective in harmonizing hormones.