My Philosophy


       My intention is to make healthy living realistic and sustainable. I believe that when you are healthy, you have more energy and drive to fulfill your passions and life goals.  I provide individualized, natural solutions to help people feel better today and prevent chronic disease in the future. I achieve this by taking a step-by-step approach to implement healthy habits and removing obstacles to cure.  Everyone deserves to feel more confident, energized and to live pain free.

     I want to hear your story, I want to understand you and I want to help you on your journey to a healthier, more authentic you!


        Areas of Interest 

    I am passionate about helping people achieve their health goals, regardless of their age. I am dedicated to educating and empowering my patients to take charge of their health by providing them with the most current medical information and evidenced-based research to address their healthcare needs. I take the time to understand each patient’s current and past medical history in order to address the root cause of illness; treating the person as a whole. My treatment plans are individualized for each patient to ensure optimal outcomes. I believe that every patient deserves to have all aspects of their health to be considered, not just their symptoms alone.

I run a general naturopathic family practice and accept patients of all ages. I have a special interest in treating hormonal health, which ranges from thyroid conditions and dealing with high stress environments to menopause, menstrual and fertility concerns by using natural interventions. I am also passionate about digestive health, mental and emotional health, and sleep disturbances.

I am thrilled to offer Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy as an adjunctive treatment to my practice. Integrating IV therapy into treatment plans gets patients feeling better, quicker.


                               A More Formal Introduction 

 

Dr. Lauren MacIntosh, ND obtained her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. During her clinical rotation, she was one of six interns selected for the Pediatric focus shift, giving her additional training in this area. Prior to studying Naturopathic Medicine, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Acadia University. Lauren is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NSAND), the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).  She also holds additional training in Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IVIT).

 

Lauren likes to spend her free time cooking, knitting, running, hiking and going to the farmer’s market.  She is thrilled to be back in her home province of Nova Scotia after a brief move to Saskatchewan.

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