Why Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is an individualized approach to care that addresses the root cause of health concerns. Your health is assessed through a comprehensive medical history, appropriate physical exams, and laboratory testing.
Naturopathic Medicine focuses on more than just symptom relief. Your clinical picture and unique experience inform treatment. A successful treatment plan will ensure you can enjoy your daily life while working toward lasting change and better overall health.
Naturopathic Medicine also focuses on patient education and prevention so that you feel informed and empowered. When you feel confident in a treatment plan, you are motivated to make a safe, effective, and practical change. After primary concerns are addressed, we will prioritize prevention and health optimization. You should feel your best today, tomorrow, and always.
Nadine Gavin, BSc, ND
Meet our Naturopathic Doctor
I received my Honours Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry & Biomedical Science from McMaster University. My degree focused on understanding how the body works and how to critically appraise medical literature. In my fourth year, I worked under Dr Joseph Macri at Hamilton General Hospital studying proteomics (or “how proteins behave in the body”) and cardiovascular disease. My passion for health led me to complete four years at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine followed by a two-year Clinical Residency. During my residency, I completed research in the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a clinical setting.
I have worked at Anishnawbe Health Toronto, Sherbourne Health Centre and Brampton Civic Hospital. I also have extra training in pediatric care and intravenous therapy. I have been published in Naturopathic Currents and was featured in the magazine, Mind Body Spirit.
I am board certified, in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and have prescribing rights.
I have a special interest in mental health and wellness. I worked on the Clinical Health Psychology team at CCNM for four years and have taken continuing education courses in holistic counseling and motivational interviewing. I have given Stress Management talks for the Durham and Toronto School Board and Clarington Public Library. Some of my favourite wellness leaders include Brene Brown, Shawn Achor and Stephen Covey.
Dr. Nadine Gavin offers IV Therapy at the Harmony Health and Wellness Clinic.
Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy is an infusion of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants delivered directly into the bloodstream. It allows higher concentrations of these nutrients to be delivered to the cells as the digestive system is bypassed. Intravenous therapy is gaining more recognition as a preventative and therapeutic treatment for many health conditions.
She will take a detailed health history to determine whether IV therapy is appropriate for you. In some cases, it may not be the right fit; Dr. Gavin can advise you on moving forward with other suitable approaches to optimizing your health. Generally, IV therapy is well tolerated by most patients. The procedure involves using new sterile equipment, materials, and processes to reduce the risk of infection. The equipment, products, and space have all been inspected and approved by Dr. Gavin’s governing college.
Why consider IV Therapy?
Many of us, perhaps the majority, are regularly dealing with low energy levels, increased stress (looking at you pandemic), environmental pollutants, poor diets, and chronic health conditions. IV therapy is an effective way to replenish nutrients, support and optimize health. LEARN MORE
Who can benefit?
Persons who might be experiencing any of the following:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Burnout and chronic stress
- Chronic Fatigue
- Poor immune function
- Athletic Support – Rehydration and Recovery
- Acute or chronic infections (colds/flu)
- Crohns/colitis/malabsorption issues
- Anxiety and depression
IV Therapy is often covered through your workplace benefits. Ask Dr Nadine to find out.