Immune system enhancement is perhaps the most important and easily attainable health outcome from naturopathic doctors. A robust immune system not only reduces susceptibility to colds, flu and allergies, but it also decrease the chances of more serious illnesses.
The integrative team at Health Momentum uses numerous tools and therapies, proven to improve immune function and decrease infection rates. Herbs and specific vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin D, zinc and ashwaganda can play a key role in supporting the immune response.
The intake of a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is a central part of immune health. A good diet helps to reduce the occurrence of colds and flues and decreases the risk of autoimmune conditions. An immune boosting diet coupled with immune boosting herbs can be particularly effective in warding off colds, flu and illness.
Chronic high levels of stress can cause elevated cortisol, which can lead to significant impairment of the immune system. Stress management through various techniques such as adrenal support, herbal support, deep belly breathing, and counseling can help calm the nervous system and help reduce cortisol levels, thereby improving the immune system.
Dr. Sarah Millar, owner of healthmomentum.ca has always been interested in the dynamic and inseparable role of the mind and body in healing. After studying four years of Health Psychology at McGill University, she went on to complete a four year Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Without exception, Dr.Millar strives to address the root cause of every health concern. In her private practice, she specializes in working with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, fatigue and general low vitality. In addition to her private practice, Sarah runs workshops and seminars that teach people how to begin looking at illness from a totally different perspective.
Sarah teaches specific and practical tools on how to begin working with the various challenges of life in an effective and balanced way. Essential tools for life are discussed and practiced as each individual learns to turn the tide on illness and suffering. Currently, Sarah treats patients at Health Momentum, a therapeutic centre in Kitchener, Ontario.