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Naturopathic Medicine in Moncton, NB

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My goal is to help you feel your best and reach your health goals!

There is a kind of healthcare that teaches people how to live and feel healthier. A kind of healthcare that uses food as medicine. A kind of healthcare that takes the time to know people and create treatment plans to suite their individual needs. This is naturopathic medicine.

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About

Dr Renée Purdy is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a general Naturopathic Medicine practice in Moncton, New Brunswick. She is a graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto and has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies. She is also a member of the New Brunswick Association of Naturopathic Doctors and of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She is an expert in natural holistic healthcare and has a focus on digestive health, hormonal balance and chronic stress and fatigue. Following the principles of Naturopathic Medicine, Renée works on all aspects of health, including mind, body and spirit, in order to allow the body to heal. She works with individuals and groups to help them take back their health and reach their greatest level of health, as she believes that health is essential for us to reach full potential and live our best life. Renée is also a member of the faculty for Natural Doctors International (NDI), a naturopathic global health organization that promotes holistic healthcare. She leads groups on medical the clinic in Nicaragua. If you’d like to know more about NDI, you can visit their website http://www.ndimed.org

Individualized Healthcare

"As each person is unique, so is the healthcare they require. I create treatments tailored to meet the needs of each patient."

Addressing the Cause of Disease

"Rather than treating individual symptoms, I take time to get a complete health picture of my patients in order to find and treat the causes of disease and symptoms."

Naturopathic Treatments

"The medicine used combine ancient knowledge with modern scientific research to create safe and effective treatments, including nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy and botanical medicine."

Preventative Medicine

I teach my patients about healthy living and healthy eating in order to optimize health and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and many others.

Complimentary Medicine

Naturopathic medicine can compliment conventional medical treatments in order to improve their efficacy and decrease side effects of medications.

Deeper healing

Get healthcare that will help you heal your symptoms in a holistic way, addressing you as a person.

Services

Dr Renée Purdy offers individualized healthcare in Moncton using natural therapies. She spends a great deal of time with her patients in order to offer the best treatment to treat each person as a whole. She offers her services in English, French and Spanish. Naturopathic medicine is covered under most healthcare plans.
Conditions treated

Naturopathic medicine can treat a wide range of conditions using natural treatments.

Digestive concerns

IBS, diarrhea, constipation, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease

Fatigue

Chronic fatigue from known and unknown causes, adrenal fatigue

Thyroid conditions

Hypothyroidism, subclinical hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, Graves disease, hyperthyroidism

Women's health

PMS, menopause, fibroids, heavy, irregular and or painful periods

Skin conditions

Eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne

Pain

Chronic pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, sciatica

Health optimization

Learn how to optimize your health through your nutrition and lifestyle

Treatments

Any of the following naturopathic modalities may be used alone or in combination, depending on the individual and the condition(s) being treated.

Botanical medicine

Botanical medicine combines traditional knowledge and modern scientific research on medicinal plants and is used as a safe and effective treatment for a number of conditions. Medicinal plants can be used as food, herbal teas, capsule form or in an alcohol-based extract.

Acupuncture

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture has been shown to to be effective for anxiety and depression, pain management, hormonal imbalances and many other conditions.

Clinical nutrition

Nutrition is one of the important pillars of health. This includes dietary modifications and supplementing with minerals and vitamins when appropriate.

Lifestyle Counselling

The lifestyle we lead has a significant impact on our health, stress being the main culprit. Strategies and tips for managing stress are an important part any treatment plan.

Vitamin B12 injection

High dose methylcobalamin (active form of vitamin B12) may be used to correct deficiencies and to treat symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, etc.

Laboratory testing

Advanced laboratory testing is available and performed in office or at home. Lab testing is helpful is providing targeted treatment for faster results.

Hormone Testing

Hormone imbalances can cause symptoms such as chronic fatigue, difficulty sleeping, difficult weight loss, menstrual irregularities, infertility, etc. Testing available includes cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone.

Vitamin D Testing

Vitamin D is considered to be the body's most important vitamin. It is estimated that more than 30% of Canadians are deficient in vitamin D. Maintaining adequate levels is essential not only for bone health, but to prevent certain cancers, to maintain a balanced mood and to help prevent many chronic conditions. Testing is available to ensure your vitamin D levels are adequate.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food sensitivities cause chronic health problems such as digestive complaints, brain fog, eczema, difficult weight loss etc. This food sensitivity panel tests 120+ different items for sensitivities.

Your first visit will be 75 in duration, during which Dr. Purdy will go through an extensive intake process including your current health concerns, past medical history and other relevant information. A focused physical exam may also be performed. In most cases, treatment will be initiated. Cost: $150

Follow-up visits are up to 40 minutes in duration and are used to fine tune treatment, monitor progress, perform in-office treatment such as acupuncture, to perform or follow-up on laboratory testing and complete required physical exams. New concerns may also be brought up in follow-up visits. Cost: $80

All consultations also available. Please ask about this option or indicate this option when you book your appointment online!

Led by Dr Renée Purdy, ND and Kitchen Coach Michelle Alcorn. Classes are held once a month at the Moncton Farmer's Market! Fill your body with nourishing food and your mind with knowledge, as you learn new recipes that will inspire you to eat well every day.

A game created by Dr Renée Purdy to promote mindful living and self-care. Available soon!

Welcome to the Blog

Have a look through my blog. I write about all topics that have to do with health. If you have a topic you'd like to see addressed, send me a message! I'd love to chat!

Daily habits I changed to improve my health

by reneepurdy on July 22, 2018

From drinking more water to using a standing desk (Canada), here are a few simple things I’ve changed to increase …

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That supplement is expensive… can’t I get that in my food?

by reneepurdy on March 3, 2018

Supplements: good or bad? Are they a total waste of money, or do we actually need them?

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Change your habits, change your life: Create the life you want by creating healthy habits.

by reneepurdy on February 27, 2018

Our quality of life is greatly determined by how we feel every day. If we feel stressed and tired everyday, …

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8 Ways to Cut Inflammation

by reneepurdy on September 4, 2017

Inflammation is a major player in all chronic diseases. Acutely, inflammation has 4 symptoms: redness, heat, pain and swelling. It’s …

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Prepare Your Body for Fall

by reneepurdy on September 2, 2017

Change of season means beautiful colours, fall harvest, cooler weather and…. cold and flu season. In Chinese Medicine, each season …

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Stay on Track this Fall

by reneepurdy on September 1, 2017

September means a fresh start. After enjoying a slower pace, longer days and warm weather, the cooler mornings and night …

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A Love Affair with Coffee

by reneepurdy on September 1, 2017

I love coffee, most of us love coffee. It’s part of a daily ritual of starting the day and the …

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Build a Perfect Bowl

by reneepurdy on August 27, 2017

Bowls are my ultimate go-to for a tasty and nutritious lunch or dinner. You may have seen them called Goddess …

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5 Steps to Improve Your Health

by reneepurdy on August 10, 2017

If the title of this article makes you role your eyes, then you’re in the right place. Lets face it, …

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Can You Heal A Food Sensitivity?

by reneepurdy on August 4, 2017

I think it’s safe to say that I get asked this question on most days. Being diagnosed with a food …

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Vitamin B12 “Shots”?

by reneepurdy on July 11, 2017

You may be wondering what’s the big deal with Vitamin B12 “shots” (injections). Lots of people are talking about them …

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10 Day Healthy Habits Challenge

by reneepurdy on July 7, 2017

Let’s face it, summertime is an easy time to forget about the great health habits we worked on the rest …

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Could it by my thyroid?

by reneepurdy on May 29, 2017

Thyroid conditions are one of the most commonly misdiagnosed and mistreated conditions. So many people, especially women, live with a …

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Health Reset Program

by reneepurdy on May 29, 2017

There are a few natural times in the year when we naturally tend to focus on our health, including September, …

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Create the Perfect Smoothie

by reneepurdy on April 16, 2017

I love smoothies! I find them to be a great breakfast option, post-workout re-fuel or mid-morning snack! But not all …

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Longing for “Slow”

by reneepurdy on February 16, 2017

There’s something about these ice fishing huts that brings up a feeling a nostalgia for me. I’ve never been in …

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Is Food Sensitivity Testing Right for Me?

by reneepurdy on January 26, 2017

Food sensitivity testing is by far the most common lab test I run. It’s a simple blood test done through …

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What is Health?

by reneepurdy on January 23, 2017

As a member of the health profession, I feel it is my duty to have a good answer to this …

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How to prevent traveller’s diarrhea

by reneepurdy on January 23, 2017

If you’ve ever travelled to a country near the equator, you may have experienced what is commonly known as traveller’s …

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Why am I losing my hair?

by reneepurdy on January 4, 2017

Hair loss in women can be alarming, seeing large quantities of hair coming out in the shower or in the …

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Skin Rejuvenation and Hair Growth with Platelet Rich Plasma

by reneepurdy on December 31, 2016

What is Platelet Rich Plasma? Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has been used for many years in various fields of medicine, …

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Here’s how I plan to manage Halloween candy this year

by reneepurdy on October 31, 2016

Halloween is a much anticipated day for most kids. Most parents however, dread the sugar overload that comes with it. …

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Should I get the flu shot this year?

by reneepurdy on October 24, 2016

I often get asked my opinion on the flu shot. Although you’d think I would give a very biased opinion …

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Contact me

To find out more about naturopathic medicine or to find out if it's the right approach for your health or to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to contact me by telephone, by email or by sending me a message. You can also book an appointment online by clicking on "Book Online" in the menu bar. Remember to check your junk email folder as an email from me may land there! All services are offered in English, French and Spanish.

Office location

93 Weldon Street Moncton, NB E1C 5W1

Contact

Email: dr.reneepurdy@gmail.com (preferred method of communication) Tel: (506) 858-1808

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