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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine Treatment RoomNaturopathic Medicine is a natural and proactive form of health care that enhances the natural intelligence of the body.


Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) use the tools of nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy and herbal medicine to create an environment of balance and strength in all systems of the body.

The core principles of Naturopathic Medicine are:

  1. First, do no harm
  2. Encourage the healing power of Nature
  3. Identify and Treat the root cause of the disease
  4. Treat the whole person (not just the symptom)
  5. Doctor as Teacher; Educating our patients is part of the treatment
  6. Emphasize disease prevention and health promotion

Why would you want to work with a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic Doctors know that health is more than the absence of disease. True health is experienced when our energy levels are great, our minds are sharp, and our discomfort is low.

By taking a thorough history, and utilizing integrative medical tests for fresh insight, our Naturopathic Doctor creates opportunities to uplevel your health in areas that are often under appreciated, such as nutrient deficiencies, hormonal changes, the impacts of stress, and subtle reactions to food that are silently sabotaging your health.

Dr. Doyle’s goal is to create a health partnership that puts you back in the driver’s seat. When we prioritize putting good things in your body, and creating a lifestyle that maximizes your productivity, then good things will happen.

Which laboratory tests inform the evaluation of our Naturopathic Doctor?

Here at Core Health Centre, Dr. Kathryn Doyle, ND is happy to work with you and your medical doctor (MD) to ensure your standard labs and screening tests are up to date. If you do not have a family doctor, Dr. Doyle can refer you for many common laboratory tests which may be covered by your health benefits package. Dr. Doyle always takes the time to ensure you understand your results, and she looks for trends to try to prevent any abnormal results in the future.

In addition to basic screening tests, Dr. Doyle offers the following integrative tests:

  • Food Sensitivity Testing – identification of 120+ IgG food reactions that have been linked to IBS, allergies, skin concerns, headaches, insomnia, chronic fatigue, etc.
  • Allergy Testing – identification of common IgE reactions to cat, dog, grasses, trees, moulds, dust, weeds, ragweed, eggs, wheat, milk, and soy.
  • Vitamin D Testing – a common nutrient deficiency in Alberta that is no longer routinely screened for by family doctors.
  • Micronutrient Testing – a deep dive evaluating common nutrient deficiencies, including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
  • Hormone Testing – providing comprehensive insight on estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, stress hormones, and detoxification.
  • GI-Map – an advanced digestive assessment, evaluating the microbial balance that may be contributing to illness, as well as indicators of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function. Includes H. Pylori testing.
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Breath Test, SIBO – to diagnose the cause of bloating, abdominal pain, FODMAPS, constipation and/or diarrhea
  • BIA / Bioimpedance Analysis – a quick and easy assessment of body composition, to assist in reaching targets for healthy weight.

Is Naturopathic Medicine covered by insurance?

Yes. Most extended health benefits include coverage for registered Naturopathic Doctors. Please consult your specific plan for full details.

To confirm that your ND is registered, or if you would like more information about Naturopathic Medicine in general, then please consult the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) at or the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) at

What’s the next step?

If you’re ready to get started, the first step is to book an Initial Naturopathic Consultation. This is a 60 minute appointment to kick start your new approach to better health.


Naturopathic Medicine Calgary | (403) 237-6000

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