Dr. Kate Klein Naturopathic Doctor

Are You & Your Family Ready for Back to School?

Are You & Your Family Ready for Back to School?

It’s that time of year again, back to school! The beginning of the school year can be chaotic and stressful for both children and parents alike; which is why naturopathic care and support is so important.

As a naturopathic doctor I help parents and families get back on track and ready for the routine of the school year by providing parents with solutions that reduce stress, help children cope with anxiety, and prevent common childhood health concerns.

National Aboriginal Day: An Overview of Aboriginal Health in Canada

National Aboriginal Day: An Overview of Aboriginal Health in Canada

In recognition of National Aboriginal Day I wanted to write about some of the health challenges that Canada’s Aboriginal population are facing and the challenges they experience in accessing health care and resources.

Men's Health Week: Focusing on the Prostate

Men's Health Week: Focusing on the Prostate

What is the prostate? The prostate is a small gland located within the male reproductive tract. The role of the prostate is to secrete fluid that provides nutrients and protection to sperm. The urethra, also commonly referred to as the urinary tract runs directly through the middle of the prostate, which is why we often see issues related to urination when there is something going on with the prostate gland. 

The Silent Crisis: Men's Mental Health

The Silent Crisis: Men's Mental Health

Today marks "Men's Mental Health Awareness" day in Canada and although the gender gap amongst individuals with mental illness has narrowed, the overall stigma associated with mental health remains, especially amongst males. Statistics Canada completed a Community Health Survey on Mental Health and found that 10% of men reported experiencing symptoms associated with mental health concerns and/or substance abuse. This is only one percent less than that of the female population (11% reported mental health concerns). These findings show that mental health concerns are just as prevalent amongst males, whereas previous research has not demonstrated this, however, that was likely due to under-reporting by men.

Do you know what a stroke looks like?

Do you know what a stroke looks like?

June marks "Stroke Awareness Month", but do you know what the signs and symptoms are of a stroke? 

According to a recent article published in a prominent Canadian newspaper, strokes amongst young Canadians ages 20-59 years old are on the rise. So what exactly is a stroke and how do you recognize the signs and symptoms quickly enough to get the help needed?

Day Five of Naturopathic Medicine Week What are Some of the Therapies Used by Naturopathic Doctors?

Day Five of Naturopathic Medicine Week What are Some of the Therapies Used by Naturopathic Doctors?

Naturopathic doctors use a variety of tools and treatment methods to address all types of conditions. Naturopathic doctors commonly treat using therapies such as acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, nutritional/lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, physical medicine, injection/intravenous therapy, and homeopathy. Some naturopathic doctors have additional training in skills or tools such as live blood cell analysis, Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, therapeutic ultrasound or laser, and many others. Naturopathic doctors may also choose to have a focus on a particular condition or body system, such as skin or the endocrine system. Below is a detailed description of all the therapies used. 

Day Four of Naturopathic Medicine Week What Can You Expect in a First Visit with a Naturopathic Doctor?

Day Four of Naturopathic Medicine Week What Can You Expect in a First Visit with a Naturopathic Doctor?

Before attending your first visit you will fill out an intake form for the naturopathic doctor. The intake form will ask you questions about your health, such as what are your health concerns and goals, do you have any current illnesses or diagnoses, do you take any medications or supplements, do any of your family members have any health conditions, how is your sleep, energy, stress, what does your typical diet look like, do you exercise, and some other questions. 

Day Three of Naturopathic Medicine Week How do Naturopathic Doctors Fit into Your Health Care Team?

Day Three of Naturopathic Medicine Week How do Naturopathic Doctors Fit into Your Health Care Team?

Naturopathic doctors play an integral role in your health care as we are often the ones to look at the whole person and evaluate all aspects of a patient's health, including physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual. 

Day Two of Naturopathic Medicine Week Training, Licensing, Regulation

Day Two of Naturopathic Medicine Week Training, Licensing, Regulation

You may be wondering how does someone become a naturopathic doctor? What is their training? Are they licensed? And, how is the profession regulated? 

To become a naturopathic doctor, you need to graduate from an accredited naturopathic institution. But, before that, you need to complete a 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university.