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Naturopathic Family Physician

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250.361.9888

Hypoallergenic clinic 

Dr Penny Seth-Smith BSc (Hons) ND
Board certified in prescribing, facial mesotherapy, oral chelation, acupuncture
Special interest in complex difficult-to-diagnose cases, and the interplay between physical and mental & emotional health
Live blood analysis expert

Do you feel you have tried everything and nothing has worked? Have you been told that nothing is wrong and you still feel awful? Do you react to so many drugs and treatments that you despair?

Natural Doctor - Naturopathic - Dr Penny Seth-Smith

Natural Doctor - Naturopathic - Dr Penny Seth-Smith

Dr Penny Seth-Smith is an integrated Naturopathic Physician for adults, children and infants. She has 23 years experience in natural treatments for a wide variety of illness and disease. Her particular expertise is in treating Gut Health, Thyroid problems, Hormonal imbalances, Anxiety and Depression, Migraines and Seasonal Allergies. She offers gentle but effective medicines for the highly sensitive person.

Providing Naturopathic Treatments for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Long term effects of previous mental / emotional traumas
  • Concussion and post-concussion syndromes
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Leaky Gut
  • Food sensitivities
  • Candida overgrowth
  • SIBO (Small intestine bacterial overgrowth)
  • SIFO (Small intestine fungal overgrowth)
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Thyroid problems
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Breast Health
  • Migraines
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Myalgic encephalitis (ME)
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • The highly sensitive person

Additional services offered:

  • Muscle testing (Applied Kinesiology)
  • Homeopathy
  • Live blood analysis
  • Thermography
  • Lab testing
  • Genetic testing
  • Facial mesotherapy
  • Thyroid treatments
  • Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
  • Terrain medicines
  • Acupuncture
  • Prescription medications
  • Oral chelation
  • Functional medicine (Clinical Nutrition)
  • Medicinal herbs
  • Lifestyle counselling
  • Vitamin B12 injections

 

 

 

THERMOGRAPHY BREAST HEALTH DAY

Thermography assesses breast health using heat pictures which are taken before and after a “cold challenge” of placing your hands in cold water. These images are compared with each other and with any previous thermography test results, to let you know how healthy your breast are.

The next Thermography Breast Health Day will be on Saturday June 2nd.

The cost is $250

Great West Life Insurance policies often cover more than half of the fee.

To make an appointment or for more information please call: 250-361-9888 or 250-590-7457

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Allergies*

* Disclaimer: results may vary……

My husband and I have taken homeopathic remedies for allergies. We really appreciate their effectiveness. They’re very effective. Plus, they don’t make us drowsy or impact our blood pressure like many drugstore allergy medications.

Marlene

 

 

Posted in Allergies and Hayfever | Tagged

Teething and Camilia*

Disclaimer: results may vary…..

I was amazed how fast the Camilia for teething pain worked for our daughter, she was really struggling with her teeth coming through, and almost as soon as we gave her a dropper she was fine again. My friend didn’t believe it was a homoeopathic remedy because it worked so well!

 

 

Note from Dr. Penny: This information is given for mothers suffering from the emotional pain of hearing their baby crying from physical pain, and from the lack of sleep that can also affect the whole family, as well as for the baby who is suffering such pain. These can all usually be remedied quickly and cheaply, without having to visit a naturopathic physician. Camelia is an over-the-counter remedy, made by Boiron, that is available in most health food stores. The remedy “teething” made by Hylands Homeopathy, is another option. In my experience, either of these will work extremely fast in well over 90% of cases. When you discover how good they are, please spread the word! If they do not work for your baby or are not strong enough to last long, I am happy to help you find a more specific remedy for your individual baby’s needs.

 

 

Posted in Babies, Children and Teens

Sciatica*

* Disclaimer: results may vary….

For years, I suffered with sciatica pain (back pain), which occurred when the sciatic nerve running from the hip down the leg was aggravated. I tried all kinds of things to alleviate the pain, including anti-inflammatories, belts and magnets my sister, who also has a bad back, gave me. But when Dr. Penny gave me a homeopathic remedy, it became a thing of the past. It was amazing.
Marlene

 

Posted in Pain

Sciatica*

* Disclaimer: results may vary…..

Several years ago I was suffering from sciatica. I had seen a chiropractor and acupuncturist, both of whom helped reduce the pain, but it wasn’t going away. I saw my conventional medical doctor and had an X-ray, which showed that there was nothing structurally wrong. When Dr. Penny assessed where, when and how it hurt, and gave me a remedy, it gradually reduced and was gone within 36 hours. It has never returned.

PM

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Remedy delivery*

* Disclaimer: results may vary….

Dr. Penny has treated a number of my health concerns. The different types of Naturopathic Medicinal options available are amazing. What’s been even more surprising and beneficial to my health care are the various types of delivery methods. Having had only been exposed to Western medicine, I was used to taking pills. This is generally a problem because I have trouble swallowing. Under Penny’s care, this has not been an issue. In fact, several of my health care problems are now being addressed as a result of this. I have since learned that Naturopathic treatments come in a variety of methods. Above all, the delivery methods are easy to take and can be tailored to my needs:

  • needles (acupuncture and injections)
  • pills
  • alcohol-based (beet, corn, or wheat)
  • sugar pellets (dissolvable)
  • water-based
  • powders
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Post Partum Depression*

* Disclaimer: results may vary….

I asked Dr. Penny whether she had anything that could help with my post-partum depression. I’d suffered from it after the births of both of my children, I had been prescribed Zoloft after the birth of my second child, 3 1/2 years before. I wanted to be able to go without it.

After just one dose of a remedy, I felt so much better that I reduced my dose of Zoloft to a minimal dose within 3 weeks.

As I was stable at that dose, and coming off Zoloft can trigger withdrawal symptoms, I gradually took a minimal dose less and less often. I was completely off Zoloft, without any return of feelings of depression, after 2 or 3 months.

 

 

Posted in Anxiety and Depression, Hormonal problems, Womens’ problems

Pneumonia*

* Disclaimer: Results may vary….

I first saw Dr. Penny when I had pneumonia. Because of an allergic reaction to the prescribed antibiotics I stopped taking them, as I had been instructed to do by my medical doctor. Because I couldn’t complete that antibiotic treatment I wanted some help getting fully better. I was still having a little difficulty breathing, and pain and weakness in my chest. She gave me a homeopathic remedy and some immune boosters and told me to call her if I was not significantly better in 24 hours. I started to feel better within hours. I was completely better in 2-3 days.

MK

 

Posted in Infectious diseases

Neck pain and stiffness due to arthritis*

* Disclaimer: Results may vary….

I was experiencing pain, tingling and stiffness in my neck, shoulders, arms and hands that intensified for over a year before I was X-rayed and diagnosed with minor arthritis in my three cervical vertebrae. The medical opinion was this was “normal deterioration”. My discomfort was labelled as out of proportion, and my doctor offered me anti-inflammatory drugs.

Instead, I sought Dr. Penny’s advice. She started me on a homeopathic remedy. Relief was almost immediate! Within three days, the pain, stiffness and burning sensation were gone. Over the next four years, I continued with the same treatment. The time between doses of the remedy kept increasing until I only needed a dose or two every few months. For over a year, I haven’t experienced any of those symptoms, or needed to take the remedy.

I have been one of Dr. Penny’s patients for over five years and primarily use homeopathy to treat mine and my child’s chronic and acute health issues. I constantly use naturopathic and homeopathic treatments to help reduce and manage the symptoms I have experienced while living with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD ), environmental sensitivities, and irritable bowel disorder. There are no allopathic treatments for these conditions other than pharmaceutical drugs. I have found homeopathics to be the most immediate, effective and non-invasive treatment.

As I continue to take responsibility for and actively engage in the process of my healing and well-being, I am profoundly grateful for the naturopathic care Dr. Penny provides to me and my family. I find Dr. Penny’s approach compassionate and sensitive, as well as soundly based on her deep and exact knowledge of the entire range of treatments she prescribes.

Suzanne Gladders

 

Posted in Arthritis, Pain | Tagged

Mononucleosis – Epstein Barr Virus*

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Disclaimer: Results may vary….

After my daughters grade 12 graduation, she mentioned that she had a sore throat and felt very tired.  I treated her symptoms thinking it was just a common cold but after a few days when she wasn’t feeling any better, I decided to take her the MediCentre.   A couple of days later, we were informed she had contracted Mono.

The GP’s prescription was to rest but also stating there was nothing else to help her recover.  I quickly made an appointment for my daughter and I to visit Dr. Penny Seth-Smith.   In Dr. Penny’s office, she asked my daughter many questions and then started muscle testing to see which remedies my daughter’s body required to fight this virus.  Dr. Penny was also able to muscle test the vitamins which I took along to the visit to determine which ones were beneficial and the required dosages per day.

When we left her office that day I had no idea that my daughter was going to start improving so quickly.  After 4 days of following Dr. Penny’s recovery plan, my daughter had life in her again.  She was feeling good, with her normal energy level and was back to doing everything in her life like usual.

From my understanding the recovery time when someone contracts mono is weeks to months, but with Dr. Penny’s counsel, my daughter was back to normal so much quicker than anyone expected.

It was amazing!

 

Posted in Babies, Children and Teens, Infectious diseases, Mononucleosis (Mono)