About Dr. Jeannie Doig

Dr. Jeannie Doig has been practising in the Alberni Valley and Tofino since 2007.  She received her Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Toronto in 1999 and her 4-year post graduate  degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto in 2006.

Dr. Doig treats virtually any condition by addressing the root “cause” of disease rather than simply masking and reducing symptoms.  She has a special interest in women’s health, digestive problems, and optimal weight management.  Since becoming licensed to prescribe in BC in 2010, Dr. Doig now has expanded her practice to include bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and individualized thyroid prescriptions.

Dr. Doig is a passionate promoter of patient education and preventative medicine as well as teaches yoga. She regularly updates her education by attending functional medicine seminars throughout North America and is currently working towards her functional medicine fellowship through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
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Therapies

“Those who do not find time every day for health must sacrifice a lot of time one day for illness.”  Father Sebastian Kneipp

Dr. Jeannie Doig explores each individual patient’s case and provides a treatment protocol that best suits his/her needs.

Chelation Therapy:

This therapy is helpful for cardiovascular disease patients as it helps clean out plaque from the arteries. It also detoxifies with body by removing heavy metals such as mercury and lead.  Testing is done on each patient to determine metal toxicity load before beginning chelation therapy.


Clinical Nutrition:

Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. Individualized diets and nutritional supplements are recommended to address deficiencies, treat disease processes, and promote health. The benefits of improved nutrition may include increased energy, improved gastrointestinal function, enhanced immunity, optimal weight, and general well-being.


Botanical Medicine:

Botanical medicine is plant-based medicine that involves the use of herbal teas, tinctures, capsules and other preparations that assist in recovery from illness or support normal organ function.  Botanical medicines are the subject of a growing number of clinical research studies, and the majority of plants used by naturopathic doctors have been proven safe and effective by scientific and clinical research.


Homeopathy:

Homeopathy is a form of medicine based on the Law of Similars; that is, the use of tiny doses of the very thing that causes similar symptoms in healthy people. These minute doses of plant, animal, or mineral origin are used to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Homeopathy is a powerful tool that affects healing on a physical and emotional level. A homeopathic remedy is prescribed based on the unique characteristics of the patient.


Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture:

Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture are based on a 5000-year-old practice of balancing qi (energy) in the meridian pathways of the body. Pulse and tongue diagnosis help the ND decide on the direction of treatment. The goal of each treatment is to create balance and harmony in the mind and body. Acupuncture, the insertion of sterile needles in specific points of the body, is a highly effective treatment for many conditions.


Lifestyle Counselling:

Naturopathic doctors are committed to educating and guiding their patients to make positive changes towards optimal health. By evaluating the environmental, mental, emotional and physical aspects of your life, your ND can help you to make choices which will enhance your well-being and reduce stress levels.


Intravenous Nutritional Therapy:

Intravenous therapy uses high doses of vitamins and minerals which are administered intravenously for enhanced absorption into the body. This treatment can be used for many conditions including immune problems, cancer treatment, and neurodegenerative disease.

When a drug or nutrient is injected directly into the bloodstream, the digestive system is by-passed, allowing the medication to flow directly into the cells. For patients with particular conditions, intravenous delivery of essential vitamins and trace minerals can be highly effective.

This is called the Myers cocktail  therapy  (as it was invented by Dr. Myers) and is administered normally as a course of treatments, the frequency varying with the needs of the patient. It is especially beneficial for people in a run-down condition, whose immune system may be weakened, lowering their resistance to disease and infection. The formula may vary with the individual but generally includes: Multi Trace Minerals; Magnesium; Calcium; Vitamins B5, B6, B12 & B complex; and Vitamin C.

Combined in a sterile water solution, the Myers Cocktail is delivered either manually, over a period of 15 – 20 minutes, or by drip-feed, which delivers larger doses, requiring 45 – 75 minutes.

IV Therapy can treat: Acute asthma attacks/Migraines/Chronic fatigue syndrome /Fibromyalgia/ Depression/ Acute muscle spasm/ Upper respiratory tract infections/ Chronic sinusitis/ Seasonal allergic rhinitis/ Cardiovascular disease/ Hives Weakened immune systems/ Acute and Chronic stress

And much more….including helping to boost energy levels and endurance in athletes, thus improving their performance.


Bowen Therapy:

This gentle hands-on therapy began in Australia by Tom Bowen. It is effective therapy for pain and tension and it puts the body into a deep state of relaxation. Read more at www.bowtech.com.  Also, read my article on What is Bowen Therapy?

Unlike an over-all body massage, Bowen Therapy tends to be highly focused on specific muscles, nerves and tendons related to particular disorders that can be anything from migraine to tennis elbow. The treatment is gentle and relaxing, suitable for patients from infancy to old age. Conditions that respond to Bowen Therapy include:
Musculo-skeletal Sciatica, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, joint restriction, arthritis, sports injuries, gait disorders, chronic pain, frozen shoulder, repetitive strain injuries.
Respiratory Problems Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, allergies, hay fever.
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Colic, Crohn’s disease, indigestion, constipation.
Gynecological Mastitis, premenstrual syndrome, infertility.
Other Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, tinnitus. ear infections, bedwetting, prostatic problems.

Lab services and testing

Specialized Laboratory Tests

 Food Sensitivity Testing(Rocky Mountain Analytical) Blood test to determine IgG, IgA and/or IgE antibody reactions to over 120 foods as well as tests reactions to candida.

 Comprehensive Stool Analysis and Parasitology(Doctor’s Data)

 

Stool test for complete intestinal assessment. Information about digestion, absorption, bacterial & yeast overgrowth, inflammation and immune function. Detects presence of parasites, bacteria, or fungal pathogens as well as levels of beneficial bacteria.

 Urine Toxic Metals(Doctor’s Data)

 

Measures urinary excretion of many toxic elements from the body (ie mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum)

 Hair Analyisis(Rocky Mountain Analytical)

 

Predictive test for nutritional mineral status and toxic metal burden

 Female Hormone Panel(Labrix Labs)

 

Salivary test for female hormone balance including estradiol, cortisol, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEAs

 Male Hormone Panel(Labrix Labs)

 

Salivary hormone test for male hormone balance including testosterone, estradiol, DHEAs, and cortisol

 Adrenal Function Test(Labrix Labs)

 

Salivary test for adrenal cortisol curve (tested four times throughout the day) to assess levels of stress hormones and adrenal fatigue

 Organic Acids Test(Great Plains Labs)

 

Comprehensive urine test for amino acids, probiotics, sensitivities to casein and gluten. Great test for children (especially designed for autistic children)

 Environmental Pollutants Profile(Rocky Mountain Analytical)

 

Urine test for common pollutants in the environment found in the urine (PCBs, benzenes, etc)
 Armin Labs Lyme Disease and Co-Infections test: This is a blood test from Germany that accurately measures the body’s immune system T and B cell response to Lyme disease as well as a whole host of co-infections and viruses in the body.

 SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth):

 

This is a breath test that measures the amount of hydrogen and methane gas produced in the body after swallowing a lactulose drink. The amount and type of gas produced indicates whether there is hydrogen or methane producing small intestinal bacteria overgrowth. This is the leading cause of irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, gas, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain and can be eradicated with naturopathic treatment.

 23 and Me Laboratory Interpretation

 

 

If you do this genetic test through 23 and me, I have the computer program to analyze your raw data. This will give you a 20 page report on all of your genetic mutations and which vitamins you are prone to being low in. I can tailor a vitamin plan for you based on your genetic data!

Patient intake forms/Handouts

These naturopathic intake forms need to be filled out before the initial consultation. The forms can be picked up ahead of time at the clinic or downloaded here.  Take your time to reflect about your health concerns while filling out these forms.

Adult Intake Form

Child Intake Form

Naturopathic Fee Schedule

Diet Charting

Diet-diary-Form

Daily Diet and Exercise Log

FLT  Daily Menu plan

FLT Daily Gluten-Free Menu plan 

Patient Specialized Diets

The Elimination/Detoxification Diet

The Hypoallergenic Dietary Guidelines