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Your natural path to a healthy balance

Dr. Aparna Taylor MSc, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Your natural path to a healthy balance

"Health is not just absence of disease, it's a dynamic transformation connected to what is happening in our bodies, minds and environment.  Each of us defines that in our own special way; that is why finding an individual's balance towards his or her optimal health is what I strive to do. I look forward to working with you and am honoured to be part of your journey towards optimal wellness."

Aparna Taylor MSc, ND

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."


Mahatma Gandhi

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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors treat the whole person, investigating how multiple factors influence an individual's health and well being. By identifying and treating root causes, the intent is to restore optimal function when possible, not only manage symptoms. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention, and leverages the body's own abilities to achieve wellness; the healing power of nature.  How is this accomplished? First, by doing no harm. The principles of naturopathic medicine encourage NDs to be educators, to empower and support individuals in their own understanding of their health and goals, and Dr. Taylor is passionate about this cooperative role of informed decision making. These guiding principles are the distinguishing features of the profession. ​

"The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician.  Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind."

Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

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Health Conditions

Treat the whole person, not just the diagnosis. You are unique and supporting you with the health conditions you may have, will be specific to your journey. Finding a balance of the best available evidence, wisdom of nature and naturopathic philosophy, as well as what resonates with you will guide your healing path.



What causes fatigue? There may be many factors, ranging from deficiencies, poor sleep to more serious conditions. Identifying the causes and why you are tired, we will design a plan together. Whether for short term or long term goals, there are tools to improve energy, regardless of the causes.


Sleep conditions and insomnia

Sleep influences our overall health. Understanding sleep conditions, what may be preventing a restful night, and what other factors may be involved, goes beyond just good sleep hygiene. Hormones, pain, environmental factors, stress or medications may be some causes- let's find your approach to a restful night.

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Digestive conditions

Imbalanced digestion can present as heartburn, food intolerances, gall bladder disorders, IBS, and more. Constipated? It may be common, but not normal. Your digestive system does more than break down food for absorption. There is an elaborate connection between the digestive, immune and nervous systems. Let's discover what nourishes you to optimize your absorption.

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Pain and neurological conditions

There is a spectrum of what a pain experience is, and this is highly individual.  Pain is a signal the body uses to indicate an imbalance, injury, threat or harm. While pain and the nervous system are interrelated, neurological conditions can present without pain. With both, root causes guide options available, towards management and relief.

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Immunity and autoimmunity

The immune system is complex and involved with such conditions as allergies, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), autoimmune disorders, infections, among others. Some individuals may react to mycotoxins or overreact to every day items.  Support your immune system to find a balance on your wellness path.

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Mental health

Supporting mental health is a journey. This path can be illuminating, as some mental health states and psychiatric conditions can be caused by infections, physical trauma, environmental factors, hormones, poor nutrition among others. Treating the whole person empowers each individual with a sense of purpose, as this journey evolves towards your health goals.

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Where to Start
Whether treating one symptom or many, we start by addressing your goals together, and identifying root causes. Reviewing previous diagnoses, results and responses to treatments serve a purpose, as part of the journey. If there is not a test result pointing to a diagnosis, there is still a root cause, and an imbalance. We will navigate this together based on what resonates with you.

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Personalized care

Treat the person, not the test. Testing can support investigating root causes, though still needs to be put into context, and whether there is a  change in the course of a treatment. The most relevant and reasonable tests may be suggested, as part of monitoring or root cause assessments.


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Lyme disease is an illness caused by bacteria of some Borrelia species, usually spread through the bite of certain types of ticks. Not all ticks carry this bacteria, though they may carry many other infections causing illness.  Diagnosis is difficult since the symptoms are changeable, and may be caused by more than one infection.  The medical community does not agree upon testing and diagnosis, as most testing is indirect, not looking for the bacteria itself.  This divides the medical community and often leaves individuals confused and seeking an answer to their debilitating symptoms.  
If the primary goal is to identify the root causes of symptoms, this will support the individual as a whole regardless of which (if any) infection is present.

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"Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open."

B.K.S. Iyengar

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Calgary, Alberta Canada

T: 587-352-4325 (HEAL) F: 587-387-2772

"The best six doctors anywhere

And no one can deny it

Are sunshine, water, rest, and air

Exercise and diet.

These six will gladly you attend

if only you are willing

Your mind they'll ease

Your will they'll mend

And charge you not a shilling".

Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields,

What the River Knows, 1990

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