Meet Dr. Sylvi Martin

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"My mission is to help you feel your best so you can enjoy your life to the fullest." 

Dr. Sylvi Martin, ND

 

Dr. Sylvi Martin is a naturopathic doctor, with a background in acute care mental health nursing, who is committed to empowering women to make healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes to achieve balance in their overall health and mental wellbeing.  

She is a graduate of the four-year Naturopathic Medicine Program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Laurentian University, where she graduated with distinction, in addition to completing two coveted nursing internships in occupational health.

Sylvi practises naturopathic medicine at Fusion Chiropractic & Integrative Health, where she brings her integrative approach to healthcare to Toronto's Danforth community.  She also contributes to the regulation of her profession by serving on a statutory committee, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, in addition to offering courses to her profession through her professional association. 

Sylvi maintains a separate nursing practice in the field of professional regulation, and is available for consultation with regulated health professionals.

Sylvi maintains the following professional memberships:

 
 

Putting the care into your healthcare experience

Sylvi recognizes that you are the expert of your own life, and she has a genuine interest in learning what makes you and your lifestyle unique so she can tailor the treatment recommendations that work best for you. Her ultimate goal is to empower you with information to optimize your wellbeing. Sylvi maintains a small naturopathic practice to ensure that she focuses special attention to your healthcare needs.  Your appointments will not be rushed, and you will have lots of time to ask questions and review your wellness goals. 

 
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Balancing Nutrition, Hormones and Weight

Balanced nutrition is not about eating the latest superfood or following the latest fad diet. It’s not about giving up your favourite foods or treats either. It’s about finding the balance that’s right for you, without guilt or suffering. Sylvi will help you to make sustainable lifestyle changes that you’ll be comfortable living with, to help balance your hormones and reach your optimal weight. 

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Mindfulness and Mental-Emotional Wellness

With several years of experience focusing in mental health and wellness, and additional training in mindfulness based clinical skills, Sylvi strives to help individuals become more mindful of how their thoughts and emotions impact overall mental health in order to reduce the impact of stress.

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Children's Health 

 

 

 

Naturopathic Treatments

The are a variety of naturopathic treatment options to choose from. After performing an assessment, Dr. Martin will present treatment options that are individualized to you.

 
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clinical nutrition

Clinical nutrition is a treatment that addresses the relationship between diet and health, and may involve dietary adjustments and the use of natural supplements (such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutraceuticals) to promote health.  This can be used to address nutritional deficiencies, assist the body in with detoxification, or address specific health concerns by stimulating healing.

 
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lifestyle counseling

Lifestyle counseling involves empowering individuals by addressing barriers to health (such as physical, mental, emotional and environmental factors) and provides information to inform choices that optimize long-term health.

 
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botanical medicine

Botanical medicine is a treatment that involves the therapeutic use of plant substances, such as standardized herbal products, to promote physiological healing.  Many botanicals have pharmacological activity in the body and can be used to treat common health conditions.

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acupuncture

Acupuncture helps restore the balance of Qi (“Chi”) – a vital energy that flows through channels known as meridians to nourish the body and mind, while helping to correct imbalances.  This is achieved by inserting hair-thin needles into specific points in the body. Modern science has validated the positive effects of acupuncture, specifically acupuncture’s ability to stimulate local blood and oxygen flow and its ability to release chemicals in the body that can have a positive effect on pain and mood.  Acupuncture has been medically endorsed for use to address pain and help regulate chemical and hormonal release. 

 
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hands-on treatment

Physical medicine is a treatment that incorporates hands-on techniques, such as massage and myo-fascial release, to benefit the muscles and soft-tissues. 

 
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hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a treatment that uses water therapeutically to positively influence tissues in the body and to accelerate the healing process.  It can be helpful to decrease inflammation and swelling, promote relaxation, or to increase blood flow to certain areas of the body.  Hydrotherapy can be used in conjunction with topical botanical extracts for added therapeutic effect.

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What you can expect

A detailed assessment

Your first appointment will be an hour long.  You will be asked to fill out intake forms prior to your appointment in order to provide important information about your health.  It is helpful if you can bring copies of your most recent test results with you.  Your personal and family health history, dietary intake and other health patterns will be reviewed.  A physical examination will be performed, along with any lab tests that may be necessary.  You will be referred to your family physician for imaging studies such as x-ray or ultrasound, if they are required.  Some initial treatment recommendations will be made, and a 45 minute follow-up visit will be booked within one to two weeks to review and discuss the overall treatment plan.

An integrative approach

In order to provide you with the best care possible, Dr. Martin practices in collaboration with any other healthcare providers you may be seeing.  You will be referred for any collaborate care that may be beneficial in helping you to achieve your wellness goals.  

Individualized treatment and person-centered care

YOU are the focus of your care.  You can expect to be informed of the conventional and natural treatment options that are available to you so that you may make informed choices that support your wellness goals.  All treatment plans are individualized and take into account any potential interactions between medications or conventional treatments that you may also be using.  Your questions will be welcomed and answered in a way that you will understand, and you are invited to book as much time as you need to address your concerns.