What health care services to you offer?
We presently offer naturopathic medical services. We plan to offer additional services in the future, such as yoga therapy, meditation retreats, health workshops and more. For more information on naturopathic medicine, please scroll down.
Where is your clinic?
Our clinic is located on our farm in North Gower. We practice in a 4-season yurt, heated in the winter and air-cooled in the summer. For more information about the Yurt Clinic, please click here.
Do you offer direct billing to insurance companies?
Yes! We now offer direct billing to insurance companies via Telus Health. You may have experienced a similar service when you go to the dentist. We input your insurance information to the system and it immediately indicates whether you have coverage, how much coverage, and how much (if anything) you have to pay out of pocket. It's a wonderfully easy system and saves you the time to submit receipts to your insurance company.
Why is it important to blend health care with farming?
Based on the Hippocratic tenet of "let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food", we believe that medicine and farming should be integrated. A solid nutritional foundation is necessary to maintain optimal health, and being able to source fresh, organic, local produce is a significant step to establishing such a foundation. As a result, we are doing our part to contribute to the local food system and educate our patients and customers on the importance of a well-balanced, nutritious diet.
Where can we buy produce?
We are not currently selling food while we expand our operation. Check-in again soon for updates!
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a system of agriculture that blends the terms Permanent and Agriculture. The concept was created by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s as an alternative to conventional, row-crop farming. Its principles incorporate the laws of nature and its practices encourage integrative agriculture with nature rather than working against it. Permaculture utilizes concepts like gardening zones, companion planting, verticle/forest gardening, and sustainable energy sources.
What is Square-Foot Gardening?
Square-Foot Gardening is an intensive method of produce production in which raised garden beds are divided into multiple square-foot areas. Within each square-foot area, a specific quantity of produce can be grown in order to maximize yields. The purpose of SFG is to minimize space and resource requirements while maximizing growing efficiency and quality. This system integrates well into the concept of permaculture, in that rather than using as much land as possible to maximize yields, we are using the least amount of land possible, thereby preserving the natural environment.
What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a system of medicine rooted in the concept of Vis Medicatrix Naturae: The Healing Power of Nature. Although based on multiple traditional systems of healing, in modern times, Naturopathic Medicine is an evidence-based, scientific system of medicine that incorporates herbalism, dietetics, Traditional Chinese Medicine, counselling, and physical medicine into one overall system. Modern naturopathic medicine is now commonly integrated into the conventional medical system and is a licensed medical professional in Ontario, Canada.
What naturopathic services do you offer?
We do not currently practice under the Vis Tree umbrella. Please visit the Contact page for more information about how to work with us as clinicians.
What is a Doula?
A Doula is a service provider for a mother delivering a child. Whereas a midwife's responsibility is the child, the doula's responsibility is the mother. Doulas typically provide pre-birth and post-birth consultation, as well as attending the birth.
Do you offer doula services?
Yes! Dr. Jenn is a DONA-trained doula. She offers direct consultations or doula packages. Jenn also has a naturopathic practice focus in women's health and perinatal care. Visit her website for more details.