Naturopathic Medicine for
Body, Mind, and Soul
Personalized care conveniently located in downtown Oakville
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Dr. Aoife Earls Naturopathic Doctor, with a background in psychology and neuroscience, has been practicing for in the GTA for over 10 years. She works best with people with mind-body disconnects; chronic inflammation due to stress, anxiety and depression that have emerged from real-life stressors like grief, losses of connection and community, and hormonal and digestive imbalances in the immune system that develop when our stress response runs the show.
Using a variety of modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, counselling, mindful techniques, and others, she can help you to develop a peaceful and resilient approach to life!
Due to the COVID-19 priority for support of our health care system, Dr. Earls ND is only essential in-person consultations and telemedicine video and phone appointments as outlined by the Ministry of Health, Ontario.
How I can Help
Fear is just an emotion that our body is programmed to create to keep us safe, but we don’t have to stay in it, even when we have really stressful times. Anxiety is a byproduct of long-term fear. There are many different tools to lessen and eliminate your response to fear. Let’s remind your body and mind how to do this!
To the self, a loss and grieving is a major source of disease if we don’t know how to process up the normal feelings and emotions as they arise. As grief can be a long process, we want to support you at a time where you are your most vulnerable to move forward with grace. Balancing and supporting stress hormones, the immune system, and safely processing emotion can support grieving individuals create a new story and healthy body in a vulnerable time. I am currently completing a certificate in Palliative Care with the University of Chicago, and have completed a Complicated Grief Certificate with Columbia University.
When we have experienced a stressor, we have hormones rise like cortisol that also change our immune system to help get us through the period. This can make us more susceptible to infections, have us feel more tired, and sometimes not ourselves. Our body can use support, but so can our choices; leading to choosing things that make us feel joyful and peaceful and away from things that take away our precious energy. We can support the body in these times to preserve energy and reduce the burden on our immunity through naturopathic methods of understanding the body.
(Men & Women)
Low testosterone is linked with depression in men, low progesterone is a cause of sleeplessness and hot flashes, and low estrogen leads to depression. There are both herbal and bio-identical hormones that can support these states of being in men and women, and can easily and effectively be supported. It’s even more effective when we are treating you as an individual. Through testing and investigation, the best course of action is decided on!
About Dr. Aoife (ee-fa) ND
I’m Aoife, I practice as a naturopathic doctor in Oakville Ontario. I am licensed in pharmaceutical prescriptions with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. My undergraduate training is in psychology and biology. I also have Masters of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience, in which I explored the brain, immune system, and hormones in experimental models of lupus in a discipline known as psychoneuroimmunology, or PNI. Yes, I was in school for a long time. Phew!
Seeing me, I’ve been told, is like seeing a therapist and a doctor all rolled into one. With my background in PNI, I’m very comfortable exploring if it is a physical issue we’re addressing, an emotional issue affecting the body, a nervous system or immune imbalance, or all at the same time.
My practice strengths are mind-body integration; grief, anxiety, depression, fatigue and chronic illness arising from life stressors and immune system changes that come with those states.
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Address: 345 Lakeshore Rd E Suite 208, Oakville, ON L6J 1J5