0Dr. jessica geil

naturopathic doctor
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905-769-4100
 

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Natural Fertility Support

You and your partner have decided that you want to grow your family. Perhaps you are new to the idea, or maybe you've been trying for some time without success. Regardless of where you are on your fertility journey, Dr. Geil can help. She offers comprehensive fertility care for both men and women who are planning, actively trying, and/or struggling to conceive. Because she recognizes that every patient is unique, she takes time to thoroughly assess your case and aims to provide you with a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. Several factors are known to influence fertility so it is her job to identify those that are specific to you. Treatments include modalities such as diet and lifestyle counselling, nutrition, supplementation, fertility focused acupuncture, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, and botanical medicine. 

Are you...?

struggling 
to conceive?
tryinG 
to conceive?
Planning 
to conceive?

Setting the foundations for conception is essential in anyone wanting to start or grow their family. After all, you wouldn't plant a seed before first nourishing the soil, right? Even if you aren't quite yet ready to start trying for a baby there is a lot that can be done to help prepare your body for when you are. This extra care will serve to improve your odds of conception when you do start trying, will minimize the risk of complications during pregnancy/birth, and will enhance the health of your baby well into their adult life. 

By now you've set your plan, put your foundations in place, and have decided that it is time to actively start trying. But where to start? Dr. Geil will help to take the guesswork out of it all by working closely with you to help optimize your cycle and ensure that you are trying at the appropriate time. She will provide you and your partner with everything that you need to increase your chances of success, whether that be with dietary modifications, bio-identical hormones, acupuncture, vitamins/minerals, botanicals, or nutrients.  

If you are at the point where you have been trying for several months/years without success or have sought help from a fertility clinic, you may require some additional support. Dr. Geil will work in conjunction with the rest of your healthcare team to provide treatments that are adjunctive to your regular fertility care. During this time it may be necessary to do more in-depth testing in order to uncover the missing pieces of the puzzle. By considering all angles of your health, it is her aim to get to the bottom of what underlies your struggle.

Treatment goals

  • Identify factors that impair fertility 

  • Manage underlying health conditions

  • Remove known barriers to fertility 

  • Optimize diet and lifestyle prior to conception 

  • Encourage detoxification 

  • Correct nutrient deficiencies 

  • Improve egg & sperm quality 

  • Enhance blood flow / circulation to the reproductive organs

  • Regain cycle regularity

  • Regulate hormones 

  • Support ovulation

  • Improve uterine lining and uterine receptivity

  • Aid with implantation 

  • Improve chances of success naturally and through IUI or IVF

  • Alleviate side effects of fertility medications

  • Minimize miscarriage risk 

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Decrease time to conception

  • Minimize risk of complications during pregnancy and birth

  • Enhance the health and wellbeing of your baby

fertility factors

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Irregular menstrual cycles 

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 

  • Endometriosis 

  • Uterine fibroids 

  • Poor egg quality / low reserve 

  • Aging / Premature menopause

  • Thin or unreceptive uterine lining

  • Hypothyroidism / Hyperthyroidism

  • Insulin resistance / diabetes

  • Recurrent pregnancy loss 

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 

  • Sexually transmitted infections

  • Emotional / physical stress

  • Immune system overactivation

  • Environmental exposure

  • Underweight / overweight

  • Autoimmune diseases 

  • Medications & substances

  • Fallopian tube damage

  • Genetic conditions

  • Clotting disorders

  • Anatomical abnormalities

  • Lifestyle factors

  • Low sperm count

  • Poor sperm motility

  • Poor sperm morphology

  • High DNA fragmentation 

  • Anti-sperm antibodies

  • ... and many more 

 

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Healthy Hormones. Happy hormones

Hormones play an integral role in our health. They are involved in almost every process that takes place in the human body, from reproduction, metabolism and sleep to mood, immunity, and digestive function. Given their complexity, it is not surprising that the slightest imbalance can cause an array of symptoms that leave you feeling unwell. Dr. Geil offers comprehensive hormone testing to help identify exactly where things may have gone awry. By bringing your hormones back into a state of balance you will begin to feel like yourself again. Treatments are naturally focused and may include bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), desiccated thyroid,

vitamin/mineral supplementation, nutraceuticals, botanicals, acupuncture, and specific lifestyle recommendations. 

Signs & Symptoms

  • Acne

  • Headaches

  • Irregular menstrual cycles 

  • Painful periods

  • Heavy periods

  • Breast pain

  • Irritability 

  • Anxiety 

  • Palpitations 

  • Low mood

  • Brain fog 

  • Food cravings

  • Constipation / diarrhea

  • Bloating 

  • Fatigue

  • Weight gain / loss 

  • Infertility

  • Hair loss / hair growth  

  • Hot flashes

  • Insomnia

  • Poor libido

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Yeast infections 

Common Conditions

  • Infertility 

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Endometriosis 

  • Uterine fibroids 

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

  • Migraines / Headaches 

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Hashimoto's 

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Graves' Disease 

  • Perimenopause / Menopause

  • Andropause

  • Diabetes / Metabolic Syndrome

  • Overweight / Obesity 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression 

  • Adrenal fatigue

  • Fibrocystic breasts

  • Stress

  • Infections (i.e. Candida) 

  • Osteoporosis / Osteopenia

  • ... and more  

 

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Supportive pregnancy care

You deserve to have the most enjoyable pregnancy possible. That's why Dr. Geil offers supportive care for every stage along the way, from preconception to postpartum. She will work in collaboration with your health care team, whether that be your midwife, family doctor, or obstetrician, to optimize the health of both you and your little one. During pregnancy it may seem like everything is changing. Dr. Geil is there to help make it a smooth transition for you and will ensure that all of your questions are answered. She will provide you with a comprehensive plan that is focused on nutrient optimization, symptom management, prevention, and preparation for labour and delivery. 

Treatment overview

  • Nutrient optimization through each stage of pregnancy with diet, vitamins/minerals, botanicals, and supplements

  • Management of common symptoms, complaints, or conditions that develop in pregnancy 

  • Prevention of infections, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, miscarriage, and preterm labour 

  • Acupuncture for symptom management, labour preparation, post date pregnancies (labour induction), and turning breech babies

  • Lifestyle counselling to enhance wellbeing and address thoughts and questions as they arise

  • Postpartum recovery and breastfeeding support 

common concerns

  • Morning sickness 

  • Anemia / low iron 

  • Heartburn 

  • Constipation 

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Headaches 

  • Fatigue

  • Indigestion 

  • Congestion

  • Back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Cold and flu 

  • Sleep troubles

  • Leg cramps

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Stress  

  • Swelling 

  • High blood pressure 

  • Gestational diabetes

  • Bladder infections (UTI)

  • Yeast infections 

  • Breech baby 

  • Miscarriage prevention

  • Labour prep & induction 

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Postpartum healing

 

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Digestive HEALTH solutions

Optimal digestion is the foundation for good health. It is needed not only for the breakdown and absorption of nutrients but also to link parts of the immune, nervous, and endocrine system together in an intricate way. If your digestive system is not functioning properly, many different aspects of your health may be affected, including your hormones, energy, mood, and skin. Digestive troubles can stem from several underlying factors, so it is Dr. Geil's job to serve as a digestive detective and uncover where the problem specifically lies. She uses specialized laboratory testing, including food sensitivity testing, to aid in her diagnosis. Treatments are tailored to your individual needs and may focus on identifying particular foods that you may be sensitive to, reducing inflammation, rebalancing gut flora, and supplying the body with nutrients needed to regain function.    

Signs & Symptoms

  • Bloating

  • Constipation 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Abdominal discomfort

  • Cramping

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting 

  • Indigestion

  • Poor appetite 

  • Heartburn

  • Acid reflux 

  • Belching

  • Flatulence/gas

  • Distention

  • Bad breath

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Nutrient deficiencies 

  • Undigested food in stool  

  • Mucus in stool 

  • Blood in stool 

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Fatigue after meals 

  • Weight gain / loss

  • Skin lesions

  • Skin rash 

  • Headaches 

  • Joint pain 

  • Brain fog 

  • Allergies

common conditions

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Celiac disease 

  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Candida / yeast

  • Crohn's disease 

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) 

  • Food intolerances and sensitivities

  • Leaky gut

  • Hiatal hernia 

  • Intestinal infections

  • Ulcers

  • Gastritis 

  • Gallstones

  • Fatty liver 

  • H. Pylori infection 

  • Eczema

  • Acne

  • ... and more