If you struggle with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome you are not alone. According to the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), there are upwards of 215,000 people who have one or both of these conditions in the Greater Toronto Area alone. There are very few physicians practicing that specialize in these conditions – leaving many people feeling unsupported and isolated.
In 2012, the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC) acknowledged this growing need by initiating the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (FM/CFS) Focus Shift, which has quickly become one of the busiest shifts in the clinic.
To further support this patient population, the RSNC is offering an educational support group for those whose lives have been impacted by Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Session Topic Schedule:
1. Intro to CFS/FM and Naturopathic Medicine
2. Lifestyle tools and strategies (activity logs and pacing).
3. Boundaries and stress management
4. Intro to CBT
5. Support networks
6. Rest and mental function (brain fog).
7. Pain management
8. Nutrition and supplementation; Nourishing your body
9. Lab testing and differential diagnoses
10. Legal and financial issues
Louise McCrindle, ND
When not supervising at CCNM, Louise maintains a busy general private practice in Toronto and is mother to twins. She has a special interest in women's health, fertility, pre- and postnatal care, and paediatrics. In addition, Louise has a special interest in CFS, FM and MCS having worked with Alison Bested, MD.
Louise earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Alberta. After working as an earth scientist in Calgary for several years, she decided to pursue her passion in holistic health and relocated to Toronto where she graduated from CCNM.
During her time at CCNM, Louise was a very active member of the student body and was twice awarded the Academic Excellence Award, as well as her graduating class Humanitarian Award. She was on both the pediatrics and sports medicine specialty shifts and has taken numerous continuing education courses outside of CCNM, including a year-long herbal medicine course and is a first line therapy health care provider.
Louise has also trained at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she received additional instruction in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. In addition, she is a trained Doula and has assisted at both home and hospital births.
Louise is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, BDDT-N certified to prescribe Intravenous Vitamins and is a member of Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - Sat 2:15-3:45pm