Dr. Amelia Croll ND

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Dr. Amelia Croll ND

Naturopathic Doctor
I find it very rewarding to work with people so that they can be at their best. I am down-to-earth in my approach to client care.

My goal is to find and treat root cause. Root cause can range from unidentified food intolerances, hormonal imbalances, heavy metal toxicity, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic infections, among others. Most of my clients end up in my office because of chronic health conditions that have persisted for years.

I have a general family practice, but my areas of specialty include: fertility, pregnancy, athletic performance, gastro-intestinal disorders, autoimmune disorders, and endocrine disorders. I am also licensed to prescribe (most) bioidentical hormones. Brain health and the gut-brain axis is a newer area of interest of mine.

I also treat babies and kids. Common conditions I see in kids include ear infections, cold/flu support, skin conditions, and digestion/food intolerances.

My practice is unique because I’m one of a handful of NDs in the Ottawa area that is licensed to use vitamin/mineral intravenous (IV) therapy. IV therapy can be used for a wide range of health conditions. I commonly use it in treatment of chronic infections, low energy/adrenal fatigue, detox protocols, skin conditions, athletic endurance/recovery time, and cold/flu support. The basic IV formula I use is called a Myer’s cocktail. I then customize this cocktail to suit the client’s individual needs. Common additional ingredients include: glutathione, amino acids, hydrochloric acid, electrolyte/rehydration formulas and mineral formulas.

I look forward to working with you!

Services

IV nutrient therapy ( Intravenous Therapy)
Bowen therapy
Acupuncture
Bioidentical hormones (excluding testosterone)
Vitamin B12 injections
Vitamin D injections

Lab testing

Vitamin B12, iron, vitamin D, magnesium
Thyroid panel
IgG food sensitivity testing
Heavy metal testing (urine)
Salivary hormone testing
Candida panel
Celiac panel

Commonly Treated Conditions

Fertility
Pregnancy
Hormone imbalances
Autoimmune conditions
Digestive disorders
Athletic support
Fatigue

Intravenous (IV) Therapy

I became IV licensed so I could better address the wide range of chronic cases I was seeing.  IV nutrient therapy is when vitamin, minerals and amino acids are injected directly into the bloodstream, where they bypass the stomach and are therefore 100% absorbed and utilized by the cells.  Most people notice an improvement in mood, and energy immediately after the treatment.

IV therapy can be very effective for stubborn or chronic conditions such as: chronic immune conditions, like Lyme disease or candida, neurological conditions, stress, chronic digestive issues, athletic performance and recovery, and low energy and mood conditions.

The basic formula I use is called a Myer’s Formula (designed by John Myer MD).  This cocktail contains vitamin B5, B6, B12, B complex, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, and zinc.  Additional nutrients are often added to individual a formula. For example, glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, is used in neurological conditions and detox protocols. Hydrochloric acid is used for chronic infections.

Dr. Amelia Croll, ND

Price List

Description Length Fee
Initial Consultation 60 min $195.00
60 minute follow up 60 min $180.00
45 minute follow-up 45 min $125.00
30 minute follow-up 30 min $90.00
15 minute follow-up 15 min $45.00
IV therapy: Starting at $120/treatment 30 min $120.00
Acupuncture/Bowen Therapy 30 min $75.00
Vitamin D Injection  5 min $30.00
 Vitamin B12 Injection  5 min $20.00
Phone consultations: same rates as in person

*prices do not include hst

To learn more about how I can help you achieve better health, call Living Science at (613)836-7901 to book your appointment with Dr. Amelia Croll, ND.

Initial Consultation

We welcome you to the Living Science Clinic and invite you to complete the questionnaire prior to arriving for your first appointment. This will save you time when you arrive and allow us to provide the best care possible.

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If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to phone us at: 613-836-7901 or email to: amelia@livingscience.ca

Please note we respectfully request 24 hours notice for rescheduled, missed or cancelled appointments.

With regards to IV therapy, the IV bags are customized for your appointment therefore we will charge $45.00 + HST for any missed, cancelled or last minute rescheduled appointments with 24 hours notice or less.

Refresh Your Hormones Program

Hormone Balancing Program ($510)

Program Includes:

60 Minute Consultation with Dr. Amelia Croll, Naturopathic Doctor

Saliva Hormone Testing (AM cortisol, DHEAs, estradiol, progesterone, testosterone)

45 Minute Follow-up to review test results

Personalized Hormone Balancing Protocol

(including diet, lifestyle, supplements* if needed).

*Supplements not included in price.

About Saliva Testing

Saliva testing is a reliable way to measure hormones.

Saliva hormone testing is an accurate, non-invasive and clinically useful way of measuring hormones. Thousands of studies using salivary hormone analysis have already been published, with more being added on a regular basis.

Saliva collection is painless and convenient, particularly when multiple samples are required.

Benefits of Saliva Hormone Testing

Saliva hormone testing can be used to identify existing hormone excesses or deficiencies.  For example, finding out that a woman lacks sufficient progesterone to balance high estradiol levels or that high cortisol levels are interfering with the action of progesterone and testosterone. Once a hormone imbalance has been identified, nutritional or bio-identical hormone therapy may be indicated.

Testing is EASY

Step 1 Collect Saliva

Step 2 Package

Step 3 Send/Mail to Rocky Mountain Analytical an accredited medical laboratory

Step 4 Book a 45 minute follow-up appointment with Dr. Amelia Croll, ND to discuss your results.

Food Sensitivity Program ($539)

Program Includes:

60 Minute Consultation with Dr. Amelia Croll, Naturopathic Doctor

Requisition for Blood Draw Testing 120 Antigens – Food Sensitivities

45 Minute Follow-up with Dr. Amelia Croll, ND to review test results

Personalized Food Sensitivity Protocal*(Supplements not included in price*)

Food sensitivities are delayed reactions to specific foods that are triggered by IgG antibodies.

In an IgG reaction, the IgG antibodies attach themselves to the food antigen and create an antibody-antigen complex. These complexes are normally removed by special cells called macrophages.  However, if they are present in large numbers and the reactive food is still being consumed, the macrophages can’t remove them quickly enough.  The food antigen-antibody complexes accumulate and are deposited in body tissues. Once in tissue, these complexes release inflammation causing chemicals, which may play a role in numerous diseases and conditions.

Why Test IgG Food Sensitivity?

There is a growing body of evidence to support the clinical benefits of eliminating IgG reactive foods from the diet. IgG food sensitivities have been implicated in migraine headaches and irritable bowel syndrome (alternating diarrhea and constipation).  Bloating and indigestion are also common food sensitivity reactions, as is fatigue.  Continued consumption of reactive foods may contribute to weight gain and/or difficulty losing weight.  Eczema is also commonly associated with food reactions. Because IgG food reactions take hours or days to develop, this makes it difficult to determine which food is responsible for the reaction without doing testing.

No one knows why the immune system produces antibodies to certain foods, but when it does, a noticeable food reaction may result.  Rocky Mountain Analytical tests for food-specific reactions to three different antibodies:  IgG, IgE and IgA

The immune system exists to defend the body against bacteria, viruses and any other potentially harmful organisms.  One of the ways it does this is by producing cells called immunoglobulins, also called antibodies. There are five major immunoglobulins: IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM.

Food Allergy
Only IgE reactions are considered true food allergies.  IgE reactions typically occur within minutes of exposure to, or ingestion of, food antigen.  Commonly observed IgE reactions include: hives, itchy watery eyes and breathing difficulties.  Testing for IgE food allergies requires a blood draw.   Diagnosis of a food allergy can only be made by an allergist, and may involve skin prick tests or a double-blind, placebo-controlled oral food challenge.

Food Sensitivity
Food Sensitivity is a term that usually refers to delayed immune reactions to foods.  For example, IgG and IgA reactions to foods are commonly referred to as food sensitivities.

The term food sensitivity is sometimes used to describe non-immune reactions to food.  There is no agreed upon definition of what a food sensitivity is. IgG and IgA  food reactions can be tested from a dried blood strip sample.

Food Intolerance
Usually refers to non-immune reactions like enzyme deficiencies.  For example, people who lack the enzyme lactase have trouble digesting milk.  This is called lactose intolerance.

Fertility Program – Adrenal & Sex Hormones & Melatonin ($729)

Program Includes:

60 Minute Consultation with Dr. Amelia Croll, Naturopathic Doctor

DUTCH® Steroid Hormones Testing

60 Minute Follow up with Dr. Amelia Croll, ND

DUTCH® Steroid Hormones

Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones

The dutch® urine steroid hormone profile measures hormones and hormone metabolites (called conjugates) in a dried urine sample. Measuring both hormones and their metabolites can give a better overall picture of hormone production. For example, a urine steroid hormone profile on someone with low salivary cortisol could show normal cortisol production, but high levels of metabolites. In other words, he/she is producing enough cortisol, it’s just getting broken down into its metabolites very quickly. There are also some metabolites that are important markers for breast cancer risk that can only be measured in urine.

With serum and saliva hormone spot-testing, it’s possible to track variations in hormone release throughout the day – what we call the circadian rhythm. In contrast, the standard 24-hour urine collection reflects the total hormone output in a 24-hour period. With the dutch® urine steroid test, you get the best of all methods.

Why Test Urine Steroids?
To get the best picture of overall steroid hormone production, or to see how supplemented hormones are being broken down by the body, a urine steroid hormone profile is the right choice.

Urine Steroid Hormones

Urine steroid hormone analysis, like saliva hormone analysis, is noninvasive and convenient to do at home.   Producing a saliva sample is generally easy for most people, but conditions like dry mouth and some autoimmune diseases can make saliva collection difficult.   Urine collection is therefore easier for some, although collecting urine for a full 24 hours may be inconvenient.

Urine steroid hormone analysis differs from saliva hormone testing in that it measures conjugated hormones.  Conjugated hormones are hormones that the body modifies by adding a chemical – usually glucuronide or sulphate molecules –  to facilitate their elimination (i.e. in urine or stool).  The amount of hormone in urine essentially tells us what the body is getting rid of, not necessarily what is available for use.

General Focus of Naturopathic Lyme Treatment

Hydration
Organ support (liver, kidney, spleen, gut, lymphatic)
Immune system modulation
Antimicrobial herbs targeting borrelia and specific co-infections
Mitochondrial support with antioxidants
Assessment of toxicity/heavy metals
Assessment of hormonal system

IV therapy / Nutrient Intravenous Therapy

Provided by NDs who are IV licensed. In Ontario, we can inject vitamin/mineral formulas only (no ozone and no antibiotics, need to travel out of province for those treatments, unless done by an MD).
Not a magic bullet and often done in combination with other Lyme treatments (antibiotics, herbs, supplements).
Response varies from case to case.
Effective in Lyme because IV nutrients don’t depend on the digestive system to be absorbed and go directly to the cells.
Foundations need to be in place first (clean lifestyle and diet) for best results.
Herxheimer reactions common.
IVs done weekly for 4-6 weeks then every 3-6 weeks for 3-6 months.
Clients report improved quality of life (more ‘good days’ with energy and mood and better tolerability of antibiotics (if on an antibiotic protocol).
Cost depends on formula but ranges from $110-125/treatment.
IV’s usually take 1.5-2hrs.
Basic labs need to be done in advance (with me or your MD).

Formulas (usually a combination of the following is used)

High dose vitamin C (25-40g) has oxidative effect (increases cellular oxygen), and increases overall immune activity.  Works well for viral co-infections (EBV).
Hydration (lactated ringer’s formula) done on almost everybody for kidney support and to hydrate at a cellular level. Benefits those with POTS.
Cell/mitochondrial support (high dose glutathione, magnesium, zinc, selenium, taurine, vitamin B5/B6). Improves liver function and benefits those with babesia, neurological symptoms, and multiple chemical sensitivity.
Antimicrobial formula (with dilute hydrochloric acid). Herxing common so doses are started low and gradually increased.
Multivitamin (called a Myers cocktail, has all the B vitamins, amino acids, and minerals). Done to improve energy and stabilize mood.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Naturopathic Medicine covered by OHIP?

Naturopathic Medicine is not currently covered by OHIP. However, most health insurance plans do offer coverage for Naturopathic Medicine. Contact your health insurance provider to see if your health benefits include coverage for Naturopathic Medicine.

What can I expect during my initial appointment?

Your first initial new patient appointment will take approximately 60 minutes and will include a complete medical history, current health issues, general health and discussion of your health goals and expectations. Additional laboratory testing may be ordered and copies of any recent blood work may be requested from your family doctor. A follow-up appointment is typically scheduled 1-2 weeks following your initial appointment in order to review the findings and discuss your treatment plan.

What is the price of an appointment?

Please contact Living Science Wellness Centre at (613)836-7901 to inquire about fees. Many health insurance plans offer coverage for Naturopathic Medicine.

Will you work with my Medical Doctor?

I believe that patients receive the best care when they access the services of a health care team that may include your family doctor, medical specialists, massage therapy, chiropractic, and other allied health care professionals. I will collaborate with all of your health care providers, will respect the treatment plans that they have recommended, and ensure that any treatments that I recommend will work in conjunction with your current medications and other therapies.

How long will it take until I feel better?

Because every patient is different, it is difficult to predict how long it may take for you to experience an improvement in your health. However, when recommending any course of treatment, I will discuss in detail what you can expect in terms of benefits, side effects, and how long the treatment may take to work.

Can I continue to take my medications?

Yes, you can and should continue taking any prescribed medications. If your goal is to discontinue your medication, I will work with your medical doctor to ensure that you can discontinue your medication(s) in a manner that is safe, effective, and will reduce side-effects.

How are Naturopathic Doctors different from other holistic health practitioners?

Naturopathic Doctors are trained as primary health care providers which means that we are able to diagnosis conditions, perform physical exams, and request blood work and certain labs. Naturopathic Doctors are trained to treat all health conditions ranging from acute conditions (such as colds and flu) to chronic illness (such as high blood pressure and diabetes). Naturopathic Doctors are highly trained experts in natural medicine and employ various natural therapies including clinical nutrition, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, botanical medicine, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, and lifestyle counselling.

Do you have any additional questions or are you curious about how Naturopathic Medicine may help with a particular health condition?

Call us today and Book your  consultation with Dr. Amelia Croll, ND

I have a general family practice and treat a wide range of conditions. See below for examples of conditions that I commonly treat:
Women’s Health

  • thyroid conditions
  • menopausal symptoms
  • osteoporosis
  • yeast infections
  • urinary tract infections
  • fertility and prenatal health
  • hormonal imbalances
  • PMS

Children’s Health

  • recurrent infections
  • eczema
  • ear infections
  • skin conditions
  • food sensitivities
  • digestive issues

Gastrointestinal Health

  • food sensitivities
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • gas and bloating
  • gastric reflux
  • parasites
  • irritable bowel syndrome

Skin

  • psoriasis
  • eczema
  • acne
  • candida

Nervous System Health

  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • post-concussion syndrome
  • parkinson’s disease
  • headaches/migraines
  • depression
  • stress

Immune Health

  • chronic candida
  • chronic epstein barr virus
  • low immunity
  • sinusitis
  • bronchitis
  • respiratory tract infections
  • allergies
  • lyme disease
  • strep throat

Musculoskeletal Health

  • shoulder injuries
  • knee injuries
  • low back pain
  • tennis elbow
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • athletic performance
  • arthritis
  • sprains/strains

Dr. Amelia Croll’s Articles

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Dr. Amelia Croll ND is available the following days/times for appointments

  • Monday 11:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM – 4:30PM
  • Friday 10:0AM – 4:30PM