Motivated by her lifelong interest in health, Dr. Natalie MacIsaac (née van Veelen) obtained a B.Sc in Food, Nutrition and Health from UBC and an ND from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, British Columbia. She has additional training in bioidentical hormone therapy, pharmaceutical interactions, saliva and blood hormone testing, fertility, menopause, IV vitamin therapy, neural therapy (pain management), and allergy testing.
In her practice, as in life, she values communication and listening skills to gain a thorough evaluation of her patients physical and emotional states. Dr. MacIsaac integrates clinical nutrition, bioidentical hormones, acupuncture, herbal medicine, IV vitamin therapy, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling into her care.
Particular areas of interest include:
Fertility - infertility, miscarriage, irregular cycles, PCOS, low sperm count, history of ectopic pregnancy, vaginal dryness, and birth control.
Menopause – hot flashes, night sweats, low energy, waking every morning at 3 am, insomnia, low libido, vaginal dryness, depression, anxiety, abdominal weight gain, sugar cravings, foggy head, memory changes, osteoporosis, palpitations, urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, premature aging, skin and hair changes.
Menstrual issues – PMS, irregular cycles, painful cramps, PCOS, acne, facial hair, breast tenderness, bloating, chronic yeast infections, urinary tract infections, depression, insomnia, anxiety, low back pain, birth control, low energy, sugar and stimulant cravings.
Stress management – difficulty waking up, fatigue not relieved by sleep, salt or sugar cravings, lack of energy, increased efforts to do everyday tasks, decreased sex drive, decreased ability to handle stress, slow recovery from illness, light-headed when standing up quickly, mild depression, less enjoyment or happiness with life, increased PMS, foggy head, memory changes, decreased tolerance, high cholesterol, and low energy after lunch.
Weight management – inability to lose weight, nutritional deficiencies, abdominal weight gain, sugar and stimulant cravings, low endurance, low motivation/willpower, and eating disorders.
Digestive Complaints – IBS, GERD, gas and bloating, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, heartburn, nutrient malabsorption (anemia, reflux, indigestion), ulcers, constipation, celiac’s disease, gallstones, high cholesterol, and food allergies.
Skin conditions – acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, fungal infections, ulcers, herpes, rosacea, and dermatitis.
In line with the deeply rooted principles of naturopathic medicine, Dr. MacIsaac’s approach to patient care is focused on the mind-body connection and the importance of treating the whole person as opposed to merely treating the disease. An initial consultations with Dr. MacIsaac will include a detailed look at your health history and background while exploring your current health concerns and will end in a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Treatment will be recommended on a case-by-case basis, and may include physical examination, lab testing, supplementation, dietary advise, IV therapy, acupuncture, and lifestyle changes.
Full lab services are available including hormone testing, food allergy testing, digestive and stool analysis, yearly physical exams, Pap smears, urinalysis, and heavy metal testing. Dr. MacIsaac is in good standing with the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and licensed by the CNPBC.
Dr. MacIsaac’s Hours:
Alternating Thursday & Friday
Please call Sage Clinic at 604-697-0397 to book an appointment today.