Balanced Health Care
Helping you achieve a balanced body, mind and spirit... naturally

51 Underhill Drive, Don Mills (Toronto) (416) 441-9222   info@balancedhealthcare.ca

Balanced Health Care has an excellent and friendly team of natural health professionals, working together to help you and your family meet your medical and rehabilitation needs. We treat you with dignity and respect, and take the time to learn who you are to offer you custom-tailored care.


We can help you benefit from the healing properties of chiropractic care, massage therapy, homeopathy, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, footcare and the fitting of orthotics. We care for persons of every age - from infants to older adults. Our specialties include pregnancy and pediatric care, and therapeutic treatment of injuries.  

Our location has lots of free parking and is wheelchair accessible.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.

 

Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient - their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.

 

In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession's infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.


Dr. Diane Peters, At Your Service

Dr. Diane Peters is Balanced Health Care's Naturopathic Doctor. Her philosophy is that "Your greatest wealth is your health. Make your health a priority."

To learn more about Dr. Peters, click here.

What can Naturopathic Medicine do for you?

Naturopathic Doctor Diane Peters can help everyone to achieve optimal health.


Living healthy encompasses a variety of factors. These factors include eating healthy, being physically fit and reducing stress. 

It is also important to note that detoxification is an essential factor for healthy living. As we become a more technologically advanced society, our exposure to toxins increases. We are constantly bombarded by toxins and chemicals in our everyday environment such as our home, work and even outdoors. Chemicals found in household cleaners, laundry detergents, cookware, cosmetics, pesticides and weed killers can potentially be harmful to our bodies. Increased exposure to toxins places a great burden on our body systems such as the immune system, liver, and kidneys. When our body systems are overwhelmed by these toxins, we may experience symptoms such as headaches, joint pain, fatigue, depression, digestive complaints, allergies, asthma and skin conditions. 


In addition, experts are linking toxic chemicals with cancer and other chronic illnesses. In March 2006, CBC Marketplace reported about the increased incidence of cancer in Canada and possible causes of cancer such as environmental toxins. 

As a naturopathic doctor, Diane will teach you how to reduce your exposure to toxins and support your body's ability to get rid of these toxins with a medically supervised detoxification program.


The Detoxification Program is divided into three stages:

  1. Removal of Toxins: Naturopathic care supports the body's elimination systems and processes to remove these burdening toxins and waste products. We provide your body with a hypoallergenic environment so that it can focus on removing toxins instead of having to deal with new exposures of toxins or chemicals.
  2. Stabilization of Body Systems such as the liver or immune system: We strive to correct any unnecessary inflammatory reactions through the use of herbs, supplements, acupuncture, and whatever else that is essential to the healing process.
  3. Restoration of Health: At this point, we make sure the whole body is functioning optimally because each body system such as the immune system and the digestion system are intricately connected. In addition, we teach you how to help your body to deal with the continuous exposure of toxins, as we do live in a toxic world.

Overall, everyone can benefit from this detoxification program. Because everyone responds differently to treatment, this program will be tailored to address your individual needs.