Meet our Naturopathic Doctors Team

Dr. Kali MacIsaac

DR. KALI MACISAAC

“I am willing to challenge the idea that health equals the absence of disease, and I am interested in pushing the boundaries of what's possible in order to help my patients achieve their highest potential.  I’m here to help you find out why.”

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Dr. Ashley Damm

DR. ASHLEY DAMM

“Medicine and its language can be daunting. It is my goal to simplify, educate, and empower you to make informed decisions about your health journey.”

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The body has an incredible ability to self-regulate and heal. We are known for our thorough assessment (Health Audit) in finding the root cause of your concern. Our goal is to ensure you leave our treatment room feeling informed and inspired.

 

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Our Approach

First visit (60-75minutes)

  • During your initial consultation, we gather a comprehensive health history, reviewing the whole body: hormones, digestion, energy, metabolism, mental health, sleep and more. We analyze past blood work and conduct focused physical exams and in-house testing to establish a thorough understanding of your case.
  • You leave with a plan. Strategies that we may use include:
    • Nutrition and diet optimization
    • IV nutrient therapy, vitamin shots
    • Herbal medicine
    • Targeted supplementation
    • Acupuncture
    • Photobiomodulation / Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
    • Lifestyle adjustments: sleep, exercise, stress management, etc.
    • Further laboratory or functional medicine testing to help uncover underlying causes and to allow us to design an individualized treatment approach for you.
    • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

Follow up visit (30-45minutes)

  • We are outcome driven. Follow up visits allow for monitoring and adjustments to protocols where needed, and continuity of care. In the beginning, we may have more frequent follow-ups to ensure we have a solid foundation from which to move forward.
  • Most visits include in-house testing as an additional assessment; we use these tests to track your progress over time. These include:
    • Urine testing
    • Live blood analysis
    • Saliva testing
     

Telehealth appointment

  • We understand juggling multiple appointments can be time consuming. We offer secure telehealth (video) consults to support our patients from all over the province.  Patients who choose to use telehealth can expect the same level of care as in person (with the exception of the use of in-office testing and physical examination).  At this time, our college stipulates that we unfortunately can not offer telehealth to patients who reside outside of British Columbia, Canada.

 

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What we do

  • Fertility
    • Fertility optimization including egg quality and sperm quality
    • IVF and IUI support
    • Pregnancy loss
    • Prenatal, pregnancy and postpartum care
     
  • Gynecology
    • Hormone imbalances, PMS, menopause
    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
    • Endometriosis
    • Pelvic pain
    • Recurrent UTI, BV, or yeast infections
     
  • Hormones
    • Stress, anxiety & burnout
    • Fatigue & insomnia
    • Hair loss
    • Acne
    • Thyroid support
    • Blood sugar regulation
    • Healthy weight optimization
    • Allergies & autoimmune disorders
     
  • Digestion
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Microbiome optimization
    • Food sensitivities & diet optimization
    • Irregular bowel movements, bloating & pain
     
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Comprehensive Testing

Our goal is radical well-being and vitality and not just absence of disease. This is why in addition to conventional lab tests, we also offer a range of functional medicine testing to uncover the root cause(s) - whether it’s at the level of the cell, the microbiome, or the DNA.  Here are some of the functional labs we use daily:

  • DNA Testing
    • Personalized medicine. DNA allows us to personalize treatments according to your DNA code, and genetic predispositions. This can include assessment of your hormone pathways, inflammation, detoxification pathways and nutrition optimization based on your genetics.
     
  • Gut microbiome
    • This is an innovative, advanced test looking at your gut microbiome balance. Our gut microbiome is important not only for digestive health, but also our immune system, our mental health, our metabolism, weight and so much more.
     
  • DUTCH Hormones
    • Dried urine testing gives us a comprehensive look at your hormone pathways, including your stress/adrenal pathway. This tests reviews how you produce and break down hormones, and where imbalances may lie.
     
  • Micronutrient
    • Nutritional deficiencies are common. This blood tests reviews vitamin, mineral and amino acid deficiencies so we can tailor dietary plans, oral supplementation,  and/or IV nutrition therapy and vitamin shots to your specific needs.
     
  • Lifelabs
    • Sometimes general labs testing is missed or not covered through standard, conventional testing. In other cases, interpretation of results can differ when we are looking to create physiological optimization and not just rule out disease.  Dr. MacIssac or Dr. Damm can write you a Lifelabs requisition for missing labs, retesting and monitoring, and will review what testing you’ve had done with previous caregivers.
     

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More Reasons to Make IV Therapy a part of your self-care routine

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NUTRIENT SUPPORT FOR FERTILITY

Micronutrient injections, also known as vitamin injections, were designed to deliver high dose vitamins that many people are lacking.

In a perfect world, we eat healthy food, digest it properly, assimilate and absorb all of the nutrients that we need, and get those nutrients to the cells that need them.  Unfortunately, many of us suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.

 

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ANTIOXIDANT THERAPY: OXIDATIVE STRESS & FERTILITY

Oxidative stress - we hear this word a lot when it comes to fertility, but what does it mean? “Reactive oxygen species”  (“ROS”) are chemicals generated during many cellular processes. They play a big part in our immune system, energy production within our mitochondria, cell communication, and more. When controlled, they are a necessary part of our biology. However, when the balance is thrown off, and the ROS levels exceed our antioxidant capacity, we get “oxidative stress”. 
 
Oxidative stress can be destructive; damaging to our cell membranes, enzymes, and our DNA. It can turn on genes that are “pro-inflammatory”, worsening the problem. Chronic oxidative stress has been shown to lead to a number of diseases including inflammation, atherosclerosis, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and more.

 

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WHAT ARE VITAMIN SHOTS? WHY YOU'LL WANT ONE

Micronutrient injections, also known as vitamin injections, were designed to deliver high dose vitamins that many people are lacking.

In a perfect world, we eat healthy food, digest it properly, assimilate and absorb all of the nutrients that we need, and get those nutrients to the cells that need them.  Unfortunately, many of us suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.  There are many reasons why - lack of vitamins in our food, lack of a well balanced/plant-based diet, an increased demand for vitamins due to high stress or excessive physical activity, or lack of proper digestion, assimilation, and absorption of nutrients.

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* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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Finding Acubalance in Vancouver

208-888 W 8th Ave #208 Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y1, Canada

Phone: 604.678.8600

Email: clinic@acubalance.ca

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