Digestion

Naturopathic medicine has a long history of successfully treating digestive complaints. Digestion is critical for optimal health. Don’t settle for just managing symptoms long term. My treatment protocols are based on the principle of creating an environment where the body can heal itself. I coach my patients on how to remove stressors and irritants in the digestive system, and how to use natural medicines to help repair and restore tissue function and integrity. It is very satisfying to help patients relieve their suffering after years of digestive problems. It is about finding real long-term strategies for truly resolving digestive issues, not just masking symptoms with drugs.

Articles:

Possible Symptoms of Food Allergies /Intolerances
Food Allergy Testing
Acid Reflux and Naturopathic Medicine
Candida and Intestinal “Good Bacteria” (candida)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Irritating Problem!

Testimonials:

I am writing on behalf of my two and a half year old daughter who finally, after a year and a half of pain and discomfort, is now experiencing relief. From the time she was about a year old, Emily was having problems pooping. She would go anywhere from 4-11 days without a bowel movement. In the course of a year and a bit, she saw more than a dozen different doctors who wrote it off as being fairly normal. They gave her 6 or 7 different synthetic laxatives, one after another and one not working for more than a week or so. Finally I made an appointment with Dr. Deidre Macdonald, where I finally had someone listen and I got RESULTS! After having an allergy test done on her (which took maybe 25 minutes at the most) it was determined that she had very high levels of yeast in her GI tract as well as being allergic to wheat, cow’s milk, goats milk, and bananas. Well, no wonder she was always bunged!! So after countless number of hours in the emergency room, and doctors offices, I finally got results after a simple little allergy test. After getting rid of the yeast in her system and a pretty strict diet to get her body normal again, she is “normal”. I am happy to report that she poops at least once a day now with no pain. She sleeps better and eats more now in a day than she ever did before in a week. Thank you, Dr. Macdonald….I am sure to you she was just another client, but to us she was our little baby girl who was in a lot of pain and discomfort. You helped her and for that we are grateful to you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Emily Motley – 2.5 years old


The first appointment I made with Dr. Deidre Macdonald was the smartest move health-wise that I had made in a long time.

Up to that time I had for several years had trouble with my digestive system. I had just been to my medical doctor about this, and had been given a prescription, which after taking for a few days made me sicker than before. When I visited Dr. Macdonald, she took the time to find out all about me and my family. She then took more time to listen to all my symptoms. Then she gave me some good common sense advice. She advised me on what foods to eat and what supplements to take. The advice was so good and so thorough that after a few more visits I didn’t need to see her for several years.

I am now seeing her again about other things and being treated with homeopathic medicines, with wonderful results. There are no side effects and I am feeling much better. Thank you so much, Deidre, for taking the time to listen to me.

-Shirley Ross


I am a 61 year old male who has been plagued with digestive problems for the last 12 years. My regular doctors only treated the symptoms with pills but never diagnosed what was causing the problems. I was taking pills for migraine headaches, acid reflux, and diverticulosis (diarrhea) until I went and saw Dr. Macdonald.

She gave me a Vega test and immediately put me on a treatment to clear up my gluten problem, my liver ailments, my acid reflux and my diarrhea. Within one month I was able to stop taking all my pills and stopped living from one washroom to another.

I now only take vitamin supplements and I am able to live a normal life again, thanks largely to Dr. Macdonald and her natural path to medicine.

As a last challenge, Dr. Macdonald has helped me to stop smoking, at least for the last 5 weeks. This is a feat I was not able to do for the past 55 years.

Thank you very much Dr. Deidre Macdonald.

-Mel


I was diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis about five years ago. After just two months of treatments with Dr. Macdonald, my colonoscopy showed there were no signs of inflammation, I was no longer suffering any symptoms of my proctitis, and my life-long battle with constipation had ceased. Read more

-Nicole, 30