Dr. Lani Nykilchuk, Naturopathic Physician
Available at Tonume Integrated Health
on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Dr Lani strives to educate her patients on how to take charge of their health. Instead of focusing on the symptoms, Dr Lani works with you to find and treat the source of the problem. She treats a wide variety of conditions and works with people of all ages, from children to the elderly.
Dr Lani has a passion for using food as medicine and applies this as her basis for healing. She updates her blog regularly with new culinary creations, incorporating nutritious ingredients. Visit her website at www.drlani.ca.
She also teaches Nutrition at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, where she aims to isnpire students and get them excited about the healing potential of fooods.
Common conditions that Dr Lani treats include:
I offer naturopathic medical care for the
entire family, including:
✴ Botanical Medicine
✴ Bowen Therapy
✴ Clinical Nutrition
✴ Lab Testing
✴ Lifestyle Counselling
Wednesday 2:00 - 8:00
Thursday 8:00 - 2:00
Dr. Lani is a licensed naturopathic physician in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC (CNPBC).
Dr. Lani is a member of the BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Pharmaceutical training (BINM and UBC’s School of Pharmacy)
Intravenous Therapeutic Training (BINM)
Certified Bowen Therapist (Bowen First College)
Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome
First Line Therapy
Dr. Lani has a special interest in treating the following:
The digestive system responsible for breaking down, assimilating and excreting the food we ingest, therefore its function is a direct reflection of our nutrient status and overall health. Did you know that our digestive system holds ~ 70% of the body’s immune system? A health gut means a healthy defense.
Common conditions treated:
Irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, gas/bloating, diarrhea, constipation
The female system is in a delicate balance and is constantly transitioning from menarche to menopause. By supporting the body throughout these times, symptoms are not a concern and we can focus on enjoying life.
Common conditions treated:
Menstrual concerns: irregular periods, PMS, hormone related acne
Pregnancy and lactation
Urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis, chronic yeast infections
The hormone systems of the body are greatly dependant and affected by each other. If one system is thrown off it can create a variety of symptoms. When hormones are thrown out of balance, a variety of symptoms may occur including:
Changes in metabolism –which controls body temperature and weight and water retention
Fluctuations in energy levels, mood and ability to cope with stress
Changes in sleep patterns
Dr. Lani looks at how all the hormone systems are working together including thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones. Hormone testing may be performed via saliva, urine or blood. Hormone treatments may include botanical (plant medicine), nutrients, glandulars or prescriptive hormone creams.
Allergies and Sensitivities
The immune system plays a pivotal role in how we respond to our environment and the foods we consume. An important aspect of treating allergies and sensitivities is supporting and balancing the immune system.
Testing is available through Dr. Lani – via skin prick testing.
If allergies are uncovered, options for treatment includes sublingual immunotherapy and immune system and other supportive therapies.
Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Testing is available through Dr. Lani – Blood spot testing for 96 foods including IgE and IgG.
Treatment often includes avoidance of food sensitivities and allergies, digestive system healing and immune system support.
Call to arrange a
complimentary 15 minute ‘meet the doctor’ visit where you can learn about naturopathic medicine and if it’s right for you.
Allergies and food intolerances
Healthy weight management
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Anxiety and Depression
- Skin Conditions