Lab Testing

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Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (for Body Composition)

The BIA is a clinical assessment of hydration, muscle mass and fat mass in the body. This is an important tool for monitoring weight management, anti-aging, and athletic performance. This test is performed in our office.

Blood tests (various)

Under the current provincial regulations, naturopath doctors in Ontario are authorized to requisition 133 separate blood tests, like ferritin and vitamin B12. Naturopathic patients take completed paperwork to LifeLabs for the blood draw and then can discuss the results in their subsequent visit.

Blood Typing

One’s blood type can sometimes help our practitioners choose the best dietary plan. Blood typing tests can be performed in our office.

Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones

The dutch® urine steroid hormone profile measures hormones and hormone metabolites (called conjugates) in a dried urine sample. Measuring both hormones and their metabolites can give a better overall picture of hormone production. Urine samples are collected onto paper. Collection is easy to do at home or on the go.

Food Sensitivity IgG Test

Food sensitivities can be a factor in many health concerns such as chronic fatigue, migraines, digestive difficulties, skin conditions and chronic pain. In delayed allergic reactions to food, IgG antibodies are produced. The RMA-FST tests for the presence of these antibodies. It currently tests for over 120 different foods, including herbs and spices. Requisitions for this test are provided by your naturopathic doctor. Blood samples may be drawn at any LifeLabs location.


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Practitioners

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Dr. Michael Torreiter, ND, CFMP

Dr. Michael Torreiter obtained his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine designation at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. 

About half of Dr. Michael’s practice is focused on Precision Nutrition — a comprehensive weight management and lifestyle program that helps people lose weight, gain weight or just improve their diet. In addition, he treats a variety of conditions including digestive concerns, stress and anxiety, musculoskeletal pain, hormonal imbalance and....  Read more

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Dr. Rachel VandenBerg, ND

Dr. Rachel VandenBerg, ND, CFMP

Dr. Rachel VandenBerg is a naturopath, educator and mother. A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is committed to getting at the root of health concerns and believes strongly in patient education and informed decisions. She takes the time to talk with her patients about their options and supports them in the choices they make. Her practice focuses on hormone balancing, fertility and breast cancer care...  Read more

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