Weight-Loss Protocols

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Weight gain can be due to a few different causes.  These causes include: hormone imbalances, food intolerances/sensitivities, improper nutrition, lack of essential vitamins and minerals, stress, chronic inflammation, and can also be due to different disease processes like Cushing’s Syndrome and Hypothyroid Disease.

The Naturopathic Doctors and Personal Trainer at Lococo Wellness Clinic will work with you to customize a treatment plan that is specific to you.  Weight loss should be treated as a case by case scenario, there should not be a general plan for all.

 

 

Remember that as each person is unique, each weight loss regimen should be unique to the patient as well.

Natural Flu Prevention

Looking for a natural alternative to the contenional flue shot?

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The Naturopathic Doctors at Lococo Wellness Clinic  have a natural flu prevention protocol.  Our Naturopathic Doctors will increase your immune system this winter through acupuncture treatment, intravenous vitamin therapy, nutrition, botanical medicine and homeopathy.


YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

 

The immune system needs to be supported and strengthened to reduce frequent illness.  The immune system is negatively affected by stress, diet, weather, lack of exercise and emotional health.  

During the winter months we are engaged in less physical activity as the desire to ‘hibernate’ from the cold is instinctual.  We consume a heavier diet in an attempt to warm the body and soul, we have more stress due to the ‘winter blues’, we are exposed to less sunlight and therefore have a low vitamin D status.


So many different factors are having an effect during the winter season.  We need to prevent illness by increasing vitamin status, maintaining an active lifestyle and strengthening our immune system.  Book today to prevent/or heal colds and flus this winter season.

If you are currently feeling ill due to a cold/flu come in ASAP.  Our Naturopathic Doctors will reduce the duration and severity of your cold or flu.

Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy


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   Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy and Cancer

 

What is  Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy?

High Dose Vitamin C intravenously kills the cancer cells (acts as a cytotoxic agent) and protects the healthy cells (antioxidant effect).  This therapy can be used in conjunction with chemotherapy and radiation.  Several studies have been performed that show enhanced benefits of chemotherapy/radiation when performing High Dose Vitamin C Intravenously at the same time.

 

Why Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy?

Medicine needs to start taking an integrative approach.  Natural medicine and conventional medicine need to work together to offer patients the best health care possible.  Without merging the two worlds the patient is the one who suffers.  Fortunately, this integrative model is starting to become more recognized throughout North America.  The Cancer Centers of America employ such a model.  Medical doctors work alongside Naturopathic Doctors and Nutritionists.  Therefore these centres are able to offer their patients optimal health care.  We at Lococo Wellness Clinic want to offer patients these same opportunities for health.

 

When to begin treatment?

IV Vitamin C Therapy can be implemented for the following cases:

a) You are currently receiving Chemotherapy.  IV vitamin C has been shown to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy and reduce the negative side effects.

b)  You are currently receiving Radiation Therapy.  IV Vitamin C has been shown to increase the efficacy of radiation and reduce the negative side effects.

 

How frequent will treatment be required?

Treatment varies depending on if you are a cancer survivor, at risk for cancer, or are currently diagnosed with active cancer.


Active Cancer: Studies have shown that
IV Vitamin C Therapy is required 3x per week.


For patients at risk, or in remission our Naturopathic Doctors will assess the risk to determine the appropriate treatment protocol.

How do you determine dosage level?

Dosage level is determined by the naturopathic doctor.  Typically dosage ranges from 25,000mg of Vitamin C to 100,000mg of vitamin C. The higher the dose the longer the treatment will take.  Treatment can take anywhere from 1 hour to 4 hours.

 

Any side effects to the Intravenous Treatment?

Side effects that may occur with an Intravenous Treatment are as follows:

  • Pain and invasiveness of injection
  • Infection
  • Phlebitis
  • Infiltration
  • Fluid overload
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Embolism

Side effects that occur that are specific to Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy are:

  • fatigue
     

What training is required to become certified in IV Therapy?

Our Naturopathic Doctors are licensed in IV Therapy. To become licensed they must take an accredited IV Therapy course and write a practical and written exam to pass.  Once this is completed IV emergency and Procedure courses must be taken along with annual CPR training.

 

What other steps would you take to enhance the efficacy of IV Vitamin C Therapy for cancer treatment?

When treating cancer our Naturopathic Doctors typically recommend the IV Vitamin C Therapy alongside Mistletoe Injections, as well as botanical and nutritional supplementation and dietary changes.  Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are also used in treatment.

 

 What studies have been done to prove this therapy for cancer treatment? 

Please refer to the resources page for studies done on Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy for Cancer.

 

How can I monitor my results? 

We offer the TK-1 test. It is applicable to patients doing pre- and post- Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy for Cancer. We recommend this test for active cancer patients, those with cancer in remission, and those at high risk for cancer. For more information, click HERE.


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Hormonal Balance

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Hormonal Balancing is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Endometriosis
  • PMS
  • Painful Menses
  • Short or long menstrual cycles
  • Fibroids
  • Cysts
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Mood Swings
  • Menopause
  • Acne
  • Hirsutism – hair growth on the face/chest
  • Weight Gain

Hormones play a vital role in our health.  They have an impact on every level.  Our Naturopathic Doctors will determine where the imbalance lies and employ different treatment strategies that may consist of:

Intravenous Vitamin Therapy

Acupuncture

Prescribed Supplements

Lifestyle changes

Nutrition

Meditation

Glutathione Skin-Lightening Treatment

Want to lighten your skin tone? Want a glowing, even skin tone?

Do you suffer from hyperpigmented skin? Does your skin look dull and tired?  If so, our IV Glutathione treatment can improve your skin tone!

You CAN with the Glutathione Skin Lightening Treatment!

Our Intravenous Glutathione Skin Lightening Treatment can lighten your skin evenly.  Glutathione is administered via IV and is able to deposit evenly throughout the body.  Glutathione will swop up the oxidative damaged cells (which cause skin to darken) and lighten your skin naturally, safely, evenly and in a healthy manner.


What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a very powerful anti-oxidant.  It rids the body of free radicals, toxins and oxidants.  Aside from the skin lightening/whitening capabilities of glutathione, glutathione also assists with detoxification pathways of the liver, and prevents oxidative damage.  Oxidative damage is attributed to diseases such as:

  • Lou Gerhig’s Disease (ALS),
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Autism
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Aging
  • Liver Disease
  • Skin Disorders
  • Lung Disease
  • ETC.

Therefore, not only are you enhancing the luminosity of your skin, you are also preventing the preceding diseases and increasing the longevity of your cells!
 

How many treatments/sessions will I need?

The amount of IV sessions of glutathione depends on how many shades lighter you want your skin tone to be.  One round of treatment is 10 IV’s that will be performed twice a week for 5 weeks. Typically one round of treatment (10 IV’s) can lighten the skin from 1 to 3 shades lighter. Depending on how light you would like your skin, you would need to commit to more rounds of treatment.

 

How long will the results last?

Maintenance is required to maintain the lighter skin tone. Frequency will depend on your ability to maintain anti-oxidant levels.  The following factors will impede your results as they will increase oxidative stress:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Poor Diet
  • Environmental Toxins
  • Poor Sleep
  • Stress

     

How do I prepare for my treatment?

As this is a medical procedure, make sure you are well hydrated and have consumed a full meal before starting treatment.

 

What happens during treatment?

The doctor or medical assistant will assess your vitals (Blood pressure, pulse rate, oxygen saturation, temperature and urinalysis) to make sure treatment is viable.  The doctor will then start the IV treatment. During treatment you can relax in our lazy boy chairs and watch movies or TV shows,  read a book or take a nap! You will be monitored during treatment.  The treatment will take anywhere from 45min – 1.5 hours, depending on your veins.  At the end of treatment vitals are reassessed.

 

Are there any side effects to the Intravenous Treatment?

Side effects that may occur with an Intravenous Treatment are as follows:

  • Pain and invasiveness of injection
  • Infection
  • Phlebitis
  • Infiltration
  • Fluid overload
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Embolism

Fertility & Pregnancy Acupuncture

Discover a new way of thinking when it comes to boosting your fertility! Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years, with awesome success, for enhancing fertility. Plus, it's great at relieving stress-which almost all people have when struggling with infertility.

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Fertility and Pregnancy

Fertility needs to be addressed via the following factors:

  • hormones
  • stress
  • viability of the ovaries, uterus, eggs, and sperm
  • age
  • sleep
  • diet

Once assessed using imaging, blood work, physical exam, full health history and further laboratory tests, our Naturopathic Doctors will determine where imbalances are occurring and determine what the treatment protocol would be to address these imbalances.

These treatments may include:

Intravenous Vitamin Therapy

Acupuncture

Prescribed Supplements

Lifestyle Changes

Nutrition Meditation


PREGNANCY

The following factors need to be addressed to maintain a healthy pregnancy:

  • hormones
  • stress
  • vitamin/mineral deficiencies
  • sleep
  • diet

Our Naturopathic Doctors will ensure a healthy pregnancy by addressing these factors and restoring balance using a combination of our Naturopathic modalities that can be found below:

Detoxification: Chelation

Detoxification is a function that the body performs on a daily basis.

The body eliminates toxins via the liver, lungs, lymphatic system, skin, intestinal system and the kidneys.  If one of these organ systems is not functioning optimally some toxins may not be able to leave the body.


Detoxification will assist with:

  • weight loss
  • skin problems
  • energy
  • fatigue
  • inflammation
  • chronic pain
  • maintaining general health and wellness
  • preventing more serious diseases

At Lococo Wellness Clinic we offer a detoxification program where we assess the current state of these organ systems.  Wherever deficiencies are found, different treatments are prescribed to rebalance the body and enhance the detoxification process of the body.

These treatments may include all or some of the following:



Dr. Jennifer Lococo, ND discusses intravenous vitamin therapy, mistletoe injections, natural oncology treatments, alternative flu shots and detoxification.

What is Chelation?

Chelation Therapy pulls the toxins out of the body.  Derived from the greek word ‘chele’ which refers to the claws of a crab or lobster. Chelation therapy involves either injecting chelating agents into the bloodstream or taking a chelating agent orally for the purposes of eliminating from the body undesirable substances such as heavy metals, chemical toxins, mineral deposits and fatty plaques.

Heavy Metal toxicity which includes the following:

  • Mercury amalgam dental fillings
  • Exposure to lead paint
  • Tap water
  • Chemical residues in processed foods
  • Personal products (Cosmetics, Shampoo, Mouthwash, Toothpaste, Soap)
  • Occupations that involve daily heavy metal exposure. Over 50 professions entail mercury exposure. (Physicians and dental workers, pharmaceutical workers, laboratory workers, hairdressers and cosmetic workers, painters and potters, printers, visual artists, photographers, welders, gravers, metal workers and battery makers, etc.)

What Conditions Can Chelation Treat?

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Let's try and avoid looking like the guy on the left hand side.

Cardiovascular Disease

Lung Diseases

Autoimmune Disease

Pre-mature aging

Cancer Prevention

Alzheimers

Cardiovascular Disease


The buildup of metals in our bodies causes free radical oxidation which damages the cells of our arteries.  When the cells of the artery are damaged cholesterol accumulates and decreases the diameter of the artery which impedes blood flow.  Chelation can reverse the effects of free radical oxidation, and increase the diameter of the artery.

Heart and Vascular Diseases such as:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Angina
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Diabetes

Anti-Aging

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Anti -Aging treatments are multi-factorial.

Anti-Aging protocols need to consider how the body is functioning on a biochemical/anatomical level as well as the outer cosmetic level.

For the internal aspect of anti-aging protocols we need to evaluate:

  • diet
  • lifestyle
  • stress
  • hormonal balance
  • exercise
  • detoxification status

For the outer appearance we can assist in reversing the aging process by using treatments such as: