Our Services

Oncology

Naturopathic Cancer Care

 

Naturopathic cancer treatment focuses on supporting your overall health and emotional well being to insure that your quality of life isn’t impeded by cancer.  Naturopathic doctors are specially trained in minimizing the side effects of strong cancer drugs, maintaining your energy while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.  Applying naturopathic principles to clients in Barrie, Innisfil, Orillia, and all across Simcoe County, Dr. Yarish is committed to providing you with the highest level of naturopathic cancer care available. He is also dedicated to learning about the latest developments in cancer diagnostics and treatments from around the world.

 

“Integrative oncology combines the discipline of modern science with the wisdom of traditional healing. It is an evolving evidence-based specialty that uses complementary therapies in concert with medical treatment to enhance its efficacy, improve symptom control, alleviate patient distress, and reduce suffering. Many of these therapies are used to improve coping and to help patients adhere to their medical treatment program.”
SM Sagar. Integrative Oncology in North America. J Soc Integr

 

At The Lakeside Clinic, your cancer treatment and management program focuses on:

  • Supporting you through conventional treatments by improving efficacy and decreasing side effects
  • Supporting all phases of your cancer therapy including pre and post-treatment as well as prevention
  • Stimulating the natural immune responses against cancer
  • Targeted therapies against cancer, inflammation, angiogenesis, and other molecular targets
  • Improving energy, stamina, mental health and overall quality of life

 

You will receive an individualized therapy and diagnostic plan conceptualized from the point of view of you as a whole person.

The program focuses on the following treatment modalities:

  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Intravenous Vitamin C
  • European Mistletoe Therapy
  • Complementary Supplemental Medication
  • Exercise Therapy

 

The Lakeside Clinic offers exclusive and comprehensive cancer screening programs which include:

  • Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (Thermography)
  • Full physical examinations
  • Manual breast and digital rectal prostate examinations
  • Full Laboratory testing options
  • Predictive laboratory biomarker including PSA ratio, Hemoccult, and the CA tests

Cancer Screening

 

What is Thermography? (Cancer Screening)
Clinical Thermography, otherwise known as Digital Infrared Imaging(DII), is based on a careful analysis of skin and tissue temperatures. It is a diagnostic procedure that allows practitioners to see where there is abnormal chemical and blood vessel activity in body tissue. It is a non-intrusive procedure using the technology of the Infrared Camera and state of the art software.

 

With each scan an image is formed which is evaluated for signs of possible disease or injury. Extensive research and investigation performed at prestigious medical teaching institutions such as John Hopkins University Medical School, have established normal values for the distribution of heat in each region of the body. Variations from these normal values are measured and correlated with suspected injuries or diseases in the same way a blood or urine laboratory study is interpreted.

 

Is Thermography Safe?
Over thirty years of clinical use and more than 8,000 peer-reviewed studies in medical literature have established thermography as a safe and effective means to examine the human body. It is FDA approved in the United States since 1982 and has been used there and in Europe for over twenty years. Thermography is a non-invasive test. It simply is creating an image of your breasts and body by measuring your heat. There is no contact of any kind, nor is there any pain or radiation.

 

Is breast thermography helpful as a breast cancer screening tool?

 

According to IACT (International Academy of Clinical Thermology), breast thermography is a diagnostic procedure that images the breasts to aid in early detection of breast cancer. It is based on the principle that chemical and blood vessel activity in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding a developing breast cancer is typically always higher than in normal breast tissue. Since pre-cancerous and cancerous masses are highly metabolic tissues, they need an abundant supply of nutrients to maintain their growth and this can increase the surface temperature of the breast.

 

State of the art breast thermography uses ultra-sensitive infrared cameras and sophisticated computers to detect, analyze and produce high-resolution diagnostic images of these temperature and vascular changes.

 

By carefully examining changes in the temperature and blood vessels of the breast, signs of possible cancer or pre-cancerous cell growth may be detected up to 10 years prior to being discovered using any other procedure. This provides for the earliest possible detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions.