PolinaNew2018Dr. Polina Mak,
ND, BA (Hons) 

Vaughan Naturopathic Doctor 
IV Therapy Practitioner

“Stay patient & trust your journey."

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Meet Dr. Polina Mak, ND

Dr. Polina Mak, ND is passionate about helping her clients reach physical and emotional wellbeing!  

She is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She completed an Honours Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto. Dr. Polina ND has received additional training in functional medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), an internationally recognized organization that focuses on personalized medicine and chronic disease. She continues to pursue continuing education in the areas of genomics, chronic illness and orthomolecular medicine. 

Dr. Polina, ND is certified in IV Nutrient Therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), and desiccated thyroid treatment. These therapies are effective for chronic fatigue, anxiety and stress, hypothyroidism, immune function, and gut inflammation especially in cases of Celiac and IBS. 

Dr. Polina, ND is fluent in both English and Russian.

Peer-Reviewed Publications include:  

  • Mind-Body Approaches to Alter Your Gene Expression” featured in the Integrated Healthcare Practitioners (IHP) Magazine 
  • Brain-Gut Connection” awarded first place in the Naturopathic Doctor News Review (NDNR) Research Scholarship 
  • “The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Metabolic Syndrome” NDNR Scholarship Honourable Mention Research review 

Dr. Polina Mak, ND offers the following functional testing:  

  • Food Intolerance Testing (200+ foods)
  • Advanced Hormone Testing (female hormones, thyroid, cortisol, melatonin etc.)
  • Adrenal and Stress Testing
  • Nutritional Testing 
  • GI Function Testing / Comprehensive Stool Analysis
  • Toxic and Essential Elements Testing
  • Organic Acid Testing
  • Environmental Exposure and Detox Testing (mold, etc.)

The top conditions addressed in her practice include:  

  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Infectious disease (acute and chronic low-grade such as Lyme, Candidiasis, Chronic Parasitic / Fungal / Viral Infections)
  • Skin conditions
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Food allergies or intolerances 
  • Insomnia and sleep disorders
  • Poor immune health 
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Anxiety and depression 
  • Weight loss and metabolism
  • Stress-related conditions

IV Therapy in Vaughan

Dr. Polina, ND provides the following individualized treatments:  

  • IV Vitamin Therapy
  • Bioidentical Hormones
  • Natural Supplementation
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Functional Medicine
  • Botanical Medicine 
  • B12 Injections
  • Nebulized Glutathione
  • Acupuncture 
 

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What to Expect During Visits

15 Minute "Meet-and-Greet":

This is optional for those who want to assess how Dr. Polina, ND can meet their needs, prior to booking a full appointment. Finding the right practitioner is key for your success with Naturopathy, and this is a good way to evaluate that.

Visit One:

The first Naturopathic visit consists of a complete and comprehensive assessment which will be about 85 minutes in length. During this visit your health concerns are thoroughly discussed along with a review of lifestyle variables such as diet and nutrition, stress management and exercise strategies. A complaint-specific physical exam may also be performed.

Visit Two:

The second visit is normally 45 minutes in length. At this time any remaining information that is relevant to the diagnosis will be obtained and you will be given the primary components of your treatment plan.

Follow Up:

Visits are later performed as needed to assess progress. These can last anywhere from 15 - 60 minutes.