Dr Polina KapoustinaDr. Polina Kapoustina , ND

Naturopathic Doctor

 
 


Dr. Polina Kapoustina, ND is dedicated to helping her clients reach physical and emotional wellbeing. She is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario and a member of CAND, OAND and CONO. Dr. Polina 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. Dr. Polina has also trained naturopathic students for their licensing board exams and lectures the public on the gut microbiome, chronic infections and inflammation, and the brain-gut axis.

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

  • Food Intolerance Testing (200+ foods)
  • Advanced Hormone Testing (female hormones, thyroid, cortisol, melatonin etc.)
  • 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 (gluten, dairy, corn, etc.)
  • Insomnia and sleep disorders
  • Poor immune health 
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Anxiety and depression 
  • Weight loss and metabolism
  • Stress-related conditions
  • Chronic disease

Dr. Polina Kapoustina, ND provides the following treatments:  

  • IV Vitamin Therapy
  • Bioidentical Hormones
  • Natural Supplementation
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Functional Medicine
  • Botanical Medicine (customized tinctures)
  • B12 Injections
  • Nebulized Glutathione
  • Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Physical Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Lifestyle Counselling

Peer-Reviewed Publications by Dr. Polina Kapoustina, ND include:  

  • Brain-Gut Connection” which was awarded first place in the Naturopathic Doctor News Review (NDNR) Research Scholarship. 

  • “The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Metabolic Syndrome,” NDNR Student Scholarship Honourable Mention Research review co-authored with Paul Richard Saunders PhD ND (2016)
 

Memberships: 

  • The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • Orthomolecular Medicine (CSOM)
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
  • Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND)


Continuing Education: 

  • AARM Restorative Medicine
  • Lifestyle Genomics Training
  • NFH Women’s Health Update
  • Naturopathic Assessment (Dr. Iva Lloyd)
  • Drainage (Reckeweg), Emunctorology
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (IFM)
  • Orthomolecular Medicine Today
  • Annual Conferences of AANP
  • CAND and OAND 


Volunteer:

  • Facilitator (founding member), Well-Child Promotion Research Project, CCNM: Developed and facilitated a group-based program for family wellness with an emphasis on childhood health and lifestyle behaviours, under the supervision of Dr. Leslie Solomonian, ND
  • Founder, Student Pediatrics Club, CCNM: Led an executive board of 8 students to organize and host a Pediatric Shift Panel, ADHD Roundtable, Kids Week 2013 (Young Healthy Minds), Autism Panel and Pediatrics Open House 2013 at CCNM
  • VP Communications, Board of Directors, Naturopathic Medical Students' Association (NMSA): Liaised between 7 naturopathic schools in North America and the NMSA Board of Directors, building awareness of naturopathic medicine and of the organization through outreach events
  • Co-Founder & Educator of NPLEX CRUNCH Board Exam Prep, where she designed and taught a course to train naturopathic students for their licensing board exams. 

 

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What to Expect During Your Visits

15 Minute "Meet-and-Greet":

This is optional for those who want to assess how Dr. Perri, 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.