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. Mak 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. She is also fluent in both English and Russian.
Visit Dr. Polina Mak's Blog: https://www.polinamak.com/blog
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
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
GI Function Testing / Comprehensive Stool Analysis
Toxic and Essential Elements Testing
Organic Acid Testing
The top conditions addressed in her practice include:
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.
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.
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.
Visits are later performed as needed to assess progress. These can last anywhere from 15 - 60 minutes.