Dr. Cameron McIntyre, ND

Dr. Cameron McIntyre, ND

North Vancouver, BC

“The first wealth is health” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I have an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from UBC and spent a decade working at VGH. In a hospital setting, I saw the power of that realm of medicine deal with acute and traumatic situations very well. Chronic disease and mental health were not managed well in my opinion and I began to look at other options. The brain and it’s inner workings have always fascinated me. That and a wonderful conversation with one of my mentors, Dr Bill Mitchell ND drew me to pursue naturopathic medicine.

I will enter my 15th year of clinical practice later this fall and enjoy a general practice of seeing all ages of patients. I do have advanced clinical training in the following areas for your information:

  • ARI (Autism Research Institute) – All matters concerning testing and treatment related to autism/ASD, ADD, ADHD, PDD, etc.
  • IMMH (integrated medicine for mental health) – Integrative approaches for anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, sleep concerns, addictions, concussions and cognitive decline ( Including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s)

I also spend a great deal of clinical time in the following areas:

  • Allergies – to food and environment – testing and treatment
  • Digestive concerns – including Crohns, IBD/IBS, infections – testing and treatment
  • Detoxification – testing and treatment (including heavy metals)
  • Pain management – including acupuncture and other injection therapies
  • Skin health – including acne, eczema and psoriasis
  • Men’s health – including hormonal, cardiovascular and circulatory concerns

My take on healthy living is adhering to that saying “everything in moderation, including moderation “. Sometimes life will be busy and stressful but having perspective and being present in the moment can help. Clean local food shared with great friends and family is key to me. Also to enjoy those times of celebration and not get upset if my diet goes off the rails for a short period. The stress of worrying about food can be just as harmful in those moments- in my opinion. Lastly moving in fresh air in the forest or near the ocean makes me feel completely refreshed and helps me sleep well.

I see naturopathic medicine fitting into our daily lives by making healthy food choices for ourselves and our family members, working on healthy stress reducing techniques as well as fostering healthy behaviors and spending that support our planet. It’s the only one we’ve got! Lastly to tune into our bodies and seek causes for what is present, not just take things for a quick fix.

I love the huge nature component of the North Shore- from trail runs in the demonstration forest to paddle boarding in deep cove, I feel so blessed to have lived here for almost 20 years.

My perfect west coast day is spent outdoors near the ocean. As a kid, I spent a great deal of my youth in Howe Sound and I feel very connected to the ocean. On a paddle board, a kayak, swimming or just playing in the water with my family- all are perfect to me. To end the day with friends and family eating a fresh local seafood feast would be fantastic!