Dr Shyrose Karim
Naturopathic Physician

Helping you achieve your goals of optimal health!

"As a naturopathic physician,  I will look at and address the many factors that can affect your health. " 

-Dr. Shyrose Karim N.D

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Contact Information:
In the clinic of West Vancouver Beachside Medical Clinic
1405 Bellevue Avenue
West Vancouver, BC 
V7T 1C3

Phone: 604-451-7786 __________________

Therapies Offered

Diet and Nutritional Counseling
 Dietary changes are vital as it can help stimulate the body's own innate healing ability. The saying "food as your medicine" is true.  However, sometimes diet alone is not enough to stimulate healing, as the illness is so deep rooted that additional therapies such as intravenous vitamin injections, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs and supplements need to be utilized.  In addition, lifestyle changes need to be addressed such as stress reduction, inner (emotional) work, and increase in physical exercise. 
Furthermore, vital to a overall health is a healthy digestive system as it is responsible for the absorption of nutrients and removal of waste from the body.  If the body is unable to absorb nutrients or eliminate waste, even the most nutritious foods and best supplements will not be fully utilized. Proper nutrition begins with identifying foods that cause irritation to the digestive tract.  Simple blood tests can determine food sensitivities or allergies your body has.

Homeopathy is based on the therapeutic principle of "like cures like". This principle has been around since the time of "father of medicine" Hippocrates (~100 B.C.).  Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, an 18th century German physician,  is founder of homeopathy.  The principles of homeopathy are: 
  • Like Cures Like-that which causes disease can also cure it, by stimulating the body to defend itself against it.
  • Minimum Dose- you should take the least amount of medicine to get on track
  • Law of Cure-obvious problems will start to heal first, allowing problems to surface that can be treated as well.
Hahnemann discovered that the more dilute the medicine, the more potent the effect. Therefore, dilute amounts of plant, animal, or mineral substances are used to stimulate the body's healing, reactions.  In choosing a homeopathic remedy, the physician will look at the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the patient.  The remedy chosen will act to stimulate the body's own healing process.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)
Bio-identical hormones is gaining momentum in the world of hormonal therapy.  They are derived from natural sources such as soybean, yam, or other plants. Bio-identical hormones tend to be identical to human hormones, unlike synthetic hormones. Bio-identical hormones use the weaker form of estradiol and estrogen, in appropriate amounts, that provide symptomatic relief without the associated risk of disease.  Individualized needs can be addressed with bio-identical hormones versus the "one size fits all" approach seen with traditional HRT drugs. Bio-identical hormones provide women with a safer alternative to traditional HRT allowing for symptomatic relief of common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, low libido, low energy, low mood, and vaginal dryness.

Meso-lipotherapy/Guna Injections Therapy
Mesotherapy (Greek ‘mesos’ meaning ‘middle’) – subcutaneous and intradermal administration of medicines using micro injection technique.
Injections containing homeopathic preparations  that are used to target fat cells in those hard to loose places. For people who work out but can seem to loose those fat pockets such as, love handles, lower belly fat, arm fat, fat on side of the thighs, or back fat bulging from the bra.  The number of injections need will depend on the area being treated and how the body responds to the treatment.