Dr. Leu's “Pathways to Wellness” is a clinic that works on the principles of Naturopathic Medicine. This means Dr. Leu's treatments involve treating the whole body in a more natural way.
What makes our practice unique, is that Dr. Leu understands the pros and cons of both the conventional and natural approaches to health challenges. Being a registered pharmacist for over 30 years, and a naturopathic physician for over 13 years, Dr. Leu has a grasp of which therapy is in the best interest of your long-term health goals.
Dr. Leu enjoys treating any health concern, because naturopathic principles of identifying and correcting the cause will improve almost any issue. Dr. Leu sees a wide spectrum of health conditions. Examples are thyroid, adrenal, sex hormone imbalances, anxiety, depression, abdominal/intestinal issues, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, and fatigue.
Dr. Leu is an expert in natural hormone replacement therapy. As you have recently read, if women take the conventional estrogen/progestin regime, there is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, blood clots, breast and uterine cancer, and stroke.
Our approach is very scientifically based. We first measure baseline hormone levels, using the very accurate and convenient salivary test. These tests measure your DHEA, testosterone, estrone, estradiol, estriol, and progesterone levels. We then build a formula based on that test, which matches your individual needs.
After being on that customized formula, we retest your salivary levels again at an appropriate time, to ensure that the formula is precise, because you can give 10 people the same dose, and their unique biochemistry will utilize it differently, requiring a fine tuning of the dose. The value of this salivary hormone testing is priceless, knowing that you are getting the accurate dose without fear of toxicity! Please visit our Testing Services page to see what tests are performed and why.
Did you know that some women convert their estrogens into a more toxic, inflammatory form called 16-hydroxyestrone? This estrogen metabolite, if elevated, has been associated with an increased incidence of breast and uterine cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. Did you realize that we can now measure this potentially toxic hormone with a simple urine test?