Therapies:

Bronte Wellness Boutique offers the following Therapies:
- Bioidentical Prescriptions
- IV Therapy
- Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Nutrition & Weight Loss
- Massage Therapy
- Supplements
- Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
- Counselling

What We Treat

Bronte Wellness Boutique Treats the following:
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Allergies
- Anxiety & Depression
- Digestive Problems
- Hairloss
- Headaches & Migraines
- Hormone Imbalance
- Hypothyroid
- Insomnia
- Menopause
- PMS
- Stress
- Weight Loss

Contact Us Today to Learn More

11 Bronte Road, Unit 28
Oakville, Ontario
L6L 0E1

(289) 837-3377
info@brontewellness.com

BronteWellness

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki, BSc, ND

About Dr. Samantha Ristimaki, BSc, ND

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki is the chief medical officer at Bronte Wellness Boutique. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph majoring in Nutrition and Neutraceutical. Her passion for health led her to pursue a four-year graduate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto where she graduated with Honours as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Ristimaki is a member the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Rules for Treatment

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Hormone Health|Tags: |

Oakville Naturopathic Doctors Safe Approach to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement As a licensed naturopathic doctor, continuing education is an ongoing practice for our naturopaths at Bronte Wellness Boutique. I recently read a study by Dr. RD Langer published in 2016 entitled “ The evidence based for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), what can we believe?” It reviewed many [...]

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Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

2 cups almond flour 4 tbsp coconut flour 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp cloves 3/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/3 cup maple syrup 2 eggs 2 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips Preheat oven 350F. Line 12 muffin tins with muffin [...]

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Hypothyroidism: Study shows how Levothyroxine treatment is not ideal

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Hormone Health|Tags: , |

As a naturopathic doctor, I’ve seen hundreds of cases of hypothyroidism in my career. This disease, most common in women, is associated with fatigue, weight gain, mood changes, hair loss, among other symptoms. Most frequently, medical doctors have limited tools to diagnose and treat patients with hypothyroid leaving patients frustrated and seeking naturopathic care.   When [...]

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Top Reasons Patients See Our Oakville Naturopathic Doctors

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Hormone Health, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Naturopathic Doctors are trained in conventional medicine but have a unique skill set that allows them to practice functional medicine and utilize a natural approach to help you feel your best. At our clinic, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest standard of care. Here are the most common concerns that our Oakville [...]

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Paleo Vegan Thai Carrot Soup

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Oakville Naturopathic Doctor's Favourite Rainy Day Soup Our Oakville Naturopathic Doctors want you to get healthy, look beautiful and feel amazing! This vegan and paleo friendly soup recipe is one of our favourites from the Oh She Glows cookbook.  This hardy soup is packed full of beta carotene that converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is [...]

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Vaginal Dryness…Oakville Naturopaths Offer Safe & Effective Treatments

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Hormone Health, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Why live with it?!    Our Naturopathic Doctors often see women complain of symptoms associated with vaginal dryness. Up to 50% of menopausal women suffer from this but few people ever seek treatment. Vaginal dryness is not only uncomfortable, but it can cause painful intercourse, increases the risk of urinary tract infection and make women more [...]

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To Snack or Not to Snack? Ask our Naturopathic Doctor

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Hormone Health, Nutrition|Tags: , |

I’m often met with a lot of debate when I challenge my patients to eliminate their afternoon snack for weight loss. As a culture in North America, we have been taught, over the past decade or two, that we should each small but frequent meals. The reasoning for it is for weight loss, and to sustain [...]

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Cream or Pill: Does it matter how I take my Bioidentical Hormones

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Hormone Health|Tags: , , |

Routes of Administration Do Matter Do you ever wonder why bioidentical hormones are often prescribed as a cream? As naturopathic doctors in Oakville, Ontario, we draw from the most up-to-date studies and practice evidence-based medicine. When it comes to taking bioidentical hormones orally or via the skin, the route of administration really does matter. When [...]

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Foods to Avoid with Hypothyroidism: Part 2

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Hormone Health|Tags: , , |

There’s No Joy in Soy Soy contains compounds known as soy isoflavones (genistein, daidzein). Although they are thought to be good for you, it’s well known that soy products have a long history of affecting thyroid function. Just like gointrin and thiocyanates, soy flavonoids also reduce the formation of thyroid hormones by inhibiting the binding of [...]

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Acne Research: Acupuncture Treatment Outperforms Drug Therapy in Clearing Skin

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Skin Health|Tags: , , |

Acne affects 650 million people in the world; 20% of which have moderate to severe acne. Our Oakville Naturopathic Doctors want to help you heal your skin by using evidenced-based medicine and natural acne treatments. A study from the Beijing Daxing Hospital suggests that acupuncture for acne provides new hope for patients suffering from chronic [...]

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