Integrative Health and Wellness

Old School Approach

Traditionally, many individuals expressed little interest in health matters until a problem developed or something went wrong. Some people would arrange time to have a complete physical on an annual basis and some would have a check up much less often than that. Back in the day, people went to the doctor for a checkup or because they were sick. Almost anything else was often considered rather indulgent or excessive. And many people looked forward to retirement simply so they could stop working or so they could get a little more sleep, or just spend more time visiting with friends and relatives. But now many people look forward to retirement so they can also travel more, learn a new language, master a different hobby, develop new skills, read more books, take interesting courses or do volunteer work to help others. But in order to embrace a more rewarding retirement, you truly need to remain healthy enough to actually enjoy it.

The Modern Approach

The modern approach to health and wellness is to stay healthy, rather than treat illness. Modern men and women are informed and more interested in their health and wellbeing. The field of natural health and supplements is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. And this would not be so unless people were demanding better alternatives than drugs to feel better, live longer and be healthier. At Better – A Medical Centre for Complete Living, we are dedicated to a complete approach to wellness.

The Complete Approach

This approach includes all of the advantages of conventional medicine and medical therapies, as well as the significant benefits of wellness medicine. At Better – A Medical Centre for Complete Living, we combine both the science of wellness medicine and conventional medicine to provide you with the best possible results.

When you visit us, you have the opportunity to have all of your needs assessed and addressed. Our medical staff will take a complete medical history and evaluation. You won’t feel rushed since you will spend as much time as you would need with a physician, to ensure that all of your medical concerns are addressed; and any medical problems treated. The basic principles of health are: nutrition, fitness, stress reduction and the natural balance of your body. We treat all aspects of wellness, including holistic nutrition, naturopathy, acupuncture, and anti-aging.

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Your hormones are in a delicate balance. Think of your many different hormones as if they all are like instruments in a symphony. The beautiful melody your body plays when your hormones are in perfect balance would sound dreadful if they became imbalanced and some of the instruments played out of key. That is why you may not get results from taking a single hormone. There may be other hormones that must be tuned up or balanced before you feel normal or like yourself again.

It is also important to support your Bio-identical hormone restoration therapy with an overall wellness program. At Better – A Medical Centre for Complete Living, we will advise you on natural therapies that will support your hormone balance. Holistic nutrition principles, naturopathy, homeopathy and traditional Chinese medicine are all used to help you maintain optimal hormone balance! Embracing a nutritional therapy of vitamins, minerals, herbs and oils will give your body everything it needs to use the hormones it makes in an efficient and optimal manner. Some medications are actually bio-identical as well. Eating a wholesome diet of organic foods and whole grains, as well as avoiding chemicals and processed foods also helps your body remain healthy and maintain good hormonal balance.

Holistic Nutrition

We don’t believe in diets but we can help you if you have trouble losing weight or maintaining weight. Does it seem like you gain weight simply by looking at food? You’re not alone. Your body needs nutrients to function optimally. You need the right amount for your body and circumstances. In order to get the nutrients into your body, you need a health digestive system. You need to be able to break down your food and absorb it efficiently. Soon you will be able to fuel every part of your body and make the hormones you need. We understand the desire for quick results. We also understand the frustration of working hard at your health and not seeing results.


Natural balance of the body requires optimal function of every organ system (eg. good digestion, healthy liver for detoxifying) and the right proportion of vitamins and minerals. Naturopathic medicine is devoted to maintaining health and finding the root cause of any symptom. This is where the most health benefits are found, as simply treating symptoms is no longer acceptable to the well-informed man and woman. At Better – A Medical Centre for Complete Living, we apply principles of naturopathic medicine to support your health. As part of your treatment protocol, you may undergo cleansing for yeast, or detoxifying your liver. We use the intricate knowledge of physiology to safely guide your cleansing. We do not recommend fasting or restrictive diets for cleansing.


Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine contributes to wellness by providing improved energy, circulation and balance within the body. Deep muscle tension and spasm, chronic pain and joint pains are the most common reasons people seek acupuncture. It is also used to promote sleep, reduce anxiety and stress and help with sexual dysfunction. The ancient practice of Chinese medicine and acupuncture precedes the history of modern medicine. Yet, it can still solve many health problems when conventional medicine is unable to provide a solution. In fact, acupuncture treatments for headaches and chronic pain often first take place due to patient referrals by conventional medical clinics.

Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Services

Dr. Iyer is proud to feature a variety of medical aesthetic treatments that complement all of her treatment programs and services. These treatments are provided in a relaxing, tranquil spa environment. You can look and feel year younger with medical grade skin care treatments. Some of the aesthetic services provided include:

Skin Care Nutrients-The Key To Younger Looking Skin

Your appearance and complexion are a reflection of your inner health and your stress level. At our anti-aging clinic, we understand that visible aging starts from the inside. We also know how to get you superior results from medical cosmetic treatments using advances in medical science and anti-aging. Overall health, nutrition, hormones, and environmental toxins affect skin and appearance. During a skin consultation, we look after you and attend to all of these factors to give you the best results from your skin care treatments and procedures. To have healthier skin, nutrients such as Omega 3 EFA, Resveratrol, and High Potency anti-oxidants can improve the look of skin.

Anti-Cancer Skin Care and Make-Up

We are pleased to provide you with a 100% money back guarantee on our anti-cancer skin care line. See results in 28 days or get your money back.
Regenerating Serum

Eco-certified ingredients, plant derived extracts and enzymes are all combined into a state of the art regenerating serum that has a ‘stem cell’ like influence on your skin. Grow healthy, glowing new skin cells with the help of this hi-tech serum. It is more than the sun and smoking that makes you get older faster. There are other factors, including stress, that make you look crinkled, wrinkled and saggy. With a deeper understanding of the aging process, our experts help you from the inside out.

Special skin preparations are created just for you to boost collagen and get you far better results from your treatments. A few choice nutrients are recommended to enhance your collagen production and slow down the cellular processes that make you look older.
Now you can enjoy better than average results from our procedures to turn back the hands of time on your appearance.

Photo Rejuvenation (BBL)

Photo rejuvenation is based on the principle of wavelengths of light that target specific colors. They make it possible to easily target brown pigment in your skin. And it enables the physician to target sunspots, freckles, liver spots, red spots, tiny veins and capillaries – any skin perfection with any kind of color. Broadband light technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to produce phenomenal results in photo rejuvenation therapy. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, your physician will be able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. Your skin will have a smoother, more vibrant and more youthful appearance.

Micro Laser Peel

Often known as ‘the weekend skin peel’, the MicroLaser Peel, uses a state of the art laser to help treat conditions such as wrinkles, acne scars, sunspots, skin lesions and uneven skin texture. These laser treatments improve the overall texture of your skin as well as removing fine lines and wrinkles, so you can see the results and notice a difference in just a few days.


Improves your skin texture, visibly makes it firmer and tighter, delays or eliminates the need for surgery. In most cases this treatment can not only postpone, it can even eliminate the need for Botox injections or cosmetic surgery for many individuals whose only complaint is the appearance of crinkly cheek lines, early wrinkles, sagging skin at the jaw, turkey neck skin, and under-eye wrinkles & puffiness that adds years to their face. Thermage™ is perfect for those that want completely natural anti-aging skin treatments that do not involve needles or knives.

Botox Cosmetic™

Botox makes it possible to look as though you had magically erased the last 5 to 10 years from your appearance. When used correctly, Botox will result in looking more youthful, more rested and more refreshed. The improvement to your appearance can be astonishing because these results can be seen so soon.


Filler adds volume and hydration to a sunken, thinning face. Filler can enhance your lips, plump your cheeks and fix an irregular jaw line. Because Botox cannot completely smooth out some lines and wrinkles, fillers such as Restaylane/Perlane™, Juvederm™ or Teosyal™ can fit into your medical aesthetic options.

Lipo Dissolve

Define your curves with liposculpting, a non-surgical procedure that can eliminate up to 2 inches from your trouble spots! With this simple medical office procedure, we can help you sculpt your body when diet and exercise just aren’t enough. Even when you are in your ideal weight range, localized fat deposits can remain. It can be frustrating to work so hard, just to have your smart and stylish clothing reveal unsightly bulges that never go away. If you have flabby arms, a pudgy belly or stubborn saddlebags on your hips – get rid of them with liposculpting.

To learn more about the integrative health and wellness services offered by Calgary Hormone Doctor, Natasha Iyer, M.D. call her today and schedule your consultation.