As a traditional naturopathic clinic, Westcoast Naturopathic sees the forest for the trees.


We practice a holistic type of medicine that helps the body, mind and spirit work together for your optimal health and wellbeing.

Since 1999, Dr. Glenda Laxton has focused her Vancouver, BC-based naturopathic practice on families, with a particular specialty in women’s and children’s health.

We combine proven traditional healing methods with a modern and scientific understanding of how the body works and heals. We take our time with patients so we can get to the root of what ails them and teach their bodies to restore homeostatis—the body’s tendency to seek and maintain balance.

The result? Westcoast Naturopathic patients overcome illness, address chronic medical issues and feel better for the long term.

“When I started seeing
Dr. Laxton I was run down, having trouble sleeping and experiencing a lot of anxiety. Her body-mind approach to healing has helped me make life changes that have me sleeping soundly and feeling rested again.”

– TJ, North Vancouver
 

It's a decidedly West Coast approach to wellness.

Our Approach

We don't believe in fads or quick fixes. We use a compassionate, measured and thorough approach to understand the distinct physical, emotional and environmental history that contributes to each patient’s overall health and wellbeing.

We base our practice on the following philosophies:

  •  Every patient is unique and deserving of a doctor’s full attention and a customized treatment plan.

  • Symptoms are the body’s way of telling us something is out of balance. The key to healing is to unearth the root cause(s) of symptoms and blockages and to treat them.

  •  Treatment should always begin with the least invasive methods first and only advance when those have been exhausted.

  • Food is our best medicine because good (and bad) health begins in the gut.

  • Given the right tools, the body can innately heal itself.

  • There are no quick fixes—establishing good health takes teamwork and commitment between the patient and the doctor.

  • Prevention is a cure and is the key to identifying and treating imbalances before they become major diseases.

  • The best medicine teaches and encourages patients to adopt realistic, healthy habits that support optimum wellness.

  • Collaboration is key. we regularly work with other healthcare providers, including midwives, MDs, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and others.