PNHC Grand Opening Celebration April 14/18, 1-5pm


PNHC Grand openingWe are celebrating the grand opening of Plattsville Natural Health Clinic on April 14/18 from 1pm-5pm. Please drop in and enjoy the festivities which include:

  • A bouncy castle (weather permitting)
  • A visit from Chase from Paw Patrol (even Chase needs acupuncture and naturopathic care right?)
  • A draw for a free Naturopathic Consult with Dr. Elisha Cook ND
  • A draw for a gift basket with teas produced by Plattsville Natural Health Clinic
  • A tour of our clinic
  • Acupuncture and cupping demonstration at 1:30pm and 3:30pm
  • Snacks from Dr. Elisha Cook ND’s book “The Ultimate Guide to the Elimination Diet”
  • Grass-Fed beef on a bun
  • A Gratitude Ceremony to close the festivities

To keep up-to-date on this event and many others, please gIMG_2118o to our Facebook page at Plattsville Natural Health Clinic. Please also see below for a summary of the event details.

Location: 16 Albert St Unit A Plattsville ON N0J 1S0

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 1pm – 5pm

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Welcoming Pauline Holdsworth Holistic Nutritionist to PNHC!

We are happy to announce that we are adding a holistic nutritionist to our team at Plattsville Natural Health Clinic. As of Monday March 26, 2018 we will be booking clients for Pauline Holdsworth RHN. She is able to help you not only with meal plans and diet recommendations, but also with realistic ways in how to apply those recommendations. For more information on her services and what holistic nutrition is, please see below.

What is Holistic Nutrition?

Holistic nutrition involves recommending a balanced diet that incorporates whole foods and includes making small daily changes. It is through this approach that a holistic nutritionist assists in finding the root cause of your health issues. Her goal is to provide a natural approach that honours the body, mind and spirit. Allowing your body to find its own path to healing. A holistic nutritionist may use such tools as meal planning, recipe recommendations, a healthy shopping tour, or a kitchen cupboard tour to help you achieve your individual goals.

What are the services a holistic nutritionist offers?

Service Time Cost
Meet and Greet Consult 15 Minutes Free
Initial Consult and Secondary Follow-Up Two sessions 60 Minutes Each $150
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Plattsville Natural Health Clinic Now Open and Accepting Patients!

Plattsville Natural Health Clinic is now booking appointments and open!

28575823_204940463590906_1464468058673915589_nWe are excited to announce that we are now booking appointments for Plattsville Natural Health Clinic! Our clinic will officially be open March 12, 2018 and we will be having a celebratory Grand Opening in the near future (we will keep everyone posted on details). For now, we are eager to serve the Plattsville and surrounding area! You may choose to book your full consult right away or consider booking a free 15 minute consult where you can learn about Naturopathic medicine and see if this medicine is right for you. Bring in your questions and concerns, and meet with a Naturopathic Doctor one-on-one. There is no obligation to book after, so what have you got to lose?


Provided below are the clinic fees which are the same as what is being offered to our Meyers Chiropractic patients through Dr. Elisha Cook ND.

Service Time Cost
Meet-and-greet session 15 minutes Free/Complimentary
Initial Visit 60-90 minutes $125
Follow Up Visit (long) 30-60 minutes $80
Follow Up Visit (quick check up) 20 minutes $43
Acupuncture/Cupping Only 30 minutes $48

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Exciting News!

I am sure most of you have been wondering why I have been so quiet lately. I apologize for not posting a blog more regularly, but I do have some exciting news to end this drought.

The News!!

As of March/April 2018 I will be extending my practice to include the Plattsville Ontario area! The extension in my practice will involve the grand opening of my clinic, Plattsville Natural Health Clinic. The plans for this new clinic have been ongoing since July 2017, and will finally be a reality. As some of you know, I lived in Plattsville when I was quite young, and so, it holds a special place in my heart. An opportunity came up for me to start a clinic in the community, and I took it! How awesome would it be to provide naturopathic care to a rural area! It is my hope that I will be able to extend my reach and help more and more people by making this addition to my practice! We are not yet booking patients, but we are fast approaching an opening date! I am so thankful for everyone who has helped make this possible. This clinic would not have… Continue reading

The 12 Days of Giveaways

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Join Dr. Elisha Cook ND in celebrating 2 years of practice at Meyers Chiropractic and Health Specialists! During the month of December, any patient who has a Naturopathic visit will be entered into a draw for a basket full of naturopathic goodies!

In addition, enter our facebook contest for the 12 days of giveaways by finding Dr. Elisha Cook Naturopathic Doctor on Facebook! We will be giving a gift everyday for 12 days, all you need to do is like the facebook page, share the post of the day, and comment “done” or anything else on the post.


The 12 Days of Giveaways: December 4-8th; December 11-15; December 18-19

Naturopathic Visit Draw Ends December 30, 2017

Please note that you must be a resident of Ontario Canada, residing between London Ontario and Guelph Ontario. You also must be able to claim your prize by coming directly to the Meyers Chiropractic Clinic to pick it up within 1 week of being notified that you have won. You must also contact Dr. Elisha Cook ND after being contacted regarding your win to confirm that you accept the draw prize. If you do not contact her within 24 hours… Continue reading

Survey Time – I want to hear from you!

In my opinion, it is important to make sure I am providing my patients with the best care possible. As a result, I have seen a need for potentially more support in certain areas, and I want to hear from you. I want to see if there is a need and if we can help! I have provided a link for a short 8 multiple choice question survey that will take 2 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey provided by following the below link.

Thank you in advance for your participation and for providing valuable feedback.

-Dr. Elisha Cook ND

Dairy Alternatives for going Dairy-Free

One of the most challenging foods to give up for various health reasons is dairy. It is delicious and there is really nothing that can compare to a good piece of cheese or glass of milk. However, as I mentioned, for various health reasons, throwing away the cheese may be more beneficial than some realize. For those who have to endure a diet without dairy, I have provided a list of items that may provide comparable substitutes. This chart is not comprehensive, but it does provide some good insight into options available to explore and try, based on my current knowledge of the industry.

Item to Give Up/ Avoid Substitution
Cow’s Milk Most of these options are fortified with at least calcium, and may prove to be just as tasty:

·         Almond Milk

·         Cashew Milk

·         Coconut Milk

·         Soy Milk

·         Rice Milk

·         Hemp Milk

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The release of my new book! It is . . .

At the beginning of this year I had set out to complete my book, and I am happy to say that I have accomplished that goal! My book is titled:

“The Ultimate Guide to the Elimination Diet: Tips and Recipes to Better Your Health and Approach the Diet with Confidence”.

Many of my patients have heard about the elimination diet, but not everyone is familiar with it, and so, let me shed some light on it. The elimination diet is a treatment option that helps individuals that are suffering from many different health concerns including

  • Pain
  • Anxiety 
  • Inability to lose weight 
  • Fatigue
  • Stress 
  • Arthritis 
  • Muscle Pain 
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) 
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Brain Fog 

and the list goes on! That means if you want to lose weight, reduce pain, think clearer, and feel better overall, this diet may be right for you. The elimination diet is a way for individuals to identify which foods may be contributing to their health concerns, but also helps individuals to adopt more of a whole – foods diet.

Though this may sound simple enough, the diet is quite complex, complicated, and challenging. Many individuals struggle to follow… Continue reading

Foods to Eat to Beat the Heat

Tired Woman Sweating After RunningI preface this article with a brief explanation on Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, many of the pathologies are based on external influences. For example, if one is out in the rain too long, they could develop excess dampness internally leading to such symptoms as arthritis, a cold or a sore throat. As such, food is very important in combating these different external forces. With that being said, it is important to understand which foods are hot, cold, dry, or damp in nature and to consume them in a balanced way. In seasons such as summer, it is important to consume more foods that are cool or cold in nature to combat the external effect of heat on the system. The food list below is not explicit, but does give a good idea as to some different foods one can incorporate into their diet to stay cool during warmer temperatures.

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Eggs
  • Grapes
  • Grape fruit
  • Ice
  • Kelp
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Mushroom
  • Pear
  • Peppermint
  • Peppermint Tea
  • Plum
  • Radish
  • Sesame oil
  • Sorbet
  • Soy
  • Tangerine
  • Tofu,
  • Green tea
  • Water chest nut
  • Water melon
  • Yogurt

In addition to these foods, some other ways of eating food that may help… Continue reading

5 Ways to Increase Metabolism

Girl - Weight LossMany individuals are looking to different weight – loss techniques to help get ready for bikini season – this includes searching for different ways to increase your metabolism. Increasing metabolism can help with more than just weight loss – it can also help if an individual ate a trigger food and is experiencing uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, gas, indigestion, or constipation. In regards to weight – loss, increasing metabolism can be useful for kick-starting your weight loss journey or for surpassing a plateau. As always, please consult with a health care professional before trying any of the below recommendations. If you are interested in losing weight please consult a health care provider such as myself to get the necessary support you need. Weight loss that is achieved too quickly can result in an individual gaining weight beyond where they initially started. If this is you, consider emailing me or calling the clinic to book your complimentary 15 min meet-and-greet session to talk about your goals.

  1. Hot water with lemon first thing in the morning – before having anything in the morning, have a hot water with lemon in it. The bitterness of this drink helps to stimulate the liver… Continue reading
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