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Navigating the chapter after breast cancer treatments

Recovery post-cancer treatment is not just about getting back to the status quo. It's about recovering well, and optimizing all areas of your life to support your health and wellness long term, and preventing disease reoccurrence. 
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Redefining 
what life after breast cancer treatment looks like. 

Finishing chemotherapy and radiation can be both a relief and a challenge.

 

While completing treatment is a significant milestone, it often leaves women feeling lost and unsupported. The transition from active treatment to everyday life can be overwhelming, with many women struggling to feel like themselves again.

Recognizing this gap in post-treatment care, I created the RecoverWell Program to provide comprehensive support and guidance during this crucial phase of recovery. The program spans four months and includes a range of resources tailored to help women regain their strength, confidence, and vitality.

IF THIS IS YOU, YOU’RE
IN THE RIGHT PLACE.
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Who is RecoverWell for?

Have you gone through surgery, or chemo or radiation for breast cancer?

Are feeling lost and unsure what to do next?

Are you worried about a possible cancer recurrence and not sure who to turn to, or how to reduce your risk?

Do you have side effects from your treatments that are impacting your life and not receiving answers on how to treat them?

Are you looking for support with improving intimacy with your partner? 

Do you have concerns about side effects from your bisphosphonate treatments, or hormone blocking treatments?

This program is for you!

What is included in the program?

  • Four one-on-one consultations with Dr. Tapp Leonard ND

  • Direct email access to her with a super secret email address. 

  • Up to six IV therapy treatments

  • Blood work to investigate nutrient deficiencies, and possible causes of your health concerns at the beginning and again at the end of the program to confirm that your levels have been corrected.

  • Four personalized meal plans tailored to your needs Use these as inspiration in the kitchen or to follow precisely, whichever you prefer. 

  • A cookbook created by Dr. Tapp Leonard ND

  • Dedicated RecoverWell program workbook

  • A special welcome package

  • Monthly email check-ins in between appointments

  • Ongoing emails containing even more information and tips to help you feel like a million bucks

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RecoverWell Program Curriculum

TREATMENT SIDE EFFECTS

Hot flashes, lymphedema, neuropathy, pain and more. Symptoms like hot flashes, lymphedema and neuropathy don't have to be your new normal. There's lots you can do to improve these.

IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP QUALITY

Sleep is a fundamental foundation of health that helps with memory, energy, immune support, and general health. My goal for you is rockstar sleep.

RESTORING YOUR
ENERGY

Let's investigate nutrient deficiencies, balance your blood sugar, improve the quality of your sleep so you feel energized to build the life of your dreams, and take on anything that the day holds for you.

IMPROVING BODY COMPOSITION

This is not about fixating on the number on the scale. Muscle mass is a determinant of health, and we'll work together to optimize it.

COGNITIVE FUNCTION

Say goodbye to the brain fog and memory issues brought on by chemo treatments (aka. chemo-brain). We'll work together to optimize your cognitive function and reduce brain fog.

RECLAIM YOUR LIBIDO

Dryness, discomfort, intimacy, libido, body image - all of these can be impacted by cancer treatment. We'll chat about it all! 

RECURRENCE RISK REDUCTION

RecoverWell is not just about reclaiming your life. It's about prevent recurrence in the future. We'll work to uncover your modifiable risk factors and formulate a plan to work on them. 

UNDERSTANDING OSTEOPOROSIS

You'll learn ways to reduce your risk of bone-related concerns like osteoarthritis, falls and fractures, and understand how to monitor for osteonecrosis of the jaw.

PERSONALIZED
NUTRITION

Food is an incredibly powerful healing tool. In addition to my cookbook full of hand selected recipes, you'll receive personalized meal plans that are tailored to your unique dietary needs. 

DAILY
DETOXIFICATION

Detoxify your body, your brain, your life. Throughout this program we'll look at ways to reduce your chemical and toxin exposure, improve your mindset and much more!

You Receive Priority Booking

No booking months in advance. No waitlists.

 

The RecoverWell Progam takes place over the course of 4 months, and to ensure that you get the availability you need, Dr. Tapp Leonard, ND reserves a portion of her schedule specifically for RecoverWell patients.

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Ongoing Support & Education

You make so much progress at each appointment and we want to keep the momentum going.

In between visits, RecoverWell patients will receive email check-ins from Dr. Tapp Leonard, ND, as well as, ongoing emails and workbook prompts that build on the topics discussed during your appointment, and be introduced to new facets of wellness both mentally and physically. 

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Your Copy of The RecoverWell Cookbook

Within the pages of the RecoverWell cookbook, you'll discover a culinary journey designed to nourish both body and soul as you navigate life after cancer treatment.

Drawing from the wisdom of nutritionists, chefs, and survivors, this cookbook is more than just a collection of recipes—it's a guide to rebuilding strength, restoring vitality, and embracing wellness, one delicious dish at a time.

 

Each recipe is crafted with care, focusing on wholesome ingredients from the Mediterranean diet known for their healing properties and ability to support recovery.

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Meet Dr. Brenda Tapp Leonard, ND

CLINIC DIRECTOR, NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR & PROGRAM FACILITATOR

Leading the charge in integrative cancer care in Peterborough, I am an Ontario licensed ND and active member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP).

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I grew up in Peterborough, received my Bachelor of Science degree at Trent University, and only left temporarily to get my Naturopathic Doctorate at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. I’m thrilled to be back to serve this community I call home. 

Although my focus is supporting my patients through and beyond their cancer journeys, I do know first-hand how overwhelming that journey can be. 

 

While I was in naturopathic medical school, I watched as an aunt on my mother’s side passed from breast cancer, followed shortly by an aunt on my father’s side being diagnosed as well. I have personally been diagnosed with precancerous cells and although I was told to “watch and wait” was able to reverse the process with natural therapies. 

Despite how scary a diagnosis of cancer can be, I believe it can also be a beautiful opportunity. It’s an opportunity to make positive changes in food choices, habits, relationships, mindset, and how we care for ourselves. 

You've survived all that life has thrown at you thus far, and now that you are in the post-treatment phase of your cancer journey, I want to help you THRIVE. To help you reclaim your health, feel like yourself again, and support your body as you embark on the next phase of your life. 

Are you ready to RecoverWELL? If yes, I'd love to join you on this journey.

I hear you, and I understand you.

You crave more meaning, you know that there is something powerful waiting within you to be unlocked.

You want to know yourself better, you want to understand, you want to feel deeply connected to yourself and serving your purpose.

The RecoverWell Program Pricing

NAVIGATE THE CHAPTER POST-BREAST CANCER TREATMENTS WITH CONFIDENCE.

Learn how you can feel better after your chemotherapy, radiation, and or surgery. My goal for you is that you feel EVEN BETTER than how you felt PRIOR TO your cancer diagnosis.  

Program LAUNCHES in June 2024

Approximate program cost: $4500.00

Cost will vary if you add or remove IVs, blood work, IV ingredients, appointments, etc.

Benefits?

They may cover a portion of the appointments & testing costs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can the program be directly billed to benefits?
    Yes, we direct bill for several benefit companies. Typically benefit companies will cover the cost or part of the cost of consultations, IV therapy, and blood work. Please contact your company directly to inquire about your naturopathic coverage specifically. We do not make any guarantees that we can bill your specific insurance/benefit company. You can withdraw your consent to bill your benefits at any time. You are responsible for covering anything your benefits do not cover.
  • What forms of payments do you accept?
    We will keep a credit card on file to bill any outstanding amounts beyond what your benefits may or may not have covered automatically at the end of your appointments. You will be emailed a receipt anytime your card is billed, or you can request a paper copy at the end of each visit. This makes the end of your visits easier, and speedier! Payment for services, testing, and dispensary items are due in full, at the end of each visit. A receipt will be given when payment is received. Please retain this receipt for your insurance or income tax claims, if applicable. Payments are taken as services are performed. We do not perform block billing.
  • Do I have to use the clinic dispensary?
    You are not required to purchase your supplements from us. You are welcome to purchase them from any health food store or online. Brands recommended to you in your treatment plan are only that - recommendations. You are welcome to use any brand you like. The most important piece is that you are using the correct dose.
  • Is testing ordered as part of the program covered by OHIP?
    Naturopaths can order bloodwork, unfortunately, this is not covered by OHIP. If bloodwork is required patients are welcome to consult with their family doctor, some will write the requisition. Though, truthfully, in my experience, they don't order all of the tests I am looking for, which often delays your care/treatment and requires you to go to the lab a second time for the missed tests. Some benefit companies will help cover the cost of blood work. The exact cost of tests for you is unknown until you have your consultation with Dr Tapp Leonard ND. She only recommends what she feels is necessary to help slingshot your health and your health goals forward.
  • Can I get a refund?
    Refunds are not offered on services and lab work.
  • Is this targeted to a specific age group or health condition for women?
    This program was specifically developed to help women of any age reclaim their lives post breast cancer treatment.
  • What if I cannot complete the program in 4 months?
    It is recommended you complete the program in 4 months, we want you to feel better as fast as possible. However, we do understand life happens and sometimes plans we make need to be delayed. You are welcome to complete the program in more time if needed.
  • Are appointments in person or virtual?
    Appointments can in virtual or in person. Please note, this program is only for residents of Ontario, Canada
  • What if I am not local, can I get my IVs at a different clinic?
    Yes, of course. If you are doing most of the program virtually, or live too far away to receive IV therapy at the clinic in Peterborough, Dr. Tapp Leonard ND is happy to refer you to a clinic closer to your home for your IV therapy. Since services are billed after they happen, you will not be billed for the IVs from PCNM.
  • Do I have to do everything in the program?
    No, absolutely not. Treatments recommended in the program are optional, you can do as little or as much as you like. We do not block bill, so you will only be billed for the services you recieve.

Commit To Yourself. Reclaim Your Health.

THE NEXT PHASE OF YOUR POST-BREAST CANCER RECOVERY AWAITS.

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME BACK STRONGER. YOU REDISCOVER WHO YOU ARE. YOU FORGE EVEN STRONGER BONDS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. YOU RECONNECT WITH YOUR HEALTH AND WORK TO PREVENT DISEASE RECURRANCE.

Now is Your Time To RecoverWell!

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