Maxum Health Clinic

We are a Naturopathic Clinic Caring for Patients in Markham, Scarborough & the Nearby Areas

The ultimate goal of Maxum Health Clinic located in Scarborough is to maximize health. While we strongly believe in the Naturopathic approach in treating the whole person, we recognize conventional medicine has an important role in health care. Most patients we see are also seeing conventional medical doctors. We have to make sure our treatments are coordinated. We aim at collaborating with medical doctors in the conventional medicine field to achieve the maximum result for our patients. Maxum Health Clinic is fortunate enough to have medical doctors on board acting as consultants.

In addition to our Founder, Dr. Isabella Leung, our team includes an ND who is also trained as a Pelvic Floor Therapist, an experienced Family Physician and a well-known Psychiatrist.

Naturopathic Doctors in Markham

Dr. Esther Lu, ND

Hey, nice to meet you. I’m here to introduce myself and what I enjoy doing.

I’ve always been a strong proponent of the mind and body connection. What we experience and feel has a massive impact on our perception on the world, others and ourselves. These can be helpful mental constructs but can also be harmful and self destructive. Many conditions that involve pain, digestion, sleep and the mind have their root in harmful and distorted images and I’m here to help unravel them with you.

However, this doesn’t always mean talk therapy. It is extremely useful to have an impartial third person to sound things out with. But as they say, you can’t just talk the talk. You also have to walk the walk.

The human brain is really interesting because of its ability to make short cuts. It saves time and resources and lets us make snap decisions when needed. However, these short cuts aren’t just thoughts. They bundle in emotions and body sensations as well. For example, many people feel butterflies in their stomach when nervous or their blood rushes to their head when angry.

What’s interesting is that it isn’t just a one way street. If something unrelated causes those butterflies or the blood rush it can trigger that nervousness and that anger. Your brain will see that sensation and think, “Hey, last time I felt butterflies I was nervous. This means I should be nervous now”. Imagine how disruptive that would be if something as mundane as drinking coffee cause butterflies in your stomach which leads to extreme nervousness?! Of course, that example is a bit of an exaggeration.

This is where I try to help. Help you become aware of these connections, breaking them down and forming new and protective shortcuts.

What are ways I can do this? As a naturopathic doctor I have access to a couple different resources. Talk therapy was one, acupuncture, herbal medicine/supplements and specialized exercises are all on the table. My goal is to form a personalized and realistic treatment schedule with you. There is no point in trying to do the impossible.

I have also received extra training for Pelvic Floor Therapy from Pelvic Health Solutions in 2019. Many men and women experience chronic pain or incontinence and assume it is normal. It doesn’t have to be. As a part of your postural muscles the pelvic floor is where a lot tension can be held. Just like how some people get neck pain or headaches from stress you can get low back or pelvic floor pain as well. Feel free to see me or another licensed pelvic health specialist for an assessment and treatment.

Dr. Alan Fung

Dr. Alan Fung, MD, ScD, FRCPC, is a physician board-certified in the specialties of psychiatry (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada), sleep medicine (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), and behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry (United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties, USA). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (in Psychiatry), as well as of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a Research Professor at the Tyndale University College in Toronto, as well as a faculty member at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and Collaborative Program in Neuroscience.

Trained at Cambridge, Harvard and Toronto Universities, Dr. Fung has strong clinical and academic interests in the cultural and spiritual dimensions of mental health care; neuropsychiatry and genetics; sleep medicine; mental health promotion; as well as interprofessional collaborations and education.

Dr. James Leung

Dr. James Leung

Dr. James Leung, MD, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP is an experienced family physician with practices in North York and Scarborough. He has been awarded the certification in Family Medicine and holds the Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is a medical staff of the Department of Family Medicine in the North York General Hospital and Scarborough Hospital.

Dr. Leung is also a lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He has multiple presentations in the Family Medicine Forum in Canada and NAPCRG in North America. Dr. Leung has been invited as a guest speaker in diverse medical topics on Fairchild Radio, AM1540 A1 Radio, Fairchild TV and OMNI TV programs.