Dr. Allana Polo is a certified Naturopathic Physician and wellness advocate whose work in developing signature weight loss programs has transformed the lives of thousands of patients.
Owner of Polo Health + Longevity Centre, an integrated health clinic in New Westminster,British Columbia, Dr. Polo is a sought-after expert in healthy weight loss, nutrition, hormone imbalance and the effects of stress on the body, in particular the connection between stress and weight gain. She has been a featured expert for numerous news outlets including Global Television BC, CTV Morning, Breakfast Television (Vancouver) and CKNW’s The Jill Bennett Show. Her writing has appeared in Mind Body Green, Alive, The Huffington Post and Green Med Info. She is also a sought-after speaker, sharing her wealth of knowledge on stages at medical conferences and seminars.
Patients from all over the Lower Mainland, British Columbia seek the advice and support of Dr. polo as they face the difficult challenge of losing pounds and maintaining a healthy body weight; for many her signature program is a last attempt to find their wellness again.
Dr. Allana Polo has a great passion for Naturopathic Medicine and truly believes that we all have the ability to heal and achieve balance in our lives. By identifying the root cause of illness, each treatment plan is customized and tailored to meet each individual patient's needs, based on their health goals and place in their own healing journey. Her goal is to empower, inspire and motivate her patients to achieve their highest level of wellness.
Dr. Polo received her undergraduate training from the University of Alberta, majoring in biological sciences with a minor in psychology. She then received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. Polo has pursued additional training and is a Board certified Anti-Aging Medicine health practitioner by the American Board of Anti- aging medicine, with a special interest in utilizing Bio Identical Hormones to help women optimize their hormones. She is also certified in aesthetic medicine such as Botox, Xeomin, and Mesotherapy for both facial rejuvenation and cellulite reduction on the body. She has a special interest in weight loss and has her own Pound A Day Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program. Along with her interests in anti aging, she focuses on Digestive health, food allergies, and stress management
Dr. Polo spent 6 weeks travelling in India, working at clinical rotation sites and volunteering at a variety of medical hospitals and naturopathic facilities. This allowed her the opportunity to learn about the traditional and indigenous systems of medicine in India. In addition to learning about traditional medicine, she was able to observe how these practices interact with Western methods and gain an understanding of the importance of cross-cultural competency in diagnosing patients who may be receiving a combination of modern and traditional treatments. Clinical immersion was supplemented with daily yoga classes, lectures and workshops on traditional medicine. This experience provided her the opportunity to learn more about health issues that transcend borders, class, ethnicity, and cultural divisions.
In 2003, Dr. Polo received her first degree black belt in Karate, after 13 years of dedicated and disciplined training. The strength and determination, as well as the mind-body connection this art facilitates, is something she will always bring forth to her patients and clinical practice.
Dr. Polo is a registrant of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia and a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors(CAND), and the International Association.
"Healing is an integral part of one's life journey and is a process that lasts a lifetime. Prevention is key in modern society, and knowing I can help people and bring empowerment to them, while enabling them to engage in a healthy balanced life is the most rewarding and fulfilling part of being a naturopathic doctor. My true role as a practitioner is to teach someone to heal themselves, and to provide guidance on their journey to health and wellness, in any way which they desire. Along with that, it is my duty to help patients discover themselves, to help them identify their deeper problems so that they can become more developed, balanced, and ultimately survive harmoniously in accordance with the universe. I am able to provide encouragement, education, motivation and hopefully inspiration to each and every patient that walks through my door to take control of their health, to live the most fulfilled and optimal existence possible."
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1
COVID-19 Clinic Update:
To our valued Polo Health family, community, customers and patients we have dearly missed:
As of May 19th, we have entered phase 2 of the gradual return to work plan, keeping in mind the safety of our staff and patients as top priority. We are slowly transitioning back to in office visits and appointments in a safe and responsible manner. We are closely monitoring what the public health officials have been sharing, and their safety recommendations and guidelines for opening the clinic. With that in mind, we have made important changes, new practices and protocols.
Our goal is to collaboratively ensure you feel safe and secure so together we can navigate the complexities of these changes. Here are some things we are implementing to help keep our clinic space safe and to support you:
● More frequent cleaning and sanitizing of high touch point areas such as treatment rooms before and after your appointment.
● Access to hand sanitizer throughout the clinic.
● Removal of the waiting room chairs and social distancing decals on the floor to invite less gathering in the front area.
● Screening patients prior to coming into the clinic with the following COVID-19 Symptoms: • Fever > 38C • Cough • Sore throat • Shortness of breath • Flu-like symptoms • Runny nose and ensuring these patients stay home
● Personal Protective gear such as gloves and masks available for those who wish to use them
● Sneeze guards/ Plastic shields at the front desk counters
● Touchless payment devices and keeping credit cards on file for ease of transactions
For those of you who wish to continue with virtual phone and telemedicine appointments, this service is still available for you. We will also continue doing curbside pickup of supplements if that is your preference, kindly please call ahead with your supplement order.
Our hours of operation have changed for the time being, until further notice:
Monday to Friday 9:30am-5:30pm.
We would like to assure you that we are doing everything possible to safely manage this challenging situation and to thank you for your cooperation and patience. We understanding this has been a stressful time, and want you to know we are all here for you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and loyalty during these past few months. We are looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming weeks. We know this situation has brought our health and wellness, both physical and mental to the forefront, and we are glad you have a place to come to get these dealt with.
With gratitude, the entire Polo Health Team.