Naturopathic medicine treats all forms of health concerns – from pediatric to geriatric, from irritating symptoms to chronic illness and from the physical to the psychological. It is the approach, philosophy and training of naturopathic doctors that sets it apart from other forms of health care. The naturopathic philosophy is to treat the root cause of disease. By addressing this root cause(s) and through the appropriate use of natural therapies many patients with illness have found tremendous benefits. Naturopathic Medicine is great for acute problems such as colds and injuries, and it truly excels over other health professions at helping with and PREVENTING chronic conditions.
Naturopathic Doctors treat patients of all ages. Women’s health care, men’s health care, prenatal and pediatric care are all offered as part of a holistic approach. Preventative health-care measures such as regular physical exams, prostate exams and breast exams are also conducted by Naturopathic doctors. Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness naturally. Clinically trained to safely combine natural therapies with traditional medical treatment, I have been trained to perform screening physical exams and to assess the need for referrals to medical specialists for appropriate work-up and diagnosis.
As a Naturopathic Doctor my goal is to work with you to develop your optimal state of health. Optimal to you will of course be different than optimal to another person and that is why I believe Naturopathic medicine is so beneficial! The key is individualized treatment. My goal is to combine my expertise in scientifically researched and naturally based health care with your knowledge of your body’s physical, mental and emotional health. I enjoy working with my patients – women, men, and children – to help them achieve their true state of health through well-researched and effective treatments. I bring my enthusiasm and passion for Naturopathic Medicine to every patient visit! Through education and empowerment using dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, hydrotherapy, and detoxification, I am able to affect substantial change in the quality of my patient’s lives.
Originally from Nova Scotia, I grew up close to the ocean and sand with a love of medicine and children from a very young age. It has been my goal since very young to be a doctor focusing on family health. I have not looked back since! After attending Dalhousie Univeristy in Halifax, Nova Scotia and obtaining a Bachelor of Science as well as a Bachelor of Commerce, I was on my way to med school! Then I discovered Naturopathic Medicine after researching and studying alternative health care models. I was not comfortable with our short visit, disease centric health care model and I did not want to be that type of doctor.
Naturopathic Medicine is perfect for me – I get to spend time with my patients so that I can treat them, not their pathologies. I have also discovered the beautiful and vibrant city of Toronto! Although I miss the East Coast and most definitely the ocean, I love my adopted community and feel at home here. I am also happy to teach Anatomy & Physiology as well as Nutritional Literature Research to future health care practitioners!