Perhaps you can relate...
I was always considered 'healthy' with a side of 'something';
I was a healthy child, yet also grew up on puffers and medications to treat my asthma & allergies.
I was a healthy adolescent & adult, yet took antidepressants and contraceptive pills to treat my grief & irregular periods.
For every condition I developed there was almost always medication at my disposal that helped me to live more comfortably but also lessened my own accountability for my health.
With my health concerns and being raised among a community of medical professionals, I am no stranger to our healthcare system and have great respect for the brilliant minds and care that our medical doctors provide for us.
But as I grew older I developed an awareness that I was no longer satisfied with simply being medicated and began searching for greater depth not only for what I was experiencing but WHY
While I always planned to attend medical school, I first needed to embark on my own healing journey and began to research and advocate for myself a more comprehensive approach to my health concerns.
I spent my early adult years on a non-conventional path that was nourishing to me as I curiously explored ways of living in different parts of the world. On this journey I discovered traditional practices of medicine and healing and finally it all 'clicked'
I investigated the triggers to my asthma & allergies and avoided these in my external environment while also calming the overall inflammation in my internal environment?
My irregular and painful periods could be an indication of hormonal imbalances that could be corrected with proper diet and lifestyle habits?
I recognized that grief and childhood traumas required self-compassion and acceptance of painful emotions and learned techniques and perceptions on how to live with them?
I chose a career as a Naturopathic doctor to support others on their personal healing journey by delivering health care in a way that aligned with my values:
1) Taking the time to listen and truly understand my patients
2) Recognizing the role of nature and our environment for healing
3) Combining modern & traditional healing practices to target the root cause of disease - beyond the suppression of symptoms
I want you to feel your best and to enjoy lasting health. As I, too, continue on this ever-evolving journey to better health, I wish to share with you the wisdom I have gained to help you become your most vital self.
Education & Experiences
Education & Interests
I obtained my Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2019 after completing a BA Honours degree in Kinesiology and minoring in Foods & Nutrition from The University of Western Ontario.
As a student I provided naturopathic medical care to low-resource communities in both Cap Haitien, Haiti and Rocky Point, Mexico with Naturopaths Without Borders.
I completed a 7-module professional training program in Bowen Therapy certified by Bowtech as well as a 4 month certificate program in Holistic Nutrition from Pacific Rim College.
I am a member in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and with the Canadian & Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Aside from sharing my passion for health and healing with my community, I love immersing myself in nature whether it be hiking to the highest peaks, rowing during the calm sunrise hours, or camping in the back country of national parks. I am an avid traveler and enjoy exploring diverse landscapes, learning new languages, and eating local cuisines.
I am constantly engaged in the evolution of ourselves and am always exploring activities & disciplines for self healing including yoga, somatic experiencing, reiki, meditation, and practicing ways of living sustainably and realistically within our natural world.
In my daily life I have been committed to the work of becoming a better ally with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities and strive to collaborate with those who are affected by systemic oppression.
I view your body as ONE integrated system with a focus on the communication between your digestive, hormonal, and mental processes. A miscommunication in any of these processes can result in a variety a medical conditions:
fatty liver disease
IBS & IBD