I was very fortunate to grow up in a household where my parents taught us the foundations of healthy living by example. If we had a cold, out came the teas, natural remedies and wholesome foods. As a result of this early influence, my own personal philosophy has been one of minimalist natural intervention in the body's process of healing.
I completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Studies with a minor in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, prior to attending the four year Naturopathic Medicine program offered by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). This program is a rigorous combination of fundamental science and Naturopathic modality training. The first two years are predominantly spent studying the basic sciences (eg. Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, etc.) combined with learning the various specific tools of Naturopathic Medicine (eg. Botanical Medicine, Nutrition, Lifestyle modification, Homeopathy, etc.).
I have several areas of interest including: General Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Aboriginal health, Mind-Body Medicine, and General Health and Well-Being.
I have experience working with women and their partners as a Birth Doula. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed helping mothers and fathers to prepare for the arrival of their little ones, by providing full support before, during and after labour. I received training specifically in Pediatric Care during my clinical internship at the Robert Shad Naturopathic Clinic, where I regularly saw children, ages ranging from newborn to 18 years of age. I also worked with the Aboriginal population at the Naturopathic satellite clinic out of Anishnawbe Health Toronto for four months of my clinical internship.
I'm also a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).