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My Background

I’m a North Shore native; a former high performance athlete-turned outdoors enthusiast; and a Naturopathic Physician. I’m passionate about empowering women in their healthcare so that they can take on their career, family and life goals feeling supported, energized and vibrant.

Growing up as an athlete in North Vancouver, I've always been fascinated by the human body. I never cease to be amazed with the ability of the body to grow, change, build up and break down. Coming from a family of medical professionals, I gravitated towards the healthcare field and studied Exercise Science at Capilano College and then Physical Health and Education at the University of Toronto. As a varsity athlete for both my college and university varsity volleyball teams, I experienced the transformation that occurs with dedicated high performance training. Graduating with honours from a top Canadian university also humbled me how stress, and the way in which one’s thoughts and intentions can impact your physical mental and spiritual health. I explored various healthcare careers before I settled on a career in naturopathic medicine.

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Why Naturopathic Medicine

The first time I ever saw a naturopathic physician, I was struck by how they inquired into all aspects of my health. We didn’t just spend 10 minutes discussing my physical symptoms; we spent an hour discussing what I eat, my lifestyle, what ‘stress’ feels like for me individually, even how I process my emotions, and how all of these factors were connected to my physical symptoms. It was the first time that I had felt so thoroughly heard and understood by a health care professional. By adjusting my diet, using targeted nutrient and herbal therapy, and coaching me in changing a few lifestyle habits, my symptoms resolved.

When I discovered this health care approach that honours the body’s innate healing ability, harnesses the wisdom of traditional medicine and also incorporates the best of modern integrative medicine, I knew I’d found my calling. I moved back to my hometown of Vancouver and spent 4 more years studying at the Boucher Institute to become a Naturopathic Physician.

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My Approach

I believe that women should have a strong and supportive health care team dedicated to providing her with thorough testing, time to discuss natural and medical treatment options, and a comprehensive plan spanning medicine to diet support and lifestyle changes. Most importantly, she should feel heard and cared for. This is what I seek to provide as a Naturopathic Physician.

I always aim to identify the root cause of symptoms using medical and functional diagnostic testing. I prioritize using safe, effective, natural medicine in the form of nutrition, herbal medicine and acupuncture, and incorporate dietary and lifestyle support to attain your health goals. I also use my prescription authority when needed, so that we can combine the best of modern and traditional medicine. Most importantly, I treat you by ensuring you feel heard, involved and empowered in your health and healing.

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My Qualifications

Diploma of Exercise Science

Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC

Bachelor of Physical Health and Education

University of Toronto in Toronto, ON

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC

Landmark Education

Curriculum for Living & Communication Curriculum in Vancouver, BC

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Additional Certifications

Acupuncture Certification

CNPBC

Prescriptive Authority Certification

CNPBC

Intravenous (IV) Therapy Certification

CNPBC

Advanced Cardiac Lifesaving Certification

BSL & CPR for Health Care Providers

Naturopathic Cardiac Life Support Course Certification

OHM Medical

Global Health Certification & Internship

Natural Doctors International (Ometepe, NI)