My name is Nicole and I’m honoured to help you on your way to sustainable, lasting emotional & physical health, whether by free information through blog posts, online programs or eventually 1 on 1 naturopathic care which will be offered in the GTA in the fall of 2017.
For the past 4 years I have studied naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON, most recently seeing patients as an intern at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, a year long placement that ended April 2017. Prior to this I studied Nutritional & Nutraceutical Health at the University of Guelph and graduated from there with a Bachelors of Science Hon.
I focus on treating Immune Health & Mental Health, and all the symptoms that arise from the dysfunction of these systems, believing deeply that how we live (our thoughts, food, choices, habits, movement, emotions) affects the biochemistry of our bodies and cells which is the root cause for many disease processes. The prevalence of autoimmunity and chronic inflammatory disease is on the rise, along with rates of mood disorders and other mental health conditions. This is dramatically compromising how we think & feel and destroying our quality of life. Our bodies’ cellular signalling mechanisms are going haywire, leaving us drained both physically & emotionally, in varying states of pain and depression. Perhaps worst of all, we become accustomed to this painful way of life and consider our health struggles normal and manageable.
My approach to treatment is comprehensive and attempts to treat the body’s dysfunction at the deepest level. I combine knowledge from Functional Medicine, Biochemical Nutrition & Orthomolecular Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Genetic SNP & Methylation data, Mental Health Counseling, Energetic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat the patients I see.
I believe in educating and equipping my patients with all the information that empowers them to make decisions about their own health care. I use lifestyle change as the basis to any treatment plan, for deep healing involves addressing the overwhelming stresses we subject ourselves to daily.
I am an advocate of collaborative health care and believe in joining with medicals doctors, specialists, osteopaths, chiropractors and other health care professionals to cohesively treat for optimal patient care. The best results come when people are engaged in their health and are supported by and educated, open-minded team of professionals.
WORKING WITH ME
At the end of my naturopathic education, I am in the process of signing up for and taking my Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exams through the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners to get my license as a naturopathic doctor. This process takes an additional 6 months post-graduation from the 4 year naturopathic medical program. At this time I will announce where I will be practicing in the Greater Toronto Area and how one can book appointments. My naturopathic practice will focus heavily on immune health, gastrointestinal health and mental health, and utilize natural prescriptions, laboratory testing and one-on-one work to achieve your specific health goals and heal your body. This work, all done with with a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, is overseen by The College of Naturopaths of Ontario, the organization that holds Naturopathic Doctors accountable in the province of Ontario, and is regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 as of July 2015.