Your team

Kristy Prouse

DR. KRISTY PROUSE, MD (OB/Gyn) - Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kristy Prouse MD began her academic career in 1988 at the University of Western Ontario where she completed a BA in Psychology, followed by a BSc in Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Prouse then earned her medical degree at Queen's University and completed her Obstetrics and Gynaecology training receiving the Laparoscopic Surgery Award of Excellence. As a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Prouse has practiced Obstetrics and Gynaecology for over a decade in the GTA.

Dr. Prouse has done additional training in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through the University of Southern Florida - School of Medicine. A field of medicine and scientific research, antiaging medicine is aimed at the early detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age-related decline. Regenerative medicine, meanwhile, aims to optimize the body's endogenous – or own internal – mechanisms of self-healing, while augmenting the process with proven exogenous – or external-to-the-body – treatments and technologies.

Dr. Prouse's path to this relatively new, specialized field began with an increasing appreciation of the impact that running a high-volume obstetrical practice was having on her own health and happiness. She concluded that western medicine had little to offer her circumstances, and set out to investigate various forms of complementary medicine, including naturopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and bioenergetic medicine.

Learning along the way, she began the process of healing herself and opening her mind to new possibilities. Gradually, Dr. Prouse discovered that her philosophy about life in general, and medicine in particular, had shifted. "I'm now living a more focused, centered and grounded life –with the keen awareness that we only have this moment."

In addition to running her busy practise, Dr. Prouse sits on the editorial review board for Integrated Healthcare Practitioners journal and is associate professor at the University of Toronto. Her passion for educating has led Dr. Prouse to develop an educational program to train other healthcare practitioners in hormonal health.

JACQUELINE SALES

DR. JACQUELINE SALES, ND, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Jacqueline Sales, BSc., BPhEd., ND is a caring and passionate Naturopathic Doctor providing natural, effective, evidence-based treatment and prevention for all health concerns. She completed her premedical studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, graduating with double degree in Life Science and Physical and Health Education. In her final semester at Queen’s University Dr. Sales studied abroad at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, learning about history, development and culture in China. Inspired by the theory and art of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which emphasizes the necessity for balance in all organ systems of the body as well as balance of the mind, body and spirit, Dr. Sales decided to pursue an education in Naturopathic Medicine. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto as a Naturopathic Doctor and has since developed a successful practice in Oakville. Dr. Sales is an integral part of the IHH team and heads up the Intravenous Nutrient Therapy program.

Dr. Sales has a general family practice with a special interest in women’s health and wellness including infertility, hormonal imbalance and weight loss; Digestive concerns such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); and skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.

Dr. Sales is energetic, enthusiastic, intuitive and passionate about improving the health and well-being of her patients using a variety of modalities including nutrition, exercise, lifestyle counseling, vitamin and mineral supplementation, botanical medicine, homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage and Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Additionally, she is certified in intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy and uses this as primary treatment for autoimmune conditions, chronic pain and fatigue, low immune function, viruses, low energy and adrenal fatigue; and as adjunctive cancer care and prevention.

Outside of the office Dr. Sales leads a balanced, healthy and active lifestyle. As an athlete herself she believes strongly in the positive effect of exercise on overall health and well-being. With her background in athletics, physical and health education and sports medicine, Dr. Sales enjoys working with athletes of all levels and provides support and guidance in areas of sports nutrition, exercise, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

As a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Sales combines scientific, evidence-based medicine with the theory and art of traditional medicine to address the underlying, root cause of the problem. She inspires, educates and empowers her patients to live happy, healthy and balanced lives. Dr. Sales is licensed and registered as a Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy and is an active member of both the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Medicine (CAND).

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DR. INNA LOKSHIN, ND, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Inna Lokshin is a Naturopathic Doctor with a clinical focus in hormonal concerns, chronic fatigue and stress related imbalances such as sleep, mood and digestive disorders. She also serves as the head of the in-house and online IHH Weight Management Program. Dr. Lokshin’s goal is to explore the root causes of your health concerns, identify your unique biochemical needs, and restore your health through a personalized treatment plan that corrects any imbalances or deficiencies you may have.

Dr. Lokshin completed a 4-year Honours degree in Biotechnology followed by a 4-year post-graduate program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). She received additional certification in Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy, mesotherapy treatments for weight loss, and Therapeutic Prescribing, including use of Thyroid and Bio-Identical Hormones (BHRT). Dr. Lokshin is licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) and is an active member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the Canadian Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (CSOM).

Dr. Lokshin is a regular speaker for corporate and community wellness functions and is truly passionate about helping her patients achieve their full potential and claim their health and wellness back!

ASHNA STARRETT

ASHNA STARRETT, R.Ac
R. BIE, CPCC, CIr, RHN, RNCP, Holistic Health Practitioner

Ashna Starrett is the successful business owner of “Natural Allergy Solutions”, which has been in operation in the heart of downtown Oakville for over 7 years.

After Studying at The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, The Institute of Natural Technologies and Holt’s School of Natural Healing. She has successfully obtained her credentials as:

  • Certified BIE Practitioner
  • Emotional Healing (using the WHEE methodology)
  • Certified Iridologist
  • Cancer Coaching
  • Practitioner of Reiki
  • Tuina Practitioner

Dedicated to empower and educate others to live the best quality of life as possible, she has volunteered with Children’s Aid, Children’s Wish Foundation and currently sits as the Chair for the Board of Members for “Liberty For Youth” in Hamilton and supports “To The Nations Fellowship” which focuses on children’s poverty issues in various third world countries. She is very passionate about the wellbeing of our children because they are our FUTURE.

Ashna’s fundamental goal is to create a relaxed and professional environment where individuals can reconnect with their Body, Mind and Spirit to achieve effective healing in order to live healthier, stronger and longer lives.

Avdeep Bahra

Avdeep Bahra, OT, Holistic Occupational Therapist, Mindfulness Coach

Avdeep Bahra Occupational Therapist and Mindfulness Coach

Avdeep has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She is trained in mindfulness and various energy healing modalities. She is currently completing her certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner course.

Avdeep helps clients with various problems including stress, self-confidence, emotional or physical pain and relationship issues.

Avdeep enables clients to release limiting thoughts, feelings and beliefs that may be contributing to such problems in life. As a result, she empowers clients to make positive shifts in their lives.

Avdeep creates a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to be heard and for healing to occur. Her calm and warm presence allows clients to feel at ease.

Avdeep Bahra has worked as an occupational therapist for 13 years. Through her own health crisis she discovered various integrative approaches that helped her reclaim her health, joy in life and connection with others.

Her passion for helping others now comes from seeing how these integrative approaches have powerful and long-lasting benefits in ones health and wellness.

In addition to hosting workshops and offering one-on-one appointments Avdeep currently offers 2 coaching programs:

1) Reclaim Your Confidence:
For clients with:
Confidence and self-worth issues
Difficulty expressing their needs and are “people-pleasers”

2) Mindfulness and Self-Care for the Stressed Professional
For clients who are:
Stressed out at work
Struggling to balance work and family life
Mentally and emotionally overwhelmed.

Website: www.avdeepbahra.com

Ehab

Dr. Ehab Mohammed, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Ehab Mohammed is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) as well as a conventionally trained Medical Doctor (MD) specializing in clinical oncology. Dr. Mohammed completed medical school at Cairo University in Egypt where he graduated with honours and then joined the clinical oncology residency program where he was trained in chemotherapy, radiation and palliative care. Dr. Mohammed also obtained his Masters degree in Oncology and his Medical Doctorate in radiation oncology. During his 20 years of oncology practice, Dr. Mohammed published 33 peer-reviewed clinical research articles on breast cancer, colorectal cancer, female genital cancer, prostate cancer and brain tumors. He was promoted to professor of clinical oncology in the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University in 2009.

It was Dr. Mohammed’s exposure to cancer centers in Canada including the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal where he first appreciated the significant impact that mind-spirit medicine can have on the outcomes of various ailments including cancer. It was with this understanding that he pursued the study of naturopathic medicine in Toronto where he also earned his Intravenous (IV) Infusion Therapy and Pharmaceutical Prescription Licenses. Dr. Mohammed promotes a collaborative and integrative approach to patient care and because of his familiarity with both conventional and naturopathic approaches to oncology care he is in a unique position to bridge the gap between these two medical communities.

Dr. Mohammed graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2015 and has dedicated his work efforts to an adjunctive cancer care clinic and most recently at the Institute for Hormonal Health. As well, Dr. Mohammed is involved in a research residency program at CCNM where he is participating in many research activities. He currently supervises graduating CCNM students at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic.

Aimee Hayes

AIMEE HAYES, RD, Registered Dietician

Aimee Hayes is a Registered Dietitian with twelve years of experience in private practice. Aimee is passionate about nutrition and health. She has an innovative and client-centered approach to helping her clients improve their health and wellbeing through food and nutrition. She believes in a holistic approach to lifestyle changes and inspires her clients to achieve their best.

With a background in Nutrition from the University of Guelph and a Comprehensive Dietetic Internship, Aimee is a sought after speaker and consultant. Aimee is the founder of Hayes & Associates, which has quickly grown to become a well-respected nutrition and health consulting firm. Aimee delivers corporate workshops, consults to Long Term Care facilities, completes individual nutrition counseling and health coaching.

Aimee is excited to be in the process of completing her Clinical Aromatherapy designation. She is looking forward to teaching her clients how aromatherapy can improve their health and well-being.

When she is not helping people achieve their health goals, Aimee enjoys kayaking, biking, cooking, and gardening; particularly when shared with her dynamite husband and children.

Alicia Wlodarski

Alicia Wlodarski, CNP, BPR, Biophysical Resonance Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist

Alicia Wlodarski has been a Certified Nutritional Practitioner since 2013. Her passion for helping clients reach and maintain good health and vitality through holistic techniques has led her to learn and certify in BPR (Bio Physical Resonance). It was during her training that she gained a deeper knowledge of the importance of energetic balance of the body, mind and spirit. Alicia has a special interest in food sensitivities, allergic reactions, weight loss, hormonal health and helping her clients increase their energy levels.

Having grown up on the standard North American diet Alicia began to see negative effects on her body at a young age. After learning and applying the practices of Holistic Nutrition in daily life, she was amazed by the dramatic transformation of her energy levels and overall health. Alicia believes that no matter what age or state of health you are in, there is always room for improvement and she believes creating homeostasis within the body is one of the most important aspects in the journey towards optimal health.

Alicia’s goal is to empower and educate clients, so that they too can become familiar with listening to their bodies’ innate wisdom. The approach she takes with clients is Realistic Holistic Nutrition to fit their daily life - all programs are personalized to each individual case.

Alicia’s role at the Institute for Hormonal Health is to utilize Bio-Electric Acupressure (BEA) to complement and enhance the care of IHH patients. This technique involves non-invasive, pain-free stimulation of energetic pathways (known as meridians) that reintroduce energetic frequencies to the body in order to aid in re-establishing homeostasis.

Elaine

Dr. Elaine Lewis, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Elaine Lewis is a board-certified naturopathic doctor, passionate about improving health with naturopathic medicine. She strives to inspire patients to make the positive changes that lead to a healthier and happier life.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Lewis helps patients with a variety of health concerns using safe, effective and individualized treatments. Her goal is to guide patients toward their optimal state of health, whether mentally or physically. She has a special interest in women’s health, hormones, digestive concerns and mood disorders.

Dr. Lewis graduated from McMaster University, with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience. She then worked for seven years in the Emergency Department at Credit Valley Hospital, alongside exceptional physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals.

She completed her 4-year post-graduate naturopathic training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, after which she graduated from a 2-year Research Residency, focusing on education and research. Dr. Lewis is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and is licensed by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She has received additional training in Intravenous (IV) Therapy, Therapeutic Prescribing, Thyroid and Bio-identical Hormones (BHRT), Weight Loss and Hormonal Health.

Outside of her clinical practice, Dr. Lewis lectures regularly at universities, colleges, corporations, and in the community of Oakville, and is an active contributor to research in the field of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Lewis is the co-founder and clinic director at the Centre for Collaborative Health, where she works in a multidisciplinary team environment, prioritizing collaborative and integrative medicine. She is thrilled to work alongside the IHH team and help patients achieve optimal hormonal health.

Lauren

Dr. Lauren Hungler, BSc ND, Naturopathic Doctor

I believe the body is a powerful healer! Each one of us has the innate ability within ourselves to heal, which can be nurtured through naturopathic medicine. As a Naturopathic Doctor, my goal is to support you along your path to optimal health. By empowering you to make positive changes in your health, medicine becomes simple.

My educational career started at the University of Guelph where I graduated with an Honours Biological Science degree. I have always had a passion for science and interacting with people and decided that a career in healthcare was my future. At this stage I took a year off to decide what facet of healthcare best suited my value system. The more research I did, it become clear that being a naturopath and practicing Naturopathic Medicine was the obvious choice for me, as it focused on patient-centred care. I then proceeded to undertake a 4 year degree in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where I was extensively trained as a primary health care provider in the field of Naturopathic Medicine.

I look forward to working with you, and as your Naturopathic Doctor, I pledge to listen and work with you as an integral part of your health care team. My goal is to discover the underlying causes of your health issues and remove them when possible using safe and effective natural therapies. I am a physician who takes great pleasure in helping people like you you achieve wellness and optimal health using holistic therapies that are most compatible with your body. I hope that In addition to being your Naturopathic Doctor, I can become your teacher, counselor, detective, cheerleader and confidant.

CAMILLE LAWSON

CAMILLE LAWSON, RN, Sexuality Therapist/Registered Nurse

Camille has been empowering clients in the healthcare profession for over 25 years. She is a Registered Nurse, a Sexuality Educator and Consultant, and is a private practice psychotherapist specializing in sexuality and relationships. Camille is a committed life-long learner and in her journey has had the opportunity to work at The Regional Women's Health Centre at the renowned Women's College Hospital as a Sexuality Counsellor/RN. A highlight for her was training with the famous Dr. John Gray (Men are from Mars, Women Are from Venus)! Camille learned about the integration of nutrition, brain chemistry, sexuality and romance; truly a holistic view. She has trained at the Graduate Intensive Sex Therapy programs at University of Guelph as well for ongoing education after obtaining her MEd (Counselling Psych) at The University of Toronto.

Camille speaks professionally to a wide variety of groups with the overall goal of empowering people to be the best they can be! She will be presenting small group seminars at the Institute for Hormonal Health regularly on Sexuality and Relationships-fun, safe, informative and useful.

Camille is solution focused, compassionate, and provides clarity. She believes every life is passionate and rich and should be filled with balanced health, intimacy, and happiness – in every sense of these words. In her counselling work, Camille provides a comfortable, safe haven to talk about sexual and relationship concerns, questions and issues. She does both individual and couples counselling and understands the importance of confidentiality and respect in this sensitive area.

Her work is groundbreaking in the area of Hormones, Health and Sexuality – these change lives physically, mentally and emotionally. She is also a writer and her articles appear in various publications and on the internet. Camille is currently working on a book called "Dating 911"; dating with a positive spin! She is a frequent guest speaker and she is regularly asked to address diverse populations – EVERYONE wants solutions that work! She is thrilled to be part of The Institute for Hormonal Health Team!

Website: www.theerosgroup.com

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CARLA FIRSOFF, RN, Registered Nurse, IV Practitioner & Essential Oil Advocate

Carla is a caring and empathetic registered nurse with over 19 years of nursing experience in obstetrics in both Canada and the United States. Carla worked with Dr. Prouse on labour and delivery for over 7 years and continues working alongside Dr. Prouse at the Institute for Hormonal Health. As a childbirth and lamaze instructor, Carla has great bedside manner and compassion for the patients that she treats. After the birth of her first child Carla became increasingly aware of the importance of diet and the impact on health. This sparked further interested in living a healthier and cleaner lifestyle. Over the last 10 years she has attended numerous seminars, lectures, and weekend retreats to expand her personal interest and passion for natural and holistic practices. Carla is excited to be a part of a dynamic team of practitioners.

Janine Bergsma

Janine Bergsma, RN, Registered Nurse; Certified Health Coach; IV practitioner & Essential Oils Advocate

Janine is a caring, and passionate health care practitioner with exceptional skills in many areas of nursing. After graduating from nursing in 1991, Janine gained experience working in many areas including neurosurgery, medical/general surgery and maternal and newborn care (working alongside Dr. Prouse). In 2009 Janine expanded her repertoire skills, caring for autoimmune and oncology patients in a community setting. For Janine it is has been an absolute privilege to be a nurse and experience birth to end stages of life with patients and their families. She is passionate about what she does and loves sharing in and supporting in all of these situations.

It was in 2008, when Janine began her own personal weight loss journey, that she began to learn more about natural alternatives for her own health and wellness. This led to her passion for teaching and educating patients and their families on the healing properties of essential oils. Completing her Essential Oil Internship, Janine is a great resource when it comes to the use of these powerful oils. Her own personal experience is what opened her to finding a balance between modern medicine and her conventional training as a registered nurse and natural alternatives. She inspires and guides others to find their way to natural health and preventative healthcare.

Janine is an Institute for Hormonal Health Intravenous Nutrient Therapy Practitioner and plays an integral role in this dynamic team of practitioners.

Vicky

VICKY HIGGINS B Comm. CPTN Certified Personal Trainer; Biosignature Level 1 Certified; Precision Nutrition Certified

Vicky is a longtime resident of Oakville, who has had a lifelong passion for fitness, sport, health and wellness. Vicky graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce. She enjoyed a successful career in the food industry in both operations and sales before leaving the industry in 2000 to stay home with two busy children.

After a back injury sidelined her in 2006, determined to build a stronger body she hired a personal trainer at a neighbourhood gym. This series of events led her to pursue certifications in personal training and also to the stage where she competed in figure and bodybuilding.

A personal trainer since 2008, Vicky specializes in training women with a focus on hormonal health and wellness through exercise and diet. Vicky also has an understanding of Fibromyalgia after being diagnosed with the baffling condition in 1992. She is proof that by managing the condition, there is hope for an active and full life after diagnosis. Her training philosophy includes body, mind and spirit.

In 2015, Vicky also became a Reiki Practitioner. Reiki is sometimes incorporated into her sessions if a client is experiencing stress or pain from a previous injury. She is also passionate about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation.

With constantly changing fitness trends and ongoing research in health and wellness, Vicky is committed to continually learning through attaining certifications and regularly attending health and fitness seminars. In June 2013 she was presented with the “CPTN Award of Merit” at the National conference.

Vicky’s Mission Statement: “Building optimum health through movement, nutrition and lifestyle.”

Vicky trains at a private facility in Oakville. Sweatshop Union is located at 2857 Sherwood Heights Dr. Unit 10. She can be contacted at info@bodybenefit.ca or cell 416-805- 9322.

Website: www.bodybenefit.ca

Nancy

Nancy Henley, Red Seal Chef, teacher, writer and founder/owner of Tree House Kitchen


Chef Nancy Henley loves inspiring people 9 years to 90 years old to unleash their inner chef as it is easier than you think! Connecting people of all ages and culinary styles to nourishing life skills, cooking creativity, and where your food comes from, is her passion. Nancy is the proprietor of Tree House Kitchen - a test kitchen and garden built on a sustainable property in farm country Dundas, Ontario. Tree House Kitchen specializes in producing whole foods cooking resources both written and filmed for children, families and people fine tuning their hormonal health. We create and write timeless, triple-tested recipe systems and online cooking resources - doing the work and anticipating your kitchen mistakes so you do not have to.

Our mission is to help bring peace to your kitchen and eating experiences. Nancy and her recipe testing and writing team are real people with families, health concerns, time constraints, and a desire to eat well. They are advocates for accessing healthy, enjoyable, food purchased locally and prepared in season. They are trained chefs and long-time cooking teachers with 40 years of collective experience in vegetarian and conscious omnivore sourcing, cooking and eating. Also, collectively Tree House Kitchen staff have 9 children so surviving being busy moms and caregivers is part off their recipe creating and testing process.

As you or your family members receive a diagnosis, or evolve into a healthier lifestyle, you will find Nancy and her team "boiling down” whole foods recipes to a specific flavour-forward mindset for you. Reducing time constraints and encouraging family cooking whenever possible - sharing kitchen duties - are highlighted where appropriate for all family members.

Tree House Kitchen recipe systems are always doable in your kitchen. We love highlighting the practicalities and senses-forward possibilities in food sourcing, kitchen organization and cooking skills for you giving away as many secrets as we can! Think of what we do as helping get you into an explore versus chore mindset that flips the pleasurable sensory switch to ON (and who doesn’t need more sensory engagement in their life?) while you navigate the complicated world of what you are supposed to eat and how to pull it off.

While emotional eating these days can be a loaded phrase Nancy believes that emotional cooking with all senses engaged can elevate your cooking practice and connect you to your best food experiences!

Nancy and her team are also committed to volunteering their time in the community acting as community ambassadors for food literacy and food access causes in schools, hospitals, clubs, foundations and green spaces connecting administrators to a nourishing foods/sustainable living approach.

Watch for Tree House Kitchen cooking resources available at Institute for Hormonal Health.


Website: nancyhenley.com



Hillary

DR. HILLARY WEBSTER, ND Naturopathic Doctor, Special interest - Pain Management


Dr. Hillary Webster, ND is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and a Health Genius who is delighted to serve the patients at the IHH. Dr. Hillary is a crusader for good health and her mission is to empower women and men by educating them about natural treatment of health conditions, specifically hormonal concerns and pain relief. Since Dr. Hillary has a passion and talent for teaching, her motto is "learn to live your healthiest life" and she gets no better feeling than from helping others improve their health through individualized medicine.

Although she always knew she wanted to be a doctor, Hillary found naturopathic medicine after undergoing her own health and hormone struggles; since that time, she has become a strong advocate for hormonal health, pain-free living, and natural family medicine. Her strength in orthopedics and pain management comes from her background in athletics and a sports medicine internship she underwent while attending the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Using a variety of effective tools, Dr. Hillary has successfully treated pain conditions from arthritis to back pain to chronic injury, and she works tirelessly to help her patients improve their health and wellbeing. When she is not in the clinic seeing patients, Hillary is teaching others to get strong – after years of racing triathlons, she became a certified CrossFit Trainer to help individuals find health through physical and mental strength.

Website: websternaturopathic.com
Blog: journeytowellenough.wordpress.com



Clara

CLARA AMAYA, PhD, MSc, HOMEOPATH, BOWEN PRACTITIONER

Clara, with an undergrad in Microbiology and a Master’s degree in Mycology from Los Andes University in Colombia, as well as with training in Biotechnology in France and Germany, began her career in sciences working in Colombia, as both a Research Associate and a University Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology. Upon her arrival in Canada, she worked as a Research Associate at the Botany department of The University of Toronto, and her passion for science drove her to pursue her Ph.D. studies in Biochemistry at The University of Guelph. Soon after she began post-doctoral work at The University of Guelph, she was granted a position at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where she worked for six years doing research in the immunopathology of Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to her lab work, she also worked as a Clinic Coordinator. Her involvement with children and their families in the clinic was a beautiful and rewarding experience, as it gave her the opportunity to see the benefits of her work from a personal perspective.

Clara has always had an interest in natural medicine, but it was her desperation to help her three year old son overcome asthma that drove her to search for natural alternatives. Inspired by her positive experience, Clara decided to pursue studies in Homeopathy at The Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine in Toronto. Over the past 7 years, Clara has successfully treated individuals of different age groups with acute and chronic conditions.

Supported by her deep knowledge and understanding of the art and science of Homeopathy, her background in Health Sciences, and an intense love and passion for what she does, Clara currently uses Homeopathy, Bowen technique, and Nutritional approaches to accomplish her mission of helping people to maintain/restore health by treating the whole person naturally so they can achieve their goals in life. The focus of her practice is the whole family as she believes happiness, harmony and lasting health become a reality when all family members are healed.

Clara sees patients at her private practice in Mississauga. Clara recently became a member of The Institute for Hormonal Health team. She is very excited about being able to participate in the care of people with hormonal issues. Homeopathy has excellent medicines that help holistically with hormone balancing and symptom alleviation, while the Bowen Therapy helps balancing body and mind providing relaxation and healing.

Website: www.MyFamilyHomeopath.ca



Cindy

Cindy Simmons, CTT, Certified Thermographic Technician; Homeopathic Practitioner; Certified Health Coach

Cindy Simmons is a caring C.T.T. (Certified Thermographic Technician), Homeopathic Practitioner, Certified Health Coach, Healthy Breast Program Educator and former Pharmaceutical Clinical Research Consultant. She uses natural remedies and methods to treat the whole person. It is her desire to educate people about integrative medicine, preventative alternatives and teach how the body can heal itself, placing people in a position of true “Informed Consent”.

For more than 15 years, Cindy worked in the Pharmaceutical Clinical Research Field as a consultant before going back to College for Homeopathic Medicine and graduating with a Diploma of D.H.M.H.S (Diploma of Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences) in 2005. As a busy mom with three children of her own and step-mother to four others, she knew she had to find answers and change the way she was living.

As the owner of the Thermography Clinic of Halton Region, she offers women pain-free technology that detects abnormalities in breast tissue in its earliest stages – with zero radiation. She is passionate about her journey to wellness and shares her experiences and knowledge with others as an inspiring speaker, educator, and practitioner.

Cindy is also author of the book “A Guide to Healthy Hormones, SECRETS to breast health which is available on Amazon, a great little book with practical and easy to implement tips for keeping not only your breasts, but entire endocrine system in perfect balance.

Cindy was raised in Holland and now lives in Georgetown, Ontario with her daughter Shekinah and their lively animal entourage.

Website: www.thermographyclinichalton.com
Learn about Thermography as a tool in Breast Health




Kristen

Kristen McDiarmid, Food & Body Image Coach

Having overcome her own battles with food and body image, Kristen is passionate about helping others find their own freedom. She knows that far too many women live under a cloud of guilt and shame - counting calories, tracking macros, and then beating themselves up for “failing”.

Kristen believes that food and body freedom means:

~ Discovering what really fires you up (hint: it’s not the candy bowl at work or a punishing sweat session at the gym).
~ Feeling your emotions, not suffocating them with food.
~ Getting off the diet, binge, loathe roller coaster and trusting that your body will take care of the rest.

But most of all, she believes that it’s about ending body shame and food guilt because we are so much more than what we do or do not eat.

Kristen fuels her passion by surrounding herself in the latest research on eating psychology and staying closely connected to other powerful voices in the industry. She shares her message on www.kristenmcdiarmid.com and is a regular guest blogger in the health and wellness sphere.

When she’s not busy coaching women or scripting her next blog post, Kristen can be found watching a good old 80’s movie with her husband and three children. She loves red wine and cottage country (preferably in tandem) and is a sucker for over-priced skin care.



Tammy

Tammy Strome, Fitness Intuitive

Since she was a child, Tammy Strome dreamed of being an educator and a healer. Her drive to succeed and love of fitness led her to the world of Bodybuilding and Fitness. She then went on to become a coach and foster the growth and success of many exceptional clients. Her pursuit in the world of athleticism and sports education earned her many credentials including a BA (Hons.) in Kinesiology with Sociology and Nutrition as well as more than 7 different certifications including Health Coaching, Life Coaching, Nutrition, and Neurolinguistic Programming/Cognitive Reflexive Conditioning. Additionally, her athletic prowess in bodybuilding earned her top placings in all of her amateur shows. This culminated in a national win where she was awarded the Overall title of Canadian Champion and her International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) Pro Card.

The key differentiator for Tammy’s programs lies in her intuitive nature, and her advocacy for BLISS (Building, Loving, Inner-connected, Shape-shift, Sustainability). Rather than segregate a goal based on end results, she instead investigates her clients’ individually. Her bold and inquisitive approach, coupled with her deep understanding of energy and mind/body alignment ditches band-aid solutions, and provides an exceptional assessment and methodology unlike any other. Her approach breaks past the convention of “overwork”, and prevents regressive patterns to allow changes that are lasting, and symbiotic in both mental and physical health.

Tammy helps coach female competitors, workaholics with hormonal imbalances, Women suffering from overwhelm, perfectionists in pursuit of their ideal bodies and women seeking authenticity and freedom in their lives. A combination of self-realization, internal growth, realistic goals, a well-tuned schedule, and customized dietary advice helps her clients achieve their optimal selves, inside and out.



Tammy

Nav Grewal, MSc. PT, BSc., Registered Physiotherapist

Nav Grewal MSc. PT, BSc. is a Registered Physiotherapist with a passion for Women’s Health and Pelvic Rehabilitation. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Winnipeg, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology. With a keen interest in injury prevention and human biomechanics, she then moved to Hamilton, Ontario to pursue her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University.

Nav was introduced to Women’s Health and Pelvic Rehabilitation in her last semester at McMaster, and decided to take further post-graduate training in the area. Pelvic Health is rooted in traditional physiotherapy, and special attention is paid to the structure and function of the pelvic floor muscles in conjunction with surrounding connective tissues, the core, low back, diaphragm, and hips. Nav treats a variety of conditions that can cause pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary urge and stress incontinence, fecal incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, prolapse, vaginismus, vulvodynia, pain with intercourse, as well as pre-, ante-, and post-natal patients.

Nav takes great care in treating each client’s concerns with an evidence-based plan, including manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription, and patient education. She combines these approaches with her client’s individual goals to improve their quality of life and return them to health.

When she is not treating patients, Nav enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle by keeping active with running, yoga, meditation, and dance and prefers a plant-based diet. She also continues to expand her knowledge by taking advanced courses in pelvic health and integrating new research into her practice. She will be attending several conferences in 2017, including the Canadian Urology Association’s Annual Meeting, World Congress on Endometriosis, and the World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain.



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