I am very passionate about my job. What I love most about being a Naturopathic doctor is working together with my patients to unlock the mystery of their health concerns. It is very rewarding to help my patients get their health back on track. For nearly 20 years I have always enjoyed a family oriented practice, where I was able to treat a variety of conditions and could help entire families. For the past 7 years, my continued work alongside Dr. Natasha Turner ND (author of the Hormone Diet), has expanded my knowledge of hormones tremendously. I have learned that hormones affect all aspects of our health and that they can be imbalanced at any age.
Over the years, as my patients brought in their family members I developed a special interest in working with children and adolescents. I realized that they are susceptible to many of the conditions that my adult patients were seeing me for (ie. stress, fatigue, mood disorders, nutritional deficiencies, insomnia, PCOS, weight issues) and that they respond very well to naturopathic medicine. Through education I have been able to empower children and young adults to make healthy lifestyle choices that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. Being a mother of two (both in the midst of their teenage years) has certainly augmented my medical training ☺. Between the sleepless nights, multiple visits to the pediatrician, and communicating with my priceless network of moms, I have realized how many things can affect their health and wellbeing. Through the early first years of life to the hectic chaos of a busy teenager’s life I have realized how important it is to have someone you can trust advise you and help you through any challenges that your child may face.
I welcome children of all ages from well baby visits to teenagers who are about embark on a life of independence. I have a huge focus on nutrition in my practice as I feel it is one of the foundations of our health. To teach children how to make the proper dietary choices at any age is priceless. A child who can connect their mood, energy level, ability to focus etc to how/what they have eaten that day is a child who can then help him or herself by making proper dietary choices. My children learned at a very early age which food groups to ask for and no, Poptarts are not a food group. ☺
As parents we want to do everything possible to make our children’s lives safe, happy and healthy. That is my special prayer every night as I put my children to bed. I am so excited to join the amazing Darou Wellness team where I will be focusing on pediatric and teen health (although all family members are welcome) . I am very fortunate to be able to focus on what I am passionate about and look forward to meeting the Darou Wellness community.