About Melissa

Hi there! I’m Melissa, a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practising in Downtown
Toronto and Summerhill.

One thing you should know about me is that I am passionate about empowering others to take control of their health. I like bringing things back to basics with treatment plans focusing on clinical nutrition, lifestyle and everyday steps to help you feel your best. Once the base for good health is built, then other treatments can be supplemented if necessary.

I have a general practice
but here are some conditions I focus on
  • Improving energy

  • Skin health  

  • Stomach concerns

  • Men's health

  • Weight management 

My practice principles
  • Build a base for good health through lifestyle and nutritional counselling

  • Provide evidence based natural treatments

  • Work with you to create a sustainable treatment plan

  • Emphasise prevention of disease


Professional background

I received my Honors Bachelor of Science degree with specialisation in Biochimie (Biochemistry) from the University of Ottawa and had the chance to participate in cellular cancer research through the Children’s Hospital of Northern Ontario. It was this experience that sparked my interest in healthcare and led me to working for the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Center. There I learnt about Naturopathic Medicine as a whole and its benefit in the prevention and management of many chronic diseases. I also enjoyed seeing the integration of mainstream and Naturopathic medicine for the treatment of cancer and wanted to expand this collaboration to others conditions.  

This led me to Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (one of 2 accredited Naturopathic colleges in Canada) where I completed a 4 year program focusing on modalities such as Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine and supplements among others.

I am currently registered and licensed to practice in Ontario under the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and am also a member of the Canadian and Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.   

I believe good health does not have to be a destination or a goal, but something that is experienced every day.

There is no such thing as one treatment fits all. Just as one person's food can be another's poison, one treatment plan may not suit another with the same health concern. I focus on individualised plans for you and your family.

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1849 Yonge St, Toronto ON

250 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville ON

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