About HillaryLearn about how I took control of my health and how you can, too
I am a science nerd, an amateur athlete, and a deliberate diet program drop-out.
Like you, I struggled with my health and when my doctors had no answers, I decided to become one on my own terms. Now, I provide answers to my patients about why they just don't feel like themselves anymore.
When I was on the verge of beginning graduate school, I was in the best shape of my life training for triathlons. Suddenly, something felt terribly wrong about my training - I didn't have the energy to go exercise. Then I couldn't think straight. Then came the muscle aches, the brain fog, unrefreshing sleep, and even my menstrual cycle began to disappear. I went from training twice a day to barely dragging myself out of bed in the morning. I felt like someone utterly different from myself, someone who could barely function in the life I had been living previously. I could barely form a linear thought my brain was so tired. I counted the minutes until my next nap after thirteen hours of sleep. My studies suffered because I was in pain and couldn't concentrate. Simply existing was exhausting. The worst part? I kept having to explain to friends, family and colleagues why I could not longer participate in my own life because I felt debilitatingly, invisibly dragged down. Nobody could understand or relate to how or why I was suddenly unable to function.
I was constantly told that because my problems could not be measured by conventional testing that the problem was in my head. It was horrible to feel like a liar when all I wanted were answers and someone to understand my experience. I wanted someone to tell me that it was okay to step back, put things on pause, and stop being dragged through my own life because other people didn't know what I was going through. Since the doctors had no answers, how could I have any solutions?
I explain to you in plain language what is going on in your body and why you don't feel like your healthy self any more AND what you can do about it. We will use evidence-based medicine from natural sources to get you better.
I draw connections between your state of mind and your physical well-being. We look at the WHOLE you and investigate your entire, interconnected health history. I also love to collaborate with other healthcare providers - this way you can feel better faster.
You can say anything to me as your Naturopathic Doctor - no topic is off limits in regards to your health. My office is not a "one complaint only" office. We can laugh and cry, and you can be your genuine self. This is where true healing begins.
I wanted a better answer. I made it my life’s mission and my career to find a better answer.
I completed my education and earned my degree in naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
After a decade of study, journeys into mind-body medicine, and a lot of concentrated therapy and self-exploration, I have learned more about the mind-body connection than you can ever hope to learn in a book or in the classroom. It was years before I could have a diagnosis and some information about my health, and I have harnessed the healing power of nature in order to gain my mojo back - and even ran my first marathon in the process. My healing journey has not always been a linear progression, but I wouldn't trade my story for anyone else's. I have lived the patient experience and I wanted better healthcare, so my mission is to provide it to you.
I want to create a place of empathy as someone who understands and validates how you feel.