What is a Naturopathic Doctor

Naturopathic medicine focuses on getting to the root of health problems rather than just treating symptoms. A naturopathic doctor treats conditions using holistic treatments such as acupuncture, nutritional medicine and allergy testing. A naturopathic physician will take your health history and ask questions about your lifestyle, recommending a customized treatment plan. In treating patients a naturopath can also educate them on intravenous therapy, chelation therapy, supplements and pregnancy health.

Local Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Markovich

Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Markovich

Naturopathic Doctor
Niagara Falls, ON
Jennifer Cox

Jennifer Cox

Naturopathic Doctor
Niagara Falls, ON
Michael Frosina

Michael Frosina

Naturopathic Doctor
Stoney Creek, ON

Extra Supplements to Consider in Pregnancy

The average woman, we hope that they get most of their nutrition through a really healthy diet. But there are some people that may need extra vitamins and nutrients to ensure that they have a really healthy pregnancy.

Vegetarians and vegans, there’s a few things that we want to make sure that they’re doing properly with their diet. One is to ensure adequate protein intake, because protein is a very important nutrient. The other things that come to mind would be iron and also B12 because those are – well, iron’s found in plant food.

It’s easier to absorb it through animal product. And B12 is primarily found in animal products. So those are some things we look at.

Also anyone who is on a low-dairy or no-dairy diet, calcium comes to mind. So while again you can get it through a vegetarian diet or a vegan diet, you just have to be more careful and perhaps calculate that you’re getting enough of those essential nutrients.

The people who may need extra folic acid above and beyond the recommended typical one milligram of folic acid are people who are overweight or obese. Women who are over 35, we generally recommend a little bit of extra. And also anyone who has a family history of having any kind of neural tube defect or anyone who’s had a previous pregnancy with a neural tube defect.

Vitamin D’s big in the media these days and in pregnancy we know that it’s really important and especially in a couple populations of people who are more at risk for being vitamin D deficient. We know that people who live in northern latitudes, that’s one risk factor.

But also people with darker skin and people who are obese, they tend to be more deficient in this essential vitamin so may want to either get their vitamin D levels tested or consider just supplementing with a little bit of extra.

If you’re looking for more information about whether herbs and supplements might be helpful for you and your pregnancy, please talk to your local naturopathic doctor and see if they might be right for you.

Presenter: Dr. Alana Shaw, Naturopathic Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Naturopathic Doctor

Local Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Markovich

Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Markovich

Naturopathic Doctor
Niagara Falls, ON
Jennifer Cox

Jennifer Cox

Naturopathic Doctor
Niagara Falls, ON
Michael Frosina

Michael Frosina

Naturopathic Doctor
Stoney Creek, ON
Sarah Penney

Sarah Penney

ND, MSc
Naturopathic Doctor
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Lara Armstrong

Dr. Lara Armstrong

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Ancaster, ON
Danielle O'Connor

Danielle O'Connor

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Burlington, ON
Saadia Mahmood

Saadia Mahmood

Naturopathic Doctor
Burlington, ON
Dr. Michelle Peris

Dr. Michelle Peris

Naturopathic Doctor
Oakville, ON
Denise Clegg

Denise Clegg

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Oakville, ON
Dr. Jennifer Brown

Dr. Jennifer Brown

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Oakville, ON
Dr. Alison Danby

Dr. Alison Danby

Naturopathic Doctor
Oakville, ON
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Dr. Sanu Augustine

Naturopathic Doctor
London, ON
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Dr. Neemez Kassam

Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
Morgan Winton

Morgan Winton

N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
Erica Robinson

Erica Robinson

Naturopathic Doctor
Milton, ON
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Dr. Sarah Vincent

Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Dr. Tara Marcinkowski

ND, RAc
Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Dr. Natalie Bozinovski

MSc. ND.
Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Leah Michon

Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
Olivia Rose

Olivia Rose

BSc, ND, R.Ac
Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Dr. Krystina Milloy

Nutritional Interventions, Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy
Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
Dr. Kathleen Regan

Dr. Kathleen Regan

Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
Tammy Grime

Tammy Grime

Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Dr. John Dempster

Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Dr. Ian Koo

N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor
Mississauga, ON
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Dr. Kate Whimster

Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Dr. Jennifer Yun

N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Dr. Jayani Weerasinghe

Naturopathic Doctor
North York, ON
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Dr. Sara Kidd

Naturopathic Doctor
Scarborough, ON
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Dr. Shawn Meirovici

Naturopathic Doctor
North York, ON
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Dr. Alexander Hall

BSc(Eng), PEng, ND, MPH(c)
Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Dr. Lindsay Self

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
North York, ON
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Rahima Hirji

Naturopathic Doctor
Kitchener, ON
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Dr. Salvatore Arrigo

Naturopathic Doctor
Oakville, ON
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Dr. Natasha Klemm

Naturopathic Doctor
Markham, ON
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Dr. Judith Ancheta

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Markham, ON
Jacqueline Cooper

Jacqueline Cooper

Naturopathic Doctor
Markham, ON
Jacqueline Cooper

Jacqueline Cooper

Naturopathic Doctor
Markham, ON
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Dr. Tanya Wylde

Naturopathic Doctor
Woodbridge, ON
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Dr. Michael Carozza

BSc.Hon,MSc,ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Woodbridge, ON
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Dr. Stephanie Rubino

Naturopathic Doctor
Richmond, ON
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Dr. Nadia Lamanna

B.Sc., N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor
Richmond Hill, ON
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Dr. Michael Long

Naturopathic Doctor
Fergus, ON
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Dr. Katie McKeown

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Fergus, ON
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Dr. Tatiana Khoudiachova

Naturopathic Doctor
Newmarket, ON
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Dr. Kimberly Oxbro

N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor
Kingston, ON
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Dr. Gerann Murphy

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Kingston, ON
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Nepean, ON
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Theresa Camozzi

Naturopathic Doctor
Revelstoke, ON
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Dr. Dileep Korah

Naturopathic Doctor
Ottawa, ON
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Dr. Healther (Eggleston) Prescott

BSc, ND
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Ottawa, ON
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Dr. Alexis Reid

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Naturopathic Doctor
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Dr. Karen O'Reilly

Naturopathic Doctor
Montreal, QC
Dr. Tara Lantz

Dr. Tara Lantz

BSc ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Mahone Bay, NS
Theresa MacLean

Theresa MacLean

Naturopathic Doctor
Berwick, NS
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Dr. Jayme Babin

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Halifax, NS
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Dr. Sarah Hardy

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Dartmouth, NS
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Dr. Brenna Lun

Naturopathic Doctor
Winnipeg, MB
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Dr. Katherine Cheah

Naturopathic Doctor
Regina, SK
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Dr. Wendy Presant-Jahn

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Regina, SK
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Ms. Ayla Lester

(Candidate)
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High River, AB
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Dr. David Manning

Naturopathic Doctor
Calgary, AB
Dr. Ryan Nakama

Dr. Ryan Nakama

BSc ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Cagary, AB
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Kathryn Henson Doyle

Naturopathic Doctor
Calgary, AB
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Dr. Eldon Dahl Dahl

Naturopathic Doctor
Calgary, AB
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Marianne Trevorrow

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Calgary, AB
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Dr. . Kimberley O'Brien O'Brien

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Calgary, AB
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Naturopathic Doctor
Calgary, AB
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Dr. Jennifer Nardella

Naturopathic Doctor
Calgary, AB
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Dr. Bruce Lofting

Naturopathic Doctor
Calgary, AB
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Natalie Sweett

Naturopathic Doctor
Calgary, AB
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Dr. Kim Masuch

BSc., ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Creston, BC
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Dr. Doug Miller

Naturopathic Doctor
Vernon, BC
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BA, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Kelowna, BC
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Dr. Melissa Fougere

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Kelowna, BC
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Dr. Michael Tassone

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West Kelowna, BC
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Adam Sandford

ND
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El Segundo, CA
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Dr. Nicole Duffee

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Fort Langley, BC
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Dr. Monique Hallee

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Langley, BC
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Dr. Serena Markham

Naturopathic Doctor
Port Coquitlam, BC
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ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Surrey, BC
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Dr. Mehrdad Torkaman

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Coquitlam, BC
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Dr. Pamela Smith

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Surrey, BC
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Naturopathic Doctor
Port Moody, BC
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Dr. Safia Kassam

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Naturopathic Doctor
Port Moody, BC
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Dr. Caroline Coombs

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Naturopathic Doctor
Port Moody, BC
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Dr. Lucas MacMillan

BScN, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
North Vancouver, BC
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Meghan van Drimmelen

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Port Moody, BC
Dr. Taylor Seier

Dr. Taylor Seier

Naturopathic Doctor
Surrey, BC
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Dr. Taeseung Kim

Naturopathic Doctor
Port Moody, BC
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Dr. Emily Munn

BSc., ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Delta, BC
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Jonathon Berghamer

ND, BSc
Naturopathic Doctor
Burnaby, BC
Dr. Victor Chan

Dr. Victor Chan

Naturopathic Doctor
Burnaby, BC
Dr. Hamid Tajbakhsh

Dr. Hamid Tajbakhsh

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Burnaby, BC
Dr. Judith Canlas

Dr. Judith Canlas

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Burnaby, BC
Dr. Jennifer Vidmar

Dr. Jennifer Vidmar

Naturopathic Doctor
Burnaby, BC
Dr. Ryan Oughtred

Dr. Ryan Oughtred

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Robyn Prescott

Naturopathic Doctor
North Vancouver, BC
Dr. Julie (Bowman) Durnan

Dr. Julie (Bowman) Durnan

Women’s health, Fertility, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics
Naturopathic Doctor
North Vancouver, BC
Dr. Katherine Field

Dr. Katherine Field

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Gurinder Dayal

Gurinder Dayal

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Aaron Wong

Aaron Wong

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
North Vancouver, BC
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Sapphire Vanderlip

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
North Vancouver, BC
Dr. Jason Klop

Dr. Jason Klop

Naturopathic Doctor
Westminster, BC
Dr. Lisa Ghent

Dr. Lisa Ghent

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Ladner, BC
Dr. Elna (Muñoz) Johnson

Dr. Elna (Muñoz) Johnson

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Kaleigh Coolsaet

Kaleigh Coolsaet

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Cameron McIntyre

Naturopathic Doctor
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Dr. Angèle Besner

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Carley (Fraser) Akehurst

Dr. Carley (Fraser) Akehurst

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Heidi Rootes

Dr. Heidi Rootes

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Taylor Bean

Dr. Taylor Bean

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Tanya Hollo

Tanya Hollo

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Julia Christensen

Dr. Julia Christensen

BScH, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Jonas LaForge

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Quinn Rivet

B.Sc., N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Marisa Marciano

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Jason Marr

Dr. Jason Marr

BScH, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Taryn Deane

Dr. Taryn Deane

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Tomah Phillips

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Nicole Clement

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Brandon Spletzer

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Alea (Gill) Bell

Dr. Alea (Gill) Bell

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Natalie Groenewoud

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Jennifer Luis

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Jim Chan

Naturopathic Doctor
Richmond, BC
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Dr. Alana Shaw

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Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Maya Kuczma

Dr. Maya Kuczma

BA, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Katie Leah

Dr. Katie Leah

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Seema Kanwal

Dr. Seema Kanwal

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Sal Meli

Sal Meli

Naturopathic Doctor
Squamish, BC
Dr. Lani Nykilchuk

Dr. Lani Nykilchuk

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Pushpa Chandra

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Cathy Sevcik

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Ms. Irene Karatzas

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Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Jason Boxtart

Naturopathic Doctor
Prince George, BC
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Dr. Cher Boomhower

Naturopathic Doctor
Prince George, BC
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Dr. Astrid Boeckelmann

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Prince George, BC
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Dr. Michele Burklund

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Santa Barbara, CA
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Jennifer Dyck

Naturopathic Doctor
Victoria, BC
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Dr. Kaleigh Anstett

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Naturopathic Doctor
Victoria, BC
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Dr. Tamzin Morley

ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Victoria, BC
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Dr. Pam Hutchison

Naturopathic Doctor
Victoria, BC
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Karina Wickland

Naturopathic Doctor
Cobble Hill, BC
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Dr. Stacey Shillington ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Dr. Robin Lewis

Naturopathic Doctor
Vancouver, BC

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