Welcome, I'm Dr Crystal!
During my childhood I was constantly faced with the frustration of unresolved illnesses. Having exhausted all avenues, I took it upon myself to research alternative solutions. This led me down the path of changing my diet and learning about old home remedies from my mother and grandmother. These modifications led to an overall improvement in my immune system and fundamentally changed how I looked at healthcare.
During my first year at UofT, I discovered naturopathic medicine and was surprised to learn that I could be a part of a medical profession that was focused on health promotion and disease prevention, instead of disease management.
Fast forward to the present day, where I am consistently intrigued by the intricate workings of the human body and the impact that naturopathic medicine has on the lives of my patients. Helping others achieve their optimal health is one of my passions in life!
If you are curious whether your health could benefit from a naturopathic approach, a 15 minute complimentary appointment can be arranged to establish if your needs can be met at either of the wonderful clinics that I practice out of.
Naturopathic medicine is a form of primary healthcare addressing both acute and chronic conditions. Through the use of primary-care assessments and modalities such as acupuncture, botanical medicine, neutraceuticals, dietary changes and lifestyle counseling are used to help the body harness its own self-healing processes. This also includes lab testing, clinical history findings and physical examinations. Naturopathic medicine treats the root causes of disease and addresses preventable risk factors using a wide range of evidence-based, natural and conventional therapies.
Naturopathic Medicine is covered by most extended healthcare benefit plans
Post Graduate Training
McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program
Pelvic Floor Therapy (Level 2)
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Pelvic Health Solutions