Pain, Hormones, Environmental medicine, Ozone therapy
Simon Fraser University - B.Sc. Biology
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine - ND
Natural Terrain Naturopathic Clinic
200-6650 177StEdmonton, AB T5T 4J5 Canada
I grew up in Mayo, Yukon, a First Nations community. I was taught to value the planet we live on and this is where my passion for environmental medicine, plant medicine and gardening was initially birthed. Prior to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, I started my mining career as a placer (gold) miner on Duncan Creek, Yukon. After getting a geology diploma from NAIT, I worked for a few companies exploring the wilds of the Yukon and Alaska, even working for a short time in the south pacific country of Vanuatu. My love for botanical medicine lead me to get a degree in Biological Science from Simon Fraser University, not knowing that naturopathic medicine was a real thing. Since becoming a father, I have become even more passionate about the environment. I want to ensure that there is a planet for my grandchildren to thrive in which is why I completed advanced specialty training in Environmental Medicine and Autism. One of the missing links in Western medicine is connecting the rising rates of infertility to the increase in chemicals we are exposed too. I like to use the garden analogy since I am a gardener. If you want to be healthy, you have to take care of the body (ie soil) and give it the right nutrients as well as environment (sun, water) in order to grow an amazing crop. I truly believe that we need to be proactive about our health using functional medicine to prevent many different diseases.