About Vivian

Your body’s natural ability to heal is the inspiration for everything I do.  I have a passion for women’s health and fertility, although I see a wide range of  clients including men, women and families.  In my practice I use clinical nutrition and lifestyle to reverse chronic conditions, and work with patients to restore hormonal balance, digestion, and resolve skin, autoimmune, and inflammatory conditions. 

 

Above all, I treat people, not conditions.

 

My mission is to help you get back to your natural, vibrant state of health.

 

My Story:

Thirteen years ago, I did my first cleanse and it changed my life.  I had always considered myself healthy: I’d competed in alpine ski racing at an elite level through high school and university, and on high school tennis, field hockey and rowing teams.  And as far as I knew I had no major health complications.  But, just halfway through the 12-day cleanse–where I took out dairy, sugar, flour, red meat, wheat, peanuts and citrus–I realized a whole new level of health.  Symptoms I didn’t even know I had suddenly disappeared. My brain fog cleared up, I woke up before my alarm went off feeling rested, my stomach cramps and bloating disappeared (up to then I had thought they were a normal part of life), and I felt energetic all day long.  I had no idea it was possible to feel that good!  I realized right then the powerful connection between food and how we feel.  This life-changing experience planted an early seed that eventually brought me to naturopathic medicine.  And it’s why nutrition and food will always be a cornerstone of my practice.

 

I’m also lit up by the notion that our bodies are a microcosm of the environment, and I truly believe we can help create a sustainable future by making healthy choices for ourselves and our families.  The outdoors has been an incredible playground over the years: I guided month-long canoe trips, worked in the forestry industry, and love to camp, hike, mountain bike and downhill ski.  Spending time outdoors has taught me some powerful lessons about respect, appreciation and how our actions affect the world around us.  

 

As a naturopathic doctor, I bring together these values, my communication and analytical skills, and passion for simple, natural therapies to help you take charge of your health and live more fully. 

 

My Training and Credentials:

I am a naturopathic doctor registered with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) and a member of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP).  I received my Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine diploma from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, an accredited naturopathic college in Vancouver, Canada recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.  There, I was honored with the Clinical Excellence Award upon graduation.   I’ve built practices in Vancouver Canada, New York, London UK and currently live with my husband and twin toddlers in Denmark.  From here, I serve clients locally and internationally via telephone and skype.