Dr. Naomi Whelan, BSc, ND
Welcome! Let me tell you a little about myself.
I was born and raised in Saskatoon and love living on the prairies. I completed my B. Sc. (Hon) in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Saskatchewan in 2006. Cell Biology is absolutely fascinating and it instilled a deep appreciation of how capable and adaptable the body is. Naturopathic Medicine builds on this knowledge, embracing the healing ability of the body while acknowledging the effect that stress, nutrition, inflammation and environment have on our health. I completed my Naturopathic degree at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia, graduating in 2013 and eager to get back to flat land, sunshine, and family. This is a career I feel passionate about, and an area that is lacking in our current health care system.
Outside of my work as an ND, I enjoy spending time outdoors- paddling, fishing, raising chickens, sweating to the oldies, and working with my hands in the garden or on silly projects. I’m an auntie to 4 nephews and (finally) a niece, and adoptive mother to a hairless dog. I love cooking and hosting friends and family for game nights or murder mystery parties. Community, fun and laughter are important parts of health that we often overlook.
For me, health is about removing the bad and adding in some of the good; making positive changes in a manageable and sustainable way. If you are feeling unwell this approach works well, even if you don’t have a diagnosis or if all your labs are “normal”. Some of the treatments I utilize are: Acupuncture, Bowen therapy, lifestyle counselling, advanced laboratory testing, nutrient supplementation and herbal medicine. Everyone can benefit from having an ND as part of their health care team to keep you feeling well from childhood to advanced age. I look forward to meeting you and helping you along your health journey!