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Tamara Armoogan NP
Tamara Armoogan is a nurse practitioner with specialization in primary health care through the College of Nurses of Ontario. Her background as a registered nurse is in critical care and emergency nursing which provided her with a thorough knowledge base on which to launch her career as a nurse practitioner. In the acute care setting, Tamara enjoyed helping patients overcome illness but eventually desired to be involved in primary care where she could help patients maintain their health and prevent the devastating effects of illness.
As a nurse practitioner, Tamara has gained skills in assessing and treating clients with mental health concerns, acute and chronic pain management, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, asthma, migraines, women’s health concerns, men’s health, and many other acute and chronic presentations that are seen within her practice setting. Health promotion constitutes a large part of Tamara’s practice, knowing that providing patients with the tools to stay healthy plays an integral role in health. Tamara is an advocate of lifelong learning and continues to participate in educational opportunities to refresh her knowledge in family practice and primary care. Tamara has expanded her practice to include bioidentical hormone therapy. She is a member of the Trubalance Healthcare BHRT network. Tamara has also recently completed and is certified with CEDH in clinical homeopathy.
Tamara graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2004, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with distinction. After practicing as a registered nurse for 10 years, she enrolled in the primary care nurse practitioner program at Athabasca University and graduated as the student with the highest grade-point average in the Masters of Nursing in Nurse Practitioner program. She is a member of the Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario and holds certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners with specialization as a family nurse practitioner.
As a volunteer, Tamara has served as Vice President and then later President of HAE Canada, a patient advocacy group for individuals who live with hereditary angioedema, from 2011 to 2013.
Tamara resides in Waterloo with her husband and two boys. As a family they enjoy spending times in the outdoors hiking, biking, and kayaking in the summer and downhill skiing in the winter.
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Dr. Sanam Arora
Dr. Sanam Arora, ND is dedicated to supporting his patients in an inclusive, empathetic and caring manner. Dr. Sanam is passionate about evidence based natural medicine and using herbs and supplements to augment his patients’ health. Further, Dr. Sanam strives to help his patients achieve their goals by educating and guiding them with their diet, lifestyle, and mindset.
Dr. Sanam completed his undergraduate studies at Western University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. Following his time at Western University, Dr. Sanam attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), where he received advanced training in Medical Nutrition, Medical Herbalism and Acupuncture.
During his time at CCNM, Dr. Sanam worked at the Brampton Civic Hospital - Naturopathic Outpatient Clinic and the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. As a result of his extensive training, Dr. Sanam developed a keen interest in skin health, plant-based nutrition, paediatrics, men’s health/women’s health and weight loss. In addition, Dr. Sanam has advanced training in Cosmetic and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.
Dr. Sanam is in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Outside of work, Dr. Sanam enjoys keeping up with medical literature, reading fiction and non-fiction, practicing yoga, weight-lifting, meditating, playing various sports like basketball, golf, tennis, and soccer, watching Formula 1 and travelling.
If you have any questions or would like to know if Dr. Sanam is a good fit for you, please do not hesitate to book a free 15 minute discovery call.
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Dr. Danielle DeBlock ND
Dr. Danielle’s passion for naturopathic medicine is rooted in her passion for sustainable living and holistic wellbeing. She believes that every human is unique and shaped differently by their own lived experiences, and, as such, believes each person’s journey to health and wellness requires unique consideration and exploration. Special areas of interest for Dr. Danielle include hormone health, anxiety and depression, paediatrics, fatigue, skin health, and digestion.
Dr. Danielle is motivated by connection to people and nature, and enjoys spending most of her time with either. She loves cooking and eating food, finding quiet spaces outside, and playing board games. She is an adamant advocate for living in balance and avoiding extremes, and believes that balance looks different for everyone.
Dr. Danielle DeBlock received her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario in 2013, where she completed a Specialization in Environmental Science and a Major in Biological Sciences. She then attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and graduated with a Doctor of Naturopathy Degree in 2018. She became a licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Doctor after completing exams through the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
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Sarah is a Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner and Menopause Wellness Coach.
As you navigate menopause, your nutritional needs are changing, so what you eat becomes a foundational tool during this stage of life.
Do you know if your nutrition is impacting your menopause journey? If you’re not sure, then now is the time to find out. Low levels of vitamins and minerals during menopause could be contributing to your difficult to manage symptoms as well as your energy, sleep, cardiovascular & bone health.
Sarah firmly believes that nutritional and holistic changes can help you navigate a successful, healthy and balanced menopause transition.
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Marianna Duba MSc., RHN
Marianna is a multilingual holistic nutritionist (English, Hungarian, Slovak) who firmly believes that anybody can take control over their wellbeing by introducing simple yet powerful dietary and lifestyle changes.
In her nutritional practice, she specializes in supporting gut health as many common chronic conditions, whether physiological or psychological, originate from compromised gut function. Prior to her interest in natural nutrition, Marianna earned her Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from Queen’s University in Kingston. She also conducted research in the field of molecular biology. Her interest in the holistic field developed while working for mainstream pharmacy where she experienced the lack of focus on nutritional and lifestyle changes as part of a comprehensive healing strategy. Marianna decided to study holistic nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and earned the designation of Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
Her most sought-after nutritional program is the Low FODMAP Diet which is designed to reduce the symptoms of IBS, a digestive condition that affects about 7 - 15% of the world’s population.
As a certified GAPS practitioner since 2014, she implements the GAPS therapeutic program to address all chronic conditions that stem from intestinal dysfunction, including ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, as well as digestive, inflammatory, endocrine and autoimmune disorders.
An essential component of her nutritional practice is Live Blood Cell Analysis which serves to identify nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, compromised immunity and other body imbalances.
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Dr. Amali Firhøj ND
Dr. Amali Firhoj, ND is a registered Naturopathic Doctor who believes that education is paramount to every health journey. She is a graduate from the Doctor of Naturopathy program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she completed internships at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, Sherbourne Health Centre and Rockwood Naturopathic Clinic. During her time at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, she was an intern selected on the Fertility Focus Shift, and completed additional training in birth and postpartum support through Doulas of North America (DONA) International. Experience in these settings has given Dr. Amali special interests in the areas of women’s health, fertility, cardiometabolic health, brain health, and digestive concerns.
Having a profound experience with naturopathy as an undergraduate student, Dr. Amali decided to shift from further education in International Relations and began her journey to pursue naturopathic medicine. This unique academic experience has made Dr. Amali passionate about improving health literacy for the public, and she is committed to empowering patients with knowledge and experience to achieve their own unique health and wellness goals. Her approach involves a combination of evidence-informed treatment and individualized care, and she is highly motivated to create treatment plans that are sustainable and realistic.
In her spare time Dr. Amali loves cooking, spending time outside, and playing Jeopardy with her family. She is in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) and a member of both the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND/OAND).
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Erin Graham M.S.W., R.S.W.
Erin has over 15 years of experience working in all areas of the health care system, where she has acquired the skills for helping people get through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Erin has extensive knowledge of the necessary methods, including the Strengths Based Model and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which guide her clients on their path to recovery, empowering them to make positive changes in their lives. Erin assists clients in developing coping strategies, personalized and unique to their situation, and walks along side them in their journey to recovery. Erin also offers Walk N Talk therapy, walking outdoors with clients while supporting them with their goals. Erin has experience helping individuals, couples and groups with an array of problems, some of which include; grief and loss, anxiety, depression and adjustment disorder.
Erin has over 15 years of experience working in all areas of the health care system, where she ha... Read More
Dr. Rahima Hirji ND
Dr. Rahima Hirji, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and founder of Sage Naturopathic Clinic. She incorporates a range of therapies to best address individual health concerns, including nutrition, acupuncture, supplements, botanical medicine, traditional chinese herbal medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. She also uses a wide variety of diagnostic tools and tests such as food sensitivity testing, salivary hormone testing, dried urine testing (DUTCH), blood work, and specialized bowel function tests to help diagnose and tailor treatment plans for a variety of health conditions.
With nearly 20 years of experience, she has treated patients with skin problems, anxiety, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalances and bowel conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis.
She has a special focus on IBS and functional gut disorders and has had additional training in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and also works extensively with womens’ hormonal imbalances.
She is certified in Intravenous Therapy (IV).
Dr. Rahima is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she received her Naturopathic designation. She also holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree from McMaster University.
She has done a variety of print and television media including CTV News, Grand River Living and the Global Morning Show and the Marilyn Denis Show. She is also a sought after speaker and provides a variety of lectures to corporate groups in Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto and surrounding areas.
Dr. Rahima Hirji, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and founder of Sage Naturopathic Clinic. She incor... Read More
Laura Wehrle, IV Administrator
Laura started her career in Practical Nursing and eventually transitioned into a private practice for complex care needs. She has always had a passion for natural medicine, and was thrilled to be invited to work in a naturopathic clinic administering IV therapy. In 2018 she completed her certification in Intravenous Infusion Therapy and has been compounding ever since. She takes great pride in providing safe and quality care to her patients. Laura will be administering IV Therapy under the direct supervision of Naturopathic Doctors at Sage who are certified and licensed to compound and administer IV Therapy.
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Dr. Farah Mirzaagha ND
Dr. Farahnaz Mirzaagha is a board-certified naturopathic doctor, registered Chinese medicine practitioner, and acupuncturist in Kitchener. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002 with a Doctor of Naturopathy Degree (ND) and is in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. Dr. Mirzaagha is also a board-certified practitioner of parenteral therapy and has completed advanced training courses in intravenous therapy (IV) for treating various health conditions. She is also certified in Biotherapeutic Drainage Therapy and to treat Wilsons Temperature Syndrome. She also practices Bowen therapy and has taken courses in osteopathy.
Dr. Mirzaagha practices a whole-body approach and believes that to treat any ailment you need to find the root cause and support balance in the body and mind. She has extensive experience with treating diabetes, high blood pressure, hormonal issues, digestive problems, autoimmune disorders, fertility, and helping patients manage anxiety, depression, and pain from different causes, including fibromyalgia.
Born and raised in Iran in an herbalist family, she traveled to India to complete her bachelor’s degree in botany, and was introduced to homeopathy. She has always had a passion for health and been amazed by the medicinal and energetic power of plants and elements in nature.
She strives to continuously learn more about what nature has to offer and how our minds and bodies are able to heal themselves given the appropriate support by regularly taking courses. This passion has taken her to different parts of the world including India, Germany, Switzerland. She has completed a variety of courses in Traditional and Classical Chinese medicine, acupuncture, moxa, cupping and micro acupuncture for a range of eye conditions. She is also presently studying Master Tung’s Acupuncture and a comprehensive concussion management course.
Dr. Mirzaagha is a registered member of the following organizations: - The College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) - Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncAnp) - Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) - Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) - College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPO) - Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM)
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As a former educator I have always had an interest in learning how the brain/body connection is linked to peak performance and optimal state of well-being. My journey through 35 years in education as a teacher, counsellor, administrator and leadership mentor, and 15 years in private practice as a learning coach, led me to the Zengar institute and the amazing discovery of NeurOptimal Neurofeedback. Based on the premise of the brain’s plasticity and its amazing ability to self-regulate, I embraced this new program as the foundation of my work with children, youth and adults. Optimum performance and wellness became my mission.
I am grateful for the opportunity to bring NeurOptimal Neurofeedback to the circle of dedicated, caring, continuously learning professionals who share one common goal: your optimal health and well-being and your enhanced ability to live your live to the fullest.
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Dr. Emile Sabga
Dr. Emile Sabga ND is a Naturopathic Doctor who believes that the maintenance of good health is the most important factor in cultivating a vibrant and fulfilling life. While he is passionate about assisting patients with a wide range of health-related goals, Dr. Emile has a particular interest in the field and study of men’s health. Through the practice of various naturopathic modalities, as well as through the use of complementary conventional care, he treats a wide range of conditions including digestive issues, food sensitivities, insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress and chronic illness management, hormonal imbalances, and sexual and prostatic concerns. He also believes that taking preventative measures through specific individualized health optimization protocols is the best investment that one can make in their health.
Prior to completing his Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Emile completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto. He is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and maintains membership with both the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Dr. Emile is passionate about empowering his patients to regain control over their health through the provision of health education and the encouragement of balanced healthy habits. He believes that true health starts at home, and is strongly motivated to help his patients achieve their individual health goals.
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Marcel Thysman RMT
Marcel is a Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) who is passionate about helping his clients on their journey towards physical health. As pain and discomfort can be deceptive, Marcel uses a variety of orthopedic tests as well as interview techniques to determine the root of the problem and not just treat the symptoms.
Along with variety of deep tissue techniques, facilitated stretching, trigger point therapy and TMJ work, Marcel has also completed additional training in Muscle Energy and Deep Fascia techniques to help with joint and soft tissue restrictions.
With a bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo, Marcel also understands the impact that stress anxiety and trauma can have on the body and believes that good communication is essential in a therapeutic relationship.
Marcel was drawn to Massage Therapy as it combines his interest in physiology & anatomy with the ability to help people on a daily basis. Having worked in the insurance industry for a number of years, Marcel is grateful he found Massage Therapy and has never looked back.
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I help people who want to enjoy life but find it difficult to navigate issues with school, work, relationships, illnesses, chronic pain, and/or past trauma. They often experience high degrees of anxiety and depression because resolving these issues and moving forward feels overwhelming. Sometimes this can be related to a specific event (like a near death experience like a motor vehicle accident or major life change) or sometimes these feelings can be more long standing. I also work with clients to also address lifestyle factors that can contribute to negative feelings, and have specific training to address sleep issues.
I primarily use EMDR, and dialectical behaviour therapy in sessions, and work collaboratively to figure out what is working for you and what you want to change. I also draw on other therapeutic modalities when it’s helpful for your journey.
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Dr. Deanna Walker ND
Dr. Deanna is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor and Co-owner at Sage Naturopathic Clinic.
Dr. Deanna focuses her practice on Hormone Optimization and has a special interest in conditions resulting from Hormone Imbalances and Menopause. She has clinical experience and success treating patients with irregular periods, PMS, acne, hot flashes, anxiety, depression, low libido, painful intercourse and vaginal dryness. She has seen first-hand how debilitating these symptoms can be for women and loves helping them gain back control of their lives.
Dr. Deanna has and continues to receive extensive training in Hormone Health including Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and uses this often in practice. Her training involves understanding the complexity and interplay between sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), adrenal hormones (DHEA and cortisol) and thyroid hormones (TSH, free T3 and free T4). She is also proficient in acupuncture, herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, lifestyle counselling and is a certified Intravenous (IV) Therapist.
Prior to completing her Doctorate at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Deanna completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Science with Specialization in Physiology at the University of Western Ontario.
Being a Naturopathic Doctor continues to be an educational journey that excites Deanna on a daily basis. She is passionate about educating and empowering others to improve their quality of life. She looks forward to the challenge of helping her patients overcome obstacles in achieving their life goals.
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Mr. Joshua Webster
Joshua (Kunga) Webster R.Ac has been practicing TCM acupuncture for almost 10 years and teaching yoga and meditation for almost 20. He has a passion for eastern arts such as Tai qi and Qi gong. As well as cosmetic acupuncture, Shiatsu and Tuina massage are among his many holistic health treatment modalities he offers.
Joshua (Kunga) Webster R.Ac has been practicing TCM acupuncture for almost 10 years and teaching ... Read More
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