Supportive and Practical Advocate for Your Health
Hi, I'm Dr. Janine! I truly believe that our enjoyment of life is connected to our health: our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. When we feel great, we can accomplish the things we want to in our school, work, family, friendships, and personal lives. When we feel poorly, the simple tasks of daily living can be a challenge. I am a Naturopathic Doctor, Guelph local, and Mom of three young kids and I am passionate about guiding my patients to a place where they are enjoying life and feeling good in their body: waking refreshed, managing stress, feeling nourished and energized, digesting well, experiencing mental clarity and happiness, and moving without pain.
My approach is to keep things simple and feasible. I educate my patients so they understand what they are working towards and feel empowered to take their health into their own hands. Together we implement feasible dietary and lifestyle changes. I prescribe high quality herbal and nutrient supplements that are clinically proven as being effective for treating the condition or deficiency at hand. I use acupuncture for some patients as a way to reduce pain, balance hormones, decrease stress, promote sleep and mental well-being, and provide relaxation. As a practitioner and parent, I am constantly learning and researching to ensure that I am aware of the latest research and best practices. Ultimately, the treatment revolves around my patients: their needs, goals, motivation and happiness.
I studied Kinesiology at McMaster University before pursuing studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. While I enjoy seeing patients with many different concerns, I am particularly excited about treating kids and their families. I am also passionate about women’s health. I love to help women regulate their hormones at all stages of life, whether trying to get pregnant, supporting pregnancy or postpartum, or dealing with the hormonal fluctuations of menopause.
A Naturopathic Doctor is an important part of every family’s health team whether its for health promotion, disease prevention, natural treatment of illness, symptom management, side effect management, supplement prescriptions, minimizing medications, or education on preventing and treating common acute conditions at home. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am trained to diagnose, perform annual check-ups, provide educational well-child checks, and order labwork. I work collaboratively with other healthcare providers to address the needs of my patients. I create individualized and minimally invasive treatments that address my patient’s specific needs and support them through the healing process. I act as investigator, advocate, cheerleader and guide through the healthcare system.
I work out of Robin's Nest Family Care, supporting the community of Guelph, ON. I also provide phone consultations for the broader community. I'm always happy to meet for a free 15 minute consultation to discuss my approach further. I am looking forward to connecting with you to explore how we can use simple steps to find solutions to your health!
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Finding the right doctor to support you, motivate you, and advocate for you is key to attaining health and success. That's why I offer free 15 minute meet and greets to walk you through your goals and evaluate if we are a good fit.
About Robin's Nest Family Care
Robin's Nest Family Care is a multidisciplinary clinic designed to create a village of support for the family. Our practitioners work and communicate together to achieve results efficiently and effectively. We specialize in fertility concerns, pregnancy preparation, postpartum care, pediatrics, and women's health. All of our practitioners are passionate and knowledgeable. Our team provides a large number of services including: naturopathy, osteopathy, massage therapy, counselling, bowen therapy, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, lactation consultation, and doula care. We aim to be a community hub of family health in the City of Guelph.