Melissa graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors bachelor degree in Human Biology and a particular interest in Fetal and Developmental Biology. Her interest in health and medicine landed her in a community pharmacy for 10 years, where she learned the many benefits as well as the limitations of conventional medicine and pharmaceutical drugs, especially in preventative and long-term health.
The families who walked through those doors struggled with over-use of antibiotics, mismanaged chronic health issues, frequent infections and deteriorating immune systems. It was during this time that she was drawn to homeopathy and holistic nutrition, primarily by their gentle yet effective healing abilities.
Her strategy to family health is integrative and holistic. Her expertise in homeopathic medicine, clinical nutrition, holistic counseling and plant medicines enable her with the tools to get to the root cause.
Melissa has a special interest with family health issues such as:
Adult and youth mental health, autoimmune diseases, skin disorders, prenatal and postpartum care and children’s diseases.
Melissa is a registered member of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario in good standing.
Along with practicing Homeopathy and holistic nutrition, Melissa operates as Clinic Manager at Bloor West Wellness Clinic.
For more information, please visit Melissa’s personal website.
Wellness advice from Melissa:
If you’ve ever felt guilty about eating chocolate, let me let be the voice of reason when I tell you… DON’T. Why? DARK CHOCOLATE is a fantastic mood-boosting food and its thanks to tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino-acid used by the brain and the gut to make our happy neurotransmitter: serotonin. A […]
Feeling tired, getting sick easily and feeling low or depressed are common side-effects of winter. In order to stay energized and healthy we must look to practices that nourishes our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual self. Each task is aimed at being 20 minutes or less and having both mental and physical benefits. The goal […]
Castor oil is extracted from the castor seed, Ricinus communis which is indigenous to India. Used traditionally as a gastrointestinal stimulant to treat constipation*, it has also been proven effective in treating arthritis pain and inflammation. Its unique composition consist of over 90% ricinoleic acid, which is gives it anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.There are a […]
If you are a parent, you can attest to how common and annoying diaper rashes can be! The most common cause of diaper rash is leaving a wet or dirty nappy on for too long. Chafing and rubbing, allergic reactions to diapers and lotions, use of antibiotics and starting to eat solid foods, as well […]
In recent years there has been an explosion of children diagnosed with hyperactivity and attention deficient. In fact, ADHD is one of the most common mental health conditions in children, with boys being three times more affected than girls. About two thirds of children diagnosed are prescribed stimulant medications that can improve attention but come […]
After a long and drawn out winter, most of us are eager for the spring and summer seasons to begin. Sunshine, blooming flowers, freshly cut grass and dewy mornings are what make the summer months so appealing. However, if you are a chronic sufferer of seasonal allergies this time of year is bittersweet. Homeopathy can […]
Thursday: 10am- 2pm
Friday: 10pm – 8pm
Saturday: By appointment
1.5 hr Initial Consultation: $190
Follow-up visit: $90
Cold and Flu Visit: $90