“I am a fully licensed naturopathic physician in BC, and I hold board certifications in intravenous therapy, chelation therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic cardiovascular life support (NCLS)/First aid, and prescriptive authority.
I have special areas of interest in the immune system which is linked to so many chronic diseases including autoimmune diseases, skin conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, post-concussion syndrome, chronic infections, and the human microbiome. I have a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Manitoba and I am very interested in the role that our microbes play in our overall health. Of course, I am more than happy to treat anyone who comes to see me. I love sharing my understanding of health and the functioning human body, which is why I also enjoy teaching and making sure you as the patient understand why certain things need to be done to feel better. I work alongside other health care professionals and advocate for my patients, so they receive the best care possible.
I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba on an urban farm. My grandparents owned a hobby farm, and as residential housing was slowly built up around them they were forced to sell off much of their land. Fortunately, they managed to keep a small piece that grew into a plentiful garden surrounded by oak trees, where I was fortunate enough to learn to appreciate life, and nature. It was there that I developed a keen understanding of the importance of our relationship with the natural world. Our summers were spent eating food from the garden and preserving it for the winter months. Weekends were spent outside at national parks, and cottages as much as possible. I’ve personally experienced how nature can positively impact your life, and it is my mission as a naturopathic physician to share my knowledge with you though high quality integrative care.”
-Clinic Supervisor, Dr. Kathryn Harbun, ND