About Me

I’m a naturopathic doctor with a focus on women’s health. For my official bio, see my Media Page.

This page provides a little more detail about my education, qualifications, and approach to my clinical work.

I first worked as a researcher and evolutionary biologist at the University of Calgary.  I then went on to graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).

My love of science and the natural world has informed how I work with patients. I view the body as a logical, responsive system that knows what to do when given the right support with nutrition and natural treatments. Twenty-five years with patients has taught me that diet and lifestyle work incredibly well for many period problems.

My mission is to help women achieve healthy natural menstrual cycles without the use of hormonal birth control.

My books Period Repair Manual, Hormone Repair Manual, and Metabolism Repair for Women provide practical solutions for period and hormone problems. I’ve also published a couple of peer-reviewed papers:

Thank you to all my patients who entrusted me with your stories of PCOS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other period problems. I dedicate my books to you!

I spent nearly two decades in Sydney, Australia, but currently have consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand.


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