At ND Health, we honour your body’s own healing ability by addressing the root causes of illness and promoting health and balance, rather than simply treating or suppressing symptoms.
Our Naturopathic doctors place a strong emphasis on lifestyle counseling, dietary modification, and the education and empowerment of patients to take charge of their health. Treatments include the integrated use of botanical medicines, Asian medicine, acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, and physical therapies. Naturopathic doctors are highly trained in the understanding of conventional pharmaceuticals as well as standard medical diagnostic tests.
ND Health Naturopathic provides services for those seeking natural medicine to achieve optimal health and wellness. With 7 locations, we are committed to offering the very best individualized patient care.
Dr. Leah Michon, ND, is a graduate of the four-year medical program at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, one of the two accredited schools in Canada for Naturopathic Medicine.
While in school Dr. Michon focused on Sports Medicine and Pain Management through a specialty shift and has also completed an externship at a physical rehabilitation clinic in Burlington. Treatment modalities that she frequently utilizes include trigger point acupuncture, injection therapy, natural supplements and botanical medicines.
Dr. Michon is board certified with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy, and is a member of both the Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario (NDO) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Additionally, she has accreditation for IV therapy and Mesotherapy.
Dr. Michon practices out of Four Seasons Physiotherapy and Drury Lane Physiotherapy in Burlington. These clinics offer a synergistic team approach to patient-centered care where health care professionals work alongside each other to address all aspects of patient health.
Dr. Raina attended McMaster University and obtained degrees in Life Science and Medical Anthropology. Inspired to learn a form of medicine that uses a holistic framework while still maintaining a scientific approach, he pursued a degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Currently licensed by the Board of Directors for Drugless Therapy to practice as a Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario, Dr. Raina is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Additionally, he holds certifications in parenteral therapy and first line therapy.
Dr.Raina has previously worked in community health care facilities in Manaus, Brazil and has worked alongside traditional healers in Q`eqchi, Gutemala. And after working as a medic in the Canadian Forces for the past ten years, he understands and appreciates the balance between evidence based medicine and patient based medicine.
Having an eclectic background in science, education, hands-on experience and practical application, Dr. Raina has gained a deep understanding of health and wellbeing. Knowledge and experience allows him to treat every individual with respect while developing treatment plans that alleviate a wide range of health concerns and improve overall health.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Raina is a professor at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and a medic for the Canadian Forces. He extends his gratitude for visiting this website and for taking time to read about naturopathic medicine.
“Meeting where you are in your path to wellness” says Dr. Diane. Dr. Diane completed her pre-medical studies at McMaster University, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Life Science. She then further pursued her medical studies in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Chelsea Grant, ND grew up in Cornwall and graduated from St. Joseph’s Secondary School, where she received a Bilingual Diploma, became a St. Joseph’s Club member, and was awarded The Student Council Award, French Award and Religion Award. She then moved to Guelph to obtain an honours degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Guelph. Working hard but focused on finding balance, Dr. Grant spent her free time in the pool swimming laps or doing aquafit, going to dance classes and playing intramural volleyball.
Following her graduation, Dr. Grant moved to Toronto to spend the next four years studying at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. During her clinical year, Dr. Grant had the opportunity of providing naturopathic care to patients at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic as well as to persons out in the community at the Lakeshore Area Multi-service Project Community Health Centre and the Sherbourne Health Centre. The later involved specialized treatment for patients who are HIV+. Passionate about the various tools available to Naturopathic Doctors, Dr. Grant travelled to India to receive additional training in homeopathy. She also participated in a medical brigade through Natural Doctors International (ndimed.org) and travelled to the Island of Ometepe in Nicaragua.
It was her time spent training and working as a lifeguard and instructor in the Cornwall area that lead Dr. Grant to choose a career in the medical field. She had wonderful opportunities to shadow established health care professionals (NDs, MDs, DCs, and Midwives) that helped shape her view of medicine. She is eager to work in conjunction with other medical practitioners to provide a team-based approach to medical care. She currently has a family practice and is accepting new patients. Her special interests include pain management, healthy aging, cancer care, mental health, paediatrics and women’s health.
Dr. Grant is licensed and registered with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy –Naturopathy (BDDT-N). She is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND). Like the naturopathic philosophy of “Doctor as Teacher” Dr. Grant is available for talks and classes on a variety of topics in preventative medicine.
Dr. Julia Esposito, ND grew up in Cornwall and graduated from St. Joseph’s Secondary School before attending Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. While at university she played varsity soccer and hockey, skills she honed playing Blazers soccer and Typhoons hockey growing up in Cornwall.
She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology and the following year moved to Toronto to attend the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). During her four year naturopathic medical training in Toronto, Dr. Esposito completed a clinical rotation at Anishnawbe Health Centre, which provides healthcare to First Nations people. She also traveled to Nicaragua on a medical brigade to offer treatment to the citizens of Ometepe Island.
Upon graduating from the CCNM, Dr. Esposito returned to her home town to set up her general family practice. Dr. Esposito has a special interest in anti-aging medicine, women’s health, cancer therapies and chronic pain management. She is also certified in cosmetic acupuncture, mesotherapy and intravenous therapy.
“Patients often ask me why I decided to become a naturopathic doctor. I have always been interested in medicine, but I thought the conventional route was the only way to go. After graduating from university I discovered naturopathic medicine which embraced all my beliefs of what medicine should be. Throughout the years, I gained a greater understanding of how incredible the human body is and how unfortunate it is that so many people are suffering daily in a state of ill health. I am thrilled to offer alternative medicine to the communities of S.D. & G using the most current scientific evidence in conventional medical and naturopathic therapies. I will help you remove the obstacles to cure and empower you to take charge of your health!”
Dr. Esposito is licensed and registered with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy –Naturopathy (BDDT-n) and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND). Like the naturopathic philosophy of “Doctor as Teacher” Dr. Esposito is available for talks and classes on a variety of topics in preventative medicine.
Dr. Veronika Botova is a licensed naturopathic doctor in British Columbia. She is a primary care physician with prescriptive authority and uses evidence based medicine to treat the root cause of illness and re-establish balance and health in the body. Dr. Botova has a true passion for helping people achieve their health goals and strives to take on the role of a health partner with her patients while guiding them along their way to recovery and later using preventative medicine to ensure good health maintenance.
Dr. Botova’s two sons were born while she was completing her education at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and this gave her an excellent opportunity to explore the areas of women’s health and children’s health at a greater depth including prenatal care, delivery preparation, and postpartum care of mom and baby. Some of her other interests are menopause and hormone balancing (using herbs as well as bio-identical hormones), detoxification and the treatment and management of pain and chronic illness. Dr. Botova is trained in biological medicine, which is the most innovative way to treat chronic/degenerative illness, and has been widely used in Europe for many years.