Hi, I am Jaclyn Perchaluk and I am a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a passion for helping others live healthier and more fulfilled lives. I strongly believe in addressing the root causes of illness and taking a proactive and preventative nature to your personal health. With a positive, non-judgmental attitude, I enjoy educating and empowering my patients through interactive discussions. I practice using the Naturopathic principles including treating the physical, mental and emotional aspects of each patient. I am dedicated to providing my patients with individualized, natural solutions however I recognize that in some cases there might be a need for collaboration with conventional medical practices.
My Healing Story
My natural healing journey began when I was in undergraduate at theUniversity of Western Ontario. Like many people today, I developed migraines that interfered with daily life. I was put on medication but the drugs made me feel nauseous and tired. With some investigation, I was able to find the root of my migraines and get off the medications (with a little help from natural supplements). While volunteering at the University of Waterloo's student health clinic during my premedical studies, I saw many students in my former situation. I was frustrated that people were only getting harsh medications for symptoms and no one was discussing how to prevent them in the first place. Knowing that natural medicine helped me, I wanted to empower, help and educate others about the awesome power of natural medicine.
For my education, I have completed the rigorous four year Naturopathic Medicinal degree program from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. This included a one year clinical internship at theRobert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. I strongly believe that everyone should have access to community health care. To practice what I preach, I volunteered at Anishnawbe, an integrative aboriginal health clinic and Queen West Health Centre, a center that focuses on serving the underprivileged in Toronto. I also travelled to Guatemala to provide Naturopathic care to under serviced rural areas of the country. Before embarking on my Naturopathic journey, I completed an honours BA in Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario premedical studies from the Universtiy of Waterloo. I am a life-long learner and I am currently enrolled well-known MD and herbalist Aviva Romms’s program Herbal Medicine for Women.
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