"The art of medicine has its roots in the heart"
From a young age I was an environmental enthusiast and understood the vital importance of respecting the earth and the world around me.
I grew up in a small town in Newfoundland and Labrador, where I learned first-hand the importance of a strong and supportive community. It was during my early studies of science and psychology that I became fascinated by the complexity of the human body and its innate healing capacity. Always interested in practicing medicine, I was elated when I was introduced to naturopathic medicine - a medicine that recognized the healing power of nature, the concept of treating the whole person and the root cause of illness, and the importance of preventing disease through education and personal empowerment.
I feel privileged to be practicing this medicine, and I take great joy in working with people to help them achieve their personal health goals. I believe that everyone is capable of improving their health and well-being once they are given the appropriate tools to do so. I am continually motivated to inspire others on their personal journey to optimal health!
I am so grateful to live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Although far away from my roots, I feel at home nestled between the ocean and forests of the Pacific Northwest. I am passionate about music (I love to sing and play guitar); food (I love being creative in the kitchen), gardening (I'm obsessed with plants!) and spending quality time with my family + friends.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine - Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (2010)
Graduated Class Valedictorian (2010)
Recipient of the Doctor Nicole Robinson Memorial Scholarship (2009)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Honours Psychology (minor Biology) - University of New Brunswick (2004)
CERTIFICATIONS & ADDITIONAL TRAINING
Pharmacy Prescriptive Authority, (CNPBC certified)
Acupuncture (CNPBC certified)
Intravenous (IV) & Chelation Therapy (CNPBC certified)
Naturopathic Cardiac Life Support & BLS for Healthcare Providers (OHM Medical)
Global Health Internship - Natural Doctors International (Ometepe, NI 2009)
Dr. Clarke is a naturopathic physician in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC (CNPBC) - the provincial licensing board; the BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA); and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Physicians (CAND).
As a primary care naturopathic physician, I run a general family practice, offering naturopathic services for all ages and for a variety of medical conditions. Particular areas of interest include:
PMS, Menstrual Irregularities, Perimenopause, Menopause, PCOS, Pre-conception/Fertility, Pregnancy, Infertility, Yeast Infections, Urinary Tract Infections, Birth Control Support
Digestive issues (i.e. colic, reflux, constipation, etc.), Sleep disturbance, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Allergies, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (i.e. Cold/Flu), Asthma, Skin Disorders (i.e. eczema, psoriasis, cradle cap), Poor Nutrition
Thyroid Dysfunction, Adrenal Fatigue, PCOS, Perimenopause, Menopause Bio-identical Hormone Replacement, Insulin Resistance/Diabetes
Anxiety, Depression, Smoking Cessation, Poor Focus/Inattention, Sleep Disturbances/Insomnia, Chronic Stress
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Soft-tissue injuries, Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease, Arthritis
Skin Disorders (Eczema, Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis), Weight Management, Osteoporosis, Digestive Disturbance (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, SIBO, Constipation, Crohn's/Colitis), Allergies, Autoimmune Disease
Naturopathic medicine is a holistic form of primary care medicine that combines the scientific concepts of western clinical assessment and diagnosis, with the deeply rooted concepts of traditional medical wisdom. It is founded on the following principles:
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle Causam)
Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum)
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Preventio)
Naturopathic physicians (NDs) receive their specialized training from one of six accredited naturopathic colleges in North America. Prior to attending a 4 year full-time program at a naturopathic college, they must complete at least 3 years of pre-medical sciences in an undergraduate degree. In addition to their intensive medical training, NDs must complete two sets of NPLEX licensing exams (after 2nd and 4th year) - the standard examination used by all licensing jurisdictions in North America. In Canada, the following provinces are licensed for the practice of naturopathic medicine: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.
For more information about the practice of naturopathic medicine, visit the following websites: