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Our Team

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Our Clinical Team

Dr. Sylvia Santos MBS, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Clinic Director and Founder
Fertility and Natural Skin Health Strategist
Certifications in OxyGeneo™ and eDermaStamp® Facial Technology
Certifications in Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT) and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

More about Sylvia

Dr. Sylvia Santos is a Naturopathic Doctor, Clinic Director and Founder of NatCan. Dr. Santos is passionate about health promotion and integrative medicine and has always believed in leading by example to inspire and educate others to live active and healthy lives. Dr. Santos is compassionate, ready to listen and motivated to offer patients the support they need to achieve their health goals.

Dr. Santos has a clinical focus in Reproductive/Fertility Care, Skin Health and Various Hormonal Conditions including Thyroid Disease, Premenstrual Tension Syndrome (PMS) and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Santos is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, OxyGeneo™ Facial Treatment and Microneedling by eDermaStamp®. Holistic alternatives to modern cosmetic procedures as mentioned previously, promote a more youthful, rejuvenated and glowing appearance to your skin. Dr. Santos’s clinical background also includes experience working with mental health and addictions at the Queen West Community Health Centre in Toronto.

Dr. Santos is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she was accepted into the Fertility and Reproductive Health Focus Shift during her Internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. During this training she specifically worked in supporting and treating patients with fertility-related concerns. Dr. Santos also graduated with distinction from both the Honours Biomedical Science degree and the Master of Biomedical Sciences degree at the University of Guelph. Dr. Santos is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. In addition to her work at NatCan, you will see that Dr. Santos is also actively involved in educating the public about health and naturopathic medicine through speaking engagements and media appearances. Furthermore, you might run into Dr. Santos out in nature, as she enjoys spending quality time outside, especially with her friends and family.

Dr. Leanna Campoli, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Aging Population and Weight-Loss Guru
Certification in Facial Rejuvenation (Cosmetic) Acupuncture
Certifications in Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT) and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

More about Leanna

Leanna graduated with distinction from the University of Guelph, where she received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science (HBSc.) with a minor in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences. She continued her education and graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she gained a Doctor of Naturopathy Degree (ND). During this time she completed a 12-month clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic. Through further education she has received a certificate in TCM Dermatological Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation.

She has taken a clinical interest in healthy weight loss and digestion. Other areas of focus include healthy aging while supporting common conditions such as elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, back and neck pain, and urinary concerns. As we grow older, it can feel difficult to accomplish everything we want and have to do in a day. Leanna wants to help her patients be the healthiest versions of themselves so they can continue to live the life they desire. She enjoys working with patients who are open to trying new and alternative interventions and who are committed to making a change.

“As a Naturopathic Doctor, I believe you deserve the best possible health outcomes. My objective is to uncover the root cause to your health concerns, and prevent further illness. I strive to provide individualized treatment plans that connect mental, emotional, and physical health while working in conjunction with your current treatments and medications. I want to ensure my patients have the opportunity to express themselves and feel that they have been truly heard. My intent is to empower my patients through education and help them better understand their health. Through collaboration in developing realistic and sustainable treatment plans, I encourage patients to take control of their health, and achieve a better quality of life.”

Leanna’s passions and hobbies include yoga, baking, playing with her two cats Louie and Lily, and traveling the world for pleasure and global health trips.

Dr. Amita Sachdev (RN), ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Cancer Support and General Family Practice
Certifications in Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT) and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

More about Amita

Dr. Amita Sachdev ND brings you and your family 29 years of health care experience.

Dr. Amita Sachdev graduated from The University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in and has worked as a Registered Nurse in hospitals, public health, and the community with acutely ill and chronically ill patients of all ages in a variety of settings, including critical cardiac care, head injury, women's health & family planning, pre & post-surgical support, and urgent care.

Upon graduating from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2002, Canada’s only accredited Naturopathic Medical program, Dr. Amita Sachdev ND completed an additional 2 year residency at Canada’s largest naturopathic teaching clinic and continued to serve as a faculty member and advisor at CCNM while in private practice in Toronto and Vaughan, Ontario for over 19 years.

Dr. Amita Sachdev ND has a special interest in supporting and managing patients with cancer and is an active member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) attending annual conferences and keeping up with the latest cancer research. Dr. Sachdev ND also holds memberships with the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). Dr. Amita Sachdev ND is also a faculty member at the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine providing intravenous therapy teaching to health care professionals.

Dr. Amita Sachdev ND has additional training and certification in pharmacology and can prescribe bioidentical hormones, including dessicated thyroid, and compounds / administers intravenous infusion vitamin therapy (IVIT), including high dose vitamin C, and injection therapy including B12 and vitamin D injections. Be sure to ask Dr. Sachdev ND about mistletoe therapy in managing cancer.

Dr. Amita Sachdev ND also practices general family health and performs well-baby visits (following normal growth & development charts), children's health (ADHD, bedwetting, eczema), women’s health (peri-menopause, menopause, PMS, endometriosis, fibroids, & PCOS), men’s health (cardiovascular, prostate, digestive health), and provides palliative, end of life care. Dr. Amita Sachdev ND also provides cannabis education for medical use.

Dr. Amita Sachdev ND uses standard diagnostic and laboratory tests (including functional genetic testing) to formulate individualized diagnoses and can recommend treatments that complement conventional medical treatments or used effectively on their own, offering patients a unique blend of conventional medical knowledge with traditional healing wisdom to provide a truly integrated approach to healthcare.

Dr. Stefania Iovine

Naturopathic Doctor
Chronic Pain and Fatigue Specialist, General Practice
Certification in Facial Rejuvenation (Cosmetic) Acupuncture

More about Stefania

Dr. Stefania Iovine, ND welcomes patients of all ages and health concerns! She has a clinical interest in helping patients struggling with complex chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitic/ chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as digestive and hormonal concerns. She takes the time to dig into your health history to uncover the root of your concerns and believes that true healing takes place when you are empowered and able to work through the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of healing.

Dr. Stefania graduated with distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University obtaining her Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences with a Triple Minor in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology. She then went on to complete her education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she was accepted into the Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) focus shift. She also holds a certificate in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Dr. Stefania looks forward to being a part of your health team!

Leigh Panovka BSc, Hom.

Homeopath
General Family Practice with a Focus on Mental Health (Anxiety, Depression, Addiction)

More about Leigh

“The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable, and most harmless way, on easily comprehensible principles.” - Organon of Medicine - Samuel Hahnemann (founder of Homeopathy)

Leigh Panovka completed her Bachelor of Science degree (mathematics) at the University of the Witwatersrand. Realizing that math would never fulfill her life long interest in health, the human body and an innate desire to help people Leigh began her study of homeopathy..

Leigh studied homeopathy in South Africa, this is a full time five year degree, the sixth year being dedicated to a thesis. Leigh’s thesis is entitled “Aetiology of Endometriosis based on Homeopathic case taking principles”. Leigh graduated valedictorian in 2001 and immigrated to Canada shortly thereafter.

Leigh has studied with and continues to work alongside world renown homeopath Dr. Divya Chhabra - the pinnacle of whose work is the “Leap to the Similimum “ method. This method uses the foundation of classical homeopathy along with the latest understanding of neuroscience.

Dr. Divya’s method incorporates the knowledge and understanding gained from world famous scientific experiments as performed by Ivan Pavlov, John Watson and Robert Ader. The aim of the method is to understand and treat the corruption of specific neural circuits in the automatic part of the brain that affects ones health through the PNEI axis (psycho neural endocrine immunological axis ) thus resulting in disease or pain on the mental, physical and/or emotional realm.

In the initial consultation the patients physical, mental and emotional symptoms are extensively explored and carefully chosen childhood scenes, food aversions, fears and dreams are explored so that a single homeopathic remedy can be prescribed.

This method is especially equipped in dealing with the effects of unresolved childhood trauma and the devastating effects that it brings into adulthood.

Leigh gives weekly lectures to the international global homeopathic community, sharing cases using Divya’s “Leap to the Similimum method”.

Leigh is a member of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario.

“Leigh’s passion and commitment to Homeopathy, to reaching the unconscious, and therefore to the Leap to the Similimum method is unsurpassed.” - Dr Divya Chhabra.

Dr. Lavleen Pabla, DC

Chiropractor
Webster Technique Certified

More about Lavleen

Dr. Lavleen is an evidence-based chiropractor who is passionate about improving her patients’ health and quality of life through patient-centered care. She works with her patients to tailor treatment plans specific to their individual needs and goals. Dr. Lavleen utilizes a variety of techniques including; chiropractic manipulations/mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, patient education and exercise prescription.

Dr. Lavleen obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. Dr. Lavleen is also Webster Technique Certified and a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Dr. Lavleen has always been interested in the healthcare field. From a young age, she knew that she wanted to be part of a profession where she could help people be healthy and pain-free. Dr. Lavleen is excited to be a part of the NatCan team and looks forward to helping her patients achieve their health and wellness goals.

Anthony Valente, M.OMSc

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

More about Anthony

Anthony completed a 4 year masters program in Osteopathy involving 4200 hours of schooling, assessment, and clinical experience. Prior to this, he graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology and also gained an exercise physiology certificate with the Health and Fitness Federation of Canada. Here he gained a great understanding of the different exercise systems of the body. Treating during all four years of school and after, he has completed thousands of treatments on the widest range of bodies. From old to young, from healthy to sick, from athletic to non – athletic, the great science of Osteopathy is beneficial for all. He is very interested in the complete body approach of Osteopathy, and how the science has allowed him to look at anatomy in a complete different way. The first principal of Osteopathy is “the body is a unit” and the body never ceases to amaze him with its healing capabilities when it is functioning optimally.

The mind and body cannot be separated, and the great science of Osteopathy has allowed him to help people with their mental health by allowing all the great nutrients of the body get to the brain, and all the waste products leave the brain.

His main philosophy is that every patient Is different, and all patients need to be treated based on the assessment which was done on them. Along with the right nutrition, sleep, and exercise, Osteopathy allows the blood, lymph, and nervous system to do its job to the fullest. His goal is to allow your body to achieve its optimal health by gentle techniques to the body’s muscles and joints.

Thomas Bibu, PT

Registered Physiotherapist

More about Thomas

Thomas is a well-experienced, dedicated licensed physiotherapist administrating holistic care to a wide range of clients in multidisciplinary clinics and hospital. He is recognized for working with each of his patients to promote, restore and regain health/well-being.

His areas of interest and expertise are neck and low back pain, shoulder injuries, tendinitis of wrist, elbow, knee, foot and ankle. He is also competent in post-surgical rehabilitation, treatment of balance disorders, mental health and sports injuries.

Thomas has a degree in physiotherapy, diploma in geriatric care and numerous certification and additional training in holistic assessment, manual therapy, joint mobilization, soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques, yoga, medical acupuncture and nutrition.

His philosophy is “Life is Movement” hence he is a strong advocate of exercise and sports. He holds membership with various sports organization and enjoys playing soccer, badminton and tennis. His mission is to provide passionate care to help people live happier, healthier and pain free lives.

Sheri Robinson, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist
Certifications in Perinatal Massage, Aromatherapy and Contemporary Acupuncture

More about Sheri

Sheri is a Woodbridge based Registered Massage Therapist. Her massage specialties are sports massage, trigger point therapy and prenatal / postpartum massage. She compliments her massage with her Aromatherapy certification and she is a Reiki Master who uses energy work in her treatments to ensure that the client’s care is well rounded and effective, body, mind and spirit.

Tamila Chornoray, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

More about Tamila

Tamila graduated with honors from the massage therapy program at Bryan College in Toronto. As well, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts. She fluently speaks English, Italian, Ukrainian and Russian.

She found her calling for massage therapy while being part of a rehabilitation team for over 10 years, she observed the benefits and inspiring results of the massage therapies in healing body and restoring the mind and spirit.

Tamila is well trained in a variety of manual techniques such as Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, manual lymphatic drainage, joint play and mobilizations to help cope with pain or physical dysfunction associated with soft tissue (muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments) and joint pain, tension or dysfunction or just to simply relieve stress and relax.

She strongly believes that the combination of manual massage therapy, proper stretching and strengthening exercises will assist in preventing chronic injuries and support optimal body performance.

Tamila plans to continue her education and training to expand her scope of practice with acupuncture, cupping and aromatherapy in order to be able to provide different forms of treatment to her patients to treat all different types of conditions presented to her.

Silvia Rocca, RHN

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

More about Silvia

Silvia holds a passion to help individuals achieve optimal health through food, nutrition and lifestyle choices. Her role is to take your whole beautiful being into account and remind individuals that vibrant health is in their capable hands.

Nutrition plays a key role in the prevention of Canada’s leading health issues, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Silvia educates clients on everyday nutrition strategies for living a healthy life and reducing our risk of disease, based on what we eat and how we live.

Silvia’s areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, inflammation, digestive health, cholesterol management, hypertension, blood sugar management and weight management.

Silvia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing and Psychology at York University and went on to graduate as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

Schedule a complimentary 15 minute consult with Silvia to see how she can help you fast track your health.

Robyn Elmalem, RHN

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

More about Robyn

Robyn graduated with honours from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She began her career in nutrition by receiving a diploma in Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion from Humber College, where she achieved the highest overall honours average in her program. Robyn continued her pursuit and passion for nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition where she obtained her Registered Holistic Nutritionist designation.

Robyn is a food loving nutritionist who is fascinated by the role food and nutrition play in our daily lives. She holds the belief that there is no “one size fits all” approach to nutrition and strives to provide an individualized plan for each client. Robyn has a passion for finding healthier alternatives to the foods many of us grew up eating. She is driven to dispel the myth that eating healthy means giving up the foods you love and aims to provide delicious and nutritious meal suggestions for her clients. Her objective is to work collaboratively with individuals to achieve their goals through healthy diet and lifestyle. She believes that small changes can make a big difference in overall health and wellbeing. Robyn’s main areas of focus include, but are not limited to, digestive and skin health.

In her spare time, Robyn enjoys trying out new recipes, spending quality time with friends and family, and going for walks outdoors. She enjoys travelling and experiencing other cultures and cuisines from around the world.

Robyn is looking forward to helping you glow from the inside out!

Adelie La Viola CNP, LAP

Life Activation Practitioner
Ear Candling Provider
Yoga and Meditation Instructor

More about Adelie

So who am I?

My name is Adelie La Viola.

I began my journey six years ago. I was in a rough place in my life and I was looking for the light. A way out. I stumbled across the life activation and a parasite cleanse at the same time. By the time I was done with both, I had signed up for an Empower Thyself course and the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Since then my life has snowballed into positivity and manifestation. I loved the life Activation so much that I received the training I needed in order to because a Life Activation Practitioner myself so that I could help other people like me, come out of their darkness. So that I could help them find their passion and purpose in this world.

Let’s find the you that you were born to be together.

Susie Santos-DaPonte

Certified Reiki (Level 2) Practitioner
Certifications in OxyGeneo™ Technology and eDermaStamp®

More about Susie

Hi! My name is Susie Santos. I began my journey of self healing about 2 years ago. Reiki has allowed me to deal with my physical and emotional pain. Anxiety that had manifested throughout the years that I hadn't learnt to let go of. Reiki can work on different levels. Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It helps bring inner peace and harmony. It balances the mind and emotions. Reiki is for everyone!!

Nidhi Seth

Birth and Postpartum Ayurvedic Doula

More about Nidhi

I am a compassionate and nurturing Birth and Postpartum Ayurvedic Doula that started off as a medical student in Europe for 8 years. After witnessing the lack of emotional and mental support with patients recovery and birthing families, I decided to leave medical school in search of a new purpose that was more spiritually aligned with alternative and holistic modality of healing.

My spiritual and emotional journey lead me to reconnect back with my Indian heritage and roots of yoga, Ayurveda, massage, herbalism and birth work. I also offer personalized women healing ceremonies such as: Closing of the Bones and Mother’s blessing ceremony.

Within birth work, I aim to support women and birthing families to make informed decisions without compromising their recovery. Since 2017 I have actively been a Doula and have helped over 60+ families in their birth and postpartum journey. I combine modern day medicine along with my ancient knowledge to bring the most balanced and conscious journey families will embark on.

I am an empath who is here to love, care and support you free of judgement. I am here to facilitate a positive birth experience, guide you to make well informed decisions, share resources and hold space for your journey to parenthood. I would be grateful to embark on such a magical journey of beauty and transformation with you.

Qualifications:

-Birth Doula (DONA)

-Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula Certified (Ayurvedic Mamas)

-Certified Postpartum Bengkung Belly Binding Practitioner

-Pre/Postnatal Yoga Instructor

-Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor YTT 500

-Certified Thai Massage Therapist

-Shamanic Womb Healing Ceremonies such as: Closing of the Bones Ceremony and Mother’s Blessing

-Trained in Rebozo comfort Measure - The Gena Kirby Method

-Trained in TENS Machine comfort measures (DONA)

-Accredited Breastfeeding Course (DONA)

-Accredited Infant Sleep Course (DONA)

-Certified in Emergency Adult/Infant/Child First Aid + CPR C-2020

-Currently Studying to become Registered Clinical Herbalist in Ontario- Elderberry Clinic (Peterborough, ONT)

Our Administrative Team

Susie Santos-DaPonte

Office Manager

Catherine Rocca

Receptionist
Paramedic Student

Sabrina Ariello

Receptionist
Kinesiology Student

Olivia Lo Piccolo

Receptionist Kinesiology Student