My health struggles began over 20 years ago, when I was no longer able to eat a meal without pain. For over a decade I met with specialists, underwent medical investigations and took my prescribed pharmaceuticals with no hint of improvement. I was only ever offered one solution for my worsening symptoms – increase your dose. By the time I had started university I was frustrated, exhausted and struggling to perform at my best. In addition to my digestive symptoms I had developed heavy and painful periods, completely lost my ability to concentrate and was plagued by anxious thoughts that I couldn’t control. You can imagine how shocked I was when my symptoms began to disappear just three weeks after my first naturopathic appointment.
Yes, all those symptoms were connected. Once I addressed the root cause of my poor health, everything fell into place. I finally understood how my diet, medications and lifestyle were affecting my wellbeing. But most importantly, I was educated about my body and I knew how to take care of it. This is why I am so passionate about empowering women to reclaim their health! My personal health struggles and successes have informed the way I think about medicine and wellness. I believe in a holistic model of healthcare and I believe that you are more than just your medical condition.
If you are ready to take charge of your health and feel like the fierce woman that you are, let’s connect! I would be honoured to support you along your journey.
I know what it’s like to feel disempowered. I know how disheartening it is when your symptoms are ignored. And I know how much it hurts to be told that your symptoms are “all in your head”. Those symptoms are your body’s way of asking for help, and I will never dismiss them.
I practice female-focused medicine with an emphasis on education and body literacy. I will never tell you what to do without your input. Instead, I work WITH you and EMPOWER you to heal yourself. I am thorough and meticulous by nature, always searching for the WHY behind your symptoms. My approach is holistic and considers your entire constellation of symptoms. I am passionate about the foundations of health, and I believe that diet is the backbone of any treatment. The restoration of gut health is central to my approach to wellness. I recognize your individuality and will always treat you like the unique human that you are.
Dr. Kim Vance, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). While at CCNM, she received additional training in women’s health and was hand selected to work on the Infertility and Reproductive Health shift during her internship. She holds a certification in cosmetic and facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Prior to Naturopathic Medicine, she received her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Plant Science from the University of Guelph. Dr. Kim Vance, ND is in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She is a professional member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).