Naturopathic Medicine and Me

My Approach

My practice of naturopathic medicine is borne of a great passion for nature and individuality.

In therapeutic relationships I work to listen to the true nature of each patient so that healing can take place in a personalized and holistic way.

I see the main goals of treatment as being a reconnection to ourselves and achieving a balance within and between our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects.

Often, these values lead to a 'back to basics' approach to care, focusing on nutrition and lifestyle, herbs and nature cures, centering and change.

I offer an open minded healthcare space and hope that patients come sharing this ideal. 

Dr. Jon Sheridan, ND in the trees

My Philosophy

For me the root of naturopathic medicine is personal power.

A naturopathic doctor’s primary task is to assist each patient remember and re-align their own innate ability to heal.

Medical treatment built on this basis enables each person to engage in and take responsibility for their own health.

Such a relationship also allows us to see the individuality in each person and to promote a sharing in clinical decisions, because we believe that people know their bodies better than anyone else.

  

heart of a fallen tree

A naturopathic physician works with the healing power of nature by utilizing natural remedies and techniques that stimulate the same force within each patient.

 

Fundamental nutrition, exercise and the fostering of a healthy mental, emotional, and spiritual life are the foundations of our work.

 

Herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy and advanced supplementation are examples of modalities a ND can use to augment and build upon a foundation which may be “under construction”. 

My Background

PEI beach

I grew up on the east coast of Canada (Prince Edward Island to be exact) and I am very happy, after having made my way across the country, to be living and working on the west coast.

I attended Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, where I completed an honors degree in biology (with emphasis on ecology, ornithology, and anatomy).

  

My naturopathic training took place in Toronto at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine from which I graduated in 2012.

My first practice was in Toronto at a community acupuncture clinic, followed by private practice with a focus on integrative microscopy in Saskatoon.