Reina Persaud
Dr. Reina Persaud, ND was born and raised in London and received her Honours B.S. from Western University.  She chose a career that would combine her love of science, wellness, and nature.  She completed her doctorate of naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.  With over eight years of post-secondary education, Dr. Persaud has an abundance of knowledge on how to treat both acute and chronic medical concerns.  Using tools such as diet & lifestyle counselling, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, and ayurvedic therapies, she has a wealth of options to help her patients succeed in their health care goals.
While embracing the naturopathic principle of treating the root cause of disease,  Dr. Persaud spends time with her patients to understand the whole person and develop an individualized treatment plan. Believing firmly in living a balanced and happy lifestyle, she strives to help her patients attain their optimal health. Dr. Persaud believes that each person is a unique entity that requires an individualized treatment plan to suit their specific needs.  She bases her beliefs upon evidence based practices yet intertwines year old natural healing traditions that have been passed down through the ages.  By combining these two, one can be assured of safety and efficacy while achieving lifelong health. She strives to not take things away but to enrich one’s life.
In her spare time, Dr. Persaud can be found in the kitchen, exercising, learning how to grow her own food, travelling on an adventure, spending time with her husband, and cheering on her competitive synchronized swimming daughters.

Workshops

Understanding Ayurveda and Chakras – Ayurveda is a holistic science of health, focusing on maintaining a physically and emotionally balanced state. Ayurveda began about 5,000 – 6,000 years ago when Indian monks were looking for new ways to be healthy. When treating their bodies like temples, the monks believed that preserving their health would help them mediate and develop spiritually. This is known as the “science or knowledge of life”. In Ayurveda, every individual is unique and there is no diet or lifestyle routine that works for everyone. Prevention is key. Ayurveda focuses on providing specific advice and guidance on how to maintain physical and emotional health. Food, herbs and lifestyle routines are considered the most important medicine.  In addition, Ayurveda includes balancing Chakras which refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. By exploring Prana-the vital life force, we can learn to be vibrant, healthy, and alive.

Naturally Balancing Female Hormones as We Age – Hormones are crucially important for the regulation of nearly all of the body’s physical and emotional functions. They are chemical messengers produced by the endocrine system that work to regulate the growth, functioning, and development of the body. These hormones travel through the bloodstream, controlling the behaviour of organs and their associated processes. For this reason, a balanced endocrine system results in good health, whereas an imbalance in natural hormone levels can lead to various diseases and disorders. As we age, female hormones can vary widely and lead to symptoms such as dryness, tender tissues, low libido, body aches and emotional fluctuations. Understanding the roles of hormones as we age and any associated symptoms can help you prevent major concerns and also help you treat any underlying conditions. Naturopathic medicine can be a tool to assist in balancing these hormones.