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Marina Albuquerque is a Nurse Practitioner, specializing in primary health care. Marina’s path to nursing began with the completion of her Bachelor of Physical & Health Education at the University of Toronto (UofT). With a strong interest in health and desire to care for others, Marina decided to pursue nursing at UofT, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She practiced as a registered nurse in the community and family medicine setting for 10 years and the desire to further develop led Marina to attend Athabasca University and earn her Master of Nursing in Nurse Practitioner degree. She is passionate about illness prevention, health promotion, and providing a holistic approach to health care delivery. Marina has a strong interest in helping patients manage the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and restoring gut health, with her ultimate goal being to improve overall wellbeing and quality of life.
Marina Albuquerque is a Nurse Practitioner, specializing in primary health care. Marina’s path to... Read More
Dr. Tracey Beaulne ND, R.Ac
For over two decades, Tracey has been at the forefront of integrative healthcare. As a patient advocate she has worked tirelessly to separate health-promoting information from a sea of misinformation. Most of this work has focused along the clinical importance of the gut-brain-microbiome connection, distinguishing between the astonishing promise and the hype, implementing strategies that can help patients in the here-and-now.
As an experienced clinician, Tracey understands that achieving optimal health starts with looking for and understanding the root cause of illness. It is only with that knowledge that we can begin developing a personalized plan through individualized medicine, diet and lifestyle intervention. Tracey started her educational journey in health at Queen’s University where she graduated with an honours degree in sociology, focusing on health promotion and administration. This led to four years working with the Heart and Stroke Foundation before she decided to further her studies at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine— graduating in 2001.
Since graduating she has continued to take continuing medical education courses throughout North America, including courses in mind-body medicine offered at Harvard Medical School’s Benson-Henry Institute. These courses have fostered a deep appreciation of rigorous research, and evidence-informed clinical practice. They have also underscored that each patient is a product of unique lived experiences—the gastrointestinal tract and its ecosystem may be central to physical and mental health, but the GI tract is also influenced by the larger ecosystems that surround us.
Tracey is a member of: College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO); College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO); Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors; Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
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Ms. Erin Brodey RD
Hi, My name is Erin and I am a passionate and caring Registered Dietitian who strongly believes in the healing properties food and nutrition can have in achieving one’s optimal health. I completed my undergraduate degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph and spent 1 year completing my dietetic internship at North York General Hospital. I am a member in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and a member with the Dietitians of Canada. For the past 9 years, I have been working in outpatient clinical settings counselling patients on chronic disease prevention and management, digestive health, women’s nutrition, weight loss and sports nutrition.
Having dealt with “tummy troubles” my entire life, I was diagnosed with lactose intolerance before I turned 10 and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in my early 20’s. I know how frustrating and embarrassing IBS can be and am dedicated to help others reduce their symptoms through the implementation of the low FODMAP diet and specific lifestyle modifications. Through both my professional and personal experience, I recognize how important the improvement of gut health is on an individual’s quality of life. Every patient has unique needs that require a personalized approach to help reduce digestive disturbances while ensuring a nutritious and balanced diet. I look forward to motivating and supporting clients on their journey to improve gut health!
Hi, My name is Erin and I am a passionate and caring Registered Dietitian who strongly believes i... Read More
Dr. Rahima Hirji ND
Rahima is a Naturopathic Doctor and the founder of Sage Naturopathic Clinic in Kitchener. Rahima is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she received her Naturopathic designation. She also holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree from McMaster University.
In practice, she incorporates a range of therapies to best address individual health concerns, including nutrition, acupuncture, supplements, botanical medicine, and traditional chinese herbal medicine. She also uses a wide variety of diagnostic tools and tests such as food sensitivity testing, salivary hormone testing, urine analysis, blood work, and specialized bowel function tests to help diagnose and tailor treatment plans for a variety of health conditions.
She has treated patients with skin problems, anxiety, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalances and bowel conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis. She also has a keen interest in autoimmune diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis and works extensively with infertility, women’s health and pediatrics.
At the Tummy Clinic, she focuses on providing wholistic care to patients suffering with IBS and it’s associated symptoms. By taking the time to listen and work with her patients, and by using evidence based treatment protocols, she helps IBS patients feel better so that they can get back to the business of living. Dr. Rahima also holds a licence in Intravenous Therapy (IV).
She has done a variety of print and television media including CTV News, Grand River Living and the Global Morning Show and is a returning favorite on Rogers Daytime. She is also a sought after speaker and provides a variety of lectures to corporate groups in the KW and surrounding areas.
Rahima is a Naturopathic Doctor and the founder of Sage Naturopathic Clinic in Kitchener. Rahima ... Read More
Audrey Inouye is one of Canada’s leading IBS Specialist Dietitians and co-author of The 28-Day Plan for IBS Relief: 100 Low FODMAP Recipes to Soothe the Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Audrey thrives on helping people like you resolve your digestive symptoms so you can enjoy the widest variety of food again. Having worked in the field of IBS for many years, Audrey has completed the Monash Training for Dietitians and the Nerva IBS Clinicians’ Course for Gut Directed Hypnotherapy. Audrey is a FODMAP advisor for Spoonful, a FODMAP scanning app and A Little Bit Yummy.
Outside of work, Audrey is a mom to three active boys with voracious appetites. She loves preparing delicious healthy meals to keep everyone’s bellies happy. Audrey stays active doing whatever she needs to do to keep up with her active family including biking, wakeboarding, surfing, or working out at the gym.
Audrey Inouye is one of Canada’s leading IBS Specialist Dietitians and co-author of The 28-Day Pl... Read More
Ms. Jane Lac
Registered Dietitian (MPH, RD, CDE)
Jane Lac is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) with a passion for counselling and education. Jane holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from Toronto Metropolitan University, and a Master of Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She completed a dietitian internship at the Hospital for Sick Children, is a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and World Critical Dietetics.
Early on in Jane’s career as an RD, she was exposed to various positions in hospitals, community and primary care, and research. Jane seized the travelling opportunity while utilizing her skills working as a paediatric dietitian in England and Scotland, and most notably worked alongside a Gastroenterology Team supporting children and families with Crohn’s Disease.
Throughout the eight years in primary care, Jane continues working alongside many patients and clients struggling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) using the low FODMAP diet, and other dietary and lifestyle strategies to help improve their symptoms and quality of life. She recognizes the inter-connectedness between gastrointestinal and mental health, and empathizes with many who struggle with the challenges of living with IBS, and is pursuing further knowledge in trauma-informed dietetics care. Jane takes a compassionate and holistic approach in nutrition that focuses on caring for the body, and building a nourishing relationship with food.
Jane Lac is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) with a passion fo... Read More
Emily Lafeber MA, RP
Hi, I’m Emily! I’m a sister, a daughter, a cat mom, and a mental health advocate! It was apparent to me from a very young age that I wanted to pursue a career in counselling. It wasn’t until I got diagnosed with IBS and Crohn’s that I began directing my career towards helping others navigate similar struggles. Through my personal experiences, I am able to provide compassionate and empathetic supports from a unique perspective, which allows me the ability to connect with my clients on a much deeper level. I work collaboratively with individuals to regain control of their lives through various evidence-based practices that encourage self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-development. I practice with a holistic approach to mental health care that incorporates integrative healing practices and considers all aspects of an individual’s life. My goal is to create a warm, supportive atmosphere where you feel comfortable to process your difficult emotions, as well as gain new skills and insight towards your healing.
Hi, I’m Emily! I’m a sister, a daughter, a cat mom, and a mental health advocate! It was apparent... Read More
Happy to help answer any questions about the Tummy Clinic, as well as assist with appointment bookings, and communications with the rest of our team!
Happy to help answer any questions about the Tummy Clinic, as well as assist with appointment boo... Read More
Dr. Jennifer Tanner ND
Dr. Tanner is an award-winning Naturopathic Doctor and the founder of Run Lab. It is her Mission to Bring Movement back to Medicine. However, in order to move more, we must first feel better.
Dr. Tanner believes our gut plays a central roll in how well we feel. An upset tummy can disrupt inflammatory responses and the gastrointestinal microbiota. Dr. Tanner has spent over 15 years helping patients like you, Design Your Health. Managing IBS and creating an environment for healthy digestion allows an opportunity to maximize our absorption. At our clinic, you are a key player in your protocol.
You deserve the kind of medicine that inspires you to perform. When we feel strong, we can change our world.
Dr. Tanner was introduced to the world of medicine when she injured herself competing nationally in Tetrathlons (running, shooting, horseback riding and swimming). Frustrated that three knee surgeries still didn’t correct the problem, she searched elsewhere for options. After decades of research, working as a Western University Athletic Therapist and at the Sydney Olympic Games she created protocols that have now allowed her to continue as a marathon runner. She has been invited to speak internationally and has appeared in Today’s Parent, well.ca and Best Health.
Dr. Tanner is a mother to 3 wildly animated children, a horse lover and an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you feel your best. Together we will find your Inner Superhero so you have the energy to get back to doing what you love.
Dr. Tanner is an award-winning Naturopathic Doctor and the founder of Run Lab. It is her Mission... Read More
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