XIAOLAN ZHAO, C.M.D.
Born in Kunming in southwest China, Xiaolan completed a degree in Western medicine and in 1977 began her career as an abdominal surgeon. After witnessing firsthand the efficacy of herbal remedies on the chronically ill, she went back to earn a second degree in traditional Chinese medicine, then began combining Western and Eastern approaches to deliver more effective care. In 1988 Xiaolan came to Canada to do research at Queen’s University. Inspired by Canadians’ growing interest in complementary therapies, she established a Chinese medicine clinic in a modest Toronto house and from there pursued her vision of a holistic balance between East and West that led ultimately to Xiaolan Health Centre. Xiaolan is a Director of Canadian Association of Nutri-Health Education and Canadian Association for Cancer Support. Her first book “Reflections of the Moon on Water” was translated into over 15 languages.
LINDSAY MACMILLAN, M.D.
– General Practitioner
Dr. Lindsay MacMillan is assistant professor at the University of Toronto, and a family physician practicing obstetrics at St. Michael’s Hospital. Originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Lindsay’s passion is women’s health. This has taken her around the world – from First Nations communities in Moose Factory and Sioux Lookout, to work programs in Botswana, India, and most recently Cambodia, where she trained local midwives with the University of Toronto’s Center for International Health. It was during these long trips that Lindsay was first exposed to other philosophies of healing. “I came to realize that focusing on the whole person – not just the disease – makes a lot of sense regardless of what tradition you’re from,” she says. “Being a bridge between different philosophies of medicine is the future of health care.”
CHRISTINA GORDON, B.Sc. R.H.N. N.D.
Christina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Victoria, a holistic nutritionist diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and became a doctor of naturopathy at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. As a naturopathic doctor she works closely with her clients to provide them with nutritional guidance and natural supplements. She is also trained in acupuncture, homeopathy, botanical prescriptions, mind body medicine and lifestyle counseling. Christina is devoted to her patients and works with individuals to design customized treatment protocols that compliment their lives. As a mother she has seen the health benefits of raising children from a naturopathic perspective. Her philosophy about health is grounded in current research, with a holistic and integrated approach to medicine as it fits into the busy pace of modern life.
Dr. Andrew Kiellerman, M.D.:
- Private Practice/BHRT Consultant
Dr. Andrew Kiellerman is a Family Physician who obtained his medical degree in Krakow, Poland and trained in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Originally from Toronto, Ontario he has practiced medicine with the Canadian Armed Forces in Edmonton for three years and Family Practice in Edmonton and Victoria, BC for 23 years.
SHAWN KJ RASHOTTE, R.M.T.
– Registered Massage Therapist
Shawn is a graduate of Algonquin College in Ottawa with a diploma in Health Science & Massage Therapy. An active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Shawn offers an integrative approach to therapy seeking to bridge the gap between east and west and uses both models to assess, understand and provide effective treatments to his clients. Additional training in the areas of Craniosacral, Fascial Release, Intuitive Energy Healing, TCM Theory, Yoga and Meditation provide the foundation for Shawn’s approach. The goal is to help individuals to understand deep underlying patterns of stress so that they may integrate proactive choices and reach an optimal level of health and healing.
– MSW, RSW
Sandra Lax, MSW, RSW, CSAT (Candidate) received her Masters Degree in Social Work at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York City. Sandra is a Registered Social Worker, a member of the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
– BEd, C.N.P, C.P.T.
Lauren Jawno BEd, CNP, CPT (Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer)
Lauren Jawno is a Published Author (Change4Good: The Ten Essentials for Food, Fitness and the Good Life) , Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach specializing in Weight Management, Sports Nutrition and Lifestyle Management.