Community Education

Education is a foundational pillar of Dr. Cheryl Allen’s practice and is vital to the success of Naturopathic Medicine within the Ottawa Valley. Engaging with our community promotes a sense of belonging and provides an opportunity for its members to become proactive in their medical treatment options. Presenting engaging and informative sessions, with a focus on incorporating the benefits of Naturopathic Medicine, further, promotes the validity of this branch of health care. This opens individuals up to alternative and complementary medical interventions that can be added to their current health care team.

Dr. Cheryl Allen is available for community educational workshops and seminars. She will work with community groups to decide on topics or create a specific topic for presentation. Presently, she teaches Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Ottawa.

The common topics Dr Cheryl Allen presents include:

  •   Pain Management
  •   Women’s Health
  •   Weight Management
  •   The Role of Nutrition in the Healing Process

Dr Cheryl Allen also co-facilitates the Lavallee Health Centre community wellness programs Balance and Align with Nutritionist Jane Wood. To ask about dates and learn more about our community wellness programs, call 613-635-7026.

Meet Your Practitioner

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Dr Cheryl Allen

I have always had a heart for helping others. Initially this led me to exploring the field of Dietetics. Learning the powerful effect nutrition has on the body sparked a passion within me to look deeper into the root causes of health.

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Jane Wood

I love food and everything about it! Creating, cooking, preparing, smelling, savouring and of course eating; so it was only natural I chose a profession based in food. My fascination of food drew me to the study of nutrition, but it is the healing properties that continues to drive my passion.

Janki Patel

When interacting with my clients, I approach nutrition care with the whole person model and take into account daily activities, which includes mind-body, as well as social, environmental and cultural influences. I use a non-dieting approach while encompassing evidence-based nutrition therapy, intuitive eating, joyful movement, sleep hygiene and other lifestyle interventions to ensure clients feel their best.

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Paula Bashford

My passion lies within the local and organic food systems. I believe we each have a responsibility to develop a healthy and ever-evolving relationship with food that includes understanding where it comes from and how it impacts our wellbeing.

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Dr Rachel Helferty

My main interests lie in female hormonal balance and healing the gut. As a Naturopathic Doctor my role is to teach, guide, suggest and facilitate, but it’s the patient that improves their own health.