Education is one of the pillars of naturopathic medicine and an important way that our NDs share their knowledge and give back to the Ottawa Valley. Dr. Cheryl Allen and Dr. Rachel Helferty are available for community educational workshops and seminars. They work with community groups to decide on topics and often create specific presentations to fill particular needs.
Common presentation topics include:
- Pain Management
- Women’s Health
- Weight Management
- Digestive Health
- Food Reactions
- The Role of Nutrition in the Healing Process
Dr. Cheryl Allen also co-facilitates the Lavallee Health Centre community wellness program “Balance” with nutritionist Jane Wood. To ask about dates and learn more about our community wellness programs, call 613-635-7026.
Meet Your Practitioner
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.
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.
My main interests include digestive concerns, mental health, pain, and hormonal balance. These specific areas are crucial considerations for long-term health and quality of life and can sometimes be overlooked