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Dr. Jonn Matsen, N.D.

Dr. Jonn Matsen’s - naturopath vancouver bcDr. Jonn Matsen became interested in natural healing after improving his own health in his 20s. He became a Chartered Herbalist in 1977. Dr. Matsen completed his premedical university studies in British Columbia (BC), Canada, before attending Naturopathic medical school in the US. In 1983, he graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, and began his practice at the Northshore Naturopathic Clinic in North Vancouver, BC . “Word of mouth” and his books bring patients from all over the world.

In over 30 years of practice, Dr. Matsen has seen more than 40,000 patients. His philosophy is that the body is meant to be healthy and has an innate ability to heal itself. Instead of simply treating or suppressing a patient’s symptoms, Dr. Matsen focuses on the cause of illness. As a result of what he has learned from medical journal research and his successful clinical practice, Dr. Matsen has found that most illnesses are due to an overworked, poorly functioning liver. His unique Eating Alive Program is designed to get the digestive, immune, and lymph systems working properly and has led to the reversal of many illnesses considered to be incurable by the medical community.

Dr. Matsen is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. and is a member of the provincial (BCNA) and national (CAND) naturopathic associations. He lectures regularly and has done numerous radio interviews throughout Canada and the US. He is also an adjunct clinical professor at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and preceptor to naturopathic students of Bastyr University, the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Matsen is the author of three books and also has an introductory DVD about his program (click on the Books page for more information about his popular books.) His first book, Eating Alive has sold over 250,000 copies.

In his spare time, Dr. Matsen does volunteer work for The Squamish Streamkeepers, a group that’s involved in improving fish habitats.

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Dr. Saeid Mushtagh, N.D.

SaeidDr. Mushtagh’s clinical focus is in the area of neurological disease and mental health. His career in mental health began in 1996 as a research student in the Center for Mental Health and Addiction at the University of Toronto. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2006, and has been practicing integrative and functional medicine since.

Dr. Mushtagh is a strong believer that everyone has an inherent ability to heal and grow, regardless of the disease.  He is passionate about educating and helping his clients overcome their challenges and thrive naturally. He is interested in the connection between nutrition, immune system, and the central nervous system and how they influence each other in the presence of mental, emotional or physical stressors.

Dr. Musthagh is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. and is a member of the provincial (BCNA) and national (CAND) naturopathic associations. He is a clinical faculty professor at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine as well as a teaching faculty professor at the department of Homeopathy. He is a published author: Hypoallergenic Diet, is a member of the Canadian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, the World Association for Infant Mental Health, the International Network of Integrative Mental Health, and holds advanced Training in Homeopathic Treatment of Mental Health and ADHD.

In his spare time, he is either facilitating a junior youth spiritual program on the North Shore focused on empowering the youth to become agents of change in their community, or he is enjoying nature.

To learn more about his practice visit http://imh-clinic.com


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Dr. Sheheen Mithani, ND

Sheheen Mithani

Dr. Sheheen Mithani, brings 17 years of compassionate care to the clinic. Her philosophy is simple: treat the root and the body will heal. When we look beyond the surface, the true cause of a problem is often found and health restored.

Dr. Mithani enjoys a general family practice, with special interests in treating Anxiety, Post Partum Depression, Autoimmune Conditions and Lyme Disease. Every patient’s case and presentation is unique; Dr. Mithani uses a combination of European Biotherapeutic Drainage, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Bowen Therapy, Total Body Modification and Intravenous Therapies to tailor a plan specific to each patient. She draws from her knowledge base of Eastern philosophies and marries them with Western diagnostic criteria to understand each patient from multiple angles.

Dr. Mithani completed her Bachelors Degree in Biopsychology at UBC, and her naturopathic medical degree in Toronto at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has lectured at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, and held a clinical supervisory role in the on-site clinic. Mentoring students and her patients is central to her philosophy of doctor as teacher.

Dr. Mithani enjoys spending time outdoors with her family – biking through the city or hiking local trails. She is a weekend kitchen warrior, a community volunteer and given the chance, loves to curl up with a good book. Her 2 children are a constant source of wonder for her, and a reminder of how simple joys are what life is about.

“If you have concerns about your current health, I welcome you to a complimentary 15 minute consult to discuss treatment options.”

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Dr. Terri Bugg, ND

Dr. Bugg’s mission is to bring you holistic healing with heart. Disease symptoms are the body’s expression of disharmony and imbalance in the individual as a whole. Dr. Bugg strives to look at this entire expression to assess the body, mind and spirit and treat root causes of disease. As a facilitator in your personal healing journey, her goal is to bring you back to a state of harmony and balance through treatments that are highly individualized and grounded in both modern evidence-based medicine and ancient traditional medicine approaches.

Born and raised in the pristine wildlands of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, these places nurtured Dr. Bugg’s deep relationship with the Earth and connection with all things natural and alive. After more than a decade combined experience working in academic biological research and the environmental field, she was deeply influenced to share the gifts of naturopathic medicine with others after natural healing helped her to overcome several chronic health conditions.

Dr. Bugg holds a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Developmental Biology and additional education in Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto. She is also a classically trained homeopath and obtained a post-graduate Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine. She has further training in herbalism studies, biotherapeutic drainage and Reiki.

Dr. Bugg has a general family practice and welcomes all patients with a variety of conditions. Her clinical focus is in mental health in adults and youth including grief, insomnia, anxiety and depression. She also has special interests in autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue and environmental medicine. Dr. Bugg uses natural treatments such as homeopathy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, supplementation, nutrition, and counselling that work in gentle and effective cooperation with the body to stimulate your innate ability to heal.

When she is not treating patients, Dr. Bugg is an avid backcountry camper, hiker, and world traveller. She also has experience in community work with First Nations and volunteering with non-profit organizations. Dr. Bugg is inspired by natural healthcare that is connected to place that honours each person’s unique experience and capacity for healing. She looks forward to working with you as an ally on your journey back to health and wellness!

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Anda Bosnea, CNP, RNCP/ROHP

Anda pic 3 NSNCAnda Bosnea is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner who joined the Northshore Naturopathic team in 2005. She graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition with a First Class Honours diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition. She holds a certificate in Applied Human Nutrition from Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as the designation of of RNCP/ROHP (Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner/Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner) through (IONC), the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants.

Anda’s years of experience at the Northshore Naturopathic Clinic and advanced education contributed to form her into the holistic practitioner she is today. The Eating Alive Program, a natural and nutritional method of improving wellness by promoting the body’s innate power to heal itself, aligns perfectly with her own values and beliefs. As she continually studied the program and enhanced her understanding and familiarity with it, she provides the Clinic’s patients with a wellspring of knowledge in Holistic Nutrition.

Anda puts the “Eating” back into the “Eating Alive” Program. Her belief is that food should be nutritious, tasty and fully enjoyed in order to be healthy, and that the human body heals as optimal conditions are created.

Growing up in a small European town, she began the groundwork for her education and love of healthy living. First watching, then participating, she learned how to prepare traditional recipes using whole and simple ingredients bought directly from local farmers. As a holistic nutritional practitioner, Anda continues her studies, reading up on the particular health benefits found in food and plants. As a wife and mother, she prepares traditional family recipes, enriched and diversified by her broad knowledge of fresh vegetables, exotic condiments, and variety of ingredients found in the West Coast markets.

She is the go-to professional that can answer the clients’ questions and help them break free from dietary “Do’s and Don’ts”. She uses both her knowledge and creativity to customize and adapt menus and recipes, easy-to-make meals and balanced combinations of whole foods rich in nutrients, specifically designed with each individual client in mind. She collaborates with each person in creating meals containing the best nutritional and healing properties for their particular needs.

A pleasant and engaging personality, friendly and open, she enjoys partnering with her clients in finding wellbeing, agreeable diets and favourable lifestyles, in line with the directions of the Northshore Naturopathic Clinic’s Doctors.

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