Dr. Sarah Wilson, ND
Naturopathic Doctor, Founder, Medical Director
Conditions I love to treat
- Weight Loss Resistance
- Hashimotos and Hypothyroidism
- Preconception and Pregnancy Support
- Fatigue and Burnout
Outside of Work
When I am not seeing patients, researching or sharing my knowledge, I love to be outdoors and exploring with my baby boy Benjamin, and my lovely husband, Juan. I may seem like a huge extrovert but I am truly an introvert at heart and need to recharge on my own!
Prior to starting AWH Dr. Sarah maintained a busy, wait list only women’s health practice in Toronto, Ontario. She was sought out for her evidence-based treatments of weight loss resistance, PCOS, acne, endometriosis and other complex issues. Born and raised in Belleville Ontario, Dr. Sarah saw a need for comprehensive women’s healthcare in the area and decided to move closer to home to fill that need and raise her family. See below for more information on her story and experience.
I am passionate about helping women feel their best because I spent many years with brain fog, fatigue, constant digestive upset, an unpredictable period and unexplainable weight gain. These ‘undiagnosable’ symptoms prevented me putting myself out there, contributing all of the greatness I had to give, and from reaching my full potential. For me, it was visiting my first Naturopathic Doctor that changed my life, and I am on a mission to change the lives of other women! I know I am not alone in experiencing these symptoms, far from it actually. And I believe that no one should have to experience the frustration, and isolation, that comes along with not feeling at your best!
The Official Stuff
Prior to my four years at CCNM I attended the University of Guelph and obtained a degree in Human Kinetics and Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences. During my time at the University of Guelph had the opportunity to work in a research lab which ignited my passion for research. This has continued into positions with Ferring Natural Health and Wellesley therapeutics where I actively research digestive health from a number of perspectives. My passion for research has led me to develop an advanced understanding of the digestive system, immune system, metabolism and hormonal health. This understanding is applied to both my personal health and patient’s treatments and has gotten me to the state of health I currently experience.
My personal experiences have also motivated me to develop an appreciation for and understanding of modified diets, metabolic & hormonal chaos and most of all self love.
I am absolutely passionate about educating and am regularly presenting to professionals and members of the public on a variety of topics. I am on a mission to help all women get healthy, naturally, with Naturopathic Medicine. I do this not only by seeing patients but I am also a mentor to Naturopathic Doctors across North America with my professional program, Naturopathic Clinical Mentorship.
Like to read? Don’t miss my book “Finally Lose It: A Professional Woman’s Guide to Stop Dieting, Fix Your Hormones, and Overcome Weight Loss Resistance”
Dee Dorrance, CNP
Certified Nutritional Practitioner
Outside of Work
When I’m not waist-deep in work, I can be found playing in the outdoors with my friends or nestled into a big, comfy reading chair with a book and a mug of matcha in hand.
Dee is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP) based out of her hometown Toronto. She graduated with first class honours from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition, one of North America’s premier educational institutes in the natural healing arts. Dee’s mission at AWH is a simple one: to help you feel healthy & empowered about food so that you can thrive in your home life and career. See below for more information on Dee’s story and experience.
As someone who has struggled with digestive and hormonal imbalance, from IBS to PCOS, I know what it’s like to feel frustrated and hopeless when it comes to food! It wasn’t until I found Holistic Nutrition that everything started to change. My constant bloat and discomfort started to go away, my period came back and my energy returned in full force. My healing experience with nutrition and other holistic health modalities is what led me to pursue a career as a nutritionist. Using the healing powers of natural food and medicine, I am passionate about helping you achieve your health goals without unnecessary restriction, guilt or shame.
I believe that food plays an integral role in the management of any health condition. My areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, digestive and hormonal health. Conditions I love to help manage are PCOS, endometriosis, fertility & prenatal care, hypothyroidism, fatigue, general digestive disturbances and more.
Clinic Manager, Patient Coordinator
Outside of Work
When I’m not at the clinic or studying away, I love spending time with my partner, Alex and our dog, Bumble. I love to read, run outdoors, listen to podcasts (I’m always up for suggestions on what to listen to next!), work on crossword and jigsaw puzzles, or cuddle up on the couch and watch some Netflix! I love to laugh and am quite tenderhearted – yes, I’ll probably tear up if you show me a sad dog rescue video!
I am excited to be a part of your health journey and welcome you to our clinic!
Kelly graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Kinesiology in 2017. During that time, she completed an Athletic Therapy stream that allowed her to work closely with student athletes on the Queen’s Women’s and Men’s Varsity Basketball teams as their student therapist. She also completed a laboratory internship and worked as a research assistant within the Queen’s Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory to learn more about the body and its movement.
Since graduating, she has been busy chasing her passion for continually learning by completing further education in Medical Terminology and has worked as a Clinic Coordinator and Physiotherapy Assistant. In 2020 she will be pursuing her Masters of Counselling Psychology part-time while also ensuring that the clinic is running smoothly for your visits.