Erin's journey to become a naturopathic doctor was a long, but rewarding one. Her post-secondary education began at McMaster University where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science with a specialization in physiology. She did a research project with a pediatrician at Sick Kids on children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes, and how to improve their blood sugar levels with diet, exercise, and counseling. Erin then moved on to complete a Masters degree in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. Her research project was on adults with metabolic syndrome, and the effects of supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. This research project opened her eyes to preventative medicine, the power of nutritional supplements and exercise, and the empowerment patients experience when they understand what is happening in their own bodies.
Enter naturopathic medicine. The next phase of her life was attending the 4 year ND program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. The program includes over 3000 hours of classroom training and more than 1200 hours of clinical experience at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and its affiliated satellite clinics. During her clinical internship, Erin developed a strong interest in integrative oncological care. She enjoys working alongside the conventional oncological medical system, guiding patients through their diagnosis, mitigating side effects of conventional care, and decreasing the risk of cancer recurrence. She also cultivated a strong interest in pediatric medicine, perinatal care, immune dysfunction, weight management, and treating stress and burnout.