“To be transformed in body and mind, you must treat your second brain – the gut”
I am a Naturopathic Doctor on a journey to educate, empower and treat patients with digestive challenges that include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. My practice is based in Vancouver, Canada although I consult with patients and other health care providers around the world. My exclusive focus in practice is naturopathic gastroenterology, which simply means that I work with evidence based natural therapies to overcome and prevent recurrence of digestive illnesses.
Recently, I co-founded a company called FMT Solution that allows me to use Fecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) to treat patients with extremely progressed digestive illnesses with exceptional outcomes. Due to this work, my wife has given me the name ‘Poop Doctor’
I often get asked: 'Why do you care so much about digestive illnesses?'
My short answer: When I was 15 years old, I was diagnosed with an acute medical condition that had me experiencing a lot of physical discomfort, to the point of not being able to swallow and eat foods properly. My parents took me to our family doctor and after several failed prescriptions and a somewhat lengthy process of identifying the illness, he told me that I should go home and rest and that within a year I should be feeling better...
Thankfully, my parents didn't settle for that answer and took me to a Naturopathic Doctor who over the period of 3 days transformed my health with some very basic interventions. I WAS SHOCKED. Here I was a 15-year-old boy who thought it was going to take a year or more to get back to my lively and energetic self. I thought I would need to give up on sports and have a limited ability to excel in school. I lost hope.. Until I found it in Naturopathic Medicine.
When I experienced that relief, I knew with a strong conviction that I needed to become a Naturopathic Doctor and extend that hope and relief to those who are struggling with illnesses that the conventional medical system doesn't fully accept and understand. Much less know how to effectively treat.
This leaves us with digestive illnesses which fall under the aforementioned category with many people struggling for years and even decades with unexplained and debilitating symptoms with palliative treatments as the only option for care.