Meet Dr. Joann Osbourne MLT, BSC, ND
Health as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, I believe that health is not a luxury but a necessity. I often ask myself why do people have the best cars and ensure their upkeep. The answer is because they are being proactive with their maintenance of their vehicles so that they do not drive 3000 kms down the road when the car decides to stop working. Why not use this same approach to our health? Let’s be proactive and maintain our health so as not to be in the middle of hide and seek with our grandchildren or bring in the groceries and feel that sense of doom because something with our mechanics has gone wrong.
I believe in what Benjamin Franklin stated “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Working as an integrated system with your current practitioner, we can optimize your health. The combined efforts will ensure the best possible care for you and your family.
Now for the Technical Version:
She is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NSAND), Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy (BDDT-N), and Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technology (NSCMLT).She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Osbourne also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is a licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist. Dr. Osbourne’s passion is to bring evidence-based medicine, from both Western and Eastern medical practices, into a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals with the goal of providing optimal patient care.
She is highly motivated and driven to offer the best integrated therapies to her patients, using the safest and most effective methods; patient care and communication are the hallmark of her philosophy.
While she runs a family practice, areas of expertise are:
▪ Asthma and Allergies
▪ Metabolic health including Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and medically monitored weight reduction
▪ Digestive pathologies: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and Acid Reflux, amongst others,
▪ Cardiovascular conditions: cholesterol & blood pressure management, atherosclerosis, etc.
▪ Autoimmune disorders: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
▪ Hormonal conditions : thyroid pathologies, menopause, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), etc.
In addition, as an extreme exercise enthusiast and marathoner herself, Dr. Osbourne has noticed, first-hand, the beneficial magnitude of incorporating adequate nutrition, digestion, cleansing and Intravenous (IV) therapy into an individual’s repair and recovery period.