Dr. Jaz, ND


Dr Jaz


I'm Dr. Jaz, a dedicated naturopathic doctor (ND). My passion lies in the practice of naturopathic medicine because it allows me to connect with my patients on a personal level and truly understand their unique needs. I understand that it can be intimidating to open up to someone new, so let me break the ice by sharing a bit about myself.

My academic journey began at the University of Victoria, where I initially pursued general sciences until I discovered my true calling in kinesiology. As an avid enthusiast of exercise and sports, kinesiology became the perfect fit for me. I was drawn to a career that viewed medicine from a holistic lifestyle perspective, encompassing elements such as exercise, nutrition, and mental-emotional well-being

After completing my undergraduate degree, I embarked on a path that led me to work in an outpatient rehabilitation facility for my master's thesis. It was here that I realized the profound value of both quantitative and qualitative research. What I found most fulfilling was the deep personal connections I forged with my research subjects. Despite the data not always showing measurable improvements, they expressed gratitude for the care provided by me and my research team during their rehabilitation journey. This experience left me seeking a more fulfilling direction beyond academia.

In an honest leap of faith, I discovered naturopathic medicine as a potential career path. Committing to another four years of intensive schooling was both challenging and rewarding. What I cherish most about this field is its flexibility, allowing me to practice in a way that aligns with my values and beliefs.

Fast forward to graduation, which coincided with the onset of the pandemic, I took some time off to welcome a new addition to my family. Approximately six months later, I established my own practice within a crossfit gym, where I also coach. Now, a year later, I'm thrilled to announce my role as the first naturopathic doctor at SpineWorks.

Beyond my professional life, my current passions include spending quality time with my family, coaching and participating in crossfit, competing in beach volleyball on the local pro circuit, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. I have a deep appreciation for nature and aspire to make camping and hiking an integral part of my son's upbringing.

When you come to see me, here's what you can expect:

We'll discuss a wide range of topics, from digestive health, muscle and joint concerns, hormonal changes, sleep quality, and energy levels to personal goals, significant life events, and cognitive challenges. I firmly believe that an individual's health reflects their biology/genetics, lifestyle, thoughts/beliefs, and emotions. Therefore, I ensure that all these facets are addressed during our consultation.

In terms of treatment, my approach centers on education and lifestyle modifications. This could be as straightforward as emphasizing the importance of sleep or making connections between certain foods and their impact on one's well-being. To support lifestyle changes, I offer personalized supplement plans and ensure that my patients understand the rationale behind their use and duration. Additionally, I utilize blood work, including food sensitivity testing and hormone panels, to inform the most effective treatment strategies. I'm also licensed to practice acupuncture, enabling me to address muscle and joint pain, reduce stress, and stimulate the body's innate healing abilities.

My ultimate goal is to empower people with knowledge and confidence in their innate potential for healing. Whether you're looking to fine-tune your body or grappling with a debilitating illness, I'm here to listen and provide the best of my abilities.

If you have any questions about whether my approach aligns with your needs, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can contact me by phone at 250-588-7708 or via email at info@drjaznd.ca to arrange a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you on your journey to better health and well-being.

Warm regards,

Dr. Jaz

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