Dr. Heather Goldthorpe graduated from the University of Guelph in 2010 with an Honours degree in Biomedical Science. She went on to pursue a Masters degree in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 2010. She discovered Naturopathic Medicine during her time as a Masters student. She began her education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2012, while still completing her Masters degree, and successfully defended her research-based thesis while enrolled in her second year at CCNM. Heather received her Doctor of Naturopathy from CCNM in May 2016. While enrolled at CCNM, Heather completed a 1-year internship at the Robert Shad Naturopathic Clinic and a 4-month internship at the Queen West Community Health Centre.
During her internship at the Robert Shad Naturopathic Clinic, Heather treated patients with hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, irregular menses, PCOS, yeast infections, eczema, acne, constipation and IBS. She also worked with a variety of conditions at the Queen West Community Health Centre, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and muscle tension.
Heather has a special interest in women’s health (hormone imbalances including menopause, insulin resistance and PCOS, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism (including postnatal thyroiditis), hashimoto’s, hyperthyroidism, urinary tract infections, and fatigue), digestive health (constipation, IBS, bloating), and autoimmune disease. Her practice focuses on diet and lifestyle, supplementation, acupuncture, and botanical medicine.
Heather grew up in Northern Ontario. She enjoys recreational sports, workouts, outdoor activities, and discovering new healthy recipes. She also enjoys focusing on self-development through increased awareness and reflection, and continues to educate herself through seminars, conferences, and webinars.