Hi! My name is Rachel and I am a homeopath, holistic nutritionist and registered nurse. I have a love for learning and a passion for anything health related. My goal in my 20’s was to become a doctor in emergency medicine but life events led me to explore the world of alternative and complementary medicine. I began to develop severe health problems which prevented me from working and although I saw several specialists no one could figure out what was wrong with me.
I was tired and frustrated that my questions remained unanswered and that I was living in constant pain. On my 25th birthday a health professional told me, “Well, you just have the body of a 60 year old.” That was an unacceptable answer to my years of suffering and so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I had already started looking into nutrition and trying different diets with limited success. I enrolled in a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition through the Edison Institute of Nutrition and found myself bombarded by the many options that might help me with my health. I implemented a strict diet limiting myself to lean meats and vegetables and a ton of supplements. I started to feel a bit better but found myself getting frustrated that although I was feeling a bit better I still was not as well as I wanted. I absolutely did not believe that I would have to eat like this for the rest of my life nor spend huge amounts of money every month on supplements and health professionals.
This led me to consider more about what it would look like to find and address the underlying cause of what was making me unwell. I decided to study homeopathy at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine as I had found that homeopathy had good results in the past for smaller issues I had. The more I learned the happier I was because I had finally found a medicine that got to the root of what was causing me problems AS WELL AS GIVING ME RESULTS! I saw and continue to see significant improvements in my health! I went from taking 2.5 years off of work to working full-time!
My desire is to restore hope and help those suffering from health issues auto-immune diseases and other conditions for which there seems to be no real hope or answers. I believe that my knowledge and experience in both the mainstream and alternative medicine community have given me the ability to simplify the ever-increasing confusion that is being created with so much information being created with regards to drugs, supplements, nutrition and health. I truly believe health and peace of mind is possible for every person. I would love to help you on your healing journey and help you achieve overall better health and wellness. I incorporate nutritional education, exercise ideas, supplementation, essential oils and homeopathy as needed.
Currently I practice both homeopathy and nursing part-time and I am a part of the faculty at OCHM. You can check out my homeopathy practice here: http://www.edenhomeopathy.ca/