Inspired Wellness Clinic (Previously known as Darou Wellness) is accepting in-person appointments with our practitioners. Virtual appointments are still available for all Naturopathic Doctors, Mental Health Therapy, Nutrition Counselling and our Physiotherapist. Please carefully read our clinic protocol for your in-person appointments to keep you and your practitioner safe and healthy. Protocol can be found here

Naturopathic Medicine


Counselling


Physiotherapy


Osteopathy


Acupuncture


BIE - Bioenergetics Intolerance Elimination

BIE stands for BioEnergetics Intolerance Elimination. It is a natural, noninvasive method that helps the body recognize stressors that cause specific symptoms and get balanced back out. In my case, the stressor was fat. The balancing is achieved through the use of a patented unit, which directs energy to specific points on the body and introduces the electromagnetic signature of the particular ... Read More

BIE stands for BioEnergetics Intolerance Elimination. It is a natural, noninvasive method that helps the body recognize stressors that cause specific symptoms and get balanced back out. In my case, the stressor was fat. The balancing is achieved through the use of a patented unit, which directs energy to specific points on the body and introduces the electromagnetic signature of the particular stressor. Once the body is able to recognize the stressor, it can then heal itself and be relieved from the associated symptoms.


Live Cell Blood Analysis

Live blood testing enables us to see how your blood behaves in your body. By using a high powered microscope and high definition software we explain and walk you through what is found in your blood cells and plasma. This is a fascinating experience and seeing the immune system moving throughout the sample and also what is happening in the plasma and cells can help you put the puzzle pieces toge... Read More

Live blood testing enables us to see how your blood behaves in your body. By using a high powered microscope and high definition software we explain and walk you through what is found in your blood cells and plasma. This is a fascinating experience and seeing the immune system moving throughout the sample and also what is happening in the plasma and cells can help you put the puzzle pieces together to what's happening on a different level.

Live Blood Analysis can reveal: toxicity, immune stress, free radical activity, candida yeast, fungus, bacteria, parasites, pH imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, adrenal and thyroid health, and malabsorption.


Nutrition Counseling

High performance isn’t just about your diet or your mental health, it is a result of a combination of your diet, mental health, sleep practices, managing environmental toxins, exercise and your emotional supports. When our sleep, diet, mental health practices or another aspect of our lives is out of balance with the rest we often see symptoms manifesting that demonstrate our health is suffe... Read More

High performance isn’t just about your diet or your mental health, it is a result of a combination
of your diet, mental health, sleep practices, managing environmental toxins, exercise and your
emotional supports. When our sleep, diet, mental health practices or another aspect of our lives is
out of balance with the rest we often see symptoms manifesting that demonstrate our health is
suffering because of it.


Adult Sleep Coach


Naturopathic Medicine - INTERN

A naturopathic intern is a student pursing her education in Naturopathic Medicine. All treatments and recommendations are supervised by Dr. Shreya Batra, licensed ND. All

Sandy’s patients range from infants to seniors, aspiring for a healthy and balanced life. She approaches her practice with great passion and drive, and welcomes the challenge of assisting her patients in working towards their health and wellness goals. Sandy has a lifelong commitment to learning and improving her knowledge and skills. She takes special interest in developing corporate health and wellness programs and, identifying and addressing the underlying cause of the patient’s condition.

With 20 years of hands on experience Sandy has evolved her professional career from Shiatsu therapy into Osteopathy in the last 10. As well as running her own successful practice, and serving as a highly respected Anatomy and Physiology teacher, she is now an international lecturer for the Institute of Classical Osteopathy.

Graduating from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy & Holistic Health Sciences, with a Diploma in Osteopathic Manipulative Theory and Practice in 2008, she went on to complete her Master Osteopathic Manipulative Science education. Sandy is a member of the Registry of Osteopaths, the Ontario Osteopathic Association, the Institute of Classical Osteopathy and the Shiatsu Diffusion Society.

Sandy initiated her health and wellness career at the Shiatsu School of Canada in 1995. She continued her education at the Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo with over 4400 hours of hands on learning. Before starting her private practice in 2004, Sandy worked for 5 years alongside various health care professionals including: MD’s, RMT’s, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists, whose shared goal was to create the most effective treatment plan for the individual patient.

Sandy is a director and volunteer for the Society For Osteopathic Wellness, and is constantly learning and improving her skills. She is also a guest speaker for the Running Room, community centres and special interest groups.

Sandy’s patients range from infants to seniors, aspiring for a healthy and balanced life. She app... Read More

Dr. Shreya is a Naturopathic Doctor and clinic owner of Inspired Wellness. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She strives to empower patients to achieve their best possible health. Her goals are to determine the root cause of your symptoms and prevent illness. Shreya received special training in women’s health and fertility during her final year of her internship and now has a clinical focus in women’s health, cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance.

Dr. Shreya is a Naturopathic Doctor and clinic owner of Inspired Wellness. She is a graduate of t... Read More

Being a naturopathic doctor is one of the most rewarding aspects on my life. There is no better feeling then when I help my patients get their health back on track. My 25 years of experience as a naturopath have been centered on general family healthcare with a clinical focus in women’s health, children’s health, weight loss and mental health. Naturopathic medicine has given me the tools to both inspire and empower my adult and paediatric patients to make healthy lifestyle choices that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. I am very excited to be able to work with such a professional team of practitioners while focusing on what I am passionate about.

For many years Dr Berni worked alongside Dr Natasha Turner ND (author of “The Hormone Diet”), where she focused her diagnostic skills on helping her patients obtain optimal hormonal balance and implemented their weight loss program. She treats a variety of conditions such as thyroid disorders, digestive issues, PMS, menopause, PCOS, mood disorders, insomnia, weight gain, and stress. She is passionate about teen health, and supporting the many issues that adolescence can bring. She has always worked in a multidisciplinary environment and strongly believes in the importance of integrative care to address all aspects of a patient’s health and wellbeing.

Marika has been asked to contribute to articles about naturopathic healthcare for various publications such as Canadian Living and Today’s Parent Magazine. She has also given numerous lectures on health and wellness and has contributed to various corporate wellness programs. Dr Berni is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) as well as the Ontario Association of Naturopathic doctors (OAND). She is licensed by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario to practice Naturopathic medicine in Ontario. She expands her education continuously by regularly attending continuing education courses such as the Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Symposium given by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Being a naturopathic doctor is one of the most rewarding aspects on my life. There is no better f... Read More

Alyssa Brunt, MScPT, BScKin (Honours)- Registered Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Hi there! My name is Alyssa and I’m very excited to be joining the team of practitioners at Darou Wellness as a Registered Physiotherapist. Specializing in both pelvic health and orthopaedics, I am committed to helping individuals feel their best and keep active. I provide a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education in a fun, safe and effective manner. I look forward to meeting all of you and optimizing your health!

Alyssa Brunt, MScPT, BScKin (Honours)- Registered Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist ... Read More

Lisha Cash is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist. Lisha has specialized training and experience working with women as they navigate life and role transitions, specifically in the areas of pregnancy, motherhood, co-parenting, relationship dynamics, identity shifts, body image, fertility journeys, grief and loss.

Lisha Cash is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist. Lisha has specialized training and ... Read More

Dr. Shawna Darou is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor, who graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (www.ccnm.edu) at the top of her class and was the recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Medal of Excellence. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Naturopathic Association and the Institute of Naturopathic Education and Research. Naturopathic medicine is her second career, her first being Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University. She now uses her analytical brain and problem solving skills especially in the complicated arena of hormonal health, and in solving health puzzles.

Dr. Shawna Darou N.D. has a clinical focus in women’s health care and fertility, and has treated thousands of women in her Toronto clinic since 2004. She is a dedicated and caring doctor with a gentle approach who is committed to the health of her patients. Dr. Darou’s is also an avid health writer, and her popular health blog is read by close to 5,000 people each week!

Outside of the office, Dr. Darou is the mother of two beautiful children who inspire her to evolve the medical model in order to reform healthcare for the next generation.

Personal statement:

I believe that with the right kind of education and support, that your body can heal and return to a state of optimal health. My job is to ask the right questions, perform the right tests, and thoroughly understand all aspects of your health – physical, emotional and spiritual, in order understand what systems are out of balance. From here, we work together to remove obstacles, strengthen and repair systems, emphasize excellent nutrition and self-care, and fill in any gaps with other skilled practitioners. My goal for you is to learn how to manage your health well for the long-run, not just to solve your current health concern.

What I’m passionate about:

  • Women’s health promotion, through all stages of a woman’s life
  • Preconception – the steps we can take now, to create healthier children later
  • Supporting women to have empowered pregnancies, deliveries and postpartum recoveries
  • Children’s health – from birth through to adulthood
  • Teaching moderation with food and nutrition – extremes are not healthy or necessary!
  • Staying on top of the latest research and health updates – I love to constantly learn
  • Writing – you can read my blog on this website, and find many guest posts online. I’m currently working on a book about: Preconception – all of the steps we can take before having children to reduce the risk of childhood issues such as allergies, asthma, ADHD, autism and diabetes.
  • Making a difference for generations to come. Conditions treated:

My clinical focus is on women’s health, with natural support and solutions for conditions such as:

  • Unexplained infertility
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause support
  • Perimenopause
  • Preconception health
  • Pregnancy
  • PMS
  • Hormonal acne
  • Stress-related illness
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleep disorders (If your condition is not listed here, please ask!)

Dr. Shawna Darou is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor, who graduated from the Canadia... Read More

I have worked as a Registered Acupuncturist for over 8 years now and with each year that passes, I am always in awe and humbled by the transformational healing effects of this modality of treatment on my patients. My primary areas of focus are women’s health (treating areas such as hormone balance, fertility, regulating cycles and managing the effects of peri menopause and menopause) and managing anxiety and/or emotional conditions.

I have worked as a Registered Acupuncturist for over 8 years now and with each year that passes, ... Read More

Laura is an Honours graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. To complement her nutrition education she trained as a Live Blood Cell Microscopic Analyst. She has also studied at the University of British Columbia and completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

Laura combines her love of children and family with her passion for healthy living, holistic nutrition and human connection. She began her nutrition journey when she had her children. All four were born with different food sensitivities and health issues, so Laura had to learn how to feed and support them to help them thrive. She now uses her education and her own family experience raising four food-sensitive children to compassionately support families to take charge of their health.

After completing her education in nutrition, Laura was introduced to live blood cell analysis – an amazing tool that quickly determines nutritional deficiencies, malabsorption issues, sugar imbalances, the presence of damaging bacteria and parasites as well as yeast, and other fungus. Laura used live blood cell analysis to help her family stay on track with their health and then trained to become an analyst herself with Microcell. Laura incorporates Live Blood Cell Analysis in her practice as it offers instant feedback for her clients and a great starting point for their specific targeted nutrition plans.

Laura offers Live Blood Cell Analysis, one-on-one nutrition coaching, manageable meal plans, easy cooking lessons, grocery store tours and lots of healthy time-saving tips for busy families. She enjoys working with people of all ages to support them on their health journey.

Laura is an Honours graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and the Academy of Culinary N... Read More

My purpose as a BIE Practitioner is to support and guide you to a state of optimal health and wellbeing. My approach involves identifying any substance that may be aggravating your body, and then normalizing you to that substance. I do this by using BIE, a safe and noninvasive technology that re-introduces the electromagnetic frequencies of the substance back to your body. This then allows your body to recognize the substance, and deal with it appropriately, leading to the alleviation of the associated symptoms.

My purpose as a BIE Practitioner is to support and guide you to a state of optimal health and wel... Read More

Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Psychology and Business from McGill University and the University of Ottawa, Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition

My clinical focus supports high-performance - in your careers and with your families - and the areas of your health that lead to or prevent this, which include:

• Sleep, exhaustion and insomnia

• Energy levels and concentration

• Digestive disorders: IBS, IBD, Gut health

• Managing stress, anxiety, depression and trauma

• Hormones, PCOS, Fertility, Endometriosis

• Weight management (gaining or losing weight and sustaining the progress)

• Burnout

• Skin conditions (acne, rashes, psoriasis)

• (If your condition is not listed here, please ask!)

High performance isn’t just about your diet or your mental health, it is a result of a combination of your diet, mental health, sleep practices, managing and eliminating environmental toxins, exercise and your emotional supports. When our sleep, diet, mental health practices or another aspect of our lives is out of balance with the rest we often see symptoms manifesting that demonstrate our health is suffering because of it.

You can be a high performer in any area of your life, your career, with your family, your fur-babies (I am a huge dog lover!) or any other part of your life if you have the tools to keep your body, mind and spirit is a state of homeostasis (true balance).

After losing my two brothers Ricardo and Isaac to suicide when I was a teenager and having to teach myself how to cope with the trauma at a time when mental health that was drowning in stigma and shame, I entered into the mental health space and have never looked back. I have been in the mental health space for 16 years and understand the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR and lived experience and teach people like you coping skills to manage your stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. I have been in the alternative health space for over 10 years and because of my corporate experience, having worked for RBC, GE, Newell Brands and others, I understand how hard it is to manage cooking healthy meals, getting a workout in and doing it all while still being successful at work. I have also struggled with my weight for the majority of my life, a recovering yo-yo dieter, and have had to figure out how to get to and sustain a healthy body weight and my health in general while dedicating most of my life to my job. Because of this, I am confident that I will help you develop the tools you need to perform to your best in any areas of your life and am excited to be the passenger in your car of health!

What I’m Passionate About:

• Sleep, exhaustion and insomnia – crucial for success in any area of your life!

• Energy levels, concentration and high-performance in your job, with your families, in your relationships, during your workouts

• Managing stress, anxiety, depression and trauma through coping skills and nutrition

• Getting to and sustaining a healthy body weight while working long hours and living a fairly sedentary lifestyle

• Gut health, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bowel disease

• Canine (dog) nutrition – I grew up with dogs, I am in love with my current dog Dolce and I have dedicated years to researching canine nutrition; this led to me Founding Pawlistic Pals, a canine nutrition company focused on manufacturing species-appropriate supplements for dogs; 1 in 2 dogs over 10 will develop cancer and it is my mission to reverse this by educating pet parents on healthy food choices for their dogs and creating supplements to support what their nutrition lacks

• Keynote Speaking on Mental Toughness, Creating High-Performance Cultures, Health and Wellness and Leadership

• Staying on top of the latest research and health updates – I love to constantly learn

• Writing – I currently write for CanPrev supplements on how to treat various health conditions; although with my clients, I am supplement brand agnostic

• Helping young women ages 16-24 to become mentally tough and to never see suicide as an option; I am doing this through my non-profit Jeboah Miranda Foundation with support from our various national partners (RBC, Canadian Red Cross, Desjardins and others) and the universities we work with all across Canada;

• Blazer mobile app: the mobile application I built and launched to help young women ages 16-24 make friends, find and connect with successful mentors, and give and get peer-to-peer mental health support to address the loneliness epidemic, the mental health crisis, and to help women get to a place of true equality in their careers and in their personal lives

• Entrepreneurship: I have been an entrepreneur since I was 15 years old; I love the challenge of teaching myself how to be successful in any new space and how to be better in existing spaces, especially mental health and the wellness space

Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Psychology and Business from McGill Universit... Read More

Sasha Monteiro is a fourth year naturopathic intern, completing her studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She holds a BSc in Biomedical Science and a MSc in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph. Sasha strives to support individuals heal, energize and change their lives using an holistic evidence- based approach to mental health and overall wellbeing.

Sasha Monteiro is a fourth year naturopathic intern, completing her studies at the Canadian Colle... Read More

Dr. Ishani Patel, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor at Inspired Wellness. She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Trent University. She has dedicated her practice to assist her patients in determining the root cause of their health concerns, helping them feel empowered over their health, and ultimately supporting them throughout their health journey to achieve sustainable health. Ishani is passionate about women’s health, fertility, hormonal imbalances, endometriosis, gastrointestinal health, fibromylagia, and autoimmunity.

Dr. Ishani Patel, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor at Inspired Wellness. She is a graduate of the Cana... Read More

Lisa Schick was in the travel industry for 25 years in various roles with airlines, cruise ships, event planning and as an Independent Travel Agent focusing on luxury and wellness travel. The experience of living and working in Afghanistan while providing travel services to Canadian soldiers, really changed Lisa’s outlook on how precious life is, and she knew she wanted to do more to help others.

Lisa has always focused on alternative health practices and started making changes for her own health that started with changing her water. Lisa has focused on proper hydration and how just changing your water can improve your health.

The health of her daughter and family made health and wellness become a priority in her life. When she had live blood done on herself, it was a big eye-opening experience, and she was passionate about becoming a live blood analyst and improving her own health. Now that she is a certified Live Blood Analyst, she can share this passion with others to improve their health.

Lisa is currently based out of two Toronto locations working with Naturopathic clinics.

Lisa Schick was in the travel industry for 25 years in various roles with airlines, cruise ships,... Read More

Let’s get your sleep back on track. I help my clients who are experiencing challenges with falling asleep, staying asleep, having refreshed sleep, feeling tired during the day and other sleep-related issues. I help my clients understand how their sleep patterns, behaviours, and lifestyle may be impacting their sleep and other areas of their life and I apply common-sense solutions that are simple, specific, achievable and long-lasting. My goal-centred approach is scientifically based, results-driven and holistically designed to improve my clients’ sleep, and in turn, improve their quality of life.

Let’s get your sleep back on track. I help my clients who are experiencing challenges with falli... Read More

My goal is to help my clients find their balanced mind. Finding clarity through your stress, anxiety or depression is liberating, and I am committed to making a difference in the lives of everyone I work with. Having worked with many of the leading health care organizations in Canada, I am passionate about making the next steps in your life journey your best ones.

My goal is to help my clients find their balanced mind. Finding clarity through your stress, anxi... Read More

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