Hi! I’m Dr Cyndi Gilbert ND, a naturopathic doctor and an author. I’d be honoured to work with you to restore, establish and maintain your health. My philosophy of care is based on acknowledging and addressing the parts of health too frequently neglected in medicine: the mental/emotional pieces, the sociocultural aspects, the environment around you, and the patterns and relationships that emerge between all of these.
Through a patient-centered and collaborative approach, I focus on assisting you to identify the source of your concerns, remove obstacles to your health, and support your body’s innate ability to heal using individualized natural therapies. I am committed to providing personalized, high quality healthcare and guidance for the long term wellness of you and your family.
Overall, I strive towards a harm reduction and anti-oppression model of care that affirms you, and respects your first-hand knowledge of your own health. I have a special interest in sexual and reproductive health, mental wellness, trauma, and addiction. I also have additional training in LGBTQ health. My practice is both eclectic and inclusive of diverse peoples, genders, families, and relationships.
*I’d like to acknowledge that my office sits on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Long before my family fled persecution in Europe and settled here, this land has also been home to the Wendat and Haudenosaunee. It was part of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. I’d also like to acknowledge the participation of the naturopathic profession in the process of colonization, of devaluing of traditional Indigenous knowledge, and misrepresenting Indigenous herbal and natural health knowledge as its own.
Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto (Mohawk) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, on this land, and I commit to advocating for the Truth & Reconciliation Committee’s calls to action.