DR. PRIYA PRAKASH
ND NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR AND CLINIC OWNER
My practice philosophy is based on the fact that the body is a complex integrated system. Everything is connected – body, mind, and soul. You can’t just separate your reproductive system, from your nervous system, or your digestive system, or your thyroid, or even your thoughts and your environment. Every little change has a ripple effect on the rest of the body. This idea is what initially inspired me to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Symptoms are simply clues to dysfunction in the body. My goal is to delve deep and take a full look at your entire health so that I can identify the root causes of what is hindering you from experiencing great health, and help you transform what’s not working for you. The body is capable of healing – you just need some guidance in the right direction, and that’s what I’m here for. By balancing the core foundations of your health, everything else tends to fall into place. Whether it’s your hormones or your fertility, achieving that balance is when you can truly experience life to its fullest.
areas of focus
Fertility & Reproductive health Fertility Nutrition Counselling IVF/IUI Support Fertility Acupuncture Hormone Health Adrenal Fatigue Pregnancy and Post-partum care
why I love what I do
I was inspired to become a Naturopathic Doctor after many years of struggling with my own health and bouncing from doctor to doctor with absolutely no answers and no solutions that would help resolve my recurring symptoms for good. I was told by several medical doctors that they couldn’t find anything wrong with me, so they weren’t able to offer any solutions (Sound familiar?). When I discovered Naturopathic Medicine, my life changed. I learned that there is much more to health than the symptoms that you are experiencing. I learned that the body is complex. I learned that my body was capable of healing, provided the right environment. I learned that diet and nutrition and basic lifestyle changes could make a huge impact on health. Fast forward over a decade, and I was again faced with challenges when I wanted to start building my own family. My own fertility journey has a happy ending of two beautiful, naturally conceived children, but in the process I also discovered my true passion in life. To help women and couples bring healthy babies into this world, and to help women achieve balance in their bodies and lives. That’s why I created Awaken Life. This is my life’s passion and my personal mission. I was able to transform my struggle into my strength, and my journey helped me learn how I can help others get to the same space. I truly love what I do and hope that I can inspire other women to get to the same place.
education and credentials
I received my Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Neuroscience at Carleton University in 2005 , and completed the 4-year accredited naturopathic medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto in 2011. I am registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and I’m a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
what I do when i’m not working
I’m a busy mother of two young children and an insanely active Samoyed dog. My time not working is mostly spent chasing after 2 little toddlers (something that I recognize each day as being a blessing, one that many of you reading this only dream of experiencing one day). When I’m not with my family, I can be found sipping tea, reading about health and fertility research (yes, even in my spare time!), doing yoga, cooking, and spending time outdoors. My husband and I are passionate about creating – whether it’s a family or a business, we are serial entrepreneurs. We love to see our inspired ideas come to life, and in that process, we’ve built a few businesses along the way. Needless to say, I’m busy! But that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy life to its fullest. I’ve had to learn how to juggle everything that we’ve created, while still keeping my health a top priority. My experience with balancing work, family, and health has allowed me to relate to my patients in a very real way. I practice what I preach, and always have the first-hand experience in teaching my patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle.