Dr. Sarah Goulding, ND
I believe that the body wants to be well; that we are a successful species because our bodies have the wisdom to select for optimal when it’s available. My job as your contracted health investigator is to determine the obstacles preventing your body from being in balance and perfect health. We work together to formulate the most practical route of eliminating these obstacles and getting you feeling well. It’s not about what will theoretically work for any person, it’s about what will actually be doable and effective within your life.
Areas of Focus
Prenatal (pregnancy) support
Postnatal (new mamma) care
Why I love what I do
I love what I do because I am secretly a science nerd and I find the human specimen to be the most interesting and complex study subject. I pursued naturopathic medicine to better understand the nuanced mosaic of my body systems, and I task myself with helping you understand yours. When we truly grasp what our bodies like to eat, how they like to move, how much rest they want, when they need herbal support, etc, we can manage the ever shifting system with grace and ease. I love seeing that light spark in my patients’ eyes when they truly get it, and they are on-board. They are suddenly ready to do the work to improve their health, because finally they understand why it’s so important.
Education and Credentials
I received by Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University (King’s College) in 2004 with a double major in Biology and Neuroscience, and completed the 4-year accredited naturopathic medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto in 2010.
I have also successfully completed the Ontario prescribing and therapeutics exam enabling me to prescribe high dose vitamins, B12 injections, desiccated thyroid and bioidentical hormones.
I am registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and I’m a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND).
What I do when I’m not working
I am constantly working towards balance, which can be tricky with all of the balls that we have in the air as a family. I am the mother of 2 young (and closely spaced) kids, so I know the importance of adrenal support in the prolonged postpartum period. In my spare time I do all the things that I liked doing as a kid; crafts (pottery, knitting, sewing), baking healthy treats, playing outside (cross country skiing, running, hiking, bike commuting). I also try to impact my community in positive ways and live sustainably as much as possible and more so each and every year.