Dr. Saira Kassam-Kanji ND
Hi, I am Saira Kassam, Naturopathic Doctor. You can’t control the world around you, but you can control the world within you. Understanding your body and the way it works will allow you to take proactive care of yourself. I am a strong believer that health is not just the absence of disease, but also a state of optimal physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. I became a Naturopathic Doctor to help people feel empowered about their health so they can live their best life sooner and longer.
My journey as an ND began with my own personal journey with wellness. At a young age I was overweight, which led to constant struggles around self-confidence and self-worth. Through the process of establishing my own weight loss regimen I learned about the interconnectedness of the body and its strong connection to the mind. I then earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University. I worked at a pharmaceutical company for one of my co-op terms. It was this job that really made me see there was so much more to medicine and healthcare. Healthcare is not and should not be a cookie cutter approach. Every individual has the right to personalized and preventative care where the root cause of the concerns is truly addressed. I later continued my education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and graduated in 2015. In 2017 I passed the Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutics exam which allows me to administer IV therapy, vitamin injections and prescribe bioidentical hormone therapy. My education did not stop there. I was always taught that education is life-long and never ending. I continue to invest countless hours in different courses and staying up to date with new research so that I can provide evidence-based solutions to your health concerns.
My area of special interest and passion includes treating perimenopause, menopause, weight loss, PCOS, endometriosis and digestive issues like SIBO, dysbiosis and IBS. I am a firm believer in taking the guesswork out of your care through a thorough health history intake and comprehensive lab assessments. With this knowledge we can create a treatment plan that is tailored to your health and wellness goals so we can get you feeling your best.
When I’m not in clinic or listening to a podcast, you will find me running outdoors with my hubby, playing ping pong, travelling to warm countries, listening to Spanish music, or watching an episode of Friends.
Let’s get your wellness journey started together, as a team. I look forward to helping you get comfortable in your own skin and being the best version of yourself.