All About Dr. Maria Papasodaro, ND!
My educated side:
I am a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Naturopathic Doula. I am the owner of Nature’s Touch Naturopathic Clinic, since 2007. I have an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of Toronto; and received my Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine diploma from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2007. While studying at CCNM, I was the president of the Naturopathic Student Ambassador Program. This program focused on educating high school students about naturopathic medicine and healthy living. As part of my clinical internship, I worked at Queen West Health Center in Toronto. This clinic taught me to truly listen to patient’s concerns and develop treatment plans with various hands on therapies in a cost effective manner.
I have also taught anatomy and pathophysiology in the Holistic Care program at Centennial College. I have further certification in Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture, First Line Therapy and as a Doula. As of January 2017, Dr. Maria has been granted prescribing rights. This includes being able to prescribe bioidentical hormones: estrogen and progesterone creams, desiccated thyroid, high dose of vitamin D, folic acid and B12 shots, and many more. In addition, is now licensed to further provide Intravenous Therapy of vitamins and minerals (coming soon). I am also a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
My passionate side:
I am a wife and mother of 3 (2 girls, 1 boy). I love my family and my work. I believe in addressing the root cause of disease, using natural therapies. As Hippocrates’ says; “it is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has”. I also believe in providing a safe place for you to discuss your health concerns so that I can truly get to know the emotional and physical causes of your health concerns. We all live busy lives but we need to take an active role in our health in order to be able to take care of our loved ones. I will listen to all your concerns and work with you to come up with the best individualized treatment plan. I enjoy playing soccer (goalie), volleyball and swimming with my kids.
I am also an active member of my community. Since opening Nature’s Touch, I have organized my annual “Naturopathic Walks for Wellness” in the Brampton area, donated my hair to “Locks of Love” with other patients and provide complimentary lectures on various health topics. You will find me speaking frequently about various health topics at Village Health Food Store and Momstown Brampton group. I am also a member of Brampton Mompreneurs. I have also been featured on Rogers TV, Today’s Talk TV, Italiani.ca and written articles for a variety of papers.
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My educated side:
Elements of naturopathic medicine have been a part of my life since birth. I was born and raised in the west end of Toronto, Ontario. Throughout my childhood, my mother treated my ailments with various natural remedies. Natural medicine is also extensively utilized in my culture. Fast forward a few years – I attended Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama where I majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Chemistry. In my last year while thinking about what I should do next, I was introduced to natural medicine as a career by my mother who is a health care professional. It was always my plan to pursue a career in healthcare and I was intrigued by the attention to detail and individualized care that naturopathic medicine provided. To me it was the perfect marriage of art and medicine.
I received my medical education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. As part of my training, I participated in a 12-month internship at the largest naturopathic teaching clinic in North America, the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. During that internship I was a part of the Sports Medicine team, which gave me the opportunity to provide treatment to athletes and ‘weekend warriors’ at the clinic and at a number of sports events. I gained valuable experience in advising athletes in nutrition and treating their injuries. In addition, I benefitted from a clinical placement at the Sherbourne Naturopathic Clinic.
I am a licensed naturopathic doctor in good standing and registered with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy. I am also a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
My passionate side:
Outside and within naturopathic medicine I appreciate the arts and value educating and helping the community. While in Huntsville I was involved in organizing and hosting poetry shows. As a student at CCNM I visited Guatemala with Naturopathic Doctors Without Borders. While there, I provided medical treatment for a number of individuals of various age groups under the supervision of a licensed naturopathic doctor using limited materials and local resources.
My community involvement also includes serving meals and delivering clothing to homeless individuals of Toronto in a monthly program that addresses social issues in a tangible way.
My artistic side includes a love of music. This includes listening to it live or recorded and singing on occasion in small groups.
Since 2012 I have been a member of a drama/education group called GIA Productions. GIA’s unique blend of the arts and education provides access for adults and young people to arts and culture through powerful spoken word, dynamic acting, captivating movement, and poignant music. Its goal is to address challenging issues in the Pan-African diaspora and Canadian culture. We have participated in several cultural events including the Toronto Fringe Festival and the Black History Month program at the Toronto Public Library.
Naturopathic Doctors Oath
First, to do no harm.
To act in cooperation with the healing power of nature.
To address the fundamental root causes of disease.
To heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
To address the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine.
Doctor as Teacher