Dr. Nora Ovtcharova, ND

I have always been drawn to the world of nature and all the great things it has to offer, especially its hidden healing powers. This has been my upbringing. It then became my life as an adult. My passion has always been to help people, and the journey of life showed me the path to combine the two passions. Use nature and its healing powers to help people.

It was in university where I discovered the profession of Naturopathic Medicine. I was instantaneously drawn towards it, especially after getting to know the principles of naturopathic medicine. Upon completing my Honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University, I first pursued the fields of research and teaching, then I felt ready to dive into Naturopathic Medical school attending Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto for the next several years.

During my work practicum, I treated patients of all walks of life. I have built my experience working at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic at CCNM, Brampton Naturopathic Outpatient Clinic at the Brampton Civic Hospital, and at Sherbourne Health Center in Toronto, where many patients with HIV were helped. This has been my journey to become a Naturopathic Doctor. I am proud to say that I am living my passion by helping people.

Currently, I am the clinical director and co-founder of Toronto Metabolic Clinic with special interests in metabolic syndrome, diabetes, PCOS, weight loss, as well as digestive concerns. I am currently an active member in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. I am also a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), and Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CAND).

I sought any opportunity to give back to the community. I have traveled to the most remote villages in third world countries as a medical volunteer to treat women, men, and children who live in the most sub-optimal conditions. In a remote village in northern parts of Haiti, I helped pregnant mothers and witnessed the miracle of birth. I treated the poorest of patients in the village of Ometepe, a small island bound village in Nicaragua with no road access. Within my neighbourhood, I was also a medical volunteer at a women’s shelter. I learned to be creative using limited resources available to treat patients. Education became the most powerful tool, because it empowered them to use what ever is available to them in their own environment to lead a healthier life.