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It is my pleasure to have been asked by the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors Magazine Editor of The Pulse to be profiled in this year’s Summer Issue.  If you happen to pick up this issue, do check out the … Continue reading


Make Today the Day You Focus On Your Health

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York Region Character Community Awards 2014

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A week ago, I was honoured to be the recipient of the 2014 Business Person of Character Award.  This award was presented to me by the Character Community Foundation of York Region at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.  The awards gala was attended by Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow and councillors, as well as mayors from the surrounding communities in York Region, with the inspiring evening ending with the delightful keynote speech delivered by 2014 Character Champion Award Recipient, Bill Fisch.  The event recognized more than 155 exceptional York Region nominees for demonstrating exemplary character and contribution to the quality of life of others based on the 11 Character Community attributes: compassion, courage, fairness, honesty, inclusiveness, initiative, integrity, optimism, perseverance, respect and responsibility.  I was touched by what was said and am humbled and grateful to those who nominated me to receive this award.  As a child I dreamed of pursuing a career in medicine, and every day I have been able to practice as a Naturopathic Doctor in our lively community has been a dream come-true.  It is my heartfelt pleasure to contribute to a healthier York Region.  Congratulations to all those who have, and continue, to contribute to our “Character Community”!

Another (Great!) Reason to Consume a Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean DietSoul-satisfying goodness making the dinner table sparkle with an array of colour and nutrients comes to mind when I think of the Mediterranean diet.  However, there are other reasons to incorporate elements of the Mediterranean diet involving fresh vegetables, fruits and healthy fats for those who are striving for a healthy heart and brain.  The reason:  your sugar levels.  Doesn’t it seem as though everyone is talking about their glucose levels these days?  I don’t think I know of a single person who doesn’t know of an immediate family member, relative, friend or co-worker who doesn’t struggle with this is some shape or form.  Read the benefits of how the Mediterranean diet can help you get your sugars into check here and speak with your Naturopathic Doctor about strategies to make this a manageable lifestyle change for the better!

Richmond Hill Rotary Club Annual TV Auction

This upcoming weekend, we are delighted to be supporting the Richmond Hill Rotary Club’s 33rd Annual Television Auction whose proceeds will be going to the following charities:

Canadian Spinal Research Organization
Cantabile Chorale
Easter Seals
Hope Shelter
Opera York
The York Centre
The Family Place
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of York Region
Alzheimer Society of York Region
York Region Multiple Sclerosis
Local and International Projects

The Richmomd Hill Rotary TV Auction will be available on Rogers Cable 10 for Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina, East Gwillimbury and Bradford West Gwillimbury and Rogers Cable 63 for Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, and King.

View the catalog here and tune in during the following auction hours:
Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 4:00 pm – 12:00 pm.
Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Look for our clinic – our services are being auctioned during the following times:
Group 141 on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9:37 pm – 9:45 pm.
Group 157 on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9:37 pm – 9:45 pm.
Group 220 on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 5:40 pm – 5:48 pm.

Call (905) 780-7400 or 1 (877) 222-5310 to place your bid and get some terrific Christmas and holiday presents, while supporting a worth while cause!  Thank you for your support of our community events.

The Relationship Between Stress and Dis-ease

I am extremely excited to be attending this year’s Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors Convention 2012.

There are a number of highly respected and knowledgeable keynote speakers who will be contributing to discussion on the pervasive Stress Epidemic: New Connections Between Etiologies and Disease.

I am particularly excited to hear Dr. Caldwell Esselstyne, MD who will be discussing the Coronary Artery Epidemic: How to Make Yourself Heart Attack Proof!  Dr. Esselstyne, who you perhaps have heard of associated with the film Forks Over Knives (more on this terrific film, later!) sends a powerful message I wanted to in turn share with you:

“The seismic revolution in health that we are on the cusp of:

Will never come about from another pill.
Will never come about from developing another procedure.
Will never come about from another operation.

The seismic revolution in health that will end all these common chronic killing diseases – is when we in the profession have the will, the grip, integrity and determination to share with the public the lifestyle and nutritional strategies that will protect them from these illnesses. I think it is absolutely unconscionable when patients with these illnesses are not informed of this option.”

Are you inspired as I am?  I simply cannot wait to share this information with you shortly.

Pamper Yourself and Revitalize your Health!

Your health and the health of your loved ones, family, friends and colleagues are important to me and our team of healthcare practitioners.  I look forward to the chance to provide you with high quality, relaxing, compassionate and detailed-oriented care.

Naturopathic medical care is covered by most extended health care benefit plans.  For more information, I invite you to peruse www.drjudynd.com.  Should you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please feel free to contact me.  Before your appointment with us, you will be asked to fill out a confidential health history initial intake, which will help me get to know you and your medical background to ensure you receive comprehensive care.  If you decide you would like to utilize naturopathic medical care, you can contact us to have these forms emailed to you in advance of your appointment, or you can arrive 20 minutes prior to your first appointment to fill out these forms in-person.

Thank you again for choosing to revitalize your health from the inside, out with individualized Naturopathic Medical care.  See you soon!

We Are Expanding: Same Compassionate Care, More Healthcare Options, at One Great Location!

In order to serve you better, I am delighted to inform you that you will be able to order your naturopathic supplements here and have them delivered directly to your home for your convenience.  Should you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please feel free to contact me.  I look forward to seeing you and your family at our next appointment!


For the Health of our Children and our Communities

A special thank you to lovely teacher Wendy Vaiopoulos for inviting me to attend the Children’s Wellness Expo 2012 at the Varley Art Gallery in Unionville.  Candid pictures were taken by talented photographer, Craig Richardson which you can see here.  Cheers to the health of our community!

Terry Fox Run: Keeping the Dream Alive

This past weekend was a hit, participating with other spirited members from The Richmond Hill Rotary Club and from the surrounding community to outrun cancer at Mill Pond Park in Richmond Hill for The Terry Fox Foundation.  The Terry Fox Run is a community event which depends solely on the generous donations of community volunteers and supporters so all proceeds raised support cancer research.  It was exciting to be around beaming faces, and to see the triumph of the young and old alike, crossing the finish line!  As always, thank you all for your support of our community events.