At the beginning of 2016 I decided to up my holistic health care to a new level. I found a functional medicine doctor and practice in Toronto called The Dempster Clinic run by Dr. John Dempster. After 2 appointments I’ve come home armed with new test results and a new supplement protocol routine.
Why did I decide to start going to a functional medicine doctor? Two books that have been important in my care are by Dr. Terry Wahls and Dr. Amy Myers, both functional medicine doctors in the US. I wanted to find one a little closer to home. So I simply googled functional medicine Toronto and found Dr. Dempster.
He boasts a list of qualifications on his website that intrigued me.
Summary of Qualifications:
Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor (CCNM)
Licensed to practice Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario
Licensed to practice Parenteral (IV) Therapy in Ontario
Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, member
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, member
Board Certified Fellow in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine (FAARFM)
Board certified member of The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP)
I am already in the care of my current Naturopath but I was really curious about Functional Medicine and wanted to see if there were practitioners in Canada and how they could add to my overall care.
So I booked a complimentary phone conversation for 15 mins to see if it would be a great doctor patient match.
Dr. Dempster and I chatted over the phone about my MS diagnosis, my supplement routine, my digestive health and the steps I’ve been taking so far to clear up my irritable bowel symptoms. He told me there were a multitude of tests we could go over. I said I was diving deep into research and was learning about things like organic acid tests or hair mineral analysis, etc and wasn’t sure what would be appropriate for me and my health care. He seemed knowledgeable and wasn’t dismissive in regards to my self education so I decided to make an initial consultation. Read More