At Restoration Health Clinic it’s our amazing collective effort that makes your experience at the clinic so special.

We foster incredible support through extensively trained physicians and nutritionists, friendly technicians and a welcoming and warm administrative support staff. We treat you like family.

Our team is highly experienced and dedicated to providing you with compassionate and comprehensive health care.

Dr Julie Durnan ND Clinic Owner + Naturopathic Physician

Dr Julie Durnan ND Clinic Owner + Naturopathic Physician

Specialties: Women's Health, Pregnancy, Fertility, Children's Health

“Our individual parts cannot be healthy if the whole of us is unwell. Great medicine must therefore treat the whole person – and this is where naturopathic medicine shines.”  – Dr Julie Durnan ND

My naturopathic medical practice is focused on the treatment of women and their families. As a primary care naturopathic physician, I offer full diagnosis and treatment for acute conditions like colds and flus and also offer support for chronic conditions such as food allergies and hormone imbalances. I see women through hormonal changes, pregnancy, and post-partum and offer natural treatments for children of all ages.

I believe that naturopathic medicine is not just a system of health care, but a way of life. We can live this medicine out daily by adding healthful herbs to soups in our cooking, by being out in nature regularly, by using home remedies to boost our family’s immune function, and by taking time out for self care.

I am honoured to be practicing and living in the Lynn Valley community. I love the North Shore and all that it has to offer. I feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place with such a bounty of fresh food, great outdoor recreational activities, and a family-centred spirit. My idea of a perfect day is playing at the beach, right here on the North Shore with my husband and my two boys.

As a naturopathic physician, wife, and mother – I understand your health concerns. And I look forward to serving you and your family.

Dr Jennie Weisenburger ND Naturopathic Physician

Dr Jennie Weisenburger ND Naturopathic Physician

Specialties: Chronic Illness, Cancer, Women's Health

I am a Naturopathic Physician who holds in high regard, the healing power of nature, most notably our innate abilities for self healing.” Dr Jennie Weisenburger ND

My approach starts with meeting each person where they are in their quest, be it healing from an acute illness, chronic illness, or looking for support to improve or maintain their current state of wellness. Our goals together are to identify obstacles to healing, and by bringing these into awareness, unlock the full potential for healing and wellness. I utilize traditional and cutting edge approaches of assessment and treatment making for an individualized and eclectic practice when supporting those with chronic conditions such as cancer, neurological disease, autoimmune disorders, infections, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, and hormone imbalance. I am passionate and excited about working together with my patients and other physicians or practitioners that may be involved in their care.

Living each day with regard for our thoughts and the natural rhythms of sleeping, eating, breathing, drinking, moving, connecting and reflecting will go a long way towards restoring health and preventing illness.

My idea of a perfect day on the West Coast is exploring our local forests on foot or our coastline by sailboat with my husband, our two vibrant daughters, our dog, and our friends and family members who want to come along.

Dr Ann Grimwood, ND Naturopathic Physician

Dr Ann Grimwood, ND Naturopathic Physician

Specialties: Women's Health, Autoimmune Conditions, Mental Health

“Healthy living begins with a healthy mindset!” – Dr Ann Grimwood

For me, healthy living is not just your physical wellbeing; it is a state of mind, body and soul. It is about bringing your awareness to conscious living, understanding where you find your joy, and developing your ability to express your inner vitality.

I have always been drawn to preventing and treating illness naturally. Prior to committing to a career in naturopathic medicine, I spent the better part of a decade living and working in the outdoors, guiding canoeing trips and hiking expeditions, and travelling throughout Europe, Australia, and Tanzania.  All my adventures brought me into contact with cultures and attitudes that helped me to develop a deep appreciation for a natural approach to medicine, and the powerful healing effect that comes from being present in nature.

After receiving my naturopathic degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, I moved to Vancouver to expand my skills and competencies as a naturopathic doctor. I completed a two-year clinical residency at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where I continue to work as a clinical supervisor and part-time faculty. While at Boucher, not only am I surrounded by the expertise of some of the most innovative and dedicated clinicians, I am able to combine my love of the medicine with my passion for teaching.

My greatest joy as a naturopathic doctor is watching the transformation of my patients from a state of dis-ease to one of health, vitality and empowerment. I have spent considerable time treating patients who have suffered a variety of conditions from hormonal imbalances and thyroid problems, to diabetes, digestive concerns, and depression/anxiety. My particular areas of focus include:

  • Women’s health;
  • Autoimmune and chronic illness; and,
  • Mental wellness.

My approach is very simple: I treat you. Using a combination of evidence-based medicine and traditional naturopathic therapies (e.g. herbal medicine, acupuncture, physical medicine, etc.), I address your unique and individual needs to create the health outcomes you and I decide upon together. After all, we are partners, you and I. Equally responsible for helping you achieve your personal goals for health and wellbeing.

I believe our medicine has the power to transform your world and the lives of people everywhere. I am immensely passionate about global health and have put my skills to work in medical clinics in Haiti and Nicaragua. Currently, I serve as president of Naturopathic Doctors International Canada, a non-profit organization that works with underserved communities, and promotes social justice and empowerment through naturopathic medicine. I derive a tremendous sense of purpose through serving those who do not have access to proper medical care.

When I’m not serving my community, or you, you’ll find me exploring the wondrous outdoors of the west coast – from the mountains to the sea – with friends and my golden retriever sidekick!

Kathleen Mahannah, ND

Dr Kathleen Mahannah, ND Naturopathic Physician

Specialties: Women’s Health, Fertility, Gastrointestinal Health

“If you want to dedicate yourself to taking care of your family, your work, or your world – the first task is to learn how to care for your self.” – Dr. Kathleen Mahannah, ND

Coming from a family of healthcare professionals, and as a former varsity athlete and then coach, I combine two of my favourite things in my career in Naturopathic Medicine: feeding my fascination with the human body, and working with people.   “Doctor as Teacher”, one of the principles of Naturopathic Medicine, describes the role that I think doctors should play in our lives. I empower individuals with the knowledge, tools and skills, both modern and traditional, to identify and overcome the root cause of disease. As a Naturopathic Physician, I harness the wisdom of healing traditions from across countries and centuries and hone it with modern medical knowledge in order to identify the underlying cause of your health concern and provide the most comprehensive healthcare available. Most importantly, I get to work with people like you, to guide you on your unique, personalized health journey to restore and maintain lasting vibrant health.

I treat families, and particularly enjoy working with:

  • Women, to support hormone balance (for conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PMS, hypothyroidism), fertility, and through the menopause transition;
  • Individuals experiencing digestive problems or disease (such as indigestion, bloating, abdominal pain, or inflammatory bowel disease);
  • Men and women experiencing stress-induced fatigue and burnout who want a sustainable, high performance lifestyle.

I prioritize using safe, effective, natural medicine ranging from herbs, targeted nutrient therapy, physical medicine, acupuncture, and intravenous (IV) therapy. I also use my prescription authority when needed, so that we can combine the best of modern and traditional medicine to attain your health goals. Most importantly, I treat you.

To me, healthy living exists in the daily rituals, habits, thoughts and the environment that leaves you feeling energized, vibrant, inspired and empowered. When you feel at your very best, anything is possible! Healthy living includes: eating real food that nourishes us, being physically active (and having fun with it), expressing ourselves creatively, feeling connected to our communities and our environment, and of course, laughter.

As a Lynn Valley native, I’m thrilled to practice in my own hometown. It takes a village to raise a child, and I know first hand how wonderfully involved this physically active and family-oriented community is. My idea of a perfect day on the West Coast would incorporate the best of the mountains and the ocean. You will find me hiking in Lynn Canyon or stand-up paddleboarding in Deep Cove with my dog, or training for my next outdoor physical challenge: Triple Crown on my road bike, or a trail half marathon. After enjoying the mountain air, nothing feels better than exploring the farmer’s market to collect fresh local produce for dinner, and curling up inside with tea in the company of friends or family.

Tanner Alden Naturopathic Doctor

Dr Tanner Alden ND Naturopathic Physician

Specialties: Pediatrics, Men's Health, Stress, Physical Medicine

“I believe that optimal health is all about achieving a balance between exercise, nutrition, interpersonal connections, adequate relaxation and learning to foster one’s unique purpose” – Dr Tanner Alden ND

Why did I become a Naturopathic Doctor? For as long as I can remember, naturopathic medicine has always been a part of my life, whether I knew it or not. I grew up in a small town in Northern BC where there were more cattle than people! We didn’t have the resources that you would find in a big city, so we had to be resourceful. My parents built a garden that was probably bigger than most residential land plots you could buy in a big city. They always encouraged us to get outside to play in the dirt and run through the woods as our form of entertainment. When we got sick, my parents were self-sufficient. They would use simple methods like steam inhalations to help clear my lungs and real, nutritious food to boost the immune system.

I know this simple, natural way of living subconsciously contributed to me choosing this profession. But to be honest, it was kind of accidental how I formally got into naturopathic medicine. Before I began at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, I was pursuing a different health care profession, but it never felt complete – for me or as a health care model. After my wife had encouraged me to attend an open house at Boucher, I discovered how NDs were trained and the diverse set of skills they learn. I soon realized this was the complete approach to sustainable health I was looking for.

This gained skill set has really shaped where my interests lie and the people that inspire me to practice medicine. First and foremost I work on the platform of personalized, preventative health care. I have a focus in family medicine with a keen interest in pediatrics and men’s health. In our pediatric population, setting a foundation and strong values in healthy living will set the stage for our children’s overall wellbeing. Men’s health is a little trickier to approach because we men have a reputation for not really “fixing it until it’s broke”. However, when it comes to taking care of our home, car, garden, bike, or whatever else, we will gladly carve out the time. My goal is to help my patient set health as one of their top priorities.

You might be wondering what “healthy living” is to me. It’s actually pretty simple when I don’t over complicate it. Yes it takes work, balance, and adjustments all the time, but when you commit to it and when you have a physician committed to you this workload becomes quite manageable. Throughout my life I have always had an affinity for exercise and movement and grew up as an active individual – playing competitive soccer, competing in snowboarding and mountain biking, and now finding a passion in rock climbing. All these activities have guided me in seeing the importance of being active, but over the years, as I have gained experience and wisdom, I have discovered that being active is only a small piece of the puzzle to optimum health. I like to break it down into five separate but connected pieces:

  • Exercise/movement
  • Nutrition
  • Connection
  • Purpose
  • Relaxation (including sleep!)

I have been exploring this more balanced approach personally for some time and now incorporate it into my patient’s treatment plan in every visit. In doing this, I can dig deeper into the root of healing and guide the patient into a long-term solution for their health. With this naturopathic approach, you will see that what I teach can easily be built into healthy habits and rituals in every aspect of life – ultimately guiding you to being the best version of yourself.

So why did I chose the North Shore to set up my practice? Having lived here for the last 6 years, I can feel how much it breathes life and community. It seamlessly blends the beauty of the natural world with the amenities of a city, so you are never far from anything. If I wanted to go for an adventure, like the north shore trails, the cliffs of Squamish, or the million other natural wonders in the sea-to-sky corridor it is all at my fingertips.

What would be my ideal day on the West Coast? A perfect day for me is finding my way outdoors – rain or shine. My wife and I love to explore new trails on the North Shore and take our little Chiweenie for a leisurely walk on the West Van seawall. She’s a senior now, not quite the “mountain dog” she used to be, but I have come to appreciate taking it slow with her on these days. If we are not staying local, we are exploring what the West Coast has to offer and have made it a little project of ours to explore as many of the Gulf Coast Islands as we can. We are also huge foodies, so after a fulfilling, adventurous day we like to venture out into the city for some warm hospitality and creative culinary experiences. We value this time to connect with our friends who constantly inspire and motivate us to be the best we can be but also help provide us with those belly laugh moments that memories are made of.

Dr Tanner Alden ND is currently accepting new patients.

Dr Lyndsey Zigar, ND Naturopathic Physician

Dr Lyndsey Zigar, ND Naturopathic Physician

Specialties: Pediatrics, Women's Health, Family Medicine

“The goals for each of my patients are always the same: strong and energetic in the body, creative and resilient in mind, and beautifully radiant in spirit. How we get there is as unique as each individual I work with.”  – Dr. Lyndsey Zigar ND

A career in naturopathic medicine seems like it was destined for me. From a very early age, I have been fascinated with the human body and medicine, captivated by Nature’s beauty and innate wisdom, and aware of the delicate interconnectedness of life. I was a sponge soaking up naturopathic principals throughout my childhood from my very nutritionally conscious mom, herbal medicine advocating dad, vegetable garden growing family, and local chiropractor. In high school, I became very sick with mononucleosis and my doctor told me that there was nothing I could do about it, I just had to rest and wait it out. My wise teen self couldn’t accept this answer so I began reading about the immune system and natural healing – and it was then that I realized I would become a Naturopathic Doctor. I pursued an undergraduate degree in Nursing so I could dive straight into studying medicine and providing compassionate care. During my training in the CCU and seeing countless open heart surgeries performed, I knew I needed to focus more on helping others optimize their health and experience deep healing. After graduating, I worked as a Public Health Nurse helping new mothers with breastfeeding, postpartum adjustments and newborn care. I loved this work but still felt that something was missing as I wasn’t fully able to bring my nutrition and herbal medicine knowledge to my patients. It wasn’t until I was in Naturopathic school that everything fell into place. At last, I was living the life I was meant to live.

For me, healthy living means living each day with passion, purpose and intention. It is a culmination of all the little things we do on a daily basis:

  • Nourishing our bodies with delicious and nutritious food
  • Moving our bodies in ways that are freeing and energizing
  • Feeling radiant and joyful throughout our daily pursuits
  • Loving deeply and with an open heart
  • Being in relationships that are supportive and encourage us to be our best selves
  • Weaving in laughter and play wherever possible
  • Finding moments to be in awe and wonder
  • Creating the space to show gratitude and reverence

Each of us requires a unique balance of these elements to keep us vibrant and resilient, and this balance shifts at different points in our lives. My role is to help guide you to feel your best in body, mind and spirit so that you are inspired to dream big and courageously live your most fulfilled life.

I find naturopathic medicine is a way of living that focuses on honouring your natural rhythms, listening and attending to your body’s signals, and utilizing both traditional and scientifically-proven remedies to restore balance. I love sharing how seamlessly naturopathic medicine can fit into your daily life: from embracing morning habits that will give you the energy to go strong all day long and bedtime routines that are guaranteed to give you rejuvenating sleep; to transforming your food into delicious and powerful medicine that the whole family will love; to cultivating a more loving and compassionate relationship with yourself; to sharing my tricks for removing the household toxins that are keeping you from feeling your best; to teaching you the tools you need to labour with confidence and empower you to have the birth you want; to supporting you through your child’s fevers, colds and digestive complaints.

I love that the North Shore is so alive, vibrant and inspiring. The North Shore is the perfect combination of eclectic, bustling city nestled right up to the most jaw-dropping wilderness a nature lover could ask for. It’s the energy of the majestic mountains, thriving forests, and salty ocean breeze that first attracted me to British Columbia and continues to feed my soul.

My perfect day on the West Coast starts in the early morning hours with a meditation, warm mug of matcha, and snuggles with our kitty before the rest of the house stirs. Soon after my sleepy-eyed family joins me and we make our way to the patio for a delicious breakfast before taking off up the coast on an adventure. We spend the morning hiking through an old growth forest, gathering wild mushrooms along the way, and splashing in a stream as it playfully meanders beside our path. After enjoying our picnic lunch and much-needed nap in a clearing, we make our way to our favourite swimming hole to play away the afternoon. On our way back home we stop in at our local fishmonger to grab some seafood for dinner to accompany our famous wild mushroom risotto. Our day ends cuddled up by the fire reading our favourite childhood books to our daughter and once she’s asleep I continue cuddling with my husband until I can’t keep my eyes open any longer.

Jen Cherewaty, BSc, RAc, RTCMP

Jen Cherewaty, BSc, RAc, RTCMP Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Doula, Yoga Instructor

Specialties: Fertility, Pregnancy, Reducing Pain, Insomnia + Stress

“I believe each of us has health and happiness as our true nature. When you fall off track, you just need the right tools & a caring practitioner to assist your body, mind and spirit back into balance. I care, deeply caring is part of my true nature.” – Jen Cherewaty, RAc, RTCMP

In 1994, I had a bad car accident that left me with severe back pain. The only thing aside from increasing amounts of pain medication that the medical doctors could offer me was surgery to fuse my vertebrae together. Sensing there must be another way I started seeing a chiropractor, naturopath and acupuncturist. I also started doing yoga regularly. My back pain went away and many other health ailments I had decreased or disappeared all together. I was inspired. I began studying herbal medicine online and then knew I needed to know more so I started school at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. Here I became smitten with the power of acupuncture and chinese herbs and transferred to the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC. I became a Doula during this time and starting helping woman birth their babies which inspired me to focus my studies on fertility, pregnancy, birthing and postpartum care. I also became a yoga teacher and started sharing yoga with others in regular classes. I believe my life events led me to become an Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine practitioner, Doula, Yoga Instructor and I am so honoured to have learned so much from all my patients over my 10+ years of practice.

I believe that heathy living is our true nature. We can take small steps everyday to nurture this by taking time to meditate, prepare delicious, nourishing food and eat well, move the body and laugh. Laughter, joy and love are essential.

Acupuncture and chinese medicine are highly effective healing tools. A client can come for a treatment with high levels of stress, wonky female cycles, emotional turmoil, digestive issues and/or pain. I listen attentively to what is going on for them and their symptoms and then choose points to calm and regulate the nervous system and body. Afterwards, everyone feels calm, they have come back to a relaxed state, their true self has returned. I love this about acupuncture.

What I love most about the North Shore is the easy access to the mountains. I spent years living in the Canadian Rockies & Kootenays which sparked my mountain adventure passion. For me, my soul is nourished and sours when I am out in the mountains hiking or cross country skiing.

My idea of the perfect day here on the West Coast is doing anything with my son Finn and my husband Eddy, but especially doing things outside together… tending our backyard garden, swimming at Cates Park, cross country skiing at Cypress Mountain or hiking at Mount Seymour.

Dr Carla Cupido North Vancouver

Dr Carla Cupido, Hon.B.Kin, D.C., Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, RYT200, DNS Yoga Chiropractic Doctor

Specialties: Functional Movement, Sports Injuries, Repetitive Strain/Stress Injuries, Yoga Injuries + Yoga Rehabilitation

“When you are living in whole health, you are living your greatest life.” – Dr Carla Cupido

The most fulfilling part about being a doctor is the ability to empower my patients to step into their best selves. I’ve always been driven to educate and provide others with the tools they need to take the reigns on their own health. I’ve spent a tremendous amount of my life learning, first because I absolutely love to learn, but also to be able to consolidate and deliver information that has the power to transform others who are inspired to make positive change in their lives.

With an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Diploma of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and my Yoga Teacher Training under my belt, I’ve spent countless hours learning about health, wellness, movement, and what it means to live in whole health. I use my formal academic background in combination with the knowledge I’ve gained from many functional movement and therapeutic courses to assess, treat and prescribe the perfect movement-based remedies to help my patients achieve their goals. My assessments are thorough and blend orthopaedic testing and functional movement testing. My treatments employ hands-on and instrument-assisted therapy that address both soft tissue (muscles) and the skeletal system (joints). Patient feedback consistently affirms my ability to uncover the root cause and allow them to leave feeling lighter and in less pain.

Whether through my practice or via alternate channels such as The Oprah Magazine, Running Times, news segments, corporate media outlets including Gaia and Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment program, my goal is always to educate and empower others to feel and be their best.

Holistic medicine is the only way to go. When we segment our lives into unrelated fragments, we become just that – fragmented. When we address our health and our lives as one whole entity, we can be exactly that – whole. It can seem difficult to manage your health this way at the start, as it requires very honest self-dialogue and sometimes some extra effort, but before long and with the right tools in place, living in wholeness becomes not only easy, but the only way you can imagine living.

I love that in holistic medicine value is placed on the beautiful moments in our lives – the moments that light us up – the moments that make us feel incredible! The research is clear that these such moments can actually change our physical health! I’m always aiming for more of these treasured times with my family. From outdoor sports to enjoying our local artisan’s creations, we do our best to drink it all in here in beautiful BC.

When people feel great in their bodies, their physiology changes and they have the power to live their best lives. I truly hope we can connect soon to make some magic together!

DNS®, DNS®-Yoga, FMS®, SFMA®, Graston®, Previous ART® (Biomechanics, Spine, Upper, Lower, Masters), Kinesio®Taping