Andrea Scholten is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. In her practice, Andrea endeavors to create a safe space for patients to explore all aspects of their health; mental, emotional and physical. Using a variety of techniques from a mind body medicine approach to functional medicine testing, Andrea skillfully melds together the art and science of medicine to wholy understand the root cause of each individual’s illness or dis-ease.
Andrea uses a range of natural modalities including diet and nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, body work and counseling. Andrea strives to understand each person’s unique experience of their disease and as such treat the person rather than the disease, while empowering her patients to heal themselves.
Andrea graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine receiving the Governor General’s award of Excellence and she also holds an honors degree in Biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan. She has a particular interest in homeopathy and graduated from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine with a Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences.
Andrea treats a variety of health concerns with a special interest in digestive health as this is often at the root of many chronic diseases. She also enjoys treating women’s health concerns including fertility, pregnancy and beyond as well as treating children. Andrea has a passion for environmental health and sustainability and seeks to help others understand how environmental toxicity affects not only the planet, but also our health.
In addition to her Naturopathic family practice, Andrea enjoys spending time in nature, with her son, biking, swimming, running, gardening as well as playing and singing in a local Brazilian drumming group. Her passion for travel has taken her across the globe and she has lived and worked in The Netherlands, Taiwan and Brazil. Andrea provides Naturopathic consults in both Portuguese and English.
Andrea is a member of the integrative health care team at Schecter dental and provides consults in either Portuguese or English.
Her objective at Schecter Dental is to work collaboratively with the integrative health team to provide individualized holistic care, supporting healing and optimal health for all her patients.