Dr Berni's strength as a naturopath continues to be her compassion for her patients and her ability to guide them towards optimal wellness.
MARIKA Berni Bsc, ND
Dr Marika Berni BSc., ND earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1993. She then went on to graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1997. Since then she has practiced in downtown Toronto for nearly 20 years. Her practice has always focused on women’s health and pediatric care. Her experience as a mother of two has brought much insight to the complexities of conception, postnatal care and the stresses of parenthood, as well as the hormonal complexities of perimenopause and menopause.
For 7 years she worked with Dr Natasha Turner ND (author of “The Hormone Diet”) at Clear Medicine. Her work in this area has focused on diagnostic skills on helping her patients obtain optimal hormonal balance. She is passionate about teen health, and supporting the many issues that adolescence can bring. She has always worked in a multidisciplinary environment and strongly believes in the importance of integrative care to address all aspects of a patient’s health and wellbeing.
Dr Berni has been asked to contribute to articles about naturopathic healthcare for various publications such as Canadian Living and Today’s Parent Magazine. She has also given numerous lectures on health and wellness and has contributed to various corporate wellness programs. Dr Berni is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) as well as the Ontario Association of Naturopathic doctors (OAND). She is licensed by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario to practice Naturopathic medicine in Ontario. She expands her education continuously by regularly attending continuing education courses such as the Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Symposium given by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
ABOUT NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive and individualized approach to addressing health concerns and treating disease. It embraces the concept of “vis medicatrix naturae”or the healing power of nature, which is a phrase attributed to Hippocrates.
Naturopathic medicine uses natural substances (vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and food) and therapies (acupuncture, massage) to support and stimulate the body to heal itself. Integrative medicine combines modern medicine with natural therapies. This allows for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to relieving symptoms and optimizing health. Integrative medicine can reduce the need for medications and surgical intervention.
Naturopathic medicine is covered by most extended healthcare plans.