Hi, I’m Rishma, I’m passionate about your health. Your journey. Your needs. Your success.
I’m often asked why I’m in this profession.
I struggled with my health when I was a kid. I was in the hospital several times. It was common for me to be in and out of specialist offices to try different treatments. My parents did the best they could but it was incredibly frustrating. I didn’t understand what was going on. I didn’t know what my options were. At the time, the treatments were causing me side effects and didn’t always fix my issues.
I wanted to find a better way.
I realized that in order to help other people with similar experiences, I needed to learn as much as I possibly could.
This is where I’m supposed to put my credentials. Get ready, I’ve been called a perpetual student…
I’m a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist for over 15 years. I have an undergraduate degree from McGill University in physiology and a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Toronto. I did two post doctoral fellowships at McMaster University, one in aging and one in pediatrics.
All that means is that I have a unique balance of scientific, evidence-based knowledge and natural, holistic healing experience.
What I’ve learned is that there are options. There are steps you can take, once you learn how things work.
Rishma Walji, ND, RAc, PhD