Interview with Dr. Lisa Ghent from Collaborative Wellness
Lisa acknowledges that the industry has taken heat in the past, with some calling out naturopaths for being supplement pushers or assuming treatments are prohibitively expensive. Another common misconception she’d faced is that naturopaths use a one-remedy-fixes-all approach for a wide range of patients. Because her passion for naturopathic medicine came from her own personal health experiences, she’s especially sensitive to providing specialized individualized care.
Originally from Ontario, Lisa always knew she wanted to live in a small town, and the safe and supportive vibe in Ladner made it the perfect choice for her family. Opening a space in South Delta where she can work collaboratively with other professionals is a dream come true.
One of those professionals, Karly McMaster, is enthusiastic about being part of the team. As a dancer and a doctor, she is well aware of how small adjustments can have a big impact on the body. Karly grew up dancing at Deas Island Dance and continues to teach there; Collaborative Wellness now has her exercising her expertise in two places in her beloved hometown. Diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the age of 18, Karly was able to get the disease under control by working with a naturopath. Surprised by the simple and effective results, she was motivated to veer away from considering a career in dentistry to one in naturopathy instead.
Karly studied Biochemistry at the University of British Columbia Okanagan before completing her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Her passion is apparent as she details how identifying the root of the problem, understanding the body as a whole, and making minor planned adjustments can result in major health and wellness improvements.
Lisa invites everyone to visit the welcoming, inclusive practice to learn more about strategies for achieving personal health goals. Visit them at www.collaborativewellnessladner.com