DR. MICHELLE PERIS, Naturopathic Doctor
Hi! I’m Dr. Michelle Peris, a Naturopathic Doctor and clinic director of The Poppy Clinic who serves women in Oakville and the surrounding areas who are so over feeling sick or staying home with a sick child (again). These women hope there’s a different way to look after their health; they’re ready to stop messing around taking the newest health supplement, starting yet another fad diet, or trying the latest workout craze. They’re ready to try something that works—for their body.
Through teaching women of all ages and life stages how to listen to their bodies and tune into the wisdom inside, I help them create a life that feels good to live, with energy and passion that had been long forgotten.
I am here to help you become an advocate for your health.
I’ve been practicing Naturopathic Medicine for ten years. I’m here to see your pain, and as a fellow woman, I’m here to listen and see you for who you truly are.
I’m not just here to help you feel well in the moment. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I have an interest in your long-term game—your entire healthy, happy, life.
My clinical focus is on women and children, hormone health, and digestion. I’m the proud creator of Dr. Mom ND, an online resource for health conscious mamas and their natural babies. As a speaker and creator of the Rebel Tribe, I love giving and facilitating talks about wellness, mindfulness, and living our best life. I’m also a contributor to several podcasts.
When I’m not working through health concerns with my patients, you’ll find me sipping bulletproof coffee, hanging out with my tribe which includes my super cool husband, playing with my two young kids, or staying up entirely too late with my husband and a few goofy pets.
DR. LISA KNAPPER, Naturopathic Doctor
When I’m asked about how I found Naturopathic Medicine, my answer is “It found me!” I had no idea that such a wonderful system of medicine existed until sometime during my undergrad studies at the University of Regina. The topic came up in my psychology class and I immediately had to know more. I went home that very day and started my quest to find out what Naturopathic Medicine was all about, and how to practice it. My research lead me to the Canadian College on Naturopathic Medicine. I knew this was the place for me. It was an instant “ah-ha!” moment. After I finished my pre-med studies, I packed up my whole life into two suitcases and hopped on a flight to Toronto. I haven’t looked back since!
Being a Naturopathic Doctor allows me to combine my passion for Natural Medicine, my problem solving skills and my desire to help people make positive changes. My main goal is to educate and inspire you so you can feel better and be better!
Over several years of practice, I have shifted my focus to helping people beat stress and anxiety, correcting digestive disturbances, regulating period and hormonal issues, and helping women stay healthy and strong during pregnancy and labour. No matter what your concern is, I will always take the time and get to know you and your story, working to provide the best solutions for your health and wellness concerns.
Besides being obsessed with Naturopathic Medicine, I am a mamma to an energetic daughter who keeps me on my toes. I love forests and music festivals equally. I get my workouts in (almost) every morning, and I love cooking meals for my family and friends.
I look forward to getting to know you!
DR. KIRSTY GAYLOR, Naturopathic Doctor
I am passionate about helping people to discover, create, and cultivate their own health. In my practice, it is integral that you feel you seen, you feel heard, and you have the space to tell your story. Every part of it is important and relevant to your wellbeing.
So many people think that health is simply the lack of disease—that if you aren’t sick, then you are healthy. But there is so more to health than just “feeling okay”. I love to remind my patients that you weren’t just born a “bad sleeper”, there is something we can do about that. Or you can loose weight, keep it off, and actually enjoy the process. It is possible to find peace in your day despite the chaos that you may feel now.
Health is not just a luxury for lucky people but rather something you create and cultivate. There are endless possibilities that can be achieved, and it is my passion to help you to re-discover your own health. You can have an abundance of energy and vitality. You can feel rejuvenated and kick that stress out of your life!
Ultimately, I strive to remind you that you really can achieve those health goals!
Intravenous therapy is something I focus on at the Poppy Clinic. With IV therapy we are able to replenish your body with an abundance of vitamins and nutrients. The benefit is that we are bypassing the digestive tract allowing for higher absorption and getting these nutrients right to your cells. The amazing part is that many people are able to experience benefits literally within hours of receiving a treatment. On our journey towards health, sometimes we just need that jumpstart back on track towards health, wellness, and rejuvenation. There are so many ways intravenous therapy can benefit you, Click here to read more.
I am also a soon to be mamma and cannot wait to meet my little one. I love to create in the kitchen—whether its food, medicinal teas, or homemade beauty products. These days, if I am not working, I am probably daydreaming about or on my way to a beach in Costa Rica. My partner and I love to surf together, he is a surfer and I think also part fish! I half grew up in the Philippines and so learning about the diversity of cultures fascinates me. Adventure and spending time immersed in nature are what keep me grounded!
DR. AFROUSHEH AMINI, MSc., CNP, ND—Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Medicine Practitioner
Dr. Afrousheh Amini is a Naturopathic Doctor and a Functional Medicine Practitioner with over a decade of experience in the health and wellness field. She works together with her patients to develop a comprehensive, evidence-based plan to address their health goals.
In addition to her Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Amini also holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, a holistic nutritional practitioner designation as well as extensive training with the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Dr. Amini, ND is a licensed, board-certified Naturopathic Doctor in the province of Ontario, and is fully fluent in English and Farsi.
DR. MAISAM HASAN, Naturopathic Doctor + IV Therapy ND
Dr. Maisam Hasan graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine with a Doctor of Naturopathy. Her special interests are in treating women’s hormonal health concerns such as; irregular periods, thyroid conditions, painful periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopausal symptoms and urinary tract infections. She also has experience with digestive issues and stress management.
She believes in patient-centred care and in finding the root cause of your health concern. Her approach to treatment involves acupuncture, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, botanical medicine, natural supplementation, diet counselling, injection therapy, extensive lab testing and Intravenous (IV) therapy. Dr. Maisam can’t wait to meet you and help you on your journey towards the best health at The Poppy Clinic.