Dr. Michelle Marcoux, ND
I grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and that experience left a lasting impression on me. Although I didn’t appreciate it then, I realize now that living on the farm taught me the importance of connection to nature and also helped me understand where food comes from. As an adult, I struggled with how to use my life in a way that was both fulfilling and meaningful. I knew I loved to share knowledge with people, I knew I was passionate about nutrition and food, and I knew I wanted to consider a person’s body, mind, and spirit when working with them. Once I discovered Naturopathic Medicine, I knew I had found a profession where I could bring all of my passions together. I attended the U of S and received my B.Sc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology and then moved to BC to study Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.
Since graduation, I have completed additional training in areas of special interest, including drainage and detoxification, pediatric therapeutics, and prenatal health. I also received my prescribing license in BC shortly after graduation, which allowed me not only to prescribe drugs, but more importantly to use them in harmony with natural substances, help people find the lowest effective dose to minimize side effects, and when appropriate, to help people wean off of drugs they no longer needed. While in BC, I practiced Naturopathic Medicine in Langley at a multi-disciplinary clinic. I also taught physical exam and clinical skills to students at my alma mater, the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, where I discovered that a teacher learns just as much (if not more) than the students (s)he teaches.