dr. kathy van zeyl, hons B.Sc., ND


midsummer night's Run 15k     -  Toronto, 2013

the chocolate race 10k

- st. catharines, 2013


  • Honours B.Sc. in Kinesiology with Biology (University of Western Ontario)
  • Naturopathic Doctor Diploma (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine)
  • Sports Medicine & Pain Management Internship (Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic)
  • Member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 

running :

  • Dr. Kathy regularly runs and trains for 5k's, 10k's, 1/2 marathons  and marathons
  • In April 2014, she founded "The Somerset Runners," a fun, social, and driven running group who do regular training runs and races together.  More information at www.meetup.com/Somerset-Runners/
  • "Although I'm not an elite runner, it is a source of love, peace, passion, and promotes a sense of grounding for me... I constantly strive to help my patients find things that do the same for them!"


Dr. Kathy is a Naturopathic Doctor with a special interest in sports medicine, pain management and performance nutrition.  She grew up in a small town playing a lot of baseball and soccer and after developing a fascination with human physiology and movement, she went on to complete an Honours B.Sc. in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario.  It was here that she realized her dream of becoming a Naturopathic Doctor and moved right along to study the four-year Naturopathic Doctor Diploma program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.  She lives her life with passion and practices what she preaches, incorporating her love of running and great food into her own healthy lifestyle.

  • Sports medicine 
  • Pain management
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Energy Balance
  • Detoxification
  • Weight Loss
  • Adrenal Support
  • Hormonal Regulation
  • Lifestyle Counselling
  • Acupuncture

special interests

About the doc

The running naturopath

Dr. Kathy's passion is people and her mission is medicine.  By taking a comprehensive, wholistic, and realistic approach, she helps her patients to maximize their health so they can live life to its fullest!

my toronto running buddies!  -  east york toronto runners

30k Around the bay

- hamilton, 2013