The running naturopath

 

Dr. Kathy is a Naturopathic Doctor with a special interest in sports medicine, pain management, adrenal dysfunction & mental health.  She grew up in a small town playing 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
  • Clinical & Performance Nutrition
  • Adrenal Dysfunction & Burnout
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Acupuncture & cupping
  • Energy & Sleep Dysfunction
  • Detoxification & Weight Loss
  • Hypothyroid & Hormonal Regulation

special interests

About the doc

the chocolate race 10k

- st. catharines, 2013


midsummer night's Run 15k     -  Toronto, 2013


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

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Dr. Kathy van Zeyl, B.Sc, ND

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medical training:

  • Honours B.Sc. in Kinesiology with Biology (University of Western Ontario)
  • Naturopathic Doctor (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine)
  • Sports Medicine & Pain Management Internship (Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic)
  • Ongoing Continuing Education in Special Interest topics


running :

  • Dr. Kathy regularly runs and trains for 5k's, 10k's & 1/2 marathons. Despite an ACL tear in January 2020, she's been working hard to get back in action!
  • In April 2014, she founded "The Somerset Runners," a fun-loving, social, and supportive running group who participate in regular social 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!"