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

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The running naturopath

UPDATE!  As of January 1st, 2019, Dr. Kathy will be seeing patients exclusively out of the Somerset Health & Wellness Centre.  See contact page for new hours & availability.

do i need to be a runner?

Absolutely not!  I do it out of my own love for the sport, not to preach.  You might absolutely hate running and I will still be happy and willing to treat you!

clinical nutrition & supplementation


herbs & botanical medicine


acupuncture, cupping & chinese medicine


stress management and lifestyle counseling


  • Running and Sports Injuries including IT band syndrome, Runner's Knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome), plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendonitis (Achilles tendonitis, tennis and golfer's elbow)
  • Headaches, migraines, arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic pain
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Food sensitivities, IBS &Digestive concerns 
  • Anxiety and depression 
  • Acute and chronic infections
  • Hypo/hyperthyroid, adrenal dysfunction, PMS, menstrual & hormonal irregularities

simple . . . running makes me happy!

I'm assuming it might do the same for you and perhaps that's how you found me here? Running has been a consistent and always reliable source of calming, grounding, energizing, and insight-provoking pleasure for me.  I tend to use running in lieu of a car or transit in order to get around town whether it's to my clinic, grabbing groceries, getting to meetings or if I'm literally just "running" errands.  I run to socialize.  I run to feel good and stay fit.  It's simple and accessible, almost anybody can do it, it's an environmentally-friendly way of transit and has so many other benefits, why wouldn't I run?!  One of my side-passions is helping my patients find something that makes them feel the same way that I do about running!

common concerns treated

why the running naturopath?

sports medicine & performance enhancement

Dr. Kathy treats a wide variety of sports injuries and athletic performance issues. Common treatment focuses include maximizing strength, endurance, energy, performance-enhancing nutrition, acute and chronic treatment & prevention of injuries.  Commonly-used treatments include nutritional analysis and counseling, supplementation, acupuncture and trigger point release, as well as Chinese cupping therapy.

naturopathic medicine

This is a comprehensive approach to healthcare combining medical sciences with naturopathic modalities.  This allows us to address the root cause of illness in a holistic, supportive manner which leads to more complete resolution of symptoms while implementing preventative health measures. Modalities include clinical nutrition and supplementation, botanical medicine, acupuncture, physical medicine, lifestyle counseling and homeopathy.

Treatment modalities

about naturopathic medicine