Naturopathic Medicine is a comprehensive system of health care that focuses on finding the origin of body’s imbalance. Naturopathic Medicine incorporates traditional as well as the newest therapies to treat the underlying cause of the individual’s condition.
Naturopathic physicians design a therapeutic lifestyle for the individual and aim to prevent development of illnesses. They also provide treatments for acute and chronic conditions using individualized therapies. Naturopathic physicians have access to various tools such as laboratory assessments to determine the appropriate types of treatments
Dr. Mashael Mawji, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Mawji is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She has additional training and is certified in IV therapy, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Prescription authority and Visual Homeopathy. During her time at Boucher, she was a teaching assistant for Physical Medicine and Clinical Diagnoses, supporting the learning of other students. In Addition Dr. Mawji has an Honours degree in Bachelors of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health from UBC. and takes an innovative approach to patient centred care.
She uses a range of diagnostics including laboratory testing, physical exams and a thorough history because each persons' needs and presentation are unique. She believes in the art of medicine and tailors treatments specifically to her patients. She is passionate about patient empowerment, education and partnership, and feels these are pertinent to positive outcomes so that her patients can lead long and happy lives.
Dr. Mawji is a sought after speaker around the lower mainland (Vancouver, BC ) on conditions including: hormonal dysfunction, immune support, stress management, and healthy lifestyle habits. She takes part in a number of corporate wellness initiatives for some of Canada’s leading banks and has contributed to a range of public health initiatives over the last 10 years both in Canada and Internationally. She was the nutrition lead for a two year Health Canada study investigating dietary and lifestyle interventions on cardiovascular markers in the South Asian population, and continues to stay active in public health initiatives. This has given her the opportunity to work with many health care providers, in different areas of health, focusing on hormones, anti-aging medicine, metabolic dysfunction, including diabetes, cardiovascular improvement and mental health.
During her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, she worked alongside a Functional Medical Doctor, in a private health setting, to optimize patient care. This is where her exposure to Functional Medicine began. She worked with this Physician for two years, and was exposed to a side of health care that merged western and eastern philosophy. Here her enthusiasm for lifestyle medicine, innovative testing, and evaluating symptoms further, sparked her desire to learn more. She observed improvements in patient care, the power of a positive physician-patient relationship and became exposed to the world of hormones, heavy metal testing and anti-aging medicine. This motivated her to become a Naturopathic Doctor; individualized medicine, patient centred care, and looking beyond a diagnoses.
Currently, she is a Professional Educator for Natures Way of Canada, and has been involved with a number of supplement companies, educating health care professionals, students and the public on nutrients.
Dr. Mawji has a passion for helping people with hormonal imbalance, mitochondrial dysfunction, digestive complaints, skin improvement, auto-immune diseases and mental health concerns. She especially enjoys working with women who face challenges around self-esteem, have menstrual complaints, or have concerns around diet and nutrition.