Food Sensitivities vs. Intolerances vs. Allergies
Join Dr. Tomkins and Dr. Tassone to learn about the different types of reactions your body can have to food, testing, and how to best support your nutrition.
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Dr. Lauren Tomkins ND
Areas of Focus: Women’s health, hormone imbalances, thyroid conditions, fertility, prenatal and postpartum support, digestive disorders, pediatrics
Dr. Lauren is a Naturopathic Doctor with a focus in women’s health and hormones. She is passionate about helping women feel their best and empowering each of her patients to take control of their health through education and awareness. She is an Instructor in the RMT Program at VCC-Kelowna and a registered Continuing Education Instructor with RMTBC. When not in the clinic, you can find Dr. Lauren enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle – adventuring from the farmers’ markets to wineries, soaking up the sunshine at the lake, skiing the local mountains, and hiking the many trails with her rescue dogs, Maddie, Millie, & Ed.
- Education: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM), BSc. in Biological Sciences (UofC)
- Certifications: Prescriptive Authority, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Acupuncture, IV Therapy
- Memberships: CNPBC, BCNA, CAND
Dr. Michael Tassone, ND
Born in the small town of Jasper, Alberta, Dr. Michael Tassone quickly grew to love and appreciate all things outdoors as well as value the importance of a strong sense of community. Upon completing his Bachelor of Science in the Faculty of Health Sciences with a focus in environmental toxicology and infectious disease at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Tassone embarked upon becoming a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM).
Dr. Tassone firmly believes in the Naturopathic Principle “Doctor as Teacher” and as such, strives to educate and empower each patient to take charge of their own health. He does so by providing individualized treatment plans to address the root cause of illness with an emphasis on prevention and healthy living. The path to optimal health is often not straightforward, therefore Dr. Tassone helps guide and support his patients down their own journey to optimal health and well being.
True to his love of sports medicine and life long learning, Dr. Tassone serves as a Faculty Instructor at BINM in the Department of Physical Medicine, where he teaches Orthopaedic Testing and Public Health. This enables him to give back to the Naturopathic community, as well as ensures that he is up to date on the latest research in order to provide the best possible care.
As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and primary healthcare provider, Dr. Tassone cares for patients of all ages and can address any types of health concerns from the common cold to chronic conditions.