Paulina Zettel, BSc, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Doula, Bowen Therapy Practitioner
I have been practising as a naturopathic doctor in Guelph, for over 15 years and attending births as a doula for 10. I graduated from the naturopathic program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, and since then I have continued to learn through conferences and seminars, but mostly from all the amazing patients I have seen through the years.
I focus my practice at Kura Naturopathic Clinic on women’s health, which includes regulating menstrual cycles, helping couples achieve fertility, maintaining an optimal pregnancy, preparing for labour and birth, and achieving a healthy transition to parenting and postpartum. I also see people of all genders, commonly for general health, fertility, digestive health, autoimmune conditions and adrenal support.
As a professional birth attendant (doula) and Hypnobirthing® instructor I help couples prepare both physically and emotionally for their birth experience. I attend births to provide ongoing support for the birthing parent and partner through the birthing process by using relaxation, self-hypnosis, homeopathy, massage and more.
I have been practising Bowen Therapy for over 12 years years, a gentle physical therapy that can be used safely during pregnancy, infancy and athletes.
I also focus my practice on the health of infants and children. I start treating many children from the day they are born! and encourage parents to continue with naturopathic care for their children through their growing stages. I offer naturopathic consultations for breastfeeding support, infant care, allergies and sensitivities, baby food introduction, immune support, acute infections and to follow closely on emotional and physical growth and development. I recommend naturopathic care for families alongside the care of their registered midwife, paediatrician or family doctor.
I am a former teaching assistant for Asian Medicine & acupuncture, and human anatomy at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and have contributed to a book on nutrition and disease prevention (The Vegetarian Cook’s Bible by Pat Crocker). I am registered member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and have met the Standards of Practice for Prescribing. I am able to prescribe Bioidentical Hormones.
I am a busy mother of 3 adorable children and a fun-loving wife. I like eating healthy and have some success growing my own vegetables at the Ignatius Community Gardens. I play competitive ultimate Frisbee and enjoy playing ringette and field hockey. I also make time to volunteer at Guelph Ringette Association and Guelph Soccer Club.
Most of all, I hope families can find time in their busy lives to focus on feeling well and living a healthy lifestyle! Please contact my office if you are ready to embark!