Michael Torreiter grew up on a farm near Kitchener-Waterloo. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1994, completing his B.E.S. in Environment and Resource Studies. In 2001, while working in environmental journalism, the link between health and the environment led Michael to a career change and enrollment in the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. The extensive four year program included 1 year internship at North America’s largest naturopathic clinic, the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, and Anishnawbe Health, a clinic for First Nations Canadians. He graduated from this prestigious programme in 2005.
As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and co-owner of Healing Path Centre for Natural Medicine, Michael uses an eclectic mix of nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy and lifestyle counseling. Michael’s background in farming and passion for growing things are an additional benefit for his patients as he now grows his own medicinal herbs. He established Healing Path Herbs in 2006, a line of medicinal herbs grown and processed right on his family’s organic farm. Patients can enjoy his teas during their clinic visit or be sent home with a special blend of dried herbs as part of a treatment plan. This line of organically grown products is expanding and soon more dried herbs and tinctures, carefully grown and prepared, will be available.
Michael's experience and knowledge benefits men, women and children of all ages. Areas of special interest within his practice include, but aren't limited to, pain management, hormonal imbalance, weight management, chronic disease, men’s health, and mental health. He is now certified in FirstLine Therapy, a comprehensive body composition and lifestyle program. He looks forward to helping his patients attain their physical and mental best through the benefit of holistic medicines and lifestyle.
Rachel Vanden Berg
Caring and confident, Rachel is passionate about health. She pursued naturopathic medicine as a means to share this passion with others. Rachel has extensive work history with women, children, and the physically challenged. She has spent much time involved in cross-cultural work, both locally and abroad.
Rachel completed her degree in naturopathy at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Her passion for learning lead to further study in Classical Homeopathy and Bowen therapy, a treatment she often uses for pain relief. She has also completed courses in women’s health, pregnancy care and lactation consulting, and works as part of a team to provide childbirth education classes to expecting parents.
Naturopath, wife, and mother of two, Rachel lists her children among her greatest teachers, finding the greatest reward in life from raising them, providing for her family, and helping her patients feel well. Recognizing the challenge of juggling family and work with a healthy lifestyle, Rachel strives to create manageable, effective treatment plans for her patients.
With a special interest in Homeopathy, Bowen therapy, and women and children’s health, Rachel offers a practice that is eclectic and open to all.