Meet Dr. Sylvi Martin, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Sylvi Martin is a naturopathic doctor committed to empowering women to make healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes to achieve balance in their overall health and mental wellbeing.
Sylvi recognizes that you are the expert of your own life, and she has a genuine interest in learning what makes you unique so she can tailor treatment recommendations that are best for your lifestyle. Her ultimate goal is to empower you with information to optimize your wellbeing. Sylvi maintains a small naturopathic practice to ensure that she focuses special attention to your healthcare needs. Your appointments will not be rushed, and you will have lots of time to ask questions and review your wellness goals.
After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Laurentian University in 2004, and practicing acute care psychiatric nursing for several years at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Sylvi went on to study naturopathic medicine and graduate from the four-year Naturopathic Medicine Program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2009.
Sylvi practises naturopathic medicine at Fusion Chiropractic & Integrative Health, where she brings her integrative approach to healthcare to Toronto's Danforth community.
She also contributes to the regulation of her profession by serving on a statutory committee, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, in addition to offering ongoing continuing education courses to the naturopathic profession.
Sylvi maintains the following professional naturopathic memberships:
Mental Emotional Health
With several years of experience focusing in mental health and wellness, and additional training in mindfulness based clinical skills, Sylvi strives to help individuals become more mindful of how their thoughts and emotions impact overall mental health in order to reduce the impact of stress.
Clinical nutrition is also integrated into treatment in order to provide the brain with what it needs to function optimally.
Mindful Eating and Clinical Nutrition
Balanced nutrition is not about eating the latest superfood or following a fad diet. It’s not about overhauling your current plan to follow a crash diet that you won’t stick to long-term. It’s not about giving up your favourite foods or treats either. It’s about eating real food. It’s about finding the balance that’s right for you, without adding any guilt or suffering to your life. A healthy nutrition plan needs to be sustainable for the long-term.
Dr. Martin has undergone focused clinical training in Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), which can be very helpful in managing emotional eating and overeating.
Dr. Martin will help you to choose sustainable lifestyle changes that you’ll be comfortable with, to help you reach your health goals. If it’s helpful to you, your treatment plans can incorporate the use of customized recipe books, meal plans and grocery lists.