Meet Dr. Ayesha
My passion for natural medicine began many years ago when I had no idea what a Naturopathic Doctor was. I observed my mother battle with various ailments including chronic pain and inflammation as well as cardiovascular disease. Not only was she medicated with drugs for her symptoms, she was also given drugs for the side effects caused by her medications. The quality of her health declined each day with dependency on medications. Through caring for her, I discovered and began to appreciate naturopathic medicine. Tolle causam, identify and treat the cause is a principle of naturopathic medicine that resonated with me- her treatment had a purpose and goal. Through witnessing my mother’s struggles drastically improve, she regained her health and well being through natural modalities.
This sparked my interest in Naturopathic Medicine and after completing my undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto specializing in Nutritional Sciences I excitedly embarked on a four year degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. With over 3000 hours of classroom training and over 1200 hours of clinical experience, I completed my Bachelors of Naturopathy degree that focused on biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and naturopathic therapeutics.
University of Toronto – Honours Bachelors of Science: Specialization in Nutritional Sciences
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine- Doctor of Naturopathy.
Specialty focus: Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Focus- training with Dr. Louise McCrindle, ND
Internship completed at:
Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic, Brampton Civic Hospital
Community Naturopathic Clinic for people living with HIV/AIDS, Sherbourne Health Centre
Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic
Seminars and Talks:
Brampton Fibromyalgia Group: Introduction to Naturopathic Care, February 2015
Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic Support group: Pain management, Rest and Mental Function. September 2014- April 2015
Triloka Health and Psychology Centre: Chronic Pain and Immunity, February 2016
Triloka Health and Psychology Centre: Building your home natural dispensary, June 2016
Qureshi, A. Myo Inositol- Uses in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Naturopathic Currents. January 2016.
Knee C, Sweigard K, Urekar R, Qureshi A, Aggarwal N and Hession A. Commonly Prescribed Medications and their associated cancer risks. CAND Vital Link. 2014; summer: 51-58.
Snyder DM, Rao AV, Bashyam B, Beca J, Shen H, Sadeghi S, Qureshi A, MacKinnon EM, and Rao LG. Extracts of the Nutritional Supplement, bone builderTM, and the Herbal Supplement, greens+TM, Synergistically Stimulate Bone Formation by Human Osteoblast Cells in Vitro, presented to the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Toronto, Ontario, October 13 – 16, 2010.
Rao LG, Snyder DM, Balachandran B, Beca J, Shen H, Sedeghi S, Qureshi A, Mackinnon E and Rao AV. Herbal extract and nutritional bone-building supplement synergistically stimulate bone formation in human osteoblast cells in vitro, to be presented to. IOF Regionals – 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, Singapore, December 10-13, 2010 (GP-1212).