Dr. Misa Kawasaki, ND

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​Dr. Misa is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, speaker, educator, movement coach, business owner, and nutrition advocate. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in her home town at the University of Waterloo and her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Misa has been integrating clinical nutrition, functional movement and hormone restoration in her practice for over 20 years. She is the co-owner of Meridian Spine + Sport in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

In addition to her clinic, in 2004-2013, she was the on-site Naturopathic Doctor for over 1500 employees at the Canadian Tire Corporation in Toronto where she fostered a positive work-life balance. She has also been invited to many corporate and school board workshops to speak on her favourite topics: macro-based eating and intermittent fasting.

Whether it's digestive problems, weight gain, hormone imbalances, eczema, food sensitivities, infertility, migraines, or insomnia, Dr. Misa is thorough in researching her patients' cases, collaborating with other doctors when necessary, and performing diagnostic tests in order to determine the underlying causes of their health issues.​​

 

Dr. Misa's Toolbox:

Dr. Misa enjoys tough conditioning workouts at Validus Fitness (formerly CrossFit Ark) and is also a fitness coach at their facility.  Her other loves are gardening and sewing, and can be found browsing for deals at Fabricland and Sheridan Nurseries.

PROFESSIONAL BIO

Bachelor of Science (Honours Biochemistry) - University of Waterloo,1997

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine - The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2001

Clinic Faculty - The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2021-present

Assistant Professor - The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2001-2013

Canadian Tire Corporation - On-site Naturopathic Doctor, 2004-2013

 

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certificate in Exercise Nutrition, 2014

FirstLine® (Body Composition) Therapy Certified Provider, 2007

Functional and Personalized Hormone Restoration Therapy - University of Florida (College of Pharmacy), 2017

Prescribing and Therapeutics Course - University of British Columbia (Therapeutics Collaboration Education), 2017

Acupuncture in Fertility, Pregnancy & Labour Certified Provider, 2006

Bioflex Certified Low Intensity Laser Therapist, 2016

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, 2013

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, 2019

Member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

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The people I trust and am willing to take advice from are those that conduct themselves with integrity, are committed to learning and growth, demonstrate that they practice what they teach, and treat me as a relevant and valued human being...I aspire to be the same toward my patients and those around me. ~ Dr. Misa