Dr. Misa Kawasaki, ND
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:
Lifestyle & Stress Counselling
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.
Bachelor of Science (Honours Biochemistry) - University of Waterloo,1997
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine - The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2001
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