New Year, New Home

I have always liked the start to a new year. It seems to be a time when anything is possible and opportunities are limitless.

This coming 2016 is a great example of this exciting time for my little family and I. We are moving back to the area I grew up in, to be closer to grandparents and to reconnect to my roots. I am so thrilled that I have been given the opportunity to join the KIHC team in February. As a Naturopathic Doctor with 4 years of experience under my belt, I love the work I do and to find such a great clinic to do it in is wonderful. I know that Dr. Christina will be missed and that I have some big shoes to fill, but I look forward to meeting everyone and working with you with all.

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QUILL Lecture: Healthcare Made for You

Please join me for my lecture at Queen’s Institute for Lifelong Learning, Sunday October 5th at 2pm. We’ll explore the concept of personalized medicine and integrating a variety of healthcare modalities to make this a reality.

Integrative medicine recognizes the weaknesses inherent in many medical systems and brings together their strengths. We will discuss symptom based approaches vs. addressing the underlying cause of illness, and treating disease vs. supporting the health of the whole person, and prevention.

KingstonFest by Sustainable Kingston

Please join us for KingstonFest!

KingstonFest is a free indoor and outdoor family festival that will showcase Kingston’s remarkable organizations, and encourage community involvement. The event will act as an “appetizer” or “taste test” for residents to learn about what’s happening in the community, and to be inspired to get involved. It will include both educational and interactive components that inspire citizens to live by the four pillars of sustainability: Environmental Responsibility, Social Equity, Cultural Vitality, and Economic Health.

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: St. Lawrence College, 100 Portsmouth Avenue
Cost: FREE!

We’ve have an important role to play in preserving our publicly-funded healthcare system. Please see what we’ve written, here.

Response to Whig Standard and Udo Schuklenk

Udo Schuklenk, Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics and Public Policy at Queen’s University, recently wrote an opinion piece in the Whig Standard about “pseudo-science”. In it, he writes that “the association of naturopaths is lobbying the provincial government to regulate them as if they were a body made of professionals”, and that their “homemade” colleges are accredited by “a body made up of colleges like themselves”. Curiously, a quick google search makes it clear that Naturopathic Doctors have been licensed by the Ontario government for nearly 90 years, the issuing of which requires successful completion of continent-wide examinations (NPLEX) and subsequent Ontario government board licensing examinations. The Ontario government accepts the status offered by the American-based accrediting body, which itself falls under the jurisdiction of the US Secretary of Education. Thank goodness Ontarians are protected by such stringent government regulations and that Naturopathic Doctors, in their completion of at least 8 years of rigorous post-secondary education, are so well trained to provide a variety of scientifically-sound medical and healthcare options. How did Mr. Schuklenk get his facts so wrong?

I find it hard to believe that a man who has achieved such an otherwise respected position of authority did such poor research as to be so genuinely misinformed. What was his real motivation in this article?

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4th annual Healthy Food Drive

Food insecurity affects 8% of Canadians. Making a donation to the local food bank is a simple way to support our neighbours, while we encourage policy makers to create more long-term strategies for the health of our community.

Dr. Christina is coordinating our 4th annual Healthy Food Drive and we’re excited to offer everyone who makes a food or money donation, the chance to win one of many generous prizes offered by these local businesses:

$50 gift certificate for Greenlee’s Quality Meats, (one of my favourite local butchers for free-range local meat and eggs)

1 of 2 $25 gift certificates from our neighbour, Nutrition House

$40 gift certificate from Sigrid’s Natural Foods out on Days Road

Seeking Health Care Professional

Kingston Integrated Healthcare is interviewing now for a full-time health professional (private practice) who is eager to work in a busy multidisciplinary integrative health clinic. This could be a Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, Podiatrist, Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor, Psychologist, Chiropractor, or other professional. Our candidate will be motivated, team-oriented, and eager to build their practice. In return, KIHC will endeavour to provide a refreshingly supportive and friendly environment with like-minded individuals who are a joy to work with.

Kingston Integrated Healthcare provides exceptional professional natural healthcare services and remains one of the most comprehensive integrative natural healthcare facilities in Kingston. Our multi-disciplinary team of 8 practitioners includes Naturopathic Doctors, Registered Massage Therapists, Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, a Reiki practitioner, and Psychotherapist. We also have an on-site medical laboratory, IV therapy room, acupuncture room, health dispensary, and workshop space for meditation, Qi gong classes, and health-specific education classes.

Other benefits for the candidate include easier compliance with the legal concerns of running a practice (e.g. privacy policy and informed consent), marketing opportunities (e.g. access to our workshop space, high-traffic website, monthly e-newsletter, and social media), and inter-professional referrals for truly comprehensive patient care and optimal patient outcomes.

Exceptional full-time administrative support is offered at KIHC to benefit both practitioners and patients.
Please contact Dr. Sonya Nobbe, at if you are interested in joining our vibrant and growing clinic. Please view for more information.

Welcome, Dr. Gerann Murphy, ND

Hippocrates once wrote ‘wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity’. I chose to be a naturopathic doctor because of my passion to help people achieve their full potential through wellness.

Many symptoms and medical conditions can be reversed or at the very least greatly improved through naturopathic medicine. You don’t have to be taking drugs indefinitely and/or feeling fatigued, achy, depressed, bloated, etc.

I offer treatment that is evidence-based, holistic, natural, safe and effective; and is specific to you and aimed at removing the cause of your symptoms or dis-ease. Beyond treatment, I teach you how to lead a healthy lifestyle so that you remain well into the future. In essence, my job is to put myself out of a job!

My medical practice is focused on family medicine, meaning that I’m comfortable treating health conditions for people of all ages. I treat digestive upset, reproductive concerns, heart disease, diabetes, stress, fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, thyroid conditions, menopausal symptoms, menstrual irregularities, weight concerns, allergies, asthma, cancer, immune dysfunction, acute and chronic pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, prostate concerns, skin conditions, autism, ADHD and more.

I hold a Bachelor of Science from McGill University in Montreal and a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, where my training was received under the widest scope of practice for naturopathic doctors in Canada. I am licensed, with high standards, to practice naturopathic medicine in both Ontario by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy (BDDT-N) and British Columbia by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC).

I have a personal background in competitive sports and I’ve worked and volunteered abroad and across Canada for many years as a teacher and wildlife biologist. When I’m not seeing patients, I love to give talks on naturopathic medicine, practice yoga, run, enjoy the great outdoors and spend time with family and friends.

I’m very happy to be home in Kingston accepting patients at my medical practice. I think it’s important for you to be comfortable with your doctor, so I welcome you to a complimentary consultation where you can meet me and ask me any questions you may have. I very much look forward to seeing you!

Open House Success!

Thank you for making our open house such an outstanding success! And congratulations to our draw prize winners, Holly Mitchell, Diana Reyers, and Elaine Koshowski!

If you missed our event and are still hoping to meet some of our practitioners one-on-one, please give us a call to schedule a complimentary 15-minute introductory appointment.


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