Meet Team

Dr. Wrigley:

Helping women in peri and post menopause experience easier weight loss, better moods, improved sex drive, and more energy.

 

Naturally.

Meet Team

Dr. Wrigley:

Helping women in peri and post menopause experience easier weight loss, better moods, improved sex drive, and more energy.

 

Naturally.

Introducing:

Dr. Jay Wrigley, NMD

Michelle Dowker, MSc, ND

Dr. Jay Wrigley, NMD

Dr. Jay

Dr. Jay is a Functional Medicine Doctor and Naturopathic Physician with over 24 years of experience in successfully helping others remedy health conditions that were unsuccessfully treated by drugs, surgery, or other treatments.

After graduating from Taylor University, Dr. Jay went to UNC-Chapel Hill for his master’s degree in Biochemistry, and then on to The National College of Naturopathic Medicine graduating in 1993. His post-doctorate education and training were in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition.

He has a passion for helping busy people overcome health issues that are getting in the way of performing at the level they desire in their careers, family life, social life, and recreational activities. He has a special interest in working with hormonal concerns associated with peri- and post-menopause.

By using the best-personalized diet, natural medicines, and pharmaceutical Grade nutritional supplements along with fitness and lifestyle advice, Dr. Jay ensures you win at every level.

 
 

Dr. Jay Wrigley, NMD

Dr. Jay

Dr. Jay is a Functional Medicine Doctor and Naturopathic Physician with over 24 years of experience in successfully helping others remedy health conditions that were unsuccessfully treated by drugs, surgery, or other treatments.

After graduating from Taylor University, Dr. Jay went to UNC-Chapel Hill for his master’s degree in Biochemistry, and then on to The National College of Naturopathic Medicine graduating in 1993. His post-doctorate education and training were in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition.

He has a passion for helping busy people overcome health issues that are getting in the way of performing at the level they desire in their careers, family life, social life, and recreational activities. He has a special interest in working with hormonal concerns associated with peri- and post-menopause.

By using the best-personalized diet, natural medicines, and pharmaceutical Grade nutritional supplements along with fitness and lifestyle advice, Dr. Jay ensures you win at every level.

 

Michelle Dowker, MSc, ND

Michelle

Michelle is a wellness strategist and dietary coach with an educational background as a Naturopathic Doctor.

She holds 3 post-secondary degrees that took 10 years to complete: a bachelor of science in biomedical science, a Master of science in human biology and nutritional science both from the University of Guelph and a Naturopathic Doctor diploma from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

She uses her knowledge and experience to help people better understand their own bodies, their choices, and she helps them work through their challenges and implement the best dietary and lifestyle strategies that will work for them.

Michelle has a special focus working with women in their 30s to 60s who’ve been struggling with chronic illness and mystery symptoms like digestive troubles, fatigue, pain, and unwanted weight gain. When they understand why and how to make adjustments that will help reduce inflammation and balance hormones, their physical and mental symptoms improve significantly.

Her mission is to provide information, guidance, and inspiration to make simple changes because when you eat better and live better, you can FEEL BETTER.

 
 

Michelle Dowker, MSc, ND

Michelle

Michelle is a wellness strategist and dietary coach with an educational background as a Naturopathic Doctor.

She holds 3 post-secondary degrees that took 10 years to complete: a bachelor of science in biomedical science, a Master of science in human biology and nutritional science both from the University of Guelph and a Naturopathic Doctor diploma from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

She uses her knowledge and experience to help people better understand their own bodies, their choices, and she helps them work through their challenges and implement the best dietary and lifestyle strategies that will work for them.

Michelle has a special focus working with women in their 30s to 60s who’ve been struggling with chronic illness and mystery symptoms like digestive troubles, fatigue, pain, and unwanted weight gain. When they understand why and how to make adjustments that will help reduce inflammation and balance hormones, their physical and mental symptoms improve significantly.

Her mission is to provide information, guidance, and inspiration to make simple changes because when you eat better and live better, you can FEEL BETTER.

 

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Michelle's story

 

The Journey

 
My journey started with my own health issues, which no medical doctor I consulted was able to help or correct. I was told I was just going to have to “live with” constant digestive issues, weekly debilitating migraines, continuous recurring sinus infections, weight gain, and constant fatigue at the age of 25! You can read more about the beginning stages of my journey here.

I was on a mission to help myself and eventually discovered that changes to diet and lifestyle had huge impacts on my own level of wellness. I realized through my own experience with mystery symptoms that weren’t resolving with medicine, that what we put in our body on a daily basis in terms of food and fuel has a significant impact on how our body performs and responds. This huge learning lesson sent me on a path to become a licensed Naturopathic Doctor.

After 9 years of postsecondary education, including an honours bachelor of science in biomedical science, a masters in human biology and nutrition, and a 4 year diploma in naturopathic medicine, I set off on my adventure where I set up shop in a tiny, isolated community off the north coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, and eventually to Kitimat, in North-West British Columbia.

Given where I was located, access to health food stores and supplements was limited, which forced me to focus on other aspects of health and wellness, particularly diet and lifestyle. This experience confirmed to me that what you put in your body and your lifestyle habits can truly affect the function of your hormonal and immune systems, biochemical processes, levels of inflammation, and even your emotions.

When I moved from British Columbia to Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec 6 years later, I discovered the laws surrounding the practice naturopathic medicine were entirely different. Quebec is an unregulated province, which means I don’t have the same rights to do and say things that I was able to as a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in British Columbia, right down to my title. In Quebec, I must say I am a naturopath, not a Naturopathic Doctor.

Having already had a strong focus on diet and lifestyle during my 6 years of practice in BC, I decided to further focus on this avenue, focusing primarily on dietary consulting and life coaching.
 

My Philosophy

 
I realized as my experience grew with patients and clients, that there are key elements to diet and lifestyle that are commonly weak. People show up in my office frequently recounting issues such as digestive troubles, bloating, pain, weight gain, fatigue, stress, mental fog, and poor concentration, among others. I know from personal and clinical experience that these issues can be distracting and burdensome, making it difficult to be present in life.

Both in BC and in Quebec, I have seen countless people who have tried a variety of approaches in attempts to alleviate discomfort: medications, diets, endless supplements suggested from health food stores, magazine articles, friends and the internet, and usually more medications, all to no avail. What they were trying wasn’t working for them, and they were ready to try something new; they were ready for a change. When they showed up in my office and implemented the dietary and lifestyle strategies I taught them, they started to discover the relief they were looking for.

Lifestyle habits can play an equally important role in your level of wellness. Lifestyle practices include sleep, light exposure, movement, exercise and stress management, as well as your prioritization of self-care. Imbalances in any of these areas can negatively impact how your body functions as a complete system.

Just like taking care of your car – keeping your gas tank filled with good quality fuel, regularly maintaining the body, engine and all of its components, it is important to do the same for yourself; to keep your body, mind, and spirit functioning at its peak performance.
 

Just as a poorly cared-for automobile can break down, rust out, and display poor performance, so can you.

 
 

Read more about my story:

Click on the links below to read some very detailed blog posts I wrote about some of the realizations and discoveries I’ve made during my own wellness journey:

 
My experience with the carnivore diet

My experience with weight gain and weight loss
 

Get your life back.

And not only feel like yourself again but feel even BETTER than before.

We can show you how.
Let us guide you with personalized support
To live your best life in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.
 

We’ll help you get the body and life you love.

Get your life back.

And not only feel like yourself again but feel even BETTER than before.

We can show you how.
Let us guide you with personalized support
To live your best life in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.
 

We’ll help you get the body and life you love.