Being a naturopathic doctor is one of the most rewarding aspects on my life. There is no better feeling then when I help my patients get their health back on track. My 25 years of experience as a naturopath have been centered on general family healthcare with a clinical focus in women’s health, children’s health, weight loss and mental health. Naturopathic medicine has given me the tools to both inspire and empower my adult and paediatric patients to make healthy lifestyle choices that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. I am very excited to be able to work with such a professional team of practitioners while focusing on what I am passionate about.
For many years Dr Berni worked alongside Dr Natasha Turner ND (author of “The Hormone Diet”), where she focused her diagnostic skills on helping her patients obtain optimal hormonal balance and implemented their weight loss program. She treats a variety of conditions such as thyroid disorders, digestive issues, PMS, menopause, PCOS, mood disorders, insomnia, weight gain, and stress. She is passionate about teen health, and supporting the many issues that adolescence can bring. She has always worked in a multidisciplinary environment and strongly believes in the importance of integrative care to address all aspects of a patient’s health and wellbeing.
Marika has been asked to contribute to articles about naturopathic healthcare for various publications such as Canadian Living and Today’s Parent Magazine. She has also given numerous lectures on health and wellness and has contributed to various corporate wellness programs. Dr Berni is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) as well as the Ontario Association of Naturopathic doctors (OAND). She is licensed by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario to practice Naturopathic medicine in Ontario. She expands her education continuously by regularly attending continuing education courses such as the Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Symposium given by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.