We believe we have the most incredible lineup of vendors participating at the 2013 Expo. In fact, we’re so proud of them, we want everyone to know more about who they are and how their business fits in to the Expo’s passion for seeing Ottawa the healthiest city in Canada. We recently sent our vendors a list of four questions. Between now and the Expo, we will be highlighting some of these amazing vendors. Watch our blog every Tuesday & Saturday morning for another vendor spotlight.
Who are we?
My name is Tanya and I am the Naturopathic Doctor at Oomph! Natural Health. I became interested in Naturopathic Medicine at the age of 16 when my father was fighting cancer. After going through chemotherapy and radiation, his body was starting to deteriorate. He had won the battle with cancer but could no longer see, walk or feel his limbs. His heart was damaged and so was his soul. A nurse suggested my father tried acupuncture. After a few sessions I asked him how the acupuncture was going. He said to me “Tanya, for the first time in years, I don’t feel pain”. It was at that moment that I knew what I wanted to do with my life.
How long have you been in business?
After completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I finally moved to Toronto to attend the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. I graduated in 2009 and practiced in Toronto for 2 years. I moved back to Ottawa in the fall of 2012 and opened Oomph! Natural Health within the Moksha Yoga Studio in Orleans. During this time, my partner Steven Carey became increasingly interested in meditation and spirituality. He decided to become a Reiki Master and join Oomph! Natural Health. Together we aim to improve Ottawa’s overall healthcare by complimenting the allopathic medical system.
What is your business all about?
Our business is all about improving lifestyle through an individual treatment plan. Naturopathic Medicine includes nutrition, botanical medicine (herbs), acupuncture, lifestyle counseling and homeopathy. Reiki can be done on its own or combined with acupuncture for optimal effectiveness. Naturopathic medicine can help with everything from diabetes, arthritis, depression, digestive issues, anxiety, infertility, autoimmune disease and much more!
Which theme does our business incorporate?
All four! Be fit. Eat right. Think well. Go green.
Here at Oomph! Natural Health we encourage exercise and proper nutrition. We counsel people and help individuals deal with stress, anxiety and depression through acupuncture as well as reiki. We are also great advocates for the utilization of chemical free products, not only for the safety of the environment but also for everyone’s physical wellbeing. Our biggest gift is our promise to lend an ear and listen to what people have to say. The first step to helping someone is hearing their words.