DAVID SLOAN, PhD., NNCP, M.H., RNT
Clinic Director - Sloan Natural Health Center
David W. Sloan is happily married to his wife Erika and has been blessed with three healthy and active sons and three beautiful grandchildren. He is thankful for his Christian faith, which continues to give him positive strength, hope and guidance in his personal and professional life.
For many years now, David has been a firm believer in natural healing. Like many of the patients he sees, he once suffered from many diverse health challenges and as a last resort, sought professional help from natural practitioners who could guide him in implementing diet, nutrition, herbal and other natural therapies. After detailed and extensive examinations, it was determined that David’s health had deteriorated so much that he was only given a few years to live. However, by the graciousness of God and radical changes to his diet and lifestyle along with natural therapies, David gratefully found the answers to the various problems that had been afflicting him. Now, almost 40 years later, David is very thankful to be alive and enjoys much more vitality and vigour than he did in his 20’s!
Thanking the Great Physician for leading him to know and benefit from what he considers to be the true way of healing, David has considered it a great privilege and honor to be able to share this precious knowledge with his patients. It has truly been gratifying to see many people undergo a remarkable and unbelievable transformation from poor health to vibrant wellbeing. After almost 40 years in practise, David has earned the reputation of being one of the best natural healers in North America.
As a natural medicine specialist, David believes that providing the keys to vibrant health begins with the holistic approach. To obtain total health, the total person must be considered. This means not only the physical but the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our makeup as well. In this way, the underlying causes of poor health can be determined and a program designed to restore buoyant and vibrant health. By teaching his patients correct nutrition and living habits as well as recommending those steps necessary to cleanse the body and rebuild strength and vitality, it soon becomes apparent to the patient that he or she must learn to be responsible for his or her own health. Thus, disease prevention and preventative medicine can truly become a reality.
The areas that David specializes in are the therapeutic use of Herbs, Diet and Clinical Nutrition, Homeopathic therapy, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy(BHRT), Laser Therapy and Weight Loss to aid the body in returning to optimal vibrant health and function. As a specialist in natural medicine, David’s work has led him to assisting patients with a wide variety of health concerns including hormonal imbalances, overweight, pain and physical degeneration, fatigue and low energy, anxiety, depression, and accelerated aging. Often as these areas are corrected, most other concerns just ‘disappear’.
When David began his practise some years ago (unlike today where this field is in a period of exciting growth), it became necessary for him to be pro-active in educating the public by providing lectures, seminars, keynote addresses and workshops. Over the years he has given countless speeches and presentations all over Ontario and Canada in order to break down the walls of ignorance and misunderstanding in his profession as well as provide valuable health information on a wide variety of topics in natural healing .
These have been very well-received and as a result of this, David has had the added privilege of writing articles for magazines, newsletters, as well as interviews on radio and TV. Most recently he has appeared on Daytime Durham on Rogers Cable and the Lessons for Living program broadcast over the CTV network. His current seminar series on all the elements required to live a healthy, vibrant and successful life is entitled ‘Be Transformed! …Transform Your Health, Transform Your Life!’ and is available in PDF format on this website with plans to expand this into a book form as well.
In the early days as David’s practise was starting, he actually formulated and made his own herbal preparations for his patients! These were made up in the form of tinctures, extracts, and he even had a little manual encapsulation device for putting his formulas in capsules. This is largely unheard of today with younger practitioners as there are now so many excellent professional suppliers. In David’s case, as his practise got busier, he simply could not make up his own medicines any longer. However with the help of a friend who had a small manufacturing facility David developed some herbal and nutritional products for his practise which still have a valid place in his dispensary. But David’s dream was to provide unique, effective and transformational professional quality natural products that he would design to benefit millions of people worldwide! With his Avatar testing system which determines just what medicinal herbs and nutrients patients need to heal and balance their systems, David is now able to put together specific, customized herbal formulas provided by a state of the art botanical laboratory. These powerful herbs which make up the formulas have gone through a 7 stage extraction process and are among the most potent herbal extracts in the world. The results that David’s patients are getting from these formulas is nothing short of remarkable.
David Sloan has studied extensively in the areas listed below. The following is a summary of his credentials:
LEVEL III HEALTH COACH
Erika has been happily married to David for over 40 years and enjoys working with the team at the Sloan Natural Health Center. Her passion for over 30 years has been natural healing and living a healthful lifestyle. She has been a vegetarian since 1979 and believes that healthy eating and regular exercise are vitally important to health. She loves to learn as well as share her extensive knowledge with others. In 2009 she received her certification as a Lifestyle Educator. In 2010 she fulfilled all the requirements to be a Health Coach with the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol and continues to upgrade and attend Ideal Protein Education seminars on a regular basis. Erika currently works as a Health Coach skilfully guiding our dieters at Sloan Natural Health Center(SNHC). She is also the Chief Administrative Officer for SNHC and covers at the front desk as needed when our regular Administrative staff are away. Her other duties include inventory control, bookkeeping, payroll and overall general managerial duties. Erika is the mother of 3 wonderful sons who have brought 3 special women into our family as well as the precious gift of 3 grandchildren whom she loves and adores.
Cristina graduated with Honors from York University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. Her work in various aspects of the health and wellness industry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.
A passionate advocate of natural medicine treatments and alternative therapies, Cristina is a loyal employee of Sloan Natural Health. She was a Health Coach at our Oshawa clinic, an Administrative Assistant at the Pearson Lanes location, and now serves as the Executive Assistant of our Whitby office.
As a Product Specialist, she serves as a liaison to the manufacturers and suppliers of the over 30 brands of natural remedies and supplements offered here. In her administrative role, she welcomes new clients with a positive attitude and friendly smile, and is always eager to help make patient’s experiences lasting and memorable.
Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner
Fatima is a registered Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (NNCP) with over 20 years experience in office administration and human resources management. With a lifelong passion for nutrition and fitness, helping patients meet and maintain optimal health is her overarching priority.
As a wife, mother, and holistic wellness advocate, she is busy collecting a portfolio of interesting life experiences to challenge both mind and body. A thirst for knowledge and the commitment to educate and empower is Fatima’s highest objective in servicing the health concerns of our patients. As part of this passion, Fatima is currently studying for a Diploma in Acupuncture.
Fatima sits on the board of Mission Now Canada, a not-for-profit organization that devotes its energy to passionately advocating for the hungry, needy and under-represented members of our global family.
BSCN, MN, NP-PHC
Bioidentical Hormone Consultant
Shannon has spent her career learning in a traditional method, but has integrated alternate paths to wellness into her personal life. Shannon completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Western Ontario before returning to Northern Ontario to practice in a broad range of clinical frameworks. She then completed her Masters of Nursing in Advanced Nursing Practice at Athabasca University, and currently holds her Nurse Practitioner (NP) license with a Primary Health Care specialization certificate. Shannon has completed a broad range of professional development related to sports medicine and concussions, and offers telemedicine appointments here in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT).
Shana Marie aLfaro
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Shana Marie knows that life is full of highs and lows and that life never came with an instruction manual. She helps people learn new ways to cope with difficult emotions and create positive change in their lives. Shana views life’s challenges as opportunities for growth and personal development. Building on conventional cognitive behavioural approaches, she integrates leading-edge techniques to help people expand their existing knowledge and tools to help them achieve greater resilience and empowerment.
Shana recognizes the importance of re-conditioning unhealthy thought patterns, connecting to the physical body and finding new ways to live authentically through spirit. Helping people strengthen their relationship with all parts of themselves leads them to experience more passion, inner peace and self-worth. Each session is catered to the uniqueness of each client and includes not only talk-based therapy but experiential modalities such as sound therapy, energy transfer and guided visualization. If you are ready to take back control of your life, Shana is ready to help you!
To learn more about Shana, please visit her at http://shanamarie.ca
Pawel Biedrzycki is a registered psychotherapist. His clinical experience includes work within government programs, such as intensive behavioural interventions, educational and residential services, mental health and hospital settings, including Humber River Hospital and Scarborough Health Network.
Additionally, he has provided consultation and training throughout various school boards and professional organizations advocating the importance of self-care, wellness, behavioural and transitional concerns, as well as implementing different programs such as men and women’s support groups, family therapy, assessments, motivational support for professionals, athletes and students. He has done some teaching at Centennial College. His particular research interests include behavioural treatment options dealing with bullying, family conflict, and weight-related concerns. He also provides psychological and diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents, families and adults.