Dr. Valerie Helena Franc BSc ND
Valerie Helena Franc ND is a dynamic and inspirational naturopathic doctor, teacher and world traveler. She combines her passion for holistic health and wellness with over fifteen years of clinical experience. After completing her undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences, Dr. Val went on to study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. During this time, she earned her certification in naturopathic medical education and taught courses in naturopathic nutrition and sports nutrition at the college. Upon graduating she was awarded the Leo-Boucher award for excellence in clinical nutrition. Dr. Val furthered her complementary skill set by pursuing certification in hypnosis through the National Guild of Hypnotists, becoming a certified yoga instructor, and through additional training in acupuncture and Traditional Asian Medicine at Zhejiang Hospital in Hangzhou China. She also meets the current standard of practice for prescribing.
Currently, Dr. Val maintains a family practice in Toronto, and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Firmly committed to communicating naturopathic principles and philosophies, she teaches at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is the Clinic Supervisor for the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine at their Sherbourne Health Centre location. In addition she regularly teaches courses in naturopathic nutrition, meditation, and personal development. Her extensive public lecturing has involved various organizations and support groups including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Mental Health Association. Dr. Val has also published articles in Upper York and Living Well magazines and has been featured in Life Peak and Esteem magazine.