Dr. Laura Batson, MSc, ND
Laura completed her 4-year Naturopathic Medical Degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where she also completed a 12 month residency in the Adjunctive Cancer Care unit at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. Her prior education includes a Degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters in Holistic Science from Schumacher College in the UK. Laura is dedicated to understanding the full complexity of her client’s disease processes. She then combines modern medical science with traditional healing approaches, to create treatment plans that use all natural therapies including nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture, and mind-body exercises to help stimulate the mind, body, and soul to heal itself. In her spare time you may find Laura volunteering at the Wabano Center for Aboriginal Health. You may also find her drawing, writing, talking to Spirit, reading Indigenous science books, and researching holistic healing theories. These interests culminated into a book she published, Curvature: The Science and Soul of Nonlinearity . This is a book that weaves art, poetry, science, and Spirit, to tell a story about the loss of “curvaceous” knowledge in the world (i.e.: feminine wisdom, holistic healing, the circular thinking of Indigenous peoples, nonlinear mathematics, and so forth), and it offers teachings from Spirit Grandmothers on how to replenish the world curvaceously. Laura teaches Nutrition Through The Lifespan at the Institute for Holistic Nutrition’s Ottawa campus.
NLS 010 Nutrition through the Life Span
Nutrient needs and nutritional status are explored using a life span model. Areas of emphasis include growth and development, high risk pediatric groups, infant childhood allergies and diseases. Womens’ and Mens’ health concerns and the nutrition challenges faced by our aging society will also be examined.