Meet The Team

  • Naturopathic Doctor
  • Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner 
  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner

Founder of:

  • The Autoimmune Integrative Clinic, 
  • The Autoimmune Academy Educational Platform
  • The Autoimmune Simplified Podcast

Hi, I’m Dr. Alison 


I’ve been in your shoes. 14 years ago, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. My health journey was one of the most frustrating, overwhelming, and disappointing experiences of my life. When I asked how do I fix this, I was told it was the luck of the draw, and there was nothing I could do; just take this medication when things start to get bad and hope you don’t get a second condition. This did not sit well with me. I knew that my lifestyle had some factor in my health; how could it not?   

This is the story I hear far too often in my clinical practice. I’m here to tell you this is not the luck of the draw. Yes, autoimmune has a genetic component to it, but what science and research have shown us over the last 10 to 15 years is there are so many things we can do to help turn on and off our genes. Our bodies don’t just start to malfunction; our immune system is trying to tell us something, it’s been triggered, and it is struggling to resolve it the problems on its own. There are so many factors that play into your autoimmune condition that are overlooked in conventional medicine; hormones, digestion, sleep, nutrition, infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic), and toxicity. These all alter how your immune system functions.

This is why I created the Autoimmune Institute; to help you overcome your autoimmune condition just like I did. We dive into the big picture and work to determine where your weak points are and how to fix them, working as a team in conjunction with conventional medicine moving you towards a place of health.   

I’m happy to say my condition has been in remission for more than 12 years, and I want the same for you.



    As a Holistic Nutritionist, Paula sees food as the most powerful tool in your journey to health. She knows how tough and confusing dietary change can be, and she is committed to helping you navigate through it. She has enjoyed preparing delicious and healthy food for as long as she can remember, and loves to share recipes with anyone that will listen. Paula is a fermentation fanatic and at any given time her counters are full of bottles and jars of goodness, bubbling away. She is also a kitchen hydroponic gardener, attempting to grow greens indoors year-round with mixed success!

    After too many years in the hectic world of high-tech Corporate Recruitment, Paula left it all to travel the world for a year and start her beautiful family. This change of pace and several years at home with young kids was a great chance to reflect on her passions, which led her to The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. She graduated as a CNP (Certified Nutritional Practitioner) with Honours in 2015 and has additionally completed certification in Live Blood Cell Microscopy. Paula is a member of CANNP – The Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners and is an NNCP (Natural Nutrition – Clinical Practitioner).

    In the digital age, knowledge is just a Google search away. We applaud your commitment to self-education because you are the ultimate authority on your health. However, there isn’t a shortage of information on Google and it can be very overwhelming.

    With so much information how do you know what is right and fits for you? 

    Are you on 10 different supplements and tried 4 different diets in search of the solution?

    As Naturopathic Doctors and Functional Medicine Practitioners, our role has evolved over the years. We no longer hold all the information; instead, we work with you to develop a strategic plan, provide you with evidence and research, and empower you to make informed decisions about your own health. Think of us as your trusted guides or sherpas, here to help you navigate the complexities of your condition by providing a comprehensive and evidence-based strategy. Our ultimate goal is to help you overcome this challenge and improve your overall well-being so that you can embrace each day with joy and vitality.

    Are you Ready to stop wasting time and develop a strategy?

    Ready to Start? 

    Are you ready to take back control of your health? 


    Get booked in with one of our practitioners today.

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    Fax: 905-291-1668


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