About

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

-World Health Organization, 1948

In today’s busy world with deadlines and endless tasks to complete, it can be difficult to find time for yourself. Taking a moment to focus on your health – mental, physical or emotional – can seem impossible. At Sage, we’re here to help.

We take time to listen to our patients and answer all their questions. We understand all the factors that affect health and we teach our patients about all the factors as well. Good medicine requires that we educate our patients so that they are better able to understand their bodies and what they can do to feel better. Naturopathic treatment is not a one-time renewable prescription. It is an on-going quest to feel better than you ever thought possible. We work closely with our patients to figure out the root of the problem and then we treat the root rather than the symptoms. At our clinic, patients are our partners. We work closely together to get you better and stay better.

If this sounds like the kind of medicine you have been looking for, then let us know. If you want more information, contact us anytime or book a complementary 15-minute visit to learn more.

Meet our team

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Dr. Rahima Hirji, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Rahima is a Naturopathic Doctor and the founder of Sage Naturopathic Clinic. She incorporates a range of therapies to best address individual health concerns, including nutrition, acupuncture, supplements, homeopathy, botanical medicine, and traditional chinese herbal medicine. She also uses a wide variety of diagnostic tools and tests such as food sensitivity testing, salivary hormone testing, urine analysis, blood work, and specialized bowel function tests to help diagnose and tailor treatment plans for a variety of health conditions.

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Dr. Deanna Walker, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Deanna is a Naturopathic Doctor and Co-owner at Sage Naturopathic Clinic. She takes great pride in inspiring and motivating others to achieve their health goals. She is well versed in treating various ailments, but has a special interest in women’s health including hormone imbalances, menopause and fertility. Pain management, mood disorders, digestive concerns and weight management are also areas of focus for her. She is proficient in acupuncture, herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, lifestyle counselling and has additional training in bioidentical hormone therapy.

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Dr. Alaina Gair, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Alaina Gair is a board certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Kitchener, Ontario. Alaina grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and completed a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in 2006. Traveling throughout Europe and South East Asia, she became increasingly passionate about the importance of patient-centered systems and natural approaches to healthcare.

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Dr. Samina Mitha, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Samina Mitha is passionate about helping patients restore their clarity, confidence and control so that they can take back their health and start feeling good! Through her previous work for an online health company called Everyday Health in New York City, Samina realized her true passion of helping people achieve their optimal health potential.  Having been diagnosed with PCOS, Samina has a personal connection with women who experience hormonal imbalances.

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Sandra Cross, R.H.N., R.N.C.P., R.O.H.P.
Intolerance Testing, Reflexology

Sandra was born and raised in the KW area. Her real journey began after having two children who had many health issues. She found life very challenging, and even had to
quit her job to focus on caring for her children. A normal day usually meant cooking 2-3 different lunches and dinners…if one child could eat it, it usually meant that the other child could not! In 2006, after two very difficult years, Sandra knew that there had to be something out there to help her kids, and she was willing to try anything! Lucky for her, she met a lady who specialized in intolerances.

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about_mariannaMarianna Duba, M.Sc.
Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Marianna is a multilingual holistic nutritionist (English, Hungarian, Slovak) offering nutritional consultations for individuals and families as well as corporate wellness lectures and workshops about a variety of nutrition-related topics. Prior to her interest in natural nutrition, she worked in the field of Molecular Biology. She earned her Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from Queen’s University in Kingston. Her interest in the holistic field developed while working in mainstream pharmacy where she experienced the lack of nutritional and lifestyle changes as part of a comprehensive healing program.

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Tess Watson
Office Manager

Tess Watson has over 8 years of experience in customer service and office administration. She strives to always provide an exceptional experience for all patients from the moment they step through the door to the moment they leave and beyond.

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Lee Horton-Carter, MA, RP
Individual, Couple and Family Therapist    

Lee Horton-Carter is a psychotherapist who has been in private practice for 23 years helping people to heal around issues related to childhood physical abuse and sexual trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and PTSD.

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Laura Dziuba, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

Laura is a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.  She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Guelph and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto with a specialization in mental health and a collaborative program in addiction studies.

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 Cassandra Nagal, Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Massage Therapy & Reiki

Cassandra is respected in the field of wellness and holistic health by her peers and clients; maintaining a successful professional practice as a Registered Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner. Cassandra’s understanding of the connection between the physical, energetic and emotional stressors and one’s health/wellbeing has allowed her to assist individuals through a more holistic approach to client care.

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Registered Homeopath

Raluca is a registered homeopath practicing in Kitchener, Ontario. She is passionate about helping people restore their health and achieve optimal wellness.  Having experienced first-hand the healing capabilities that homeopathy can have on mental, emotional and physical health, she aims to help her patients achieve a high-level of well-being.

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April Annand
Administrative Assistant
April graduated with honours from a Medical Office Administration program. She has been utilizing her skills while continuing to gain more experience in the medical office setting for the last 6 years. She also has 15 years of customer service experience prior to medical office administration. April enjoys interacting with people and takes great pride in ensuring all clients and a comfortable and positive experience every visit! April is excited to be a part of the Sage team and looks forward to being part of your exceptional experience at Sage.

 

 

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Dr. Melody Lee, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic

Melody graduated with honours from the New York Chiropractic College and is a member on the Dean’s list and the Phi Chi Omega Honor Society.  She holds an honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a Management Studies Minor from the University of Waterloo where she also played on the women’s varsity soccer team.
Melody is passionate in advocating women’s health throughout their pregnancy. She has seen the wonderful results that chiropractic care can do to help expecting moms and their families.

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Jenna Priestap
Naturopathic Medical Intern

Jenna is a naturopathic medical intern studying at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in North York, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with Dean’s Honours List distinction. Jenna is extremely passionate about women’s health and has an interest in maternal health (pregnancy and beyond as a mother).

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Registered Acupuncturist

Jeanette is a Registered Acupuncturist in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (C.T.C.M.P.A.O. – Government Regulated). She graduated from the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Academy (formerly The Shiatsu School of Canada) Acupuncture Diploma program with high honours in 2015.

Jeanette has extensive training in many Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities including acupuncture, fire cupping, moxibustion, gua sha and Eastern nutrition and uses these skills to provide treatment plans that address the underlying issues for each individual.

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