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Dr. Jennifer Baer, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Baer, Doctor of Naturopathic MedicineDigestive Health Expert & REAL FOOD Superhero

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Dr. Baer’s Practice Focus

Dr. Baer is a Digestive Health Expert, focusing in the assessment & treatment of:

      • Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity
      • Chronic Constipation or Diarrhea
      • Heartburn or Reflux (GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
      • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
      • Dysbiosis (bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine – SIBO – or colon)
      • Food Allergies, Intolerances or Sensitivities
      • IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disorders)

About

Why See Me?

I Listen
I typically spend 60 minutes with my patients in a standard visit. You’d likely spend that much time in your MD’s waiting room.
I Educate & Empower
I offer solutions
I'm a Generalist
I'm Unique
I Care
I'm Experienced

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

- Thomas A Edison

Digestive symptoms may be just one of a patients’ concerns – but they link back to many other health conditions – making Digestive Health an essential starting point.

While Jennifer focuses in the treatment of digestive disorders, commonly associated concerns include:

      • Weight Management & Metabolism (Thyroid function)
      • Immune Health
      • Women’s Health through the lifecyle (PMS, menstrual irregularities, fertility & peri-natal)
      • Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Stress-management & the Mind-Body connections intrinsic to all health concerns

 

About The Doctor

What I’d Like You To Know About Me

I am a BEACON for those with Digestive Distress.

As a Naturopathic Doctor with a background in food & nutrition, I guide people to put an END to their:

  • BATTLE WITH BLOAT
  • FEAR OF FOOD
  •  and
  • QUEST TO LOCATE THE NEAREST BATHROOM.

 

But what I’m MOST passionate about…is helping people to RECLAIM THEIR LIVES.

You could say that it’s my family’s ORIGINS STORY – my grandfather started a business that my father carried on, manufacturing low volume flush TOILETS for cottages, campers and boats.  So my family has always been in the toilet business!

In my teens, my mom was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, and I began to see firsthand how much a digestive disease disrupts your life – and the life of your family.  I’m glad to be able to relate to my patients in this way.

Some years later, I did a stint in chef training and then studied holistic nutrition (I’ve always been drawn to the intersection between food and health).  And when I studied the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM…it just CLICKED! When I went on to naturopathic medical college, that understanding expanded greatly, to include all of the many interactions the digestive system has with virtually EVERY system of the body. I came to know, beyond a shadow of any doubt, that DIGESTIVE HEALTH is the very foundation of long term WELLNESS & PREVENTION.

In more than ten years of naturopathic practice, and almost 20 years in the fields of food and nutrition, the common thread with the people I’ve helped has always been digestion. No matter who came to see me, my patients almost always had some kind of digestive distress involved – irregular bowel movements, heartburn and reflux, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, haemorrhoids, and the list goes on.

People were coming to see me because they no longer knew what they could eat without making their symptoms worse. They were sick of being bloated all the time and not fitting into their jeans or pants by the end of the day. Their social lives and travel plans were limited by their fear of having “an episode” or not knowing if there would be a bathroom close by. Their heartburn, reflux or abdominal pain was preventing them from sleeping. And for all kinds of other reasons that poor digestive health was negatively impacting their lives.

Several years ago, it became clear to me that I HAD to focus my practice around DIGESTIVE HEALTH. Since then, I’ve pursued advanced training in Naturopathic Gastroenterology, and focus my energy on helping to ILLUMINATE the path for people to achieve DIGESTIVE HEALTH and the FREEDOM TO LIVE FULLY AGAIN.

So…if you are READY to put an end to:

      • the battle with BLOAT – and FIT in your favourite JEANS again
      • Heartburn & Reflux – so you can SLEEP soundly through the night
      • IBS “episodes” – so you can DINE OUT and TRAVEL with friends and family
       

      Let me be your BEACON, illuminating the path.

      Yours in health,
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      Selected Biography

      Jennifer Baer is a registered Naturopathic Doctor & Digestive Health Expert, who began her career as a trained chef & holistic nutritionist. A passionate advocate of REAL FOOD, Dr. Baer sees the intersection between diet & digestion as the key foundation for long-term health promotion & disease prevention.

      Dr. Baer has taught numerous post-secondary courses in nutrition at Centennial College, the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine and the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

      Jennifer is committed to supporting and empowering her patients and community in the pursuit of an optimal level of health. She has actively participated in the promotion of Naturopathic Medicine in her community – writing two monthly columns on health, diet & digestion for community-based newspapers, organizing a local women’s walking club, and as a committee member in her provincial association. She has lectured to community groups, parenting groups, local businesses and organizations, and is available for media inquiries and appearances.

      Any interested group, media outlet, organization or business is encouraged to contact Jennifer.

      Dr. Baer is a graduate of the accredited Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, and is registered in Ontario with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). Jennifer is a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).