DR ASHLEY VON MARTELS
HBA MBA ND
My goal is to strengthen your health. Together we can resolve your current health concerns, manage your long-term health, and prevent future disease. My job is to actively listen to your story, ask the right questions, perform the right lab tests, and understand how your symptoms fit together. Your treatment plan will be individualized and will aim to focus on the root cause of disease.
Why I became a Naturopathic Doctor:In my previous career in finance there was a time when I was feeling less than optimal. I sought care from my naturopathic doctor for natural solutions to acne, with very little knowledge of the profession or expectations in general. Although we went over my chief complaint throughout the initial appointment, I didn’t expect that we would talk about everything else that was going on with my health at the time. The many other issues that I was experiencing included extreme fatigue, dizziness, brain fog, tingling in my limbs, blood sugar lows, horrible PMS, and digestion issues. At that point these issues were so chronic that I had just learned to deal with them on a daily basis and didn’t expect them to change. This was the first time that anyone had ever suggested that these issues were abnormal, and needed to be fixed. Dietary changes were initially addressed, and along with support from supplements and acupuncture, my symptoms lessened. After some time, my naturopathic doctor uncovered the root cause of my complaints, the treatment plan was adjusted, and my symptoms completely resolved.
As a patient, my naturopathic doctor provided me with the best service I had ever received. Her commitment to changing my health inspired me to leave my previous career in business and become a naturopathic doctor.
Conditions that I treat:I am passionate about Women’s Health and Pregnancy, offering natural support and solutions to the following conditions:
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Irregular Periods
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)
- Yeast Infections
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Menstrual Cramps
- Colds and Flu
- Weight loss
- Stress Management
A more formal biography:Dr. Ashley von Martels is a licensed and registered Naturopathic doctor located in the Summerhill area of Toronto. She holds a Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Prior to becoming a Naturopathic doctor, Ashley pursued a career in business, working in large corporate lending at Canadian bank for several years. She has an undergraduate degree in Honours Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters in Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Ashley enjoys cooking and gardening in addition to spending time with her amazing husband and her chocolate labradoodle Georgia. She is an avid equestrian who is taking a break from riding after the passing of her horse Sam in 2016.