Hi, I'm Dr. Jillian Cole and my main prerogative is to help you feel comfortable in your own body and mind. Through the integration of research-based lifestyle, dietary and functional medicine techniques, we work together to create a plan that's realistic for your busy, demanding life and customized to your needs.
I've been there, being completely and utterly unsatisfied with the body I live in. I've spent years of my life focused on "not good enough" with poor body image and trying every avenue to get thin and fit. Through my unending journey of trying to find unrealistic "perfection" in my appearance, I also had the convenience of having to struggle with some rather undesirable side effects like cystic acne, panic attacks, a list of gut issues and an autoimmune thyroid disease.
So yeah, I get it.
I was obsessed with nutrition, I wanted to know everything and anything about it - what the ingredients were of foods, its chemical and macronutrient constituents, how I could replace one ingredient in a recipe with another...this led me to further my obsession academically. I was also fascinated in the power of thought and its influence over our behaviours. These two interests led me to graduate from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts and Science, focusing on Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals and Cognitive Neuropsychology. A mouthful.
From there, it was a natural transition into medicine. From my negative experiences of being in the medical system for treatment of an eating disorder, I aligned more with the philosophies and approaches of naturopathic medicine and so pursued a naturopathic doctorate for a total of eight years of formal education.
Fast-track to today.
After over five years of clinical experience, 1000+ hours of patient visits, hundreds of hours of continuing education and my own personal flair to understanding what being "well" really means, I offer an honest, tried-and-true approach to helping you attain and maintain your health goals.
We don't do temporary band-aid solutions here. We do lasting, meaningful change.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Vida (New York, NY 2018).
Advanced Injection Training (Prolotherapy, Neuroprolotherapy, Neural Therapy) for Pain Management by Dr. Richard Hull DO (Halifax, ON 2018).
Dermaroller Micro-needling Certification and Training Seminar by DermaSpark Products Inc. (Toronto, ON 2017).
Clinical Applications for Anti-Aging: Intravenous/Intramuscular Support by Dr. Paul Anderson ND and Dr. Virginia Osborne ND (Toronto, ON 2017).
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy Emergency Medicine and BLS (Halifax, NS 2017).
Heavy Metal Toxicology Clinical Chelation: EDTA, DMPS, DMSA and The Environmental Seminar by Dr. Paul Anderson ND, Dr. Virginia Osborne ND and Dr. Walter Crinnion NS (Tempe, AZ 2016).
Clinical Applications and Advanced Topics of IV Nutrient Therapies: Addictions and Chronic Neurological Diseases by Dr. Virginia Osborne ND, Dr. Paul Anderson NMD, Dr. Walter Crinnion ND and Dr. Aaron Van Gaver ND (Toronto, ON 2016).
Superseding SIBO Webinar Series by Dr. Leigha Saunders ND and Dr. Preet Khangura ND (Webinar 2016).
Combined Treatments in Aesthetic Medicine: Concentrated Growth Factors (CGF), Ozone, Plasma Gel, Melatonin, Vitamin D3 and CD34+ Cells by Dr. Adrianna Schwartz MD (Madrid, Spain 2016).
Ozone Therapy by Dr. Frank Shallenberger MD (Reno, NV 2015).
Prolozone Therapy Level I by Dr. Frank Shallenberger MD (Reno, NV 2015).
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training by Frontline Medical Training and Consulting (Halifax, NS 2015).
Mindful Healing by Dr. Paul Epstein ND (Webinar 2014).
Advances in Women's Health Symposium hosted by NFH (Toronto, ON 2014).
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Depression and Anxiety by Dr. James Greenblatt MD (Toronto, ON 2014).
Great Plains Laboratory Physician Education Workshop by Dr. William Shaw PhD (Toronto, ON 2014).
Emergency Medicine for IV Therapy by Dr. Virginia Osborne ND (Toronto, ON 2013).
Intravenous Therapy Certification by Dr. Eric Marsden ND (Toronto, ON 2013).
Herbalism Course by John Redden RH Medical Herbalist (Toronto, ON 2013).
Introduction to Mindfulness by Dr. Alexia Georgousis ND (Toronto, ON 2013).
OAND Convention (Toronto, ON 2012, 2013).