Dr. Mashael mawji ND, Acupuncture
Total years in practice: 13
Dr. Mawji is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and takes an innovative approach to patient centred care. She uses a range of diagnostics including laboratory testing, physical exams and a thorough history because each person’s needs and presentation are unique. Dr. Mawji believes in the art of medicine and tailors treatments specifically to her patients. She is passionate about patient empowerment, education and partnership and feels these are pertinent to positive outcomes so that her patients can lead long and happy lives.
Dr. Mawji is a sought after speaker on conditions including: hormonal dysfunction, immune support, stress management, and healthy lifestyle habits. In 2019 Dr. Mawji spoke to her colleagues at the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors conference on Botanical Medicine Updates for Upper Respiratory Tract Injections. In 2020 she spoke at the Canadian Health Food Association West, one of the largest Natural Health shows, on Research Updates in Omega 3’s. In 2008 Dr. Mawji was the nutrition lead for a two year Health Canada study investigating dietary and lifestyle interventions on cardiovascular markers in the South Asian population. Currently she is a speaker and educator for Natures Way of Canada and an Ambassador for Lululemon. In 2021, Dr. Mawji participated in a National Integrative Fertility Series (over zoom), and spoke on Optimizing fertility outcomes from a preconception lens.
Dr. Mawji is passionate about patient outcomes and education. She spends time researching, reading, and consulting with other health care providers. Her belief is that an integrative approach supports patient outcomes, and this has developed into her practice where she works collaboratively with many other health care providers for patient centered care and maintains a forward thinking practice of medicine.During her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Mawji worked alongside a Functional Medical Doctor, in a private health setting, to optimize patient care. This is where her exposure to Functional Medicine began. She worked with this Physician for two years, and was exposed to a side of health care that merged western and eastern philosophy. This is where her enthusiasm for lifestyle medicine, innovative testing, and evaluating symptoms further, sparked her desire to learn more. She observed improvements in patient care, the power of a positive physician-patient relationship and became exposed to the world of hormones, heavy metal testing and anti-aging medicine. This motivated her to become a Naturopathic Doctor; individualized medicine, patient centered care, and looking beyond diagnoses.
Dr. Mawji is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She has additional training and is certified in IV therapy, Aesthetics Neuromodulators, Aesthetic Fillers, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Prescription authority and Visual Homeopathy. Dr. Mawji graduated from the University of British Columbia with an Honours degree in Bachelors of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health.
Dr. Mawji has a passion for helping people with hormonal imbalance, fertility and preconception care, mitochondrial dysfunction, digestive complaints, skin improvement, auto-immune diseases and mental health concerns.
Metabolic Disorders - Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Weight loss/gain
Fertility - Female and Male factor
Endocrinology - PCOS, Menstrual irregularities, Menopausal symptoms, Adrenal dysfunction/Stress response
Skin - Hyperpigmentation, Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Texture (Dry, Oily), Premature aging, Neuromodulators (Botox, nuceiva), Dermal Fillers
Cardiovascular - Fatty Liver, Cardiovascular disease, Atherosclerosis, Hypercholesterolemia
Gastrointestinal - Food sensitivities, Nutrient optimization
I meet a lot of people who have different ideas about what Naturopathic Medicine is, and the variation between practitioners, particularly Naturopathic Doctors, but in all areas of the health field, can make it difficult to understand what we do. In essence, Naturopathic Medicine supports the innate ability for the body to heal itself, which means understanding the natural progression and etiology of disease (or pathology.) As a Naturopathic Doctor, I have a medical understanding of diagnostics and pathology, but I also recognize that there are many reasons why a person may experience symptoms.
Lifestyle is what you do every single day, diet is what you consume everyday, your genetics are what you are born with, and your environment influences how you perceive, metabolize and are predisposed to certain conditions. Naturally everyone is different, and Naturopathic Medicine utilizes certain principles that are focused on balancing the body, addressing symptoms and pathologies using natural ,and pharmaceutical interventions, when needed, and educating patients around their conditions.
As your Naturopathic Doctor, I will work with you, to manage your symptoms and concerns, improve your quality of life, and educate you on how you can make appropriate changes to support your health.