Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic
Welcome to Vitalia, your home for a healthy life. To heal illness or to expand your wellness, we have your answers. We take the time to understand your life - not just a few symptoms. And we have what you need for wellness: in-depth naturopathic knowledge, effective treatments, a comfortable clinic in Vancouver, specialized services and personal caring.
You deserve the best. Find out more about our Naturopathic treatments and how you can benefit from:
Message from Dr Tasreen Alibhai N.D.
Our approach combines natural, non-toxic therapies with the most recent scientific research about human health. We take advantage of technological advancements, and our clinic houses the latest diagnostic testing and therapeutic equipment.
Our licensed and accredited holistic professionals have solid experience and expertise. As well as using this knowledge to improve your health, we also share it to empower you in making informed decisions about your wellbeing.
Whether you have specific health issues to address or simply want to maintain your health , Vitalia Health Care can provide the answers. Read more about our philosophy..
Conditions We Treat
- Women's health including menopause, perimenopause, PMS, fertility, gynecological care.
- Fatigue including balancing adrenal hormone, thyroid hormone balancing, basic vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
- Children's health including primary pediatric care, Autism, ADHD
- Detoxification including chelation therapy, nutritional support for detoxification
- Pain management including acupuncture, prolotherapy, Bowen therapy
- Aesthetics including PRP for skin and hair regeneration, Botox, facials
- IV therapy including vitamin, mineral, amino acid, glutathione, chelation therapy
- Digestive health focusing in IBS, IBD and SIBO
- Weight management
Vitalia Health Care will provide you with answers whether you have specific health issues to address or simply want to maintain your health. Our Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic strives to not only improve your health but empower you to make informed decisions about your wellbeing.
Dr. Tasreen Alibhai
Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, BSc (UBC), ND is the Director of Vitalia in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has been in practice since earning her Doctoral of Naturopathic Medicine at Seattle’s Bastyr University in 2000. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at UBC. With over 16 years of experience, Dr. Alibhai has seen thousands of patients and has learned a lot about the evolution of science based natural therapies. In tandem, while her passion for naturopathic medicine evolved, so did her practice. Over the years she has learned a lot from her clinical practice. Through in depth research and regular studies, her approach to healthcare and preventative medicine has evolved to focus on underlying biochemistry and functional medicine. To find out what is standing in the way of achieving good health, energy and vitality, removing those obstacles and ultimately allowing the body to return to a state of optimal health and wellness.
Dr. Alibhai has completed her advanced Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical training program at Hyperbarics International in Key Largo, Florida. She is board certified and an expert in hyperbaric oxygen therapy, chelation IV therapy, mesotherapy and environmental medicine. She is also board certified in Pharmacy/Prescribing and Bio-oxidative therapies. Dr. Alibhai is a Defeat Autism Now doctor, utilizing the Defeat Autism Now approach in treating Autism. She has also received her training in biomedical treatments for Autism from the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs and attends numerous conferences by the A4M and AAEM. Over the last 9 years she has focused a lot of her studies on biomedical treatment for Autism and ADD/ADHD which has allowed her to gain a better understanding of how our cells function, the importance of mitochondrial health, the role of genetics, epigenetics and toxins in disease, the importance of the gut microbiology in health and the balance of key hormone systems in our body.
Dr. Alibhai’s ability to develop effective treatment plans comes from her extensive experience. After obtaining a comprehensive health assessment along with a complete physical examination and any laboratory testing she recommends, Dr. Alibhai will find the underlying areas of the body to support and treat first. By investigating and treating the root causes of disease first, the multitude of symptoms that the patient comes in begins to improve.
Her practice includes the use of nutritional and lifestyle counseling, chelation IV therapy, botanical medicine, IV vitamin/mineral therapy and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She utilizes state of the art diagnostic and laboratory testing to effectively identify and treat the underlying causes of many conditions including hormone disorders, digestive complaints, skin disorders and conditions of the immune system.
Dr. Alibhai facilitates medically supervised clinical detoxification programs at Vitalia Health Care. She is also a leading expert in the growing field of corporate wellness and has played a key role in implementing employee health programs at Telus, the leading cellular and residential phone company in BC, Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. In addition, she continues to research, publish and lecture worldwide on the medical uses of hyperbaric oxygen for the treatment of neurological conditions and autism. She has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television shows including CKNW, KISS 104.9, The Beat 94.5, Buyologic TV, EATS Vancouver, Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag and the Good Life Network
Her reputation as a leader and worldwide advocate in integrative medicine has brought patients from around the globe to Vitalia Health Care for the most effective and leading edge natural health care available in Canada.
Dr. Alibhai is an active member of the BCNA, CAND, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection. She is passionate about naturopathic medicine and believes it is important to support the profession. She is a member of the quality assurance committee of CNPBC, the professional regulatory board in BC and an advisor to the specialities task force committee of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of Vancouver BC. The QAC is responsible for maintaining and promoting the highest standards of practice among Doctors in BC.
Her passion and her practice comes out in how she interacts with her patients. In particular, Dr. Alibhai is a compassionate practitioner who listens to her patients and as her patients themselves say, they feel cared for and understood. She finds true happiness when she can help her patients feel better, become healthier and enjoy their life with better health…after all, this is why she became a doctor in the first place!
Dr. Jennifer Luis
Dr. Jennifer Luis, BSc, BEd, ND completed her medical training at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia after completing her undergraduate degrees in Cell Biology/Genetics and a Bachelor of Education at UBC. With experience as a secondary school teacher in Vancouver for years and a love of teaching, Dr. Luis enjoys educating patients to help make positive lifestyle and health related decisions. By seeking the underlying cause of disease and treating the whole person using naturopath principles, she offers individualized treatment plans that help her patients reach their goals and achieve optimal health.
- • Women’s health –hormone imbalances, pre and post-partum concerns, infertility, menopause, PCOS, PMS
- • Digestion –IBS, IBD, SIBO, food allergies, Candida, parasites, GERD
- • Autoimmune disease and thyroid disorders
- • Cardiovascular disorders, diabetes
- • Skin conditions –acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea
- • General –weight gain, fatigue, stress, depression, insomnia, headache, allergies
- • Infections, cold and flu, ear infections
- • Muscle pain, strains, back pain, tendonitis, joint injuries and disease
- • Pediatrics –frequent illness, ear infections, skin disorders, behavior, abdominal pain, bed wetting, allergies
- • Health visits and physical exams for general wellness in men, women, adolescents, children and infants
- • Prevention of illness and disease, maintenance of health
Some of the commonly treated conditions include:
Believed to be the cause of more than 70% of IBS cases, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is the most common cause of abdominal bloating and is often overlooked. Dr. Luis has received extensive specialized training in the latest wholistic approach to treatment and regularly refers to new research published on SIBO.
Comprehensive thyroid screening has identified a large number of people with previously undiagnosed thyroid disorders. Dr. Luis uses both natural and prescriptive therapies to successfully treat thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Grave’s disease. Dr. Luis was diagnosed with auto-immune thyroiditis over 10 years ago and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field.
With three children herself, Dr. Luis has a special interest in pediatrics, pregnancy, pre/post conception and hormone balancing. She has had success in helping women conceive both naturally and assisted through fertility focused acupuncture and hormone balancing. To enhance her ability to treat fertility, Dr. Luis has received additional training in acupuncture related to conception dn pregnancy as well as A4M advanced hormone seminars abroad.
Dr. Luis has completed courses and specific training in Bowen Therapy, Advanced IV Therapy, Bio-identical Hormone Therapy training with A4M & PCCA Hormone Optimization Symposium, Neural and Chelation therapy. She has completed additional training in SIBO identification and treatment, Advanced Naturopathic Pediatric Care certification and vaccination training. Dr. Luis uses a variety of manual treatments to improve health such as acupuncture, Bowen therapy and neural therapy along with IV therapy and chelation. Diet and nutrition counselling are a part of each treatment plan with the goal of requiring the least number of supplements and interventions as possible.
Dr. Luis is licensed by and in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC and is a member of both the BCNA and CAND. She also holds a license to prescribe pharmaceutical agents in BC.
Dr. Natalie Waller
Dr. Natalie Waller graduated from the same college in 2004 after earning her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University in Ontario and then went on to become a Massage therapist through the Foothills College of Massage Therapy in Alberta.
Dr. Waller takes an integrative approach to healthcare and understands that individuals are complex with many factors that disrupt health. She will examine areas such as stress, sleep, diet, activity, hormone balance and emotional health when working with patients. She may request standard and/or specialized lab tests in order to gain insight into the patient’s condition and to help tailor a personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Waller has over 10 years of experience in injection therapies, particularly Prolotherapy and PRP. She has completed specialized training and has attended numerous conferences in areas such as basic IV therapy with Dr. P. Saunders, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, Academy of Therapeutic Injection Modules I, II and III including myofascial trigger point injection, neural and mesotherapy, prolotherapy, PRP and body contouring, Hackett-Hemwall prolotherapy, IV chelation therapy, neural-prolo with Dr. Tim Brown and advanced naturopathic integrative oncology with Dr. Neil McKinney.
Besides being a mother, she has hobbies that include mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing and a general enthusiasm for activity that fuel her passion for treating injuries, pain and arthritis with Prolotherapy and PRP. She has treated hundreds of patients with PRP therapy and for pain treatments she utilizes her knowledge with her degree in kinesiology and her experience as a RMT. She believes that restoring function is the quickest way to get patients back on track!
Dr. Waller is a registrant of the same college and a member of the BCNA, CAND and the N. Academy of Therapeutic Injections. She also holds a license to prescribe pharmaceutical agents in BC.
Dr. Elizabeth Miller
My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Ottawa and a four-year naturopathic medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. During my nursing education and work, I frequently encountered patients with varying definitions of wellness, yet were assessed and treated under a single health care model. This observation led me to pursue a practice in Naturopathic Medicine, with an emphasis on considering all aspects of an individual’s health story
I am passionate about natural medicine and I am devoted to helping clients feel their best self. Together, we will develop an individualized care plan after a thorough health and lifestyle intake, physical exam and relevant laboratory testing.