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Kim Bretz, BSc., ND

Dr. Kim Bretz ND is a 2001 graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and founder of Fundamentals of Health, a thriving naturopathic clinic in Waterloo, Ontario.

She is a public speaker having presented to multiple corporations and agencies, and is a guest lecturer for Canadian universities in the areas of health promotion, functional foods and natural health products. She also runs continuing education for health professionals in the area of the microbiota, strain specific probiotics and gastrointestinal health. For six years, Kim was part of Human Nature Network, a nationally syndicated radio program through CHUM radio, speaking in areas of women’s health.

She taught gastrointestinal physiology and endocrinology at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She was also on the advisory board for Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ natural health care products and is the past-president of the University of Guelph’s College of Biological Science Alumni Association.

She was elected to the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), as of 2015 and sits on the executive committee, as well as the Inquires, Complaints and Reports Committee and Quality Assurance Committee.

A research trial, through the University of Waterloo, Pharmacy School is slated to begin in late fall 2016 or early 2017, in the office.

Recent Speaking Events:

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (undergraduate & graduate) – University of Guelph

Restorative Medicine Conference – Santa Fe, NM

Human Health and Nutritional Sciences Symposium: Preventative Medicine – University of Guelph

Canadian Health Food Association Expo East – Toronto, Ontario

Restorative Medicine Conference – San Diego, California

Osteoporosis Canada – Kitchener, Ontario

Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors – Toronto, Ontario

Functional Foods and Beyond, Inter-professional Event – University of Waterloo, Pharmacy School

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair: Health Professionals’ Day – Toronto, Ontario

Inter-professional Geriatric Symposium – University of Waterloo (Pharmacy, Optometry, Medical)

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