Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is Naturopathic Medicine?
  • How do you become a Naturopathic Doctor?
  • Is there scientific support for Naturopathic Medicine?
  • I have a health concern but I am not sure if you treat it
  • Is Naturopathic Medicine safe to use with prescription medications?
  • Do you work with conventional care providers?
  • Is Naturopathic Medicine same as Homeopathic medicine / Holistic nutritionist?
  • Do you offer virtual visits or phone consultations?
  • Do I need a doctor’s referral to come to see you?
  • What should I expect at my initial visit?
  • Can we invite you to present / write for our company?
  • How is naturopathic medicine regulated?
  • Is my confidential health information protected?
  • How Can I check if a Naturopathic Doctor is licensed?
What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine focuses on treating the root cause of the illness/ conditions rather than just the symptoms. It a successful non invasive approach to health using different modalities such as botanical medicine, asian medicine, acupuncture, diet, nutrition, supplements, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, counselling etc.

Other than treating acute and chronic conditions, Naturopathic medicine also focuses on prevention by assessing risk factors and hereditary susceptibility on an individual basis. On top of treating and preventing, I am big on OPTIMIZING your health. You shouldn’t just be at ‘range’ you should feel your best self!

Naturopathic Medicine consists of individualized treatment plans as every individual is different and every disease/ illness can be presented differently from person to person. Thus, its important to customize the treatment plan to best accommodate every unique case.

My principles:

  • Treating the root cause of disease rather than just symptoms
  • Body and mind – wholistic approach to physical, emotional and mental health
  • Disease prevention and health promotion – using your genetics, personal and family history to optimize your health.
  • Evidence based medicine – using research to determine the most effective treatment options.
  • Patient education – doctor as a teacher, dedicated to guide you every step of the way.
  • Individualized treatment – you deserve a customized treatment to your body.

Feel free to explore OAND and CAND for more information on Naturopathic Medicine.


How do you become a Naturopathic Doctor?

In order to obtain a Doctorate in Naturopathy, you have to complete an Undergraduate Degree and have pre-requisites such as physiology, anatomy, chemistry, biology, psychology etc. Then, you can choose to apply to one of the seven accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges in North America. To be accepted, you will have to have a competitive GPA, essay and an in person interview. Once you get accepted, you go through 4 years of intensive learning of biochemistry, pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, immunology, psychology and other sciences. In addition to it, your other class time is spent on Naturopathic Medicine modalities such as acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutrition, nutraceuticals, physical medicine, hydrotherapy etc. You also complete an intense 12 months Clinical Internship. Dr. Tali completed her clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and Brampton Civic Hospital. 

To become licensed in Ontario, you must complete 2 sets of licensing exams as well as clinical exam. To continue practicing, Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario have to stay on top of research and do Continuing Education courses. 

Some Comparison between Naturopathic Doctors Education (ND) and Medical Doctors  Education (MD)

Naturopathic Doctor

Medical Doctor

Total Education Hours

4750

4800

Anatomy Education Hours

228

182

Physiology Education Hours

612

420

Pharmacology Education Hours

120

120

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Is there scientific support for Naturopathic Medicine?

YES! I practice evidence based Naturopathic Medicine and like to provide my patients with scientific evidence, support and explanation behind everything we do when it comes to diagnosis and treatment options. Having said that, traditional medical practices are also supported by centuries of evidence. 


I have a health concern but I am not sure if you treat it
Naturopathic doctors are trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions ranging from acute to chronic conditions, as we are primary health care providers.  
Please feel free to check out the general conditions treated on the Home Page. If yours isn’t listed or you are unsure if I can help you with your case, please feel free to book a free 15 minute consultation for further information.

Is Naturopathic Medicine safe to use with prescription medications?
There are definitely some potential interactions between drugs, herbs and supplements. Naturopathic doctors excel in determining the potential interactions between them. The great aspect of Naturopathic Medicine is the availability of treatment options. Should there be any potential interactions, Naturopathic doctors will always find alternatives as a wide range of therapies are available. 

Do you work with conventional care providers?
I believe that the more healthcare providers you have in your corner, the better your health is. I am always happy to collaborate with, and encourage open communication with your family physician or with any other doctors / therapists who are treating you. I am also trained to refer patients to other health care practitioners, when appropriate, and usually cross-refer. 

Is Naturopathic Medicine same as Homeopathic medicine / Holistic nutritionist?

A Homeopath is focused solely on homeopathy as their main modality of treatment . They have a regulatory body and are regulated health professionals. Naturopathic Doctors are trained to use homeopathy as a treatment tool, but the use in practice depends on the naturopathic doctor. I don’t use typically use homeopathic medicine as a treatment  tool as I use evidence / research based medicine only. 

Holistic nutritionists are not licensed and don’t have a regulatory body in Canada. Nutrition is their main focus. Naturopathic Doctors are regulated in Canada. Naturopathic Doctors not only study nutrition but also botanical medicine, asian medicine, acupuncture, diet, lifestyle, nutraceuticals, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, etc. Naturopathic Doctors are also allowed to perform IV Therapy and prescribe (with additional training and licensing). 

Unlike Homeopaths and Holistic Nutritionists, Naturopathic Doctors are trained to diagnose, prescribe as well as understand interactions between all drugs, herbs and supplements. There is a significant difference in the level of education and regulation between Naturopathic Doctors Vs. Homeopath and Holistic Nutritionists.

* Please make sure to see a LICENSED health practitioner as not all natural treatments are safe and you want someone on your health team to understand interactions, proper dosing, diagnosis and best and individualize a treatment specifically for you. You are unique! 


Do you offer virtual visits or phone consultations?
Absolutely! I believe in accessible health care. Whether you live far or unable to come in person, I offer virtual visits through a secure video platform (easy to use = one click). Anything prescribed can be shipped directly to your home.

Do I need a doctor’s referral to come to see you?
No, you do not need a referral from any health care provider to see a Naturopathic Doctor. 
However, it is recommended that you bring any relevant test results (this will often be described case by case scenario such as X-ray report,  CT report, blood test, urine test, etc.). If you are unsure about what results will be required at your initial consultation or your follow up, please feel free to contact me and ask questions!

What should I expect at my initial visit?
Prior to your initial visit, you will receive a form to fill out about your in depth health history, medication use and health goals / concerns. Having this information prior to your visit, will allow us to dive deep right into it already at your initial visit. 
Initial visits usually last about 75 minutes and will consist of an in depth intake in order to get right to the root cause of your concerns, including physical exams if needed. We will discuss treatment options and any other testing if needed. 
If you have any other questions about your initial visit, please book a complimentary 15 minute phone / in person consultation. 

Can we invite you to present / write for our company?
Yes, absolutely! I love educating the public on varies topics – anything from health, fitness, treatments, recipes and different naturopathic approaches and modalities. 

How is naturopathic medicine regulated?
In Ontario, Naturopathic Doctors are regulated by CONO – College of Naturopaths of Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

Is my confidential health information protected?
YES! The privacy of your personal information if a very important part of health care. Please be aware that any information collected is protected under the Personal Information and Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). 

How Can I check if a Naturopathic Doctor is licensed?
You can find this information from the following sites: 
College of Naturopaths of Ontario – for Licensed Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario. (Regulatory Body).
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors – for Licensed Naturopathic Doctors in Canada
Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors – for Licensed Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario



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Dr. Tali Troyansky is a Naturopathic Doctor that is licensed, board certified and in good standing with The College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She is also a professional member of The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) as well as The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Dr. Tali completed her Doctorate of Naturopathy at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Currently she practices in Toronto, Vaughan, Thornhill and Markham.