I’m Dr. Alicia Macpherson. I am a women’s health #Naturopathic Doctor, functional medicine practitioner, sport nutritionist, personal trainer and speaker. I help women who have PCOS, hypothyroid and metabolic dysfunction lose weight and optimize their hormones. I work with busy, stressed, ambitious women who want to look, feel and perform their best. Is it okay if I got really vulnerable with you? …Here is what led me to Naturopathic Medicine and what fuelled my passion for focusing on women’s health. I’ll never forget that feeling when I stepped on the scale and came to the realization I had gained 25 lb in 6 months. After a sports injury, it was like something switched in my body…And my body went into hibernation mode with my hormones telling me to store fat like a bear and slow down my metabolism like I was a couch potato. Trying to lose the weight was impossible.
I tried everything from
macro meal plans
…Nothing worked. It felt like my body was betraying me.
I was in medical school with deadlines every week and working full-time as a CrossFit coach. I would spend Monday to Friday stressed to the max and then try and have fun on the weekend and rewind. But every time I got ready to go out, I could not find anything to wear that would fit. In the back of my mind I always though Everything I put in my body was adding inches to my waistline. I knew it was my metabolism and I knew my hormones were all over the place – because of my difficulty losing weight and I was always so tired and unmotivated Blood work showed an underactive thyroid and a huge slew of hormonal imbalances -no wonder I felt my sex drive was gone, I had terrible period cramps because of estrogen out of whack, and the hormones that are supposed to wake me up and keep me motivated was at an all-time low. I almost felt I needed someone to roll me over and hit the floor to wake me up. This was due to cortisol problems. This is what led me to focus all my time and energy into understanding the female body and what WE need to look, feel and perform our best. I was able to successfully optimize my hormones, lose the weight and skyrocket my energy – which led me to help other ambitious women do the same. As a weight-loss and hormone expert, I have created a personalized weight-loss program tailored for women to skyrocket their energy without feeling deprived, giving up your favorites foods (hello wine and cookies), or spending hours grueling away in the gym. Interested in learning more? Give us a call to set up an appointment or email email@example.com to inquire about the Borealis Weight-loss program. Other fun facts about me? I practice ashtanga yoga, have 4 rescue dogs, 1 cat and a turtle. I am obsessed with tiny houses and an avid feminist. Looking forward to working with you!
If you would like to book an appointment with Dr. Alicia Macpherson, please contact the<a href=”http://www.borealisnaturopathic.com/contact.html”> Borealis Naturopathic Health Centre</a> at (905) 830-1236.