Dr. Alanna Dyment
Credentials, Education & Achievements
- Regulated by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario
- Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Arizona)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Neuroscience, Brock University
- Advanced Classical Homeopathy Training, The Canadian Academy of Homeopathy
- Member of:
- Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
- Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Why did I become a doctor?
- I grew up seeing a naturopathic doctor and never had much experience with medical doctors until I started to see its deficiencies as a young adult with short-term solutions for chronic, deep rooted problems. I saw the shortcomings of the mainstream medical model and I knew I had to be a part of the movement to improve healthcare in Ontario.
- In looking for a school to attend to pursue this goal, I chose to attend the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Arizona has one of the widest scopes of practice for naturopathic doctors and as such, prescribing drugs, delivering babies, performing minor surgery were all part of my training there. I felt that this would give me superior knowledge in these areas and feel it has provided directly beneficial in understanding and assisting my patient who often come in on many medications.
- Homeopathy – The other draw of SCNM was their excellent homeopathic program, which focuses on the teachings of the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hanhemann—whose teachings provide the oldest and most reliable form of homeopathy available today. For more on Homeopathy, see my FAQ.
More about Dr. Dyment
- While in university I was a Peer Health Educator which gave me the chance to help educate and teach other students about how to become healthy in unique ways. I taught yoga classes to help reduce students stress and educated students about healthy eating even before becoming an ND.
- I have a rescue dog – Buddy – who we rescued from an animal shelter while living in Arizona during the housing crisis in 2008.
- I enjoy cooking and tend to experiment a lot with different recipes and have tried numerous diets so the recommendations I make to patients are not ones I haven’t had experience with myself.
- I have two boys – Isaac and Jack – who have helped me become a better doctor by exposing me to all that motherhood brings to life and a wonderful husband (who happens to be my high school sweetheart), who has been instrumental in my success as a naturopathic doctor allowing me to have the opportunity to help patients and build a successful practice.