ABOUT

Annex Naturopathic Clinic

Our mission is to provide targeted, cutting-edge health solutions that fit with the individual needs of those residing in our beautiful, vibrant city of Toronto.

We truly believe that living a life well lived involves a healthy foundation that doesn’t compromise the aspects of life that brings one joy. Many people struggle with health concerns that impede their ability to live to their fullest potential.

If you’re feeling stressed or fatigued, or if you’re suffering from a medically diagnosed condition, at Annex Naturopathic we strive to fill in the gaps where previous approaches have not fully resolved your health concerns.

We love to help our patients achieve their fullest potential by navigating which changes will make the most positive impact on their health.

DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR LIFE
is limited by the status of your health?

Our Naturopathic Doctors

Dr. Tanya Lee, ND and Dr. Marnie Luck ND

We founded Annex Naturopathic in 2015. We work well together as we both strive to stay true to the principles of naturopathic medicine by staying up-to-date with the latest, forward-thinking aspects of clinical functional medicine, but also always remember to stay connected to the healing power of nature.

Fittingly, we bonded during a herb walk led by a local herbalist up in Northern Ontario and decided we would be great partners in bringing naturopathic medicine to the Annex community.

As an ND, I’m honoured to play an integral role in my patient’s circle of care. Whether it be implementing a naturopathic treatment that resolves of a chronic health concern, helping someone tweak their diet and lifestyle habits to get them back on track, or providing adjunctive care to their existing medical treatment- people start  feeling better and they’re better able to enjoy life.

I strive to stay up to date with leading medical knowledge through clinical research and attending various integrative medicine conferences throughout Canada and the US.

At the same time, it is equally important for me to honour and emphasize the foundation on which naturopathic medicine is built- the innate wisdom and healing power of nature (whole foods, sun, fresh air, experiencing wildlife) through encouraging the individuals I work with to prioritize getting outside.

My goal is not only to help my patients understand the root causes of their health concerns but also understand how my treatment approaches strengthen and restore health.

I address each patient’s unique circumstances to collaboratively find solutions that sustain healthy change.

Special Interests

My practice addresses all types of health concerns, however I have a special interest in digestive issues, women’s health (menopause, menstrual concerns and fertility) and weight management.

Restoring hormonal balance is paramount in addressing the aforementioned concerns and I run routine and specialized testing alongside a thorough health assessment  to identify which interventions will be most effective.

I’ve completely additional training in pharmacology and obtained prescribing rights for select substances including bioidentical hormones (including estrogen, progesterone and thyroid hormone) and therapeutic dosing of nutrients (including intramuscular injections of B12 and folic acid and high dose vitamin D) which I may prescribe in conjunction with other naturopathic approaches.

Detoxification is another area of interest of mine as there is no question that the ubiquitous exposure of toxins is significantly impacting global health and is intrinsically linked to hormone dysregulation.

Special Interests

My practice addresses all types of health concerns, however I have a special interest in digestive issues, women’s health (menopause, menstrual concerns and fertility) and weight management. Restoring hormonal balance is paramount in addressing the aforementioned concerns and I run routine and specialized testing alongside a thorough health assessment  to identify which interventions will be most effective.  I’ve completely additional training in pharmacology and obtained prescribing rights for select substances including bioidentical hormones (including estrogen, progesterone and thyroid hormone) and therapeutic dosing of nutrients (including intramuscular injections of B12 and folic acid and high dose vitamin D) which I may prescribe in conjunction with other naturopathic approaches. Detoxification is another area of interest of mine as there is no question that the ubiquitous exposure of toxins is significantly impacting global health and is intrinsically linked to hormone dysregulation.

Outside the office

Growing up in rural Ontario, I spent most of my childhood and adolescence surrounded by nature; hiking, gardening, swimming and biking. Over the past 15 years, however, I’ve become quite the urbanite, having lived and studied in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Montreal, and more recently becoming a proud Torontonian.

Living in the city doesn’t stop me from getting outside- rain, snow or shine I’m spending a couple hours a day walking about the city or getting some park time in with my border collie, Maeve (we’re local fixtures at Dufferin Grove, Christie Pits and High Park).

I’m an active member of the Toronto female motorcycle community, an avid yogi, and aspiring sailor. Giving back to is a priority of mine (and selfishly it feels good too!) and I volunteer with various community organizations in Toronto by teaching monthly yoga classes, and and facilitating workshops on Nutrition.

Education and professional affiliations

I completed all of my premedical sciences during my undergraduate degree at McGill University (although, truth be told, I graduated with a B.Comm and a minor in Hispanic Languages).  I then went on to receive my degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.  I am licensed to practice under the governing body of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

I am currently a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. I I have written and passed the Therapeutics Prescribing examination that is required for Naturopathic Doctors to prescribe medications such as bioidentical hormones and provide injectable therapies.

As a primary health care provider with a strong foundation in functional medicine, my goal is educate and empower my patients by helping you understand your body and health.

I provide natural and cutting-edge treatments geared towards strengthening the body to help you to overcome your health concerns and achieve your health goals. My integrative approach to medicine blends my knowledge from biomedical sciences, botanical medicine,

nutritional science and Traditional Chinese medicine, to find the most accurate diagnosis and effective treatment based on your individual health.

I have been running a successful family practice in both Toronto and Milton Ontario since 2010, and have been voted “Milton’s Favourite Naturopath” in the growing Milton community in both 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Special interests

I have experience and I am happy to treat a wide variety of conditions in my practice.  However, like many, I do have areas that I am very interested in treating and have pursued extra training to do so.

During my 1 year internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, I was selected to be on a competitive pediatric shift, increasing my skills, knowledge and exposure to pediatric patients.  Since then, I have made the area of pediatrics a special focus in my practice.   I have been certified as Defeat Autism Now! Doctor (Level I), which provided me with extensive training and knowledge in the care of children wtih Autistic Spectrum disorders.

I also have a keen interest in the area of immunology .  This interest has led to constantly pursue additional training and knowledge in this area at institutions such as the University of Toronto, Bastyr University and the Institute of Functional Medicine to help me further understand the intricacies of the immune system.  I have experience in treating a wide variety of autoimmune conditions (link to autoimmune page) and other immune system condition such as asthma, eczema and allergies.

Special interests

I have experience and I am happy to treat a wide variety of conditions in my practice.  However, like many, I do have areas that I am very interested in treating and have pursued extra training to do so.

During my internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, I was selected to be on a competitive pediatric shift, increasing my skills, knowledge and exposure to pediatric patients.  Since then, I have made the area of pediatrics a special focus in my practice.   I have been certified as Defeat Autism Now! Doctor (Level I), which provided me with extensive training and knowledge in the care of children with Autistic Spectrum disorders.

I also have a keen interest in the area of immunology.  This interest has led to constant pursual of additional training and knowledge in this area at institutions such as the University of Toronto, Bastyr University and the Institute of Functional Medicine to help me further understand the intricacies of the immune system.  I have experience in treating a wide variety of autoimmune conditions and other immune system conditions such as asthma, eczema and allergies.

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Outside the office

When I’m not practicing, you can find me outside. I spend my spring and summers camping, canoeing, and foraging our Ontario forests for medicinal and edible herbs and mushrooms.

I love to stay active by cycling, running, and yoga.  I attempt to participate in winter sports. I keep my right brain activated through playing music, something I’ve been doing since I was 4 years old. I’m still trying to master the whole work-life balance thing, and strive to help my patients achieve similar goals.

I believe that we can learn to live healthily, happily, while still shamelessly enjoying the indulgences life has to offer.

Education and professional affiliations

I have received my Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences in 2005 from McMaster University, with a minor in history.  I then went on to receive my degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2009.

I am currently a member of the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. I am licensed to practice under the governing body of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

I have written and passed the Therapeutics Prescribing examination that is required for Naturopathic Doctors to prescribe medications such as bioidentical hormones and provide injectable therapies.