About Dr. Marnie Luck, ND
***PLEASE NOTE – Marnie’s sabbatical commenced July 15th, 2022, existing patients will book their follow-ups with Dr. Daiana Castleman ND.***
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.
My practice addresses all types of health concerns, however I have a special interest in digestive issues, women’s health (vaginal concerns, peri-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) 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 I make a killer cocktail. 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. I then went on to receive my degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. I am registered to practice under the governing body of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. I’ve completed additional traing in pelvic floor therapy via Pelvic Health Solutions.
I am currently a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. 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.