Cyndi Gilbert

Prior to entering the field of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Cyndi Gilbert received an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Studies from Trent University where she founded a thriving community garden and started to think about how to incorporate her passion for herbal medicine into a future career.

She then studied with herbalists in Nova Scotia and Quebec, and worked for Sierra Club of Canada, a national environmental non-governmental organization. Dr. Gilbert also lived and worked in China for one year, where she began to study acupuncture and east¬ern herbal traditions.

Dr. Gilbert then returned to Canada to pursue her education as a Naturopathic Doctor, graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). While attending CCNM, she led an active role in the development of the school’s Paracelsus Botanical Garden, a teaching garden for students and visitors.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Gilbert sees patients with a wide variety of health concerns. Although her medical practice is focused on women’s health and mental health, Dr. Gilbert finds that when you treat women, you also end up treating their partners and children. She continues to further her education through advanced courses in botanical medicine, mental health and addiction issues, and training in improving health care access for LGBT people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender).

In addition to maintaining a clinical practice, Dr. Gilbert teaches Botanical Medicine at the CCNM and supervises student interns at the free naturopathic teaching clinic at Queen West Community Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario. In previous years, she has taught courses on the philosophy of naturopathic medicine, and has acted as a teaching assistant for courses on hydrotherapy and health psychology.

Dr. Gilbert also loves writing. In 2010, she co-authored a textbook titled Prin¬ciples and Practices of Naturopathic Botanical Medicine. She is a contributing author to the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine textbook by Elsevier (in press) on the topic of science and spirituality. She has also published shorter academic articles on the philosophy of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Gilbert resides in Toronto, ON.

Books by Cyndi Gilbert