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Dr. Christina Bjorndal, B.Comm, ND, graduated from UBC in 1990 with Bachelor of Commerce Degree with honours. She was Valedictorian of her graduating class. She completed her Doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. She is one of the only licensed NDs in Canada who is considered an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders. A gifted speaker and best selling author, she has shared her personal story and philosophy of wellness with audiences across North America and has appeared on many health summits and radio shows such as The Jenny McCarthy Show, and the docuseries, Interconnected. She is recognized as one of the top NDs to follow by two independent organizations. Dr. Chris has helped many patients navigate through labels and stigma towards physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Having overcome many challenges in the sphere of mental health, Dr. Chris is especially exceptional about sharing her motivational speeches about how to overcome barriers in life and to encourage others to achieve their full potential. She loves her work and balances it with a full, active lifestyle with her husband and son. Her book, Beyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve your Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine, is considered a comprehensive guide to naturopathic mental health. She has also written, The Essential Diet; Eating for Mental Health, which gives patients a roadmap and nutritional eating plan to follow to support their mental health. Lastly, she has created a 10-week course in mental health.

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