Season 2, Episode 16: Healing the Body–Begin with the Gut with Dr. Melina Roberts
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In this episode, Les chats with Dr Melina Roberts about a variety of different healing modalities to help build a robust immune system and improve your health status. 

Dr. Melina Roberts is a Naturopathic Doctor, Author of Building a Healthy Child and Founder of Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre in Calgary. She is recognized as one of the top Biological Medicine practitioners in North America and is a lecturer for the Paracelsus Academy. She is a leading authority in the field of naturopathic medicine specializing in Biological Medicine effectively treating digestive issues, chronic disease and cancer. Dr. Roberts is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She did a 2 year post-graduate study in Biological Medicine with Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland.

Author of "Building a Healthy Child"

TEDxQueensVillage Speaker

www.advancednaturopathic.com

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Fascinate Productions
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