Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, BSc (UBC), ND is the founder and clinic owner of Vitalia Health Care INC in Vancouver, British Columbia. She earned her Degree in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in 2000 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree at UBC. She has over 19 years of experience and education as a Naturopathic Doctor.

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As a Functional Medicine practitioner, I find it imperative to focus on diagnosis and finding the root cause of my patients' health conditions; I concentrate on digestive health, hormonal health, nutrition, and preventative healthcare – this includes energy, weight loss, and chronic digestive health problems such as gas, bloating, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Digestion plays an important role in our overall health; it can be a key factor in things like mood disorders, Autoimmune diseases, and even skin conditions.
My experience with digestive health issues over the years motivates me to help those that struggle to maintain their own digestive health - I push myself to continue learning and stay updated on the most recent research to best support my patients.

I enjoy being part of the Vitalia team as a Naturopathic Physician. Having been in healthcare for 15 years, alongside my own health journey, I have come to value kind, compassionate, patient-centered care, with a focus in the following areas:

  • • PRP Hair Rejuvenation
  • • PRP Skin rejuvenation
  • • Hair loss
  • • Fatigue, Stress, and Anxiety
  • • Skin Health
  • • Hormone Health
  • • Digestive Health
My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Ottawa and a four-year naturopathic medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, BSc (UBC), ND is the founder and clinic owner of Vitalia Health Care INC in Vancouver, British Columbia. She earned her Degree of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in 2000. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at UBC. She has over 19 years of education and experience in evidence based natural therapies. Through research and on-going training, her approach to healthcare and preventative medicine has evolved to address health issues by focusing on the root cause of illness. To find out what is standing in the way of achieving good health, energy and vitality, removing those obstacles and ultimately allowing the body to return to a state of optimal health and wellness.

Dr. Alibhai is certified in Pharmacy/Prescribing, IV therapy and Chelation therapy. She has received extensive training in hormone imbalances, bio-identical hormone therapy, Digestive disorders and Adrenal health from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

She has received her training in biomedical treatments for Autism from the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs.

Her own personal struggles with digestive health contributed to the focus of her studies in digestive disorders including Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, parasites, candida overgrowth, and IBS. Having undergone treatments for digestive health herself, she understands the complexity of treating these disorders. She has completed a SIBO mastery program and attends numerous symposiums on treating digestive disorders.

Her clinical practice includes an emphasis on Digestive Care, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement and Biomedical treatments for Autism and ADD/ADHD. Her studies and experience has allowed her to gain a better understanding of how our cells function, the importance of mitochondrial health, the role of genetics, epigenetics and toxins in disease, the importance of the gut microbiology in health and the balance of key hormone systems in our body.

Dr. Alibhai’s ability to develop effective treatment plans comes from experience. After obtaining a comprehensive health assessment along with a complete physical examination and any laboratory testing she recommends, Dr. Alibhai will investigate the underlying areas of the body to support and treat first. By investigating and treating the root causes first, the multitude of symptoms that the patient comes in with begins to improve.

Some of the conditions she treats includes

  • Male and Female Hormone imbalances including PMS, Perimenopause, Menopause, painful periods, heavy periods, PCOS
  • Digestive Health Disorders including Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Chronic loose stools and Constipation
  • Adrenal Health including Fatigue, Exhaustion, Fibromyalgia and Anxiety
  • Skin Disorders such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Lichen Planus, Hyperpigmentation and Acne
  • Autism, ADD/ADHS/ PDD-NOS, global developmental delay
  • General Health Maintenance including correcting nutritional deficiencies, diet and lifestyle counselling
  • Genetic Nutrition Consultations and Assessments
  • Liver Health including NAFLD and elevated liver enzymes
  • Metabolic imbalances and Methylation support
  • Hair Loss

Dr. Alibhai has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television shows including CKNW, KISS 104.9, The Beat 94.5, Buyologic TV, EATS Vancouver, Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag and the Good Life Network

Dr. Alibhai is an active member of the BCNA, CNPBC and CAND. She is passionate about naturopathic medicine and believes it is important to support the profession. She is a member of the quality assurance committee of the CNPBC, the professional regulatory board in BC and an advisor to the specialties task force committee of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of Vancouver BC. The QAC is responsible for maintaining and promoting the highest standards of practice among Doctors in BC.

Her passion in her practice comes out in how she interacts with her patients. In particular, Dr. Alibhai is a compassionate practitioner who listens to her patients and as her patients themselves say, they feel cared for and understood. She finds true happiness when she can help her patients feel better, become healthier and enjoy their life with better health…after all, this is why she became a naturopathic physician in the first place!

During her free time, she enjoys her workouts, spending time outdoors in our beautiful city, cooking up delicious, healthy meals and spending time with family and friends!

Compassionate and patient-centered care are the words I live by when it comes to my work at Vitalia Health Care. It’s important to me to listen to my patients and work collaboratively to form a personalized treatment plan - unique to you and your needs. I focus on digestive health, skin health, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy & microneedling for skin and hair rejuvenation.

The empathy and skill that I cultivated through my experience as a registered nurse guide my approach as a Naturopathic Doctor, and have enabled me to help my patients deal with and overcome issues such as fatigue, stress, anxiety, and hair loss – as well as an array of digestive health issues. My passion for naturopathic healthcare and the rewarding feeling of seeing my patients progress on their health journeys motivates me to expand my knowledge and skills by continually educating myself on the most recent research and practices – to ensure that my patients get the best individualized treatment plan available.

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Jessica is passionate about helping others break-free from the pain and discomfort of chronic health conditions by making practical and sustainable nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Holistic nutrition is a special combination of modern science and time-tested wisdom based on the philosophy that each person has unique nutritional requirements. Jessica's services in holistic nutrition integrate the interrelationship of mind, body and spirit and the importance of addressing these interactive factors which are unique to each individual. She creates individualized health plans, which include nutrient-dense whole foods, lifestyle recommendations and meal plans in order to help bring you back to optimal health.

As someone who suffered from chronic digestive issues for years, Jessica is no stranger to the feelings of frustration and confusion that accompany chronic health conditions. That's why working with her is more than just a nutrition plan: she will support, encourage and guide you back to optimal health with kindness and compassion.

Jessica works with a wide array of conditions such as digestive disorders including IBS and SIBO, hormone imbalances, weight loss, arthritis, diabetes, skin conditions and cardiovascular disease.

Jessica is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Her services are covered under some extended medical plans.

Clinic Hours:

Monday to Friday : 8:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday: pre-booked appointments. We are closed on all statutory Holidays