Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.
Naturopathic Medical Director, Vitalia Healthcare Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, BSc (UBC), ND is the founder and clinic owner of Vitalia Health Care in Vancouver, British Columbia. She earned her Doctoral of Naturopathic Medicine at Seattle’s Bastyr University in 2000. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at UBC. With over 19 years of experience, Dr. Alibhai has seen thousands of patients and has learned a lot about the evolution of science based natural therapies. In tandem, while her passion for naturopathic medicine evolved, so did her practice. Over the years she has learned a lot from her clinical practice. Through in depth research and regular studies, her approach to healthcare and preventative medicine has evolved to focus on underlying biochemistry and functional medicine. 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 holds certifications in chelation therapy, IV therapy and has Prescribing Rights. Intravenous vitamin therapy has always been a large part of her practice. She regularly attends conferences on IV therapy to learn the most recent clinical updates, protocols and research.
Dr Alibhai has also received her training in biomedical treatments for Autism from the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs and attends numerous conferences by the A4M and AAEM. Her studies have 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.
Her own personal struggles with digestive health contributed to the focus of her studies in digestive disorders including Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, candida overgrowth, and IBS.
Dr. Alibhai’s ability to develop effective treatment plans comes from her extensive 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 of disease first, the multitude of symptoms that the patient comes in begins to improve.
Her practice includes the use of nutritional and lifestyle counseling, chelation IV therapy, herbal medicine, IV vitamin/mineral therapy and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Some of the conditions she treats include:
- *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 such as Eczema, Poriasis, 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
Her reputation as a leader and worldwide advocate in integrative medicine has brought patients from around the globe to Vitalia Health Care.
Dr. Alibhai is an active member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC. 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 and 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 doctor in the first place!