Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.
Naturopathic Medical Director, Vitalia Healthcare INC Naturopathic Doctor
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.
Through the years she has learned a lot about how the body works! Her practice has an emphasis on digestive health including SIBO and IBS, hormone balancing including bio-identical hormone replacement and adrenal health related to stress. Treating and balancing these key areas contribute to our overall health, wellness and prevention of further illness. Through a comprehensive health assessment and in depth laboratory testing, Dr Alibhai works with her patients to find the root cause of their health condition and develop effective naturopathic treatment strategies.
Dr Alibhai has received extensive training in functional medicine. Going through her own personal struggles with digestive health and hormones, she has learned a lot about treating these conditions. She continues to attend conferences and workshops in these areas to learn about the latest research and treatment options. She has completed a SIBO mastery course and numerous courses on both male and female hormone treatment.
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. 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 practice includes the use of nutritional and lifestyle counseling, Chelation IV therapy, botanical 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 includingFatigue, 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 British Columbia Naturopathic Association and College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC. She is a member of the Quality Assurance Committee of the CNPBC and an advisor to the specialties task force committee of the CNPBC. The QAC is responsible for maintaining and promoting the highest standards of practice among Doctors in BC.