The primary goal of naturopathic science is to address the cause of your health issues, rather than simply treat or suppress symptoms. It considers the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of the patient when determining the fundamental cause of your health issues taking the whole person into consideration, then develops and offers a plan.
Our practitioners are:
Kadeja Lefebvre, B.Sc., ND;
André Lalonde, ND, MSS, FT-SET;
Kadeja Lefebvre, ND is a doctor in Naturopathic Sciences; she obtained a B.Sc. (specialization in biology) from Concordia University and graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, one of the 7 accredited colleges in North America and one of two in Canada.
Kadeja opened the Integrative Health Centre in Montreal-West at 63 Westminster Avenue N in 2006. She also provides seminars, teaching people to achieve optimal health.
“My goal for this Centre is to form a group of independent healthcare practitioners that together will help their patients. I believe it is important to make sure the body, mind, and spirit are healthy.”
Naturopathic science is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of health sciences. Kadeja focuses on prevention and on the use of natural substances and modalities that support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. She works effectively in conjunction with conventional treatments to reduce side effects and improve outcomes.
André Lalonde, ND, MSS, FT-SET has always had a passion for education and health care. In 1991, he graduated from Université de Montréal with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Wanting to explore natural alternatives to health care more deeply, he embarked on a parallel Naturopathic diploma from the Collège canadien de naturopathie, graduating in 1992.
After a number of years in private practice as a naturopath, he returned to his studies to obtain a Master’s degree in Sport Sciences in 2009, specializing in Kinesiology and Fitness Therapy.
Mr. Lalonde has worked in the field of health care for more than 27 years as a nurse clinician in the emergency, intensive care and renal failure departments, as Kinesiologist in neuromuscular rehabilitation and fitness, as well as an instructor in aerobics, Pilates (PoleStar), Tai Chi, yoga and Glidding, and as a certified Naturopath. He is pursuing continuing studies in Naturopathic Medicine in Montréal.
Audrey Longval has a Kinesiology degree from Sherbrooke University and is now in her fourth year in Naturopathic Sciences at École d’enseignement supérieur de naturopathie du Québec (EESNQ).
She trains many athletes of all levels in endurance sports, such as triathlon, marathon and ultramarathon. She wishes to integrate naturopathic science to sport performance so that athletes can reach their full potential.
Audrey has raced and competed in many sports. Her first passions were golf and ski from which she transitioned to running marathon and racing half-ironman at an elite level. She is currently competing in ultra-trail marathons and road bike races.