- Bachelor of science honours in the specialized Life Sciences from Queen’sUniversity
- Diploma of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM)
- Registered Acupuncturist – R.Ac
- Certificate as Personal Training Specialist
- CPR and First Aid
Dr Proulx ND has been in practice for nearly 10 years, assisting a variety of patients in general practice both in Toronto and Ottawa.
While studying Naturopathic Medicine, Andréa was a forerunner and advocate for the continuity and development of the Naturopathic Sports Medicine Group. She also worked part-time with patients at the Sherbourne Health Centre delivering specialized treatments to HIV positive patients.
Dr Proulx practiced in multi-disciplinary clinics in Toronto focusing on sports medicine and women’s health. Combining knowledge and experience as a personal trainer with naturopathic training, she was able to help patients with weight loss goals as well as improve general health.
Since moving to Ottawa, Dr Proulx has continued to expand her knowledge and clinical skills in general practice and focus on active living. Dr Proulx is a frequent speaker for Running Room clinics; has worked with the Special Olympics educating athletes and coaches in nutrition; is a consultant with the Canadian Sports Institute (formerly the Canadian Sport Centre CSC – Ontario), in addition to working with the Ottawa Pacers Speed Skating Club.
The Institute for Holistic Nutrition in Ottawa can also boast Dr Andréa Proulx as one of their core science instructors. She regularly receives rave reviews for her ability to make biochemistry fun! She also teaches the Sports Nutrition course to nutrition students.
A Leader Among NDs
For her continuous involvement in the CCNM community she was awarded both the Leadership Award and the Community Spirit Award for best exemplification of giving through charitable work within the community.
A Leader in Business
Dr Proulx was nominated for the Nepean Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year 2009. As the past President of the Barrhaven Business Advantage (BBA) business group, she encouraged local business owners to share experiences and work together.
An Active Community Member
Dr Proulx firmly believes that it is important to be an active member of the community. Combining her passion for health and education, Dr Proulx served 6 years on the board of directors with Planned Parenthood Ottawa. As a advocate for access to accurate, science-based knowledge, Dr Proulx promotes the unbiased services and programs offered by PPO.
Spending so much of her professional and personal time focusing on health and fitness, Dr Proulx has also held positions on the board of directors for both the Ontario Disc Sport Association (ODSA) as well as the Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association. Given the rising rates of obesity in both children and adults, Dr Proulx firmly believes that we must do everything we can to get people active. In addition, she contributes her time, energy and organizational zeal to the Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association as a tournament organizer, coach, volunteer at large and captain of her National level competitive team.
Dr Proulx is frequently requested to speak at Running Room locations throughout Ottawa. Advising runners and walkers alike in nutrition to increase performance, speed recovery and injury prevention.
Her Active Healthy Lifestyle!
As a former Queen’s Golden Gael varsity Track & Field pole vaulter, Andréa has continued to nurture her love of sport. She has completed the Olympic distance triathlon and enjoyed the Ottawa Marathon numerous times. She is proud to boast having motivated, supported and cheered many friends and patients through 5km races as well as through training for the full marathon and triathlons.
Her desire to be a team player had lead to spending many hours on the Ultimate frisbee field which allowed her to travel from Montréal to Italy and play in a few National championships too. In 2014 her team played through the cold and wind to win the silver medal at the Canadian Ultimate Championships. The following year, in +40C humid Winnipeg weather she left the field without a medal. From there, she’s played at the PanAm Ultimate Games in Mexico. In 2015, her team finished with smiles and a silver medal from the Canadian National Championships. As an Ultimate enthusiast, she keeps her eye on the disc and feet occasionally on the ground.
Body, Mind and Soul
As an ND, Andréa strives to empower her patients to take an active role in their health and enjoy a happy and active lifestyle. Personally and professionally, she endeavours to achieve creative balance for the needs of the mind, body and soul. Andréa believes in personalized care and addressing the root cause of disease; working together with the patient to see from new perspectives and realize new goals.