Dr. Daniella Perri
HBSc, MSc, ND
Naturopathic Doctor and Doula
“Don’t Be Reactive, Be Proactive about your Health!”
Dr. Daniella Perri is a licensed naturopathic doctor with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (T-CONO). Prior to her four years at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Daniella obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Disease and a Master of Science degree in Immunohematology, both at the University of Toronto. At KIH, Dr. Perri runs the pediatric health and wellness programs, which include Ear Bugs Be Gone, An ASD Care Program, Stigma Free ADHD Care Program, and the Pediatric Immune Wellness Program. As a naturopathic doctor, Daniella has a passion for teaching her patients how to heal themselves.
Dr. Perri is also a Naturopathic Doula. Her role is to provide mental, emotional and physical support during your labour and delivery. As a naturopathic doula, Dr. Perri can employ a variety of naturopathic therapies to aid in pain management and relaxation. She not only supports the laboring mom, but her partner as well. Dr. Perri has a passion for pediatric health prenatal care, and family medicine. She is an active member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP) and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND).
In addition to her special interests, Dr. Perri is also trained in UNDA Biotherapeutic Drainage. It is a method of clearing the body of toxins through the body’s own routes of elimination to allow for optimal health. It can be applied in almost all diseases or conditions. As with all naturopathic therapies, Dr .Perri can tailor biotherapeutic drainage treatments to suit individual patient’s needs.
Along with the pediatric programs, Dr. Perri also runs the Be Your Best Self weight loss program at KIH. It is a unique was of reprogramming your body to a healthier lifestyle. The weight loss is an added bonus! The program consists of 6 1-hour sessions, one of which is a shopping trip to the local grocery store. The sessions cover what it means to lose weight, conditions that cause weight gain, how to eat healthy, how to read nutrition labels, and teaches the basics of fats, carbs, and proteins. On the day of the grocery store trip, patients will have Dr. Perri as their shopping guide!
Dr. Perri’s goal is to help you uncover a healthier version of you! Make your appointment today!
What to Expect During Your Visits
Free 15 Minute "Meet-and-Greet":
This is optional for those who want to assess how Dr. Perri, ND can meet their needs, prior to booking a full appointment. Finding the right practitioner is key for your success with Naturopathy, and this is a good way to evaluate that.
The first Naturopathic visit consists of a complete and comprehensive assessment which will be about 85 minutes in length. During this visit your health concerns are thoroughly discussed along with a review of lifestyle variables such as diet and nutrition, stress management and exercise strategies. A complaint-specific physical exam may also be performed.
The second visit is normally 45 minutes in length. At this time any remaining information that is relevant to the diagnosis will be obtained and you will be given the primary components of your treatment plan.
Visits are later performed as needed to assess progress. These can last anywhere from 15 - 60 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Naturopathic Medicine
A: Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness. Focusing on prevention, and using natural substances and treatments, naturopathic doctors support and stimulate the body's ability to heal itself.
The primary goal of naturopathic treatment is to address the cause of illness, rather than simply treat or suppress symptoms. The patient is seen as a whole person and the naturopathic doctor takes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions into account when diagnosing and developing a treatment plan.
A: Naturopathic doctors take a minimum of three years pre-medical studies at university, followed by four years at one of four recognized colleges of naturopathic medicine. The only two in Canada are the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (North York, ON) and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic medicine (British Columbia).
The education encompasses basic medical sciences, naturopathic principles and therapeutics, and 1,500 hours of supervised clinical experience.
In regulated (or licensed) provinces and states across North America , graduates must also pass rigorous standardized exams to qualify to practice. In Canada, naturopathic doctors are regulated in British Columbia , Manitoba , Ontario and Saskatchewan . Legislation is pending in Alberta and Nova Scotia.
A: The difference is twofold: First of all homeopaths only use homeopathy as a treatment tool, whereas Naturopathic doctors use homeopathy as one of several treatment tools.
The second major difference is that homeopaths are not regulated and licensed in the province of Ontario . Therefore anyone can call themselves a homeopath regardless of training, whereas only those individuals following the steps outlined above can call themselves Naturopathic Doctors.
A: A Doctor of Natural Medicine (DNM) is not regulated and licensed in Ontario.
Anyone, regardless of training and education, can call themselves a Doctor of Natural Medicine in this province. There is no independent regulatory body that ensures that these individuals have appropriate training, or that standards of practice are being maintained. If a patient/client has any concerns their only recourse is a court of law. Most insurance companies only cover practitioners that are licensed.
The regulatory board for Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario is the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy - Naturopathy (BDDT-N) see www.boardofnaturopathicmedicine.on.ca/. This board is a government-appointed board that is independent of any of the naturopathic associations and its job is to protect the rights of the public and to ensure a standard of patient care.
A: The Board of Directors or Drugless Therapy maintains an up-to-date list of registered naturopaths in the province of Ontario at: http://www.boardofnaturopathicmedicine.on.ca/doctors_list.html
About Daniella Perri, N.D.
- Clinical Nutrition
- Botanical Medicine
- Natural supplementation
- IV Injection Therapy
- Physical Medicine
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Lifestyle Counseling
- Facial Cosmetics / Mesotherapy
A: Various tests can be utilized to investigate the cause behind your particular health concerns. These include:
- Blood lab tests
- Salivary hormone testing
- Hair mineral analysis
- Toxic urine analysis
- Neurotransmitter testing
- Food sensitivity testing
- Physical exam
Requests are often made for various ultrasound/x-ray images
A: Virtually all chronic and most acute conditions may benefit from treatment by naturopathic doctors. People of all ages can be helped.
Concerns treated very effectively by Jilan include; chronic colds and flu's, digestive problems, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety, PMS, menopause, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, weight loss, arthritis, soft tissue/muscle injuries and acute/chronic pain.