About the ND

Dr. Monique Aucoin ND is a licensed, board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, researcher, teacher and respected expert in the field of mental health. 

Dr. Monique practices in Toronto at the CCNM Integrated Healthcare Centre (IHC). 

Clinical Focus:

Dr. Monique has extensive clinical experience and advanced training in the areas of mental health, mindfulness meditation, mind-body medicine as well as a certificate in cognitive behavioural therapy from the University of Toronto.  She is passionate about using stress-management as a tool for health promotion. Monique has a special interest in treating patients suffering from mood and anxiety disorders as well as adolescent/teen health and immune health (auto-immune disease, allergies, poor immunity); however, she is interested in working with individuals of all ages and any illness or health concern.

Education and Training:

She received an Honors Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Western Ontario, graduating with distinction. She then completed the intensive four-year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.  Dr. Monique is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND). 

Research:

In addition to helping people achieve their personal health goals, Monique is passionate about advancing the understanding of Naturopathic Medicine. As well as seeing patients in her private practice, Monique is currently a Research Fellow at the Candian College of Naturopathic Medicine, conducting clinic trials in the field of integrative psychiatry, pain and digestive health. Monique has published research in many academic journals and presented her research across North America.  See the links below to read some of her recent publications. Monique is also a teaching assistant at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine teaching health psychology and research.

Recent Presentations:

Canadian Psychiatry Association Conference - Integrative Appraoches to Psychiatry

North York General Hospital Mental Health Grand Rounds - Using Naturopathic Medicine in the Treatment of Mental Health Concerns

Orthomolecular Health - Taking Control of Mood Disorders Using Nutrition

Numerous research presentations at conferences hosted by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, The Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for CAM Research (IN-CAM) and the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 

Select Scientific Publications:

Mindfulness-Based Therapies in the Treatment of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Meta-Analysis, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Clinical Roundup Selected Treatment Options for Mood Disorders: Addressing Food Sensitivities, Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Effectiveness of Vitamin D in the Treatment of Mood Disorders: A Literature Review, The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine

Fish-Derived Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review

Managing Essential Hypertension, NDNR

Dietary Management of Dyslipidemia: A Review of Evidence-Based Strategies, NDNR

Efficacy of Acupuncture Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction Secondary to Antidepressants, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

About:

In her free time, Monique enjoys hiking (or snow shoeing) in Algonquin park and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays. She lives in Toronto with her husband, daughter and Bernese Mountain Dog named Bear.