Medical Director & Naturopathic Doctor with specialized skills and expertise in Functional Medicine
Dr. Leigh Arseneau is a respected Naturopathic Doctor, with specialized skills and expertise in Functional Medicine. With a strong emphasis on understanding research-based mechanisms of disease to restore health using integrative medical strategies. He loves solving a wide variety of complex health concerns and thrives on discovering what other health professionals might have missed. Complex and challenging cases do not intimidate him. With your patience and help, he will discover the root cause and working together, he will get your health back at optimal level.
He started his training with a 4-year honours degree in Biochemistry followed by a 4 years of formal Naturopathic Medical Education at CCNM, which now offers the only accredited Naturopathic Degree Granting Program in Canada. He continued his post-doctoral training at the Institute for Functional Medicine, is certified in infusion therapy and has recently been granted prescribing authority by his College. Dr. Arseneau is a contributor of the 12th edition of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine textbook where he co-authored a chapter on integrative management of Fibromyalgia. He recently presented a poster at the 4th International Neuropathic Pain Conference focused on using the Functional Medical model to treat various types of complex pain syndromes. He has co-authored several research papers on the benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, essential fatty acids, thyroid treatment and integrative pain management. His most recent publication was with the Natural Medicine Journal. Dr. Arseneau received an Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) Leadership award in 2011 and 2013. And if that’s not busy enough, he is also the Director of the Centre for Advanced Medicine, the Chief Naturopathic Doctor for the Canadian Center for Integrative Medicine in Markham and a Medical Advisor for the Centre for Restorative Medicine.
Dr. Arseneau has conducted over 100 lectures for patients and physicians alike and has appeared as a guest speaker on national and local television broadcasts including CTS and Roger’s Cable. He lectured academically for faculty and students of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, as part of a laboratory testing series. This high-quality, evidence-informed series is designed to help practitioners recognize clinical presentations, select appropriate tests, establish baselines, interpret lab tests, monitor treatment progress, explain test results, and further clinical hypotheses. The lecture focuses on Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Testing in clinical practice. Dr. Arseneau has been quoted in the National Post, referenced by Dr. Hauser in Sacroiliac joint dysfunction treatment | PRP and Prolotherapy, and featured in the Pulse, the professional newsletter of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Most recently he co-wrote a study in Internal Medicine Review, Volume 3 Issue 2. He currently lectures internationally on integrative medicine at CME accredited events to educate physicians, pharmacists, chiropractors, dentists, and other health care practitioners on emerging research in System’s Biology. He has also participated in the esteemed Master Class Program, which brings together international speakers to speak to Australian doctors on a variety of health topics. Other groups he has lectured for include Pascoe Canada, Fluids IQ Wellness Labs, Biomed Canada, Metagenics Canada, the Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, and Trubalance Healthcare, to name a few.
Dr. Arseneau has worked as a Policy Advisor for the Government of Ontario and as a Medical Advisor Council for AOR Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is on the editorial board for the “Journal of Restorative Medicine” and a past peer reviewer for the “Integrated Healthcare Practitioners Journal”. Dr. Arseneau is also a Clinical Advisor for Fluids IQ Immunology and Wellness Laboratory.
In his spare time, Dr. Arseneau is a devoted family man with three wonderful sons. He enjoys coaching and playing a variety of sports with his boys, especially hockey. For fun, Dr. Arseneau can be seen cruising around on his motorcycle or challenging friends to a competitive game of soccer. At the end of the day, Dr Arseneau believes it takes a solid team to bring the best care and has surrounded himself with amazing and talented staff and professionals at his various clinics. We are here to serve and bring the best personalized, integrative and restorative care, to you, our patient.