Medical Director & Naturopathic Physician specializing in Functional Medicine
Dr. Leigh Arseneau is a Naturopathic Physician, who specializes in Functional Medicine. He started his training with a 4 year honours degree in Biochemistry followed by a 4 years Naturopathic Medical degree. 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 contributing author of the 12th edition of the A4M 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 is in the Natural Medicine Journal. Dr. Arseneau received an Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) Leadership award in 2011 and 2013. He is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Medicine, the Chief Naturopathic Physician 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 has been quoted in the National Post and featured in the Pulse, the professional newsletter of the OAND. Most recently he co-wrote for Internal Medicine Review volume 3 issue 2. He currently lectures regularly in integrative medicine at CME accredited events to educate physicians, pharmacists, chiropractors, dentists and other health care practitioners on emerging research in System’s Biology. Groups he has lectured for include Pascoe Canada, Fluids IQ Wellness Labs, Bio-Med Canada, Metagenics Canada, the Society for Orthomolecular Medicine and Trubalance Healthcare, to name a few.
Dr. Arseneau has worked as Policy Advisor for the Government of Ontario. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the editorial board for the “Journal of Restorative Medicine” and a past peer reviewer for the “Integrated Healthcare Practitioners Journal”. With an emphasis on understanding research-based mechanisms of disease to restore health using integrative medical strategies, he sees a wide variety of complex health concerns.