Dr. Johanna Brouwer

My desire is for my patients to be empowered by their health, through knowledge and self-care, and to not be limited by a diagnosis.

I had a roundabout journey of discovering naturopathic medicine – through exposure as an EMT, a medical caseworker for refugees, and travels through Tanzania and Ecuador, I quickly realized the limitations of conventional medicine. What ultimately inspired me were my studies in public health in Ecuador, where I had the chance to discover how rural communities depend on certain herbs and plants for common ailments. I knew that health and wellness had to exist beyond just a diagnosis and pharmaceutical treatment. I wanted to know more and wanted to be involved in a type of medical care that treated a person instead of a disease, and focused on preventive care. So when my mother started seeing a naturopath and I had a chance to discuss my own questions with her ND, I felt like I had finally found a place in the medical field that I could truly stand behind.

As a new mom I have a passion for helping parents and kids, but I love to treat the whole family, with a focus in digestive health and endocrinology (hormones).  I love having the opportunity to teach my patients how their bodies work, and how they can manage their own health and healing. I believe everyone deserves a chance to learn about their bodies and to understand their treatment options – this leads to greater self-care, empowerment, and wellness.

I have credentials at the following institutions:

  • BA in Biology at Houghton College
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)
  • British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)
  • Canadian Naturopathic Association(CNA)