Our primary purpose is to practice the concept of Dhaya (from the Sanskrit word “daya”). This is a philosophy as much as a word, and encompasses the virtues of humility, empathy, compassion and selfless service. At Dhaya we put our patients first with the goal of achieving wellness and vitality. We are dedicated to researching new initiatives to further the field of complementary cancer care utilizing botanicals and other natural modalities.
I have a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto with a major in Psychology. I am a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and I am a Certified Professional Cancer Coach. I am a huge Toronto sports fan and a breast cancer survivor.
I specialize in the functional application of nutrition for root cause health improvement in the area of chronic disease with a focus on cancer care.
I have appeared on television and at speaking engagements educating people on topics such as nutritional support for cancer patients, managing side effects of allopathic cancer care, the Microbiome and its links to health, immune support, and improving gut health. I am currently the host of TheHealthHub, a radio talk show and podcast covering various aspects of Integrative health.
Taken separately, none of this defines me. But collectively it is a reflection of who I am today and sets me on the path of where I will be tomorrow.
My education and experiences have given me a profound understanding of how vitally important proper Nutrition and Lifestyle are to achieving optimum health.
I completed my naturopathic medical degree from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine with an internship in sports medicine and externship working with HIV/AIDS patients in downtown Toronto. I am registered in good standing with The College of Naturopathy of Ontario.
I definitely knew from a young age that I wanted to help people. Becoming a naturopathic doctor and growing through my years of practice have allowed me to become a health coach and supporter for each patient I work with — aiming to optimize their mental, emotional and physical well-being while keeping in mind the practicalities of life. We are much more complex than a sign or symptom, numbers on blood tests or even a diagnosis.
Joining the Dhaya Integrative family hits close to home and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this team of Integrative Cancer Care. Knowing that cancer has affected my family and many others, my passion to be a strong advocate and educator for my patients has grown immensely. As I continue my general health practice with interests in digestive health, hormone balancing and anti-aging, I am driven to become an integral part of Dhaya’s cancer care patient’s journey.
Stop by Dhaya Integrative Health to sit down and chat with Dr. Mina as her door is always open and welcomes all new patients.
My passion for oncology care is grounded in the principles of integrity, perseverance and compassion. My aspiration to contribute to integrative cancer care has been driven by my personal journey.
It began while spending time in the corridors and rooms of the oncology ward at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Ontario. During my time shared with inspirational children and their families, I witnessed the strength, kindness, determination and even equanimity in the face of daily hardship. This resilience is what inspired and continues to inspire me to dedicate myself to a lifetime commitment to the betterment of oncology care.
Since, delving into the world of oncology care I grounded my practice through a synergy of integrative research and clinical practice as the founder of both Dhaya Integrative Health and HimaPure Research Labs.
I hold a naturopathic medical degree obtained at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. I am a member of the Natural Health Product Research Society, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and am registered in good standing with The College of Naturopaths of Ontario. I am also an associate editor for the Journal of Natural Health Products.
My unique background and experience serve as the foundation to the ethos of Dhaya Integrative Health. I dedicate my spare time to developing global collaborations with research institutes, learning from respected oncologists, sitting in remote locations with traditional healers, to ethically sourcing and researching high potency botanicals from the heights of Himalayans to the rainforests of the Amazon. Hence, at Dhaya Integrative Health you will receive a genuinely unique experience in integrative cancer care by seamlessly fusing time proven traditional wisdom with conventional evidence-based medicine.
I am motivated by every patient and recognize the importance and need for global research initiatives to ensure patients safely receive only the most beneficial and efficacious therapeutic options. My promise is to work diligently with you, your family, and your healthcare providers to provide you with a comfort and help ethically navigate your integrative cancer care.
Ayurvedic Practitioner & Medical Liaison
As long as I can remember, I have been on an inner quest to find true healing and blissfulness within. I have been deeply practicing yoga, mantra, music, and meditation since childhood.
My inner quest led me to the ancient Eastern medicine practice that is Ayurveda. I first came across Ayurveda when I was 12 years old. My little brother became suddenly mysteriously ill, and no doctor could help him. My family and I travelled all over looking for a cure, and we ended up in rural south India, at the feet of a wise Ayurvedic healer. It was through observing him cure my brother, that I discovered the power and immensity of Ayurvedic medicine.
I studied Ayurveda for 3 years, in Canada and in India. I earned a DNM® (doctorate of natural medicine) license to practice Ayurvedic medicine in Canada. I am grateful to Ayurveda in healing my own health issues including palpitations, chronic insomnia, PTSD, depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, and arthritis. My profound healing experiences have inspired me to share this wisdom with everyone.
I graduated from medical school at McGill University where I earned my medical degree (doctor of medicine M.D.). My journey took me to South Africa and South India to work in HIV/AIDS medicine, and also locally across Ontario as a post graduate trainee. I worked with patients with complex conditions, including cancer, rare diseases, unknown diagnoses, and mental health conditions; focusing on medical guidance and advocacy.
Melding Ayurveda with modern medical expertise, while holding true to the ancient practice, I focus on your unique nature and strengths to facilitate your own body to heal. I treat many physical, mental and emotional conditions/imbalances with Ayurvedic medicine, including mental health conditions and cancer. Striving to heal patients by integrating the precision of western medicine and the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda has become my life’s work. Click here to read my blog