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Dr. Navaz Habib BMSc, DC, cFMP, AFMCP, AcuP

Founder and Functional Health Consultant

Dr. Navaz Habib, is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Practitioner who empowers his clients to dig deeper and find the answers to what is holding back their health, affecting their energy and productivity. He is also the host of The Health Upgrade Podcast and speaks on various topics related to Vagus Nerve and its impact on optimal health.

Having gone through his own personal experiences with poor health and weight struggles, Dr. Habib is well equipped to implement personalized recommendations for each of his clients. In identifying the root causes of health imbalances, and addressing them naturally, his patients experience optimal health the way their bodies were meant to feel, rather than continuing to deal with the stressors that are holding them back.

Dr. Habib’s book “Activate Your Vagus Nerve” is a simple to follow guide to help you identify and address a major missing piece in patients dealing with chronic health concerns such as anxiety and depression. By activating the Vagus nerve, we can optimize our productivity, focus and energy levels, allowing us to experience the effects of upgraded health.

Instagram: @drnavazhabib

Emma Ford CNP

Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Emma is a certified holistic nutritionist (CNP), certified energy practitioner (Reiki II) & founder of Gut Rooted — an online community & virtual nutritional counselling practice focused on gut health & digestive disorders. When she is not supporting clients you can find Emma whipping up healthy treats, completing her 200 hr yoga teacher training or spending time in nature with her dog Akira.

Emma’s passion for helping others to restore their gut and reclaim their body, mind & well-being comes from her own experience. After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions & living with chronic digestive symptoms for 15 years, Emma was eager to take an empowered approach in her health through studying holistic nutrition. Her journey to health was multi-faceted —  involving nutrition & lifestyle interventions while considering the mind-body connection. Her history of varied life experience paired with her personal experience with chronic disease gifts her the ability to truly understand & empathize with the individuals she works with in order to provide personalized recommendations & effective coaching. 

Her method for helping other’s attain vibrant health employs the fundamentals of holistic & functional nutrition, trauma informed health coaching & the mind-body connection. With a mix of evidence-based & holistically led strategies Emma empowers her client’s to attain their desired health outcomes & re-establish their mind-body connection.

Instagram: @gutrooted

Saima Pervez

Client Care Concierge

Saima is an invaluable member of the Health Upgraded Team. She supports our clients as they proceed through their health upgrade journey. 

Having worked in various positions and various industries, Saima possesses a unique and approachable demeanour that is appreciated by our many clients. She supports them in ensuring testing is completed, appointments are booked, supplies are available and products are ordered. In doing so, she is a linchpin in the journey towards upgraded health for our clients.

When she is not hard at work, Saima is keep to learn about health and the human body, she dabbles in photography and takes wonderful care of her family. We are honoured to have her as an integral part of the Health Upgraded Team.

Laura Franklin BA(Hons.), CNP, FMCHC

Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Health Coach

Laura is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC), Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) and curator of, a healthy lifestyle blog. When Laura isn’t educating and supporting clients on their health journeys, she’s whipping up something healthy and delicious in the kitchen, rocking her green thumb in one of her many edible gardens or throwing down some weights at the gym.

Laura’s inspiration to help others thrive comes from a deeply personal experience but also from an epidemic that touches us all in some way. Having lost both her parents to North America’s top two causes of death (cancer and heart disease) before she even turned 30 years old, Laura is fueled by a passion to affect massive change in how we manage our health. With the knowledge that virtually all disease can be prevented through diet and lifestyle modifications, Laura set out to erase this same tragic fate for herself and now for many, many others across generations.

Laura employs the fundamentals of individualized holistic nutrition, functional medicine, health coaching and positive psychology to guide, assist and support her clients on their health journeys resulting in sustained, vibrant health, happiness and disease prevention.

Laura is currently on Maternity Leave and we wish her all the joy in the world as she transitions into her new role as a mother!

Instagram: @laurafranklin

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