The HEALTH UPGRADED Team
Dr. Navaz Habib BMSc, DC, cFMP, AFMCP, AcuP
Founder and Functional Medicine Doctor
Dr. Navaz Habib, is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Practitioner who empowers his clients to dig a little deeper and find the answers to what is holding back their health, affecting their energy and productivity. He works with entrepreneurs, executives and professional athletes who want to take their health to a new level, allowing them to impact and serve more people.
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.
Laura Franklin BA (Hons.), CNP, FMCHC
Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach
Laura is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC), Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) and curator of freshandfrank.com, 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.
Saida Ilaqua CNP, CFT, CAN Coach
Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach
Saida is a passionate and dynamic Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Life Coach, and Energy Healer. She is the founder of The Wellness Refinery, a seasonal smoothie bar, wellness cafe, and lifestyle boutique in Sauble Beach, ON. Inspired by her own healing journey, she created a space that provides a multitude of assets essential to living a whole and beautiful life.
Her personal challenges with mental health, chronic fatigue, and eating disorder recovery are what continuously drive her towards supporting the healing of those around her. These experiences have taught her that the body has an innate ability to heal when we choose to listen, and she is dedicated to inspiring and guiding others on their wellness journeys. She uses a multifaceted and uniquely tailored approach with each client, focusing on functional nutrition, intuitive nourishment, fitness, and mind-body awareness.
Saida graduated with first class honors from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition, earning the designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner. She is a Life Coach through the Centre for Applied Neuroscience. She is also a Reiki Master Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer. She has continued her studies by completing certification courses in Clinical Detoxification, Applied Human Endocrinology, and Nutrition and Mental Health.
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