Dr. Leila Sahabi is dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life for her patients by providing a comprehensive array of natural therapies.
Her naturopathic medical practice is focused on the treatment of female hormonal imbalances, gastrointestinal conditions, autoimmune conditions, skin disorders and heavy metal toxicity. Dr. Sahabi utilizes various therapies including: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, chelation therapy, nutritional intravenous therapy, homeopathy and dietary counselling.
Dr. Sahabi is clinical faculty at the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic where she provides support to student interns as a clinical supervisor. She shares her passion for teaching with her patients by thoroughly explaining how health issues can be created by dysfunction in various body systems, the therapeutic approach to address the concern and how/when to supplement with natural products.
Dr. Sahabi’s thoughts:
People always ask me why I decided to become a naturopathic doctor and my answer is always the same: “I can’t imagine wanting to be anything else but a doctor”. Having said that, when I started my undergraduate studies at UBC, I had no idea I would one day be a naturopathic doctor rather than a doctor of Western medicine. I discovered naturopathy as its own entity through a health crisis for a close family member. I learned how powerful some of the natural therapies are, especially when combined with Western medicine. I believe we all have the ability to live a healthy lifestyle given the right information, education and guidance. What satisfies me the most is educating and guiding my patients to a place where they truly realize their body’s innate ability to function and heal.
I primarily incorporate bio-identical hormones, nutrition, intravenous therapies and botanical medicine for my patient’s healing. I have drug prescriptive authority; I am also licensed to perform intravenous therapies and acupuncture. I have a passion for learning new techniques and perfecting my current skills and therapies. I travel frequently for seminars and conference and always find inspirational doctors that remind me what an amazing profession I am in.