Meet Dr. Deborah Kennedy, ND PhD

Naturopathic Doctor and Researcher

Dr. Deborah Kennedy, ND PhD- Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Deborah Kennedy, BSc. MBA ND PhD

I’m Dr. Deborah Kennedy, a naturopathic doctor (ND) practicing in Ontario and Alberta, with a focus on women’s health and metabolic cancer support. With over 15+ years of clinical experience and a background that includes corporate leadership, I bring a unique perspective to healthcare. I believe in integrating science with tradition and to optimize health and healing.

My journey to naturopathic medicine began after realizing the disconnect between my corporate work and its impact on people. Seeking a more direct, meaningful connection, I pursued a naturopathic doctoral program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and earned a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Committed to continuous learning, I completed the exclusive Metabolic Approach to Cancer Practitioner Certification program to enhance my ability to support cancer patients; maintaining membership in the network as a Terrain Certified Network Practitioner.

As well as clinical practice, my passion for research has been longstanding. From my early days as a student to receiving a career development grant from the SickKids Foundation for my PhD, research has been integral to my career. I continue to engage in research, serve as an academic editor, and peer-review manuscripts to contribute to the advancement of natural medicine and patient care.

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Credentials & Education


  • Naturopathic Doctorate (ND) from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Post-doctoral Clinical Residency at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a Collaborative Specialization in Biomedical Toxicology from the University of Toronto


  • Metabolic Approach to Cancer Practitioner (Terrain based) – MTIH.org and Dr. Nasha Inc
  • Terrain Certified Network Practitioner – Metabolic Terrain Institue of Health (MTIH.org)
  • Healthy Breast Teacher Program  by Dr. Sat Dharam Kaur, ND

Advanced Trainings

  • Metabolic Approach to Cancer Practitioner Master Course – Metabolic Terrain
  • Environmental Medicine. Dr. Walter Crinnion, ND
  • Phytotherapy: Advanced Learning, Research and Clinical Applications. Dr. Bruno Chacornac, MD ND
  • Advances in Women’s Health Symposium. Tori Hudson, ND 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Women’s Health Research Update. Dr. Tori Hudson, ND 2020, 2021 .
  • Advanced Clinical Nutrigenomic Training. Nutrition Genome
  • Methylation & Clinical Nutrigenomics. Ben Lynch, ND
  • Methylation & clinical Nutrigenomics: Latest Findings & Updates. Ben Lynch, ND
  • Integrated Genetics: Detoxification and Estrogen Metabolism. Penny Kendall-Reed, ND
  • Integrated Genetics: Exercise and Cardio Health. Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed, ND
  • Integrated Genetics: Diet and Metabolism. Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed, ND
  • Advanced Modalities and Supportive care for your Cancer Patients. Dr. Dickson Thom, ND


  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)
  • Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND)
  • Alberta Assocaition of Naturopathic Doctors (AAND)
  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)

How I Can Help 

Women’s Health

Dealing with problematic periods, sleep problems during perimenopause, anxiety from hormonal swings, or other women’s health concerns—naturopathic medicine can give you answers and relief.

Terrain based Treatment™

Whether you want to minimize the side effects of treatments, strengthen your body after cancer care, or reduce your risk of recurrence—Terrain Based Treatment™ is a revolutionary and comprehensive approach to help you thrive through your cancer journey.