The Legacy Project

Teaching Events in 2016

Here are some events I will be participating in this year. As more details become available, I will update this information. Thank you.


Teaching for The Legacy Project

April 16, 2016
Teaching parts 3 and 4 of the New Patient Physical Examination. Held at CCNM.
See for more details and to sign up.

Newfoundland Clinic, August 2016

Clinics at The Old Cottage Hospital in Norris Point, Newfoundland.
Dates of clinic are August 20, 21, & 22.
Call Cottage Physiotherapy, the office of Joanie Cranston, PT, at 709-458-2875 to make an appointment.

OAND Convention in Toronto

November 4-6, 2016
Lecturing at the OAND convention in Toronto on Optimizing Immune Resiliency.

By |January 27th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on Teaching Events in 2016

Transitions are best managed through resiliency and responsiveness.

As many of you may know, naturopathic medicine in Ontario – first granted a license 90 years ago in 1925 – has been granted an updated licensing as of July 1, 2015. For more information on this go to, In general this transition is good for the profession and good for our clients. Many administrative glitches that are currently affecting the full scope that we used to practice under still need to be clarified over the next few years, as is often unfortunately common with anything new.

This is my 36th year in practice and my 33rd as a naturopathic doctor. The changes we are going through now in naturopathic medicine in Ontario can be of great benefit, however it is important that we keep to our founding  principles so that we do not lose the legacy of knowledge of those that have come before us.

These elders are the ones that survived in practice when the NDs in Ontario numbered under 50 registrants.  I encourage all my colleagues to speak up, especially those with years of practice, even though it appears at times we are not talking in the social media language of our younger colleagues. Each of you has gems of wisdom to share (check out The Legacy Project on the OAND web site). I encourage the younger NDs to ask the long-time practicing NDs how they survived in practice and what made them resilient and successful, clinically and financially, in their vocation.

Let us mentor each other during this time of change and respond to what the future has in store for naturopathic medicine in Ontario.

Many of you have asked when I will be teaching again. Probably next year. I have just completed the rebuild and sale of my office business condo after the May 2013 fire. I am recuperating and seeing clients about 3 days per week.

See you at the OAND convention September 25–27, 2015.

By |September 10th, 2015|Update|Comments Off on Transitions are best managed through resiliency and responsiveness.

Teaching Events in 2015

The Legacy Project (January through November)

As part of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors Legacy Project, Verna Will be teaching naturopathic new patient examination over four 4-hour sessions from January through November. You can find more information about registering for these sessions at the OAND’s website here.


Health Fusion 2015: CAND Convention in Calgary (June)

Using Naturopathic Manual Therapies to Address Cellular Metabolic Stasis

Presented by Dr. Verna Hunt BSC DC ND

One main root cause of immune challenges, chronic conditions and dis-ease is the decrease of metabolic function within the trillions of cells in our bodies. Naturopathic modalities to address stasis and stagnation include manual therapies that can be administered immediately within the patient’s appointment with directive on home therapies to continue restoration after the patient goes home. This session will teach how manual therapies when applied appropriately promote metabolism and decrease stasis to people of all ages from infant to geriatric patients and how they are a vital method of care.

Areas of therapy to be taught include:

  • Lymphatic system flow in general and also specific conditions
  • Abdominal massage and organ positioning
  • Diaphragm reset
  • Postural rebalancing
  • Safe joint mobilization
  • Stretching safely
  • Instructions for patient home care


Please see the Events page of this website for specific dates and locations.

By |January 31st, 2015|Events|Comments Off on Teaching Events in 2015