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As a diversely intelligent practitioner, Dr. St. Charles, Ph.D., offers creativity and unconventional solutions in her practice. She is always digging deeper into the ‘why’ of a condition, especially ‘lost cause’ cases, as she was many years ago. Clients feel care in her balanced, whole-body approach. Marrying science with traditional wisdom gives ‘Doc Elize’ the talent for resolution of even worst-case scenarios.

Since childhood, ‘Doc Elize’ has been steeped in the principals that inform and guide her life as a healer. Her family roots gave her the important culture that understands the healing power of food and movement. Born into a family of ten, of a nurse who was a pioneer in the Canadian hospice movement (and who actively nursed the family and neighborhood) and a businessman whose hobbies included organic farming, squash (the racket sport) and salmon fishing, Elize was cooking up organic feasts, blending herbal tinctures and practicing hatha yoga in her teens. Her innocent tinkering grew into a passion, a passion that fed an incessant drive to explore the boundaries of health and healing.

Dr. St. Charles, Ph.D., is a pioneer; she produced a 5-star rated yoga video as early as 1990. She was implementing detoxification protocols years before ‘detox’ was even mentioned on the internet.  Fast forward to today, ‘Doc Elize’ has an encyclopedic knowledge base attracting physicians and lay people alike. In addition to being a certified traditional naturopath, she is trained in orthomolecular nutrition, Asian medical philosophies, East Indian Ayurveda, bio-toxin illnesses (mold and Lyme Disease), building biology, movement therapy and modern fitness science, music therapy and shamanism, to name a few (see below).

Dr. Elize St. Charles, Ph.D. is a rare find in the healthcare field. As a hard-hitting professional who speaks three languages, she is trained in finance and has an MBA – she was once Canada’s youngest institutional stockbroker. Dr. St. Charles, Ph.D., brings to the table truly unique skills, perspectives and a vast knowledge base that contribute to the health breakthroughs so common at The Healing Atelier.

Dr. St. Charles, Ph.D. has 40 years’ experience in healthcare and a profound understanding of health, not just illness. Her greatest joy is to empower her clients and students to understand and take charge of their own health.

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  • Clayton College of Natural Health, Ph.D., Natural Health and Healing
  • McGill University, MBA: Human Resource Management/Organizational Development; Thesis: Occupational Stress
  • Chamberlin School of Real Estate, California Real Estate License
  • Canadian Securities Institute, Professional Licenses-Stocks, Bonds, Options, Commodities
  • Institute of Canadian Financial Advisors, Certified Financial Adviser
  • Concordia University, BA, Honors French/Spanish
  • Neuchatel Junior College
  • CTN: Certified Traditional Naturopath, ANCB, American Naturopathic Certification Board
  • BBP: Bau-Biologie Practitioner, International Institute for Bau-Biology
  • CNC: Certified Nutritional Consultant, AANC, American Association of Nutritional Consultants
  • FSM Advanced Practitioner: Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Frequency Specific Seminars
  • Laser Energetic Detoxification Therapist: Academy of Bio-Energetic & Integrative Medicine
  • Music Therapist / TLP Provider: Advanced Brain Technologies
  • Ms.T/Bodyworker, AMTA, American Massage Therapy Association, member 35+ years
  • Yoga Teacher: White Lotus Foundation
  • Yoga Therapist: Phoenix Rising School of Yoga
  • Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach: ACE, American Council on Exercise
  • Quantum Reflex Analysis Assessor: Premier Research Labs
  • CPR: American Red Cross
  • Clinical Exercise Specialist: ACE, American Council on Exercise
  • Group Fitness Instructor: ACE, American Council on Exercise
  • Lay Midwife: Heart & Hands Midwifery Intensive, Elizabeth Davis
  • Doula and Pregnancy Fitness Specialist: Positive Pregnancy & Post-Partum Fitness, Sylvia Olsen

  • Clinical Biochemistry, Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.
  • Prenatal Care and Natural Childbirth Education, MariMikel Penn, RN, BSN, CPM, LM
  • Integrated Healing System Using Enzyme Therapy, Loomis Institute
  • Detoxification Testing and Treatment Protocols, Academy of Bio-Energetic & Integrative Medicine
  • Chemical and Heavy Metal Toxicity, Klinghardt Academy of Neurobiology
  • Heal the Brain, Klinghardt Academy of Neurobiology
  • Rewire The Brain: Present Realities Future Hopes, Stanford University 2nd Annual Rewire the Brain Conference
  • Management of Work and Personal Life and Organizational Behavior and Stress, McGill University
  • Exercise and Respiratory Disease, IDEA, International Dance & Exercise Association
  • Heal the Healers, Premier Research Labs
  • Lyme Disease and Biotoxin Illness, Klinghardt Academy of Neurobiology
  • Body Mind Technologies: Instructors including Ram Das, Stephen Levine, Avator Creativism Mastery
  • Herbology, Susun Weed, Doug Elliot, Dawn Bramadant
  • Iridology, Bernard Jenson DC, ND
  • Homeopathy, Dana Ullman, MPH
  • Klinghardt 2012 Annual Retreat for Professionals
  • Gastro-Intestinal Health and Functionality, Biotic Research
  • Heel Detoxification Seminar, Heel
  • Fascia Research in the Treatment Room, American Massage Therapy Association
  • Injury Prevention Through Fitness Assessment, San Diego State University and IDEA
  • Research Reviews, IDEA World Research Forum
  • Exercise and Diabetes, Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease, Exercise and Arthritis, Exercise and Respiratory Disease, Desert Southwest Fitness Center for Continuing Education Physiology and Anatomy and IDEA
  • Fingernail and Tongue Analysis, Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi, Ph.D., ND
  • Detox: Path to Healing Conference, American Academy of Integrated Medicine
  • Finding Your Way with The Complicated Patient, Neil Nathan, MD
  • Environmental Health Symposium “The Elephant in The Waiting Room”, Environmental Health Symposium
  • Lyme Workshop: Biotics Research
  • Organic Acids Testing: An Invaluable Tool for Discovering the Underlying Causes of Chronic Illness, Great Plains Labs
  • Genetic Testing and Toxic Chemical Testing, Great Plains Labs
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine, Private Apprenticeship, Dawn Bramadat, DOM
  • Special Congressional Recognition in Volunteerism, 2001
  • The Rose Fund Award, 2000
  • Women of Achievement Awards, The Women’s Fund, Nominee, 2001
  • Woman of the Year, 2012, National Association of Professional Women
  • Producer, Writer, Presenter: Modern Moves for Pregnancy Fitness, A 5- Star video, 1991
  • Founder: Our Children Our Future Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization, 1999
  • Publisher, Editor: Expose: The Failure of Family Courts to Protect Children from Abuse, An Anthology by 17 Family Court Professionals, 2000
  • American Association of Nutritional Consultants
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • International Exercise and Dance Association
  • Dinshah Spectro-Chrome Society
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • International Women of Leadership