Rina has been a part of the healthcare field since the age of 23, she graduated as Registered Nurse in St. Catharines , and has worked all over the world, including Guatemala and Colombia. She was given the opportunity to be in charge of organizing a Labour and Delivery Unit in a newly built hospital in Villavicencio. During her 2.5 year stay there she had been very fortunate to also have met several inspiring healers in the smaller villages outside of the hospital setting, using herbs and their traditional ways to return a person back to health. Rina encountered a near death experience herself, where the healing power of nature saved her life, she was very thankful that this healer (far from any medical setting) knew exactly what to do. This experience is where her fascination with nutrition and healing all began.
Over the years, Rina has studied under other master healers including Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC, nutritionist, iridologist. She has attended many seminars, and classes to further understand how the body works, and how a good chemical balance is correlated with good health, both for herself, along with her 4 children. Rinaa’s knowledge truly improves the lives and wellbeing of everyone around her.
Rina was first introduced to Live Blood Cell Analysis 16 years ago (Jan 2000). This assessment tool was very exciting, and fascinating for her – the fact that she could see information about the human body right on the spot, including the state of a patients red blood cells, immune system, nutritional deficiencies, etc . Rina has been privately tutored by a master in the field, by Dr. Mike Drabiuk, in both Live and Dry Cell in Dark field, and Phase Contrast magnifications, and ultimately becoming certified in 2002.
Rina has recently retired after 41 years of working as a Labour and Delivery nurse, majority of her time working at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
I started out in the healthcare field as a PSW, then transitioned to an RPN. Working as an RPN at the hospital was been a very interesting experience, I was able to see so many different stages of life and be involved in the processes. As time went on, I found myself becoming more and more interested in holistic health. Seeing the body as a whole and as a person, instead of just looking at and treating the symptoms and disease. Through my education as an RMT, I’m hoping to promote wellness in a different way and provide relaxation to everyone.
In 2019 I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Shortly after graduation I began working as a Registered Nurse at the Brampton Women’s Clinic. I’ve always had an active lifestyle that grew into a passion for health and nutrition, which I’m always excited to share with others. I’m so happy to be part of Inside Health where the team cares so deeply for their patients and focuses on optimizing every aspect of their health. I look forward to continuing to grow and learn all that naturopathic medicine has to offer in order to improve our patients’ quality of life.
Catherine is a registered Nurse who graduated from McMaster University in 2008. She has spent her career working in both pediatric hematology/oncology and pediatric mental health in acute care settings. Over time, Catherine has become increasingly passionate about natural health and wellness. Catherine is excited to be a part of the Inside Health team, where she can help empower patients to take ownership of their health and cheer them on in their journey to healing.