We Are Committed to Your Health

As a Naturopathic Doctor my focus is on
treatment and prevention of disease by combining current scientific knowledge
with traditional healing wisdom.

Dr. Sapphire Vanderlip, ND

Dr. Vanderlip has a professional focus in digestive and skin health, hormonal imbalances, pediatrics, immune health and autoimmune diseases.

Clinical Focus:

  • General Health: Fatigue, Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Weight loss, Diabetes, Cancer
  • Pain Conditions: Back pain, Migraines/Headaches, Arthritis, Injuries, Fibromyalgia
  • Skin: Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Hives, Dry skin, Rashes
  • Digestive Health: Heartburn, Food sensitivities, Diarrhea, Constipation, Nausea, Bloating, IBS/IBD, Bacterial/Fungal Overgrowth
  • Infections: Colds/Flu, Mononucleosis, Lyme Disease, PANDAs, Parasites, Candida, Fungal infections, Herpes Zoster
  • Women’s Health: Fertility, Recurrent Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Anemia, Libido, Cramps, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Menopause
  • Pediatrics: Eczema, Asthma, ADHD, Autism, Incontinence, Ear infections
  • Autoimmune: Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Celiac Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Sjögren’s
  • Neurological Health: Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Epilepsy, Brain Injury, Bipolar disorder
  • Cardiovascular: High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Stroke Prevention, Heart Attack Prevention

Dr. Vanderlip has completed additional training in the following areas:

  • Pharmaceutical prescribing
  • IV Chelation Therapy for removal of stored toxic heavy metals and treatment of atherosclerosis
  • Intravenous Vitamin and Mineral Therapy
  • Ozone and oxidative therapies
  • Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
  • Prescribing Low-Dose Naltrexone
  • Naturopathic Cancer Care
  • Mistletoe Therapy in Alternative Cancer Care
  • Naturopathic Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support Certification
  • European Injection Techniques
  • Lyme Disease Assessment and Treatment Fundamentals

 

Dr. Vanderlip works with her patients to find the root cause of their illness and offers both natural and pharmaceutical treatments to meet your means and preferences. Through a complete medical history, focused physical exam, review of all body systems and relevant labwork, Dr. Vanderlip works with you to formulate your treatment plan.  Dr. Vanderlip believes that effective treatments begin with a clear understanding of the cause of the symptoms.  She relies upon the latest in scientific testing to identify the root cause of your illness.  Common tests include IgG food sensitivity testing, SIBO breath testing, urine or saliva hormone testing, thyroid testing, genetic testing, antibody testing for chronic infections and standard laboratory tests.  Her treatments are based on current medical research, traditional healing methods and clinical experience, and could include dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal medicine and supplements, pharmaceuticals, acupuncture, and intravenous/injectable nutrients.

Undergraduate Education

  • University of Victoria, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Minor in Psychology

Naturopathic Medical Education

  • Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, 2014

Board Certifications

  • CNPBC: College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia

Certifications

  • IV Therapy
  • Chelation therapy
  • Ozone and oxidative therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Prescriptive authority

 

Memberships

  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC (CNPBC)
  • BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA)
  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)

 

Outside of the office, she enjoys hiking, making a mess in the kitchen, catching up with sleep and spending time on her family farm in Westwold.