Dr. Valerie Franc
Nominated for the award: Health, Fitness and Sport
Company: Dr. Val Franc ND
Position: Naturopathic Doctor
Biography: Dr Valerie Franc, ND, is a dynamic and inspirational naturopathic doctor, teacher, and world traveler. She combines her passion for holistic health and wellness with over 23 years of clinical experience. She is committed to naturopathic principles and philosophies and has taught at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She has a degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph and certification in naturopathic medical education from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, earning her the Leo-Boucher award for excellence in clinical nutrition. Dr. Val is able to help many patients, who haven’t found satisfying treatments or results elsewhere, through her unique, complementary skill set that includes training in acupuncture and Traditional Asian Medicine at the Zhejiang teaching hospital in Hangzhou, China, and certifications in hypnosis and as yoga instructor. She is a sought-after and vibrant guest speaker at international retreats and on various podcasts, such as eCircle, Food Matters, and Ketones & Coffee podcast with Lorenz. Notably, in 2022, she provided naturopathic support as Team Doctor for Vanuatu’s Women’s Beach Volleyball team during their Pro Tour through Italy and at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, where they won the Bronze medal! Dr Val continues to support Team Vanuatu during their preparation towards the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.