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Katarine Holewa

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13 reviews

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I first went to see Dr Holewa in 2013 when we were struggling to get pregnant with our first child. I was generally fit, healthy and had done quite a bit of reading about ways and methods to balance my hormones and manage my reproductive health ready for pregnancy but I was looking for guidance and support. Albeit i spoke with my GP at the time - it was clear there was a considerable focus on treating any health concerns as an illness and only after 'going it alone' for at least one year. We had tests that indicated all was good so were left to 'just keep trying' rather than looking at my body and health in a holistic manner to see if there was something underlying or other deficiencies that could be improved through lifestyle changes or should be addressed with other treatment. I went to see Dr Holewa after reading she had a focus in this field and felt fully supported and hopeful from my first visit. She was able to validate some of the strategies i had read about, we were able to test for any health deficiencies and she gave fantastic guidance and direction on what lifestyle changes, strategies and supplements could support me - always providing reasoning and access to additional reading should i wish to look into things further. I also greatly appreciated her knowledge about the quality of various supplements. I noticed a considerable difference in my body and cycle within only a few months, which was supported by several complimentary strategies we worked on together (or with others) to reduce my stress at work. Dr Holewa is an excellent listener, appreciates and wishes to understand your values and lifestyle to assist with the most successful approach to help you achieve your health outcomes. She also saw my husband during this period. We were really committed to the lifestyle changes and guidance she provided and do appreciate how lucky we were that my body was so responsive so quickly. We had our first child in 2014. Following similar issues in trying to get pregnant again for our second, I returned to Dr Holewa for that support system once more in early 2018 and our second child is due now any day. I am so grateful to have found her and the considerable difference this has made in our lives.

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flag | Submitted January 13, 2019

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I love Dr.Holewa! I really value her advice. She is very knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects and is always able to explain things to me in a way that I understand.I like that she never tells me to do something without breaking down why it will be beneficial to me. It is clear that she loves to help people and has a great deal of empathy. I lost a good amount of weight a few years ago but could never make it past my plateau,no matter what I tried and had pretty much given up. Dr. Holewa suggested I give it another try and started me on a new nutritional plan at the beginning of March. It is now the beginning of May and I am down 17 pounds and 6 away from my goal. Yay! I’m glad I listened to her and stopped being so stubborn. It does take work with meal prep and it took me awhile to get into the habit but it is so worth it! My husband has even started to see her after been inspired by my results. I’m confident that with her help we will both meet our goals.

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flag | Submitted May 22, 2018

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I am very grateful to have Dr. Katarine Holewa as my Naturopath Oncologist since October of 2016. Due to her compassionate and knowledgeable care, I am well on my way to recovery. She initially started my treatment with a Myer's Immune push that made me feel healthier and have more energy than I have had for a very long time. Dr. Holewa then administered alpha lipoic acid and high doses of Vitamin C intravenously, as well as, mistletoe injections. My October 2016 CT scan had detected my tumor growth and by my next CT scan in December of 2016, the tumor was undetectable. Thanks to Dr. Holewa's treatments, I feel better now than I have in 20 years and I will continue my treatments under her watch. It is wonderful thing to have a doctor who actually cares about my well-being, and takes the time to explain what she’s thinking in a professional and thoughtful manner. Dr. Holewa is a great doctor who takes the time to listen and genuinely cares about the health and well being of her patients.

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flag | Submitted March 9, 2017

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Dr. Holewa is amazing. She is great at really listening and getting to the heart of the issue and working with you to get solutions. Her collaborative approach and extensive knowledge make her a great doctor! I highly recommend her.

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flag | Submitted October 13, 2016

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Very knowledgeable and attentive doctor. Receptionist is b*tchy and inappropriate.

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flag | Submitted May 9, 2016

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Dr. Holewa is amazing. She is great at listening and getting to the heart of the issue and working with you to get solutions. Her collaborative approach and extensive knowledge make her a great doctor! I highly recommend her.

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flag | Submitted April 23, 2016

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I am fighting a serious battle with cancer at the moment. I felt,from the beginning,that it would be in my best interest to seek out complimentary treatment to assist in keeping me as well as possible while dealing with traditional treatment for this disease. I feel very fortunate to have"found" Dr. Holewa. Dr. Holewa brings a unique blend of experience and compassion to each and every patient in her care. In my opinion, it is nearly impossible to find a health care provider who is capable of thinking"outside of the box", when it comes to individual care and treatment of a debilitating disease like cancer. Dr. Holewa insists on tailoring treatments to each individual patient. I appreciate her efforts on my behalf. I have benefited greatly from her expertise. I recommend her highly to anyone seeking out an outstanding naturopath, who will always work tirelessly on her patients' behalf.

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flag | Submitted March 10, 2016

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Last year at the end of summer my husband started to loose weight and was feeling poorly. He looked like he was very ill. He was feeling like he lived in a foggy place, his mind wasn't clear. He was also having heart palpitations. I took him to the emergency at the local hospital and Dr. there made an appointment for him to see a neurologist. Shortly after we went to see him and my husband received a diagnosis of Parkinson's syndrome Plus. It was devastating, it was like a dark cloud settled over him and wasn't moving. He told us that he is sorry to give us such an awful diagnosis and that nothing could be done. I started to search on the Internet and found Dr. Holewa. She has experience with patients with Parkinson's disease. We have been seeing Dr. Holewa for few moths now and my husband's condition has improved. He is receiving Myers i.v. therapy. His depression has lifted, he is his normal self again. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Dr. Holewa never gives up, she keeps on trying new treatments until something works. We are very grateful to her.

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flag | Submitted March 3, 2016

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Dr. Holewa is a passionate, dedicated medical professional whose gentle, patient ways have helped me heal in ways I never knew possible. Her recommendation for intravenous vitamin therapy has been miraculous for me. The tests we have run revealed how my body functions & what we can realistically do about it. I was so ill that I could not see myself as I am. With her never ending support I am now able to manage my anxiety. I understand the depression I am in, and why the concussion I sustained made it worse. She has made me aware that is truly is my choice via what I eat, how I think, what I do….. and whatever I choose she will be right there to help me stay on a healthy path.

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flag | Submitted November 2, 2015

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My husband struggled with intestinal problems including heartburn and constant diarrhea, resulting in severe weight loss (30 pounds) for over a year. Visits to his GP led to various tests, but my husband’s condition remained a mystery. Early on in his consultations with Dr. Holewa, she took the time to discuss his eating habits and how to improve digestion, advising changes in diet and supplements. Within a month we saw results. Dr. Holewa’s ongoing advice, with the focus on healthy eating to maintain gut health, has resulted in resolving the symptoms and steady weight gain. Dr. Holewa possibly saved my husband’s life. We are extremely grateful and would recommend Dr. Holewa to anyone for intelligent and compassionate care.

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flag | Submitted November 1, 2015

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Biography

Dr Katarine Holewa, ND is a Naturopathic Physician practicing in Victoria, BC. Prior to completing her 4-year Naturopathic Medical training at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, BC, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary, receiving her Bachelors of Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Sciences and her Bachelor of Registered Nursing. She then practiced as a full time Registered Nurse in Post-Partum, Special Care Nursery and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and then continued to practice part-time throughout her Naturopathic education. Dr Holewa now devotes her time and attention to her Naturopathic medical practice and patients in Victoria, BC. She focuses on preventative medicine, creating and maintaining positive lifestyle changes and finding the underlying causes of illness. She approaches medicine using a more holistic approach to health care and by employing the basic naturopathic principles, treating the whole person rather than separate symptoms or ailments, and creating highly individual treatment plans. Dr Holewa enjoys educating her patients and helping them reach their own unique health and wellness goals. In addition to utilizing Nutritional Counseling, Acupuncture, Botanical Remedies/Herbs and Homeopathic remedies, Dr Holewa has additional certifications in IV (Intravenous) Therapy and Neural Therapy, has completed advanced training in Biopuncture and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and is also licenced to prescribe pharmaceutical mediciations and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Outside of the clinic, Dr Holewa enjoys spending time with friends and family, training and riding her horses, hiking, biking, and walking her dog, and exercising her green thumb in her garden. She is a regular shopper at the local farmers markets and healthy cafes and restaurants in and around Victoria


Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Education

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Areas of Expertise

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Food Allergy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Female infertility

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Insurance accepted by this Doctor

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