Dr. Matt Gowan, ND is a Guelph naturopath with over 15 years of clinical experience. He completed his undergraduate in biochemistry at the University of Waterloo, and worked in pharmaceutical research for several years before becoming a naturopath. Although Dr. Gowan appreciates that drugs have a place in healthcare, he believes that dietary and lifestyle changes along with some natural supplements are usually sufficient to treat most of his patient’s ailments. Dr. Gowan’s pharmacology background allows him to answer patients questions about the benefits and risks of drugs.
Not all alternative (or conventional!) therapies are effective and safe. Using his research background, Dr. Gowan critically appraises the evidence of various treatments. His motto is “Do the safest and most effective treatment to feel better.” Dr. Gowan has a passion for herbal medicine and is one of Canada’s leading authorities on herbal medicine. He won “Favourite Professor Award” at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto where he teaches herbal medicine. In addition, Dr. Gowan has published and presented numerous research articles and textbooks in the health field. He currently sees patients at the Guelph Naturopathic Medical Clinic (GNMC) where he treats a variety of conditions.