About Sharon Kelly
Sharon is the founder of Bayview Natural Health Clinic. She has been in family practice in Toronto for over 10 years. Patients come to her with a wide range of conditions: from common colds and gastrointestinal issues, to auto-immune illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, Crohns, and colitis, to complex conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Sharon attained certification in Mind Body Medicine from the Bensen-Henry Institute (BHI) at the Harvard Medical School. The MHI mission is to fully integrate mind-body medicine into mainstream health care by means of rigorous, evidence-based research and clinical application of the work. Sharon is also certified in Functional Medicine. She completed the Institute of Functional Medicines’ certification program in 2015 after training for 3 years. Functional Medicine is an evolved way to practice medicine. It engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. A practitioner might start with the questions: “Why has function been lost?” and “How can we support the return of the function?”
Sharon is an onsite facilitator for the Institute of Functional Medicine at their Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice. She has also lead webinars to help Family Doctors and Specialist solidify their skills in functional medicine.
Sharon has attended many advanced clinical training seminars across the US and Canada in the last 10 years. These include advanced training in diagnosing and treating mold and mycotoxin illness, Lyme disease, Environmental Medicine and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
Sharon graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and then from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs.