Dr. Schauch is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Canada’s premier institute for education and research in this field.
Before pursuing a career in Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Dr. Schauch obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, with Distinction, from the University of Victoria, majoring in Biology.
With her passion for health and wellness, Dr. Schauch returned to her hometown and joined a family practice where her special interests grew to include: women’s health, stress management and adrenal fatigue, weight management, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, pediatrics, allergies, enhancing the immune system and detoxification.
She is currently the lead Naturopathic Doctor at Tall Tree Integrated Health Centre in Victoria, BC.
Current Practice and Publications
Dr. Schauch believes that true health and wellness is achieved by identifying the fundamental cause of disease through one-on-one patient care. By removing physical, mental or emotional barriers to health, she passionately believes that this can be achieved.
Dr. Schauch is the author of two books, Making Sense of Women’s Health and Collagen: Myths and Misconceptions, and co-authored The Adrenal Stress Connection and, more recently, Stress and the Disease Connection with Dr. Karen Jensen, ND. In addition to her clinical practice, she actively lectures across North America inspiring and educating thousands of people on healthy, positive lifestyle choices to live life to the fullest.
In addition to regularly writing for peer-reviewed and popular publications, Dr. Schauch regularly appears on radio and TV shows to discuss a wide variety of health-related topics.
She's also currently involved as a co-investigator in two clinical trials with the University of British Columbia and sits on the editorial board for Integrated Healthcare Practitioners Magazine, a peer-reviewed publication that strives to connect practitioners through publishing clinically relevant integrative medical reviews.
Dr. Schauch is a member in good standing of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC), and is board certified in chelation/IV therapies, acupuncture and has licensed Prescriptive Authority in B.C.
My Approach to Wellness
In my practice, I help my patients achieve happy, healthy and vibrant lives by identifying the underlying cause of disease through individualized care. The body has an innate capacity to heal itself when we identify and remove physical, mental or emotional barriers to health. I strive to empower and educate my patients to take responsibility and own their path to optimal health!
My approach to treating my patients is integrative, combining scientific research and laboratory testing with clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, homeopathy and traditional Chinese medicine.
In my practice, I commonly treat most medical conditions but have special interests in women’s health, fatigue, stress management and adrenal health, endocrinology (hormone balancing), detoxification, weight management, chronic pain management, digestive disorders, cardiovascular disease, and allergies.
Doctor Marita is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and has licensed Prescriptive Authority in B.C., Canada.
Current offered services include:
Traditional Chinese Medicine
ELISA Allergy Testing
Heavy Metal Testing
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Counselling and Lifestyle Management
"I first visited Dr Marita after some worrisome blood results. She was kind, understanding and reassuring. I changed my diet, levels of stress, adhered to all the vitamin and supplements she suggested. A year on, all but one of my bloods have returned to normal and even the rogue one is lower than before. "
- Annabelle M, Victoria BC
I dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner of the art and science of naturopathic medicine.
By precept, education and example, I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health, reduce risks for disease, and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves and future generations. I will continually endeavour to improve my abilities. I will conduct my life and practice of naturopathic medicine with integrity and freedom from prejudice. I will keep confident what should not be divulged.
I will honour the 5 principles of naturopathic medicine:
- First, to do no harm.
- To co-operate with the healing powers of nature.
- To address the fundamental causes of disease.
- To heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
- To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine.
With my whole heart, before these witnesses, as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath.