Dr. Jennifer Baer, ND
Dr. Jennifer Baer, ND
Jennifer Baer is a Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto, with a strong practice focus in digestive health. Jennifer is board certified and works with patients throughout Ontario (in person, or via telehealth). Additionally, Jennifer Baer offers several online programs for patients outside of Ontario.
Why See Dr. Jennifer Baer?
Dr. Baer’s Practice Focus
Dr. Baer has a strong practice focus in Digestive Health, and commonly provides assessment & treatment for:
Digestive symptoms may be just one of a patients’ concerns – but they link back to many other health conditions.
This makes Digestive Health an essential starting point.
While Jennifer focuses in the treatment of digestive disorders, commonly associated concerns include:
What You Should Know About Me
I am a BEACON for those with Digestive Distress.
But what I’m MOST passionate about is: helping people RECLAIM THEIR LIVES.
You could say that it’s my family’s ORIGINS STORY
My grandfather started a business that my father carried on, manufacturing low volume flush TOILETS for cottages, campers and boats. So my family has always been in the toilet business!
In my teens, my mom was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, and I began to see firsthand how much a digestive disease disrupts your life – and the life of your family. I’m glad to be able to relate to my patients in this way. Additionally, it turns out that IBD and associated autoimmune diseases are pretty common in my family (my Ashkenazi roots are showing). And while I wish I could say they all seek out and follow my advice, a conventional approach is the model most choose to follow. I want to provide engaged and motivated people (like YOU!) with other options that focus on wellness, prevention and the avoidance of drugs when possible.
Find me where FOOD + HEALTH collide
Some years later, I did a stint in chef training and then studied holistic nutrition (I’ve always been drawn to the intersection between food and health). And when I studied the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM…it just CLICKED!
When I went on to naturopathic medical college, that understanding expanded greatly, to include all of the many interactions the digestive system has with virtually EVERY system of the body. I came to know, beyond a shadow of any doubt, that DIGESTIVE HEALTH is the very foundation of long term wellness & prevention.
Put it together & spell: DIGESTION
In twelve years of naturopathic practice, and 20+ years in the fields of food and nutrition, the common thread with the people I’ve helped has always been digestion. No matter who came to see me, my patients almost always had some kind of digestive distress involved – irregular bowel movements, heartburn and reflux, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, haemorrhoids, and the list goes on.
People were coming to see me because they no longer knew what they could eat without making their symptoms worse. They were sick of being bloated all the time and not fitting into their jeans or pants by the end of the day. Their social lives and travel plans were limited by their fear of having “an episode” or not knowing if there would be a bathroom close by. Their heartburn, reflux or abdominal pain was preventing them from sleeping. And for all kinds of other reasons that poor digestive health was negatively impacting their lives.
Some years ago, it became clear to me that I HAD to focus my practice around DIGESTIVE HEALTH. Since then, I’ve pursued advanced training in Naturopathic Gastroenterology, and focus my energy on helping to illuminate the path for people to achieve Digestive Health and the freedom to live fully again.
Let’s work together:
Selected Biography For Dr. Jennifer Baer, ND
Jennifer Baer is a registered Naturopathic Doctor & Digestive Health Expert, who began her career as a trained chef & holistic nutritionist. A passionate advocate of REAL FOOD, Dr. Baer sees the intersection between diet & digestion as the key foundation for long-term health promotion & disease prevention.
Dr. Jennifer Baer is committed to supporting and empowering her patients and community in the pursuit of an optimal level of health. She has actively participated in the promotion of Naturopathic Medicine in her community – writing two monthly columns on health, diet & digestion for community-based newspapers, organizing a local women’s walking club, and as a committee member in her provincial association. She has lectured to community groups, parenting groups, local businesses and organizations, and is available for media inquiries and appearances.
Any interested group, media outlet, organization or business is encouraged to contact Jennifer.
Dr. Baer is a graduate of the accredited Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, and is registered in Ontario with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). Jennifer is a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).