Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua HBSc ND PhD, or Dr. JJ as he is affectionately known, is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with a Doctorate (PhD) in pharmacy science. He is a clinical pharmacologist, public speaker and researcher.
Dr. JJ is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor since 2003. He is the Chief Medical Officer of the Liberty Clinic in downtown Toronto and the first ND to practice at the Toronto Western Hospital in the Artist Health Center, one of the few NDs practicing in a hospital in Canada. He does research with the Motherisk Program at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto where he heads the MotherNature Network. He is an Assistant Professor with the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto.
Dr. JJ completed his Doctorate (PhD) in Pharmacy Sciences at the University of Toronto. As part of his PhD research, he investigated the safety of natural products during pregnancy and lactation at the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto (Canada) and conducted a clinical trial on the effects of cinnamon on type 2 diabetes at the Toronto Western Hospital and at the Centre Hospitaler de Sherbrooke (CHUS).
Dr. JJ is a co-author of “Herbal Medicines in Pregnancy and Lactation – An Evidence-based Approach First Edition”). He has published many peer-reviewed scientific publications in the medical literature. He is a world expert on natural products pharmacology and pregnancy safety. Print and television media frequently consult him, including regular appearances on the Marilyn Denis Show
Dr. JJ is an avid public speaker. He has given many presentations to pharmacists, medical professionals, government, academics, artists and musicians, students, teachers, cancer survivors and the general public. He has also given presentations internationally, including presentations at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Washington DC. Dr. JJ is also the co-host of the popular podcast Vitamin Junkeys, which receives >250,000 viewings annually.
"I practice science-based medicine, rely on holistic wisdom from the past and use natural treatments for disease", say Dr. JJ. He combines naturopathic medicine, clinical nutrition, evidence-based medicine, acupuncture, homoeopathy, detoxification, mesotherapy and intravenous (IV) therapies in his treatments. He has worked with patients suffering from chronic disease, including cancer, infertility, diabetes, arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disease, HIV/AIDS and heart disease. In addition to general practice, his clinical focus is on fertility, pregnancy and cancer support. He practices preventative medicine where patients are given treatment plans and health strategies to optimize their health.
As the Director of the Liberty Clinic, Dr. JJ believes that working with a team of multi-disciplinary health professionals is the most successful route to help patients reach their health goals. "Four heads are better than one," says Dr. JJ. "My patients see results and they know that the whole team is looking out for their health from head to toe". As a patient of Dr. JJ, there is close communication with your medical doctor and any other health professional in your entourage.
Dr. JJ believes that laughter is the best medicine. Be prepared to laugh when you meet Dr. JJ!