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About Us

A more NATURAL direction for health

Meet Dr. Linda Kodnar B.Sc. Pharm ND

Linda KodnarEncouraging a NATURAL means to good health has always been my focus. I have been practicing in the health care community for over 20 years and what I have come to appreciate is that Naturopathic Principles are key to achieving our health potential. I understand there are times when an individual needs to make use of prescription medication and surgery, however, applying naturopathic philosophy and principles achieve a higher quality of life and allows for the capacity to restore and heal.

My Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta then later graduating from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto together have built a strong foundation in both conventional and naturopathic perspectives. With this background, I access practical, scientific methods that enhance the natural healing processes of our bodies. Years of clinical experience and the ability to provide a balanced approach to treatment based on the individuals current state of health goals.

In 1995, I started my general family practice. I love working with all ages from infants to seniors and the challenges of each life stage. My son was born at home and my first work as a pharmacist was in seniors residences. My energetic and personable approach has been requested on television and radio programs. It has been my pleasure to present information to the medical community, pharmacists, corporate groups and regularly to the public.

My goal is to inspire, encourage proactive and preventative care – not just a state of no disease – but truly feeling great! With more energy there is growth, freedom and joy in life!

The future of our western cultural style of medicine looks promising – which is developing into a comprehensive recognition of the needs of our minds AND bodies. It is flowing into a more integrative approach, and studies are establishing many healing practices that ancient cultures have been aware of for centuries. I am excited to be part of the journey – supporting and promoting the individual’s responsibility for their ongoing good health and personal growth through a balance of work, play, nutrition and exercise and of course a combination healing methods that truly nurture and repair.

I am so grateful that my work is rewarding. I balance this with time outdoors – hiking, being in nature, and gardening. Various sports and activities fill my downtime with interests: yoga, cycling, squash, golf, lawn bowls, painting, piano, geology and astronomy. My son and granddaughter and family are a great source of pride, challenge and joy.

Memberships, Associations and Certifications

  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta
  • Alberta College of Pharmacy
  • Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • International IV Nutritional Therapy
  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher
  • PADI – Open Water Scuba
  • RASC – Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
  • Mental Health First Aid Canada

Dr. Linda is available for speaking engagement

Some of the topics she has recently presented on include:

  • Heart Health and Naturopathic Medicine – Heartfit Clinic Calgary
  • Anxiety – If It’s Your Mind, It Matters – Alberta Teachers Convention
  • Cannabis – High Times in High School – Alberta Teachers Convention
  • Kundalini Yoga – Technology for Mental Clarity, Strength and Desire – Alberta Teachers Convention
  • Energizing the Busy Woman – Women Only Weekend Conference Canmore
  • Natural Approaches for Breast and Hormonal Health – Public Lecture
  • Options for Optimizing Wellness – AGM Organization for Bipolar Disorders
  • Natural Remedies to Support Mental Wellness – Transitions to Communities

What Others Say

We have relied on Dr. Linda Kodnar’s naturopathic counsel and treatment for over 20 years, and value it as an important adjunct to our overall medical care.  Dr. Kodnar has been outstanding in addressing our various health-related concerns which range from treatment of the common cold and flu, to migraine, digestive, and heart and lung issues.  We have found her to be a very empathetic and proactive practitioner who is accurate and professional at diagnosing and prescribing naturopathic measures to support the immune system and all around good health. It is without hesitation that we recommend Dr Kodnar as a health professional to complement family health care.

Julie and Nick R

Linda was extremely sociable when I was in her office, she related to
me, had some humor, and gave me a perfectly clear explanation what my
problem was and how the solution worked.  So much better than my experience
at my family doctor.

Tom B - Counsellor

Dr Kodnar has always practiced compassion and understanding while helping me with my medical needs. She came into my life when my body was in complete chaos.  I was physically and mentally exhausted because my hormones were such a mess and my family doctor was out of suggestions. She worked with me until we found what worked best for me. I continue to see her with other medical issues that have come up in my life. I’m grateful I met her, above helping me medically I have also learned to live a healthier lifestyle through her.

Eryn T.

I have been to various Naturopath’s in the past but kept getting reoccurring symptoms. I did a ton of research and decided to try Linda due to her background in pharmacy in addition to her schooling and experience as a Naturopath. The combination is phenomenal! My partner and I go to see Linda regularly, she is intuitive, knowledgeable, and makes us both feel very comfortable. Our health has improved immensely since we began seeing Linda. I don’t have coverage for Naturopath services through my benefits but both of us feel this is the best money we have spent investing in ourselves. I recommend Linda to anybody looking to improve their health .

Shaz C. and Denise M.

I have been seeing Dr. Kodnar consistently for about fifteen years and her guidance and treatments have made a huge difference in my life.  Unfortunately our bodies and minds don’t come with an owners manual so a good ND is about as good as you’re going to get in that regard.  Dr. Kodnar has a wealth of experience in the naturopathic medicine field as well as pharmacy and other related fields, so she can often work out where a particular quirk may be coming from to come up with a solution.  In general there are no quick fixes and a slow and steady approach is often required.  The approach is often not directed at the specific problem, as in traditional medicine, but in strengthening the whole system.  I would recommend Dr. Kodnar if you are interested in improving your health for the long term.

Clayton D.

As a patient of Linda’s for more than 20 years, I find her knowledge and style work well for me. Her approach to good health is all encompassing (she truly wants that for her patients). Linda is thoughtful, practical and supportive and doesn’t hesitate to challenge me or provide firm direction when I need it.

Kathy C.