Prepare to be charmed by Revive’s latest addition to the team. While she may appear unassuming at first glance, do not be fooled. This incredible human has a fiery intellect, adventurous heart, competitive spirit and wicked sense of humor. And she is a top notch Naturopath who knows her science and craft inside and out.
A licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Somji graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine after completing her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. She is licensed through The College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) and is also a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Following her love for travel, Dr. Somji had the opportunity to travel to India in 2008 and volunteer with Child Family Health International Foundation, where she spent four weeks immersed in learning about traditional medicine. She also had the opportunity in 2010 to work at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam. While working at the hospital, she learned about the pathology, examination and treatment practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Somji has a strong passion for nutrition and fitness, and believes that healthy eating is an important core component of achieving optimum health. Dr. Somji’s goal is to empower her patients to incorporate personal lifestyle medicine, which involves making nutrition, movement and stress management a priority.
Dr. Somji utilizes diet and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplementation, homeopathy, botanical medicine, counseling, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture as well as various testing to achieve optimum wellness with her patients. She believes that each individual is unique and because of this an individualized approach to treatment is employed. Educating patients to take an active role in their health is an essential step to achieving overall wellness.
Through encouraging preventative medicine, she believes that patients can attain long term wellness. Dr. Somji’s focus is on family medicine; with a special interest in women’s health as she is interested in helping women better navigate the complex stages of puberty, fertility and conception as well as menopause. She also has a special interest in supporting individuals with digestive and nutrition issues, skin conditions, autoimmune conditions, as well as children’s health.
When not at work, travelling or watching the game, Alysha loves spending time with her young family and being active with friends.
Dr. Somji is thrilled to be joining the Revive Team as she feels passionately about collaboration and offering her patients the best options for a return to health and optimal function.