About Dr. K Guiding Wellness
The best place to start your journey to lasting, sustainable health is by visiting our Kitchener clinic. Working with Dr. K and her team of naturopathic doctors equips you with the tools and information you need to walk a path of empowered living. What are you waiting for?
Our Core Values Of Care
A Collective Journey
Each member of Dr. K’s team brings a special lens and wealth of expertise to your care. It is our collective mission to empower you with the knowledge and wisdom to create health yourself, regardless of your current position on your health journey.
Guided by our care team, functional testing will provide you with information on your core imbalances. Smart lifestyle modifications will follow to improve your health and symptoms.
You will receive dedicated and integrated support from our care team during every stage of your health journey. Your care team includes naturopathic doctors, health coaches, nutritionists, and a mindset coach.
Your initial consultation will range from 30 minutes to an hour and a half. This gives you a chance to share your complete story. We walk with you through every step of your journey. You have access to our care team for answering questions and one-on-one consultations.
You may feel like you have tried everything without knowing the ‘why’ behind the pain. Our team understands that functional, personalized testing gets to the root cause of your disease.
The roadmap we create to support you at your unique stage in the journey is a holistic exploration of all factors influencing your health. This includes your home, family, work, and your mental state to generate a ‘lifestyle prescription’ that puts you back on the road to health.
Dr. K and her team approach your care with the most extensively-researched tools and tests available today. Our tests dive deeply into the dysfunction of the body to go well beyond basic blood markers.
Each members of our team is continuously learning. Our collective wisdom grows through sharing best practices and seeking out innovative ideas to help our patients achieve their health goals.
Root Cause Resolution
Our care team focuses on the root cause of your dysfunction. We isolate the key imbalance that is responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now.
Also known as Functional Medicine, we seek to give you solutions. We do not seek to cover up the symptoms or treat you with drugs.
Dr. K and her team will create the supportive team environment that you need in your health journey. You will feel empowered and informed by functional tests and lifestyle supports.
We are your partners in health. We leverage our workshops, online communities, and peer-to-peer support to help nurture your accountability. Both your care team and fellow patients will be rooting for your success.
The Philosophy That Drives Us
If we feel pain in our bodies, we are not able to pursue our dreams or support the people that we love. Dr. K and her care team are specially assembled to support heart-centered care that empowers patients to enjoy a rich and fulfilling life.
The ‘aha!’ moment when you understand how to nurture your sustainable health to feel this renewed energy is the moment our team strives to achieve.
You will be equipped with the functional tests and comprehensive roadmap that you need to be an active participant in your own health journey. This is not about short-term and ‘bandaid’ solutions for your symptoms.
You will receive the benefit of our integrated care team. Taken together, we offer decades of knowledge and our passion for life-long learning keeps us on the cutting edge of research.
About Dr. K Guiding Wellness
Dr. K has over a decade of experience in Naturopathic Medicine in the Kitchener area. In 2016, she began her Functional Medicine certification journey to advance the support offered to her patients. Her greatest successes have been supporting those with metabolic and hormonal imbalances, autoimmune conditions, and digestive health.
She has also been dedicated to creating a supportive care team. Currently this team is comprised of heart-centered, passionate experts who deliver at the highest level of excellence in service. When it comes to supporting patients in their health journey, each member of her team takes pride in partnering with patients to become empowered, well-informed advocates for their own unique health journey.
About Dr. Krisitijana Rakic
After a decade of private practice, corporate wellness, and community health programs such as the KW Cleanse, Dr. K has witnessed massive transformations in the health and vitality in her Kitchener community.
Dr. K is a strong advocate of prevention and health optimization. She is enthusiastic about educating and empowering her patients to maintain a healthier lifestyle and is eager to work with individuals who are ready to take charge of their health.
Dr. K graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honors Science degree in Kinesiology. She received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine diploma after completing four years of post-graduate medical education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has successfully completed a certification in Therapeutic Prescribing and is licensed to prescribe Bio-identical hormones and Desiccated Thyroid in Ontario. Dr. K is also certified in First Line Therapy (FLT), an advanced certification program in recognizing the barriers to weight loss and helping patients achieve optimal body composition. She is currently completing her Functional Medicine Certification from The Functional Medicine University.