Dr Maria Shapoval

Naturopathic Doctor

I am a naturopathic doctor who focuses on neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, migraines, seizures and many others. 

I enjoy working with patients who are open and excited to trying new things and who are interested in a new approach. Sometimes, when you explore alternative treatments to better your overall health, you may not find “the cure” or “the end-all,” but what I can offer you are OPTIONS you may not even know you had that will make a difference in your quality of life.

If you are open to trying something new without a 100% guarantee in a flexible and safe environment where you can experiment with me as your guide, then you’ve come to the right place.

The people who say “I’ll try it!” are the people who usually see results.

What’s different about the way I work is that I meet my patients exactly where they are in their current lifestyle. The treatment plans are co-created by both you and me so there is limited discomfort about the methods we will try.

You might not be aware there are alternative options.

There is more hope in many different situations than you probably realize. It is sometimes ONLY A MATTER OF TIME until you hit the alternative solution that is right for you.

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I know it may feel like you have exhausted every possible avenue to help yourself feel better… you haven’t. I haven’t met anyone who has. You just haven’t had the right help. That’s where I come in.


Feeling like a patient when you want to just feel “normal” can be frustrating! It’s hard to get your questions answered. Thinking about the future stresses you out.


Imagine not being on a thousand different types of medication for the rest of your life. What if your life could be optimized instead of just “escaping disease”?


Finding someone you can trust with your health is hard – I work with patients no matter where you are coming from. I have positive relationships with medical doctors – so there is no need to choose. We can all work together quite well!

Treatment options are NOT created equal.

Knowing the efficacy (or likelihood that the treatment will be effective and to what degree) as well as the associated health concerns and possible side effects and drug interactions is crucial when making these important decisions.

When I meet with you, my approach stems from understanding you on a whole level – not just your “diagnosis,” but also your background, your family, their best interest, and in consideration of your other spheres of life. I treat people. Not “conditions.”

Being involved in the research, at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, I completely understand and appreciate the critical thinking and skepticism with which one may approach naturopathic medicine. With so many “fad diets” and new supplements claiming to increase longevity and reverse aging, it is a good idea to keep a healthy dose of skepticism when being presented with a new approach. I love reading the latest research articles and being at the heart of naturopathic research, as CCNM has the largest research department in North America.

In person treatments include acupuncture, moxa as well as spinal manipulation. Many treatments are available through telemedicine. These include botanical medicine, nutrition, lifestyle counseling, mind-body medicine and exercise recommendations. Telemedicine is a wonderful way to connect with patients who are living far from Toronto or have difficulty making the commute. Currently, I am able to provide online care to patients who are located within the following provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Yukon and Northwest Territories. 

I am always more than happy to provide the rationale behind the treatments and really explore what offers real benefit for my patients on an individual level. I am here to tell you the difference between something that will help you and something that is a mythical marketing ploy.

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