Hi, I’m Dr. Jayelle Haavaldsen
a naturopathic doctor serving Hinton, Jasper and the surrounding area.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of medicine that combines scientific knowledge with traditional wisdom. This offers effective, patient centred care using natural therapies. As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Haavaldsen looks at your body as a whole and how your concerns could be connected.
Click here for a more detailed explanation of the principles and approach of naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Jayelle Haavaldsen
Dr. Haavaldsen grew up in St. Albert, Alberta. However, her heart called her to British Columbia after high school. After a decade spent in BC pursuing post-secondary education (and adventures), she ultimately returned to Edmonton to start her naturopathic medicine practice.
Dr. Haavaldsen is a huge science nerd with a profound and deep respect for nature and its healing capabilities. Her undergraduate studies in biochemistry fostered a deep sense of curiosity within her. She always wants to look closer and understand how and why things work. However, even after years of studying biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, she never ceases to be amazed by the resilience of the human body and its capacity to heal. Furthermore, her goal is to help you realize what your body is capable of when given the right tools and environment.
Dr. Haavaldsen is an advocate for living life to the fullest. For her, that’s spending time in the mountains, jumping into lakes, riding her bike, playing soccer, gardening, and experimenting in the kitchen. Currently she lives in Hinton with her husband and two black cats.
with a major in Medical Biochemistry
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM)
Dr. Haavaldsen is a licensed ND in good standing with College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA).
Why Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Haavaldsen feels a deep sense of gratitude to have found a career that she is so passionate about. As a child, she was told she would never be able to succeed or thrive without relying on medication for the rest of her life. Ultimately, this led her parents to explore the role of diet and treatments such as acupuncture which made a profound difference to her health.
Jayelle understood that these things mattered from a very young age. She spent her teens working at a physiotherapy clinic where she observed many people desperate to find a healthcare practitioner who would listen to their story. It seemed to her like no one was helping people be “healthy”. Even though that is what they all desperately wanted. As a result, she knew she wanted to offer that to people.
Jayelle considered careers in psychiatry and nursing, but nothing quite felt “right” until she heard about naturopathic medicine. It was then at 20 years old that Jayelle immediately knew naturopathic medicine was what she was destined for.
Dr. Haavaldsen welcomes patients of all ages in all bodies.
Dr. Haavaldsen has a special interest in hormonal health and emotional wellness. She sees that health is not just a result of behaviors but also feeling connected and purposeful in your life. Her mission is to create a space for you to feel heard, help you understand what is going on in your health and create a plan to feel your best.
Some of the most common conditions she works with include:
Fertility and preconception care
Stress and burnout
IBS and digestive complaints
Diabetes (type 1 and 2)