Kate Rhéaume, ND

Kate Rhéaume, ND graduated from McMaster University with an honours BSc in Biology and completed her professional training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, class of 2002. She followed with a two-year residency during which she taught classes and supervised at various teaching clinics. As an educator, she regularly appears on television and radio teaching about many health topics. Dr. Kate is a Canadian expert in natural medicine and speaks internationally.

Dr. Kate is the author of the best selling book Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How A Little Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life (HarperCollins, 2013) It has been translated into 6 languages; the English language edition has sold over 100,000 copies.

Born and raised on Montreal’s West Island, Dr. Kate now makes her home in Ancaster, Ontario (just west of Hamilton) with her sons.

Articles by Kate Rhéaume, ND

Vitamin D: What You Need to Know Now

The “sunshine vitamin” is made naturally in the skin from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. So does that mean that, with the dark days of winter behind us for now, we are automatically getting enough to avoid vitamin D deficiency? Not necessarily.

Q & A with Dr. Kate

Here is a selection of FAQs on hot topics that Dr. Kate has answered recently. They are general guidelines that provide a strong foundation for most people.

Do Calories Really Count?

What do calories really mean in relation to our diet? Food shapes our metabolism & what the calories are made of makes all the difference.

5 Foods That Aren’t as Healthy as You Think

There’s a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to healthy foods. Here are five foods that aren’t as healthy as you think: 1. Muffins This may be a no-brainer for some people, but muffins (especially bran) seem so wholesome it’s hard to remember the amount of sugar and vegetable oil they often contain. more…

Vitamin D: How Much Do You Need?

There is a lot of debate about the optimal dose of vitamin D and it is one of the most common questions people ask me.   Current Recommendations The current recommended daily allowance for vitamin D is a mere 600 IU (15 mcg) daily. Prominent experts in this area claim that dose is based on more…

The Truth about Good Fat

I’m always surprised, and disappointed, to see egg white omelettes featured in the “Healthy Options” section of restaurant menus. We all know that egg yolks are being left out because of their fat content, but why is this still happening? Clearing up the Confusion around Good Fat The notion that fat makes us fat, or that more…

3 Simple Healthy Eating Tips

When we get strapped for time and find ourselves eating on the run too often, getting back to healthy eating can seem like a real challenge. But small additions and changes can go a long way to packing more nutrients into each meal. Here are 3 simple healthy eating tips: 1. Include Something Fresh and more…

Are You Born Fat or Thin?

Are You Born Fat or Thin? Do you believe that you’re simply born to be fat or born to be thin? The notion that DNA determines our pant size is highly debated in scientific circles and is by no means conclusive. A myriad of factors can influence our body mass index. In addition to genetics, more…