Chris Spooner, B.Sc. ND

Environmental Toxins as obstacles to Cure. How exposure to common pollutants can affect your ability to heal & stay healthy.

Dr. Spooner received a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Victoria in 1991 and his ND from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Spooner has been a member of the Canadian National Rowing team and has competed in numerous national and international events, including the 1991 Pan American Games. 
He has combined his experience in athletics with his naturopathic training to incorporate naturopathic therapies in the training programs of recreational and elite athletes.  In 2001 he worked with PacificSport, the Canadian west coast national training center for swimming, cycling rowing, triathlon, and rugby, to implement dietary and non drug strategies to assist athletes in recovering from injuries and training. 

In 2003 Dr. Spooner accepted the position of Post Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Environmental Medicine Center of Excellence under the directorship of Dr. Walter Crinnion.  After completing the fellowship in 2005 he continued instructing at SCNM as an Assistant Professor, teaching courses in toxicology, environmental medicine, nutrition and supervising student clinical rotations at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center.
He has been an advisor on CAM therapies to the board of directors of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.  In addition he worked at the Phoenix Fire Department Medical Center where he was responsible for designing depuration programs and providing naturopathic health care the 3000 firefighters of the greater Phoenix area

Currently, Dr. Spooner is in private practice in Vernon BC.  He as adjunct faculty at three of the five naturopathic colleges in North America and continues to lecture at medical conferences.

Dr. Spooner works with individuals suffering from illness associated with environmental toxicity, such as autoimmune conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, MS), cardiovascular disease, and chronic fatigue.  IV and injection therapies, chelation, botanical medicine, acupuncture, nutritional supplementation and homeopathy are used extensively in his practice.