I believe in the power of green veggies, sunlight + hugs from local farmers.
I cherish moments of silence + stillness, in the midst of the chaos.
I’ll never stop searching for simple solutions to everyday ailments.
Because everyone deserves to feel safe, nourished + happy.
And life is supposed to feel good.
My name is Cathy Wong, and I’m a licensed naturopathic doctor, certified nutrition specialist, and the author of The Inside Out Diet: 4 Weeks to Natural Weight Loss, Total Body Health, and Radiance. I’m also the co-founder of Wellpicked Media, corporate wellness consultant + busy mama of two beautiful boys … who (usually) eat their veggies.
I didn’t become an alternative medicine specialist on purpose. In fact, it was an unexpected plot twist. In college, I intended to study clinical psychology. And I did — until undergraduate stress, exhaustion, weight gain + a general sense of icky-ness compelled me to explore some dietary adjustments + alternative remedies.
I was astonished at how much better I felt — and how much energy I had — just by making a series of simple, sensible changes to my diet + lifestyle.
More greens. Less beige.
More movement. Less sitting.
More inspiration. Less agitation.
With my curiosity running high, I switched gears after I graduated + enrolled at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. I found a world of ancient philosophy + practical wisdom — blended with modern-day science. I found my calling. And I never looked back.
Over the past 12 years, my life has a changed a lot — I married the love of my life, moved to a new country, become a mom, released my first book + got invited to contribute to dozens of glossy magazines + radio programs … for starters.
But a few things have remained the same.
I still believe that good health is simpler than we think.
I still rock out to classic Madonna.
I still fuel myself with fresh, seasonal, natural foods.
And I’m still profoundly curious — about why we get sick, what keeps us well,
and the wonderful mystery of how to be happy.
So that’s my story — for now.
If you’d like to follow my adventures in health, wellness + happiness — with seasonal recipes, home-brewed remedies, hand-picked finds, and the occasional farmers’ market hug-fest — head over to my blog or Facebook page.
If you’d like to hire me to co-design a menu for your restaurant or spa, create a company-wide wellness program for your business, or help you identify new opportunities + trends in the holistic healthcare industry, head over here.
If you’d like to wave hello, ask a question, request an interview, or just send some love in my direction, this is the spot.
Here’s to curiosity, raw carrots + revolutionary wellness.
Credentials + Training
: Bachelor of Science :: University of Toronto
: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine :: Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
: Certified Mind / Body Medicine Practitioner :: The Mind / Body Medical Institute
(an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education)
: Certified Nutrition Specialist :: American College of Nutrition
: Licensed Acupuncturist
: Pediatric neurology training :: Mackay Memorial Hospital
Media + Teaching Highlights
Official Guide to Alternative Medicine :: About.com (a NY Times affiliate)
Nutrition Expert :: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s Whole Living
Nutrition Expert :: Gabrielle Reece’s website, The Honeyline
Visiting faculty member :: The Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Featured magazine contributor :: Health, First For Women, Men’s Health, Natural Health, Martha Stewart Whole Living, Woman’s Day, Time Out New York, Delicious Living, Vegetarian Times, and Natural Solutions
Guest expert :: Martha Stewart Living Radio shows “Healthy Living” + “Whole Living,” and ABC-TV Channel 5 News.
Cathy Wong, ND, CNS, is one of North America’s leading experts on natural health. A naturopathic doctor and certified nutrition specialist, Cathy has 15 years of research, clinical, and teaching experience in the field of complementary and alternative medicine.
Since 2000, Cathy has been the guide to alternative medicine for About.com, part of the New York Times Company and one of the most popular web resources for health information. She is the author of the book, The Inside Out Diet: 4 Weeks to Natural Weight Loss, Total Body Health, and Radiance (Wiley, 2007).
A well-known authority on natural health and nutrition, Cathy has been featured in numerous print publications such as Health, First For Women, Men’s Health, Natural Health, Martha Stewart Whole Living, Woman’s Day, Time Out New York, Delicious Living, Vegetarian Times, and Natural Solutions. She has made radio appearances on the Martha Stewart Living Radio shows “Healthy Living” and “Whole Living” and has appeared on ABC-TV Channel 5 News. Cathy has hosted a number of health videos for About.com.
In addition to being the guide to alternative medicine on About.com, Cathy was a nutrition expert on Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s Whole Living and Gabrielle Reece’s website, The Honeyline. She was an invited visiting faculty member at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Cathy received a Bachelor of Science degree, graduating with honors from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Cathy holds a diploma in acupuncture and completed an internship at the pediatric neurology clinic at Mackay Memorial Hospital. She is certified in mind/body medicine from the Mind/Body Medical Institute, an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education. Cathy is a certified nutrition specialist with the American College of Nutrition.