Practitioner Course

The Life Stages of Women

This course walks us through the distinct life stages that women experience and gives us insight into how we are best to support women at these times.

Online Course
3 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
4.5 Hours total


Dr Shelley Burns

About this course

Dr Shelley Burns ND has created a webinar series that walks us through the distinct life stages that women experience and gives us insight into how we are best to support women at these times. Throughout a woman’s life, her physiology and health requirements change considerably. She progresses through a pre-reproductive, reproductive and then post-reproductive phases. Each of these stages have substantial differences both hormonal and physiological.

Shelley Burns is a Naturopathic Physician specialising in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Paediatrics. She has considerable expertise in Women’s Health and has developed this course due to her dissatisfaction with the reactionary model of care. She felt that women needed better health care than was being provided and has worked hard to develop a new model that is more preventive and holistic.

Each module of this series looks at the principal risk factors that women are facing at each life stage and how they are best to prevent these. Shelley will also discuss which diagnostic tests are most appropriate at these times. Each stage also has specific treatment options for those women that may have developed the conditions associated with the stage of life.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn the physiological changes that occur though a woman’s life
  • Learn what the appropriate hormonal levels should be at the various stages
  • Know which tests are most appropriate for women at each of her life stages
  • Know how to recognise the first indications of the at-risk conditions
  • Receive treatment protocols for the conditions associated with the life stage
  • Learn the preventive strategies for each life stage and how to implement these

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Shelley Burns

Shelley Burns ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and co-owner of Lawrence Park Osteopathy. With her extensive experience in providing health care for executives, she has worked alongside physicians consulting as a team and continues to work with executive clients to assist them in achieving peak health.

Dr Burns, ND completed the four-year program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where she received the NaturoMedic Award for proficiency in Naturopathic Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Wilfred Laurier University and certification in Complementary and Integrative Medicine from the Harvard Medical School. Dr Burns is past chair of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and currently sits on the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).

Dr Burns was the Chair of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and played a fundamental role in developing the Naturopathy Act. Shelly also supervises at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. During her tenure at this clinic, Dr Burns has had the honour of mentoring many Naturopathic interns and continues to do so. Dr Shelley Burns is a dedicated Naturopathic Doctor with 15 years experience in the profession.