The Physician and Staff of Opti-Balance
We help people find solutions for life.
Dr. Tara Macart ND
Dr. Macart attended the University of Victoria (UVIC) to achieve a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then went on to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) to become a naturopathic physician.
Dr. Macart continues her education by staying abreast of cutting edge therapies that distinguish her practice. Her advanced training includes: chelation therapy, mesotherapy, prolotherapy, orthomolecular medicine, advanced IV therapy, platelet rich plasma therapy, facial rejuvenation, facial acupuncture, bio oxidative medicine, dermal fillers and more.
Dr. Macart is a full practicing member of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) and the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Find out more about how the doctor thinks through reading some of her many articles that were published over the years in her column Medicine 101.
With 20 years of experience as a naturopathic physician, one of Dr. Macart’s goals is to bring naturopathic medicine mainstream. It is for everyone. Recovery is possible and natural methods are safe and effective. An improved you awaits the exploration of the healing power of nature.
Jonathan Macart BA CCTT
Business Manager / Treatment Coordinator
Jonathan and the doctor met at UVIC where Jonathan graduated with a degree in psychology and sociology. Their romance took them to Toronto and back. Here, they put down roots to have a family.
Jonathan’s love of people and naturopathic medicine keeps his thumb on the pulse of innovative ways to make health approachable, affordable and worthwhile. He is happy to assist you on your path towards an amazing you.
Project Management, Marketing , and Technical
Sean grew up on the North Shore of Vancouver and like so many, has a love for British Columbia’s natural beauty and for the range of lifestyle it affords. Sean has always had a passion for health and wellness and aims to live a balanced life. While working as an structural engineer and then as an investment advisor he began to explore more in this way. What began as a series of personal experiments in sleep, nutrition, exercise and meditation – for the purposes of increasing productivity – led to a major shift in passion and purpose. Following this path, Sean’s interests brought him to China where he trained in Shaolin Kung Fu. China represented an opportunity to focus intensely on personal growth in mind, body and spirit. Returning to Vancouver with a renewed sense of self and purpose, Sean joined the Vancouver Real team as our Community Coordinator where he is focused on sourcing out holistic and integrated events/workshops for the community. He believes that life is lived through experience and that it is through stepping outside our comfort zones that we truly learn and grow.
Operations and Communications
Candice was born and raised in London, UK with a background in Education and Finance. After spending years in Finance she decided to change career paths and pursue her true passion of health and wellness in the field of Naturopathy. Candice is integral in the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures. She also assists in our Human Resources department with recruiting, when necessary, and helps promote a company culture that encourages morale and performance.
Candice is a strict vegetarian and adores her dog Spud. In recent years, she has been on a journey of self-discovery and personal development and spends her down time doing yoga, meditating, reading, dance, travel and socializing. Her vision for the future is to build a physical academy that encompasses all her passions.
Tour Director / Public Liason
Thien is an expediter of all things and is a powerful force for supporting the Opti-Balance liasing with thepublic and will be instrumental
Cassia supports the Opti-Balance Naturopathic Medicine adventure and can be always be counted on to be a kind and open participant. She makes sure the machine runs smoothly and gracefully supports the needs of others.