Jul 31, 2020
Dr. Carley Akehurst works hard to provide compassionate, comprehensive and evidence-based care for her patients. She was first introduced to complementary and alternative medicine through several international study abroad programs. After completing her Bachelors degree at UBC, she expanded her knowledge of the medical field by working with both MDs and NDs. After choosing a career in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Akehurst attended Naturopathic Medical School at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Akehurst is educated in the treatment and prevention of chronic disease, immune dysfunction, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, hormone imbalance and stress and fatigue. She has a strong passion for family medicine, especially fertility, pregnancy, women's health and children's health. During her training at Boucher, Dr. Akehurst completed additional training as a doula, childbirth educator, and breastfeeding consultant. She has been supporting birthing families in the Lower Mainland as a doula since 2010, both at home and in hospitals.
Most recently, she has been a contributor to Let Them Eat Dirt – a book about bacteria and the role it plays in gut health in children. She is also a consultant for a local microbiome testing company. Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Akehurst can be found spending time with her three children, husband and dog. Born and raised in Vancouver, Dr. Akehurst is thrilled to offer care at Mint Integrative Health at Broadway and Granville.