About Us

The An Avocado A Day Team!
What started out as a fun idea among friends is now materializing into what we hope to be an entertaining and informative blog space. We are four naturopathic doctors (NDs) who are eager to share great health strategies, which we come across everyday. We thought we might as well share the wealth of great ideas. Our posts will be a mix of health tips, hot topics, personal interests and everything else in between! 

Dr. Christine Cho ND

   Christine Cho pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto where she played varsity basketball.  After a decorated career at U of T, Christine played basketball professionally in Switzerland and South Korea. 
   Christine currently practices at the Toronto Specialty Rapid Access Clinic in Toronto, ON.  Currently, Christine maintains a general family practice with special interests in weight loss, pain management, and digestive concerns among others.  Her most commonly used modalities include acupuncture, orthomolecular supplementation, and of course diet and nutrition.  In her spare time she still continues to play basketball and practices yoga regularly.  To learn more about Christine, visit her website!

Dr. Kate Kokoski, ND

   Kate Kokoski was born and raised in Calgary where she completed her undergraduate degree graduating with honors from the University of Calgary. She completed a four-year medical program in Toronto at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. As part of her studies, Kate completed a 12-month internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the largest naturopathic clinic in North America. 

Dr. Kokoski has a keen interest in medicine and optimizing health. By drawing from personal and clinical experience she values naturopathic medicine as an integral part of health care. Kate focuses on an evidence-based approach that allows her to create an individualized treatment plan for her patients. She believes that practicing what you preach and preventing illness will help one achieve optimal health.
  Dr. Kokoski is currently practicing at Country Hills Chiropractic Center For Health in Calgary, AB and at Mountain Health Team in Airdrie, Alberta and will focus much of her practice on chronic disease prevention, gastrointestinal health, mental health and sport rehabilitation. In order to maintain a balanced life Kate enjoys running, hot yoga, traveling and cooking. Kate is currently accepting new patients at both clinics.

Dr. Nadia Kumentas, ND 

   Nadia Kumentas is originally from Whitby, Ontario where she spent the majority of her time as a national level competitive swimmer.  She began her academic studies at the University of Western Ontario, completing her Bachelor of Science in a specialization of Health Science in 2009.  Upon graduation, she was presented the Gold Medal Award denoting the highest GPA of that graduation section.  While attending UWO, Nadia continued her competitive swimming career at the national and OUA/CIS level and was also honoured as the ’ 6-'07 woman’s varsity MVP and '07-'08 woman’s varsity team captain.
Dr. Kumentas’ goal is to help her patients become excited about making positive lifestyle choices in order to enjoy healthier, happier lives.  Her driving force is a passion for healing the whole person on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level using carefully selected natural therapies, fitness, and integrated medicine.  She truly believes in the importance of practising what you preach and investing in your health.  Dr. Nadia Kumentas currently practices at Zen Beginnings Wellness Centre  in Toronto and  has a special interest in dermatology, woman’s health, and pain management. 
Dr. Nadia Kumentas strongly identifies with Buddhist philosophy and tries to incorporate meditation and mindfulness in all aspects of her life and practice.  Nadia also has a small jewelry company she started as a student at CCNM and enjoys yoga, weight training, cooking, and creative arts.   To come and work with Nadia click here! 

Dr. Jamie Smellie ND

Dr Jamie Smellie was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario where he aquired a great appreciation for nature and the outdoors. In 2009, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph where he studied Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences. His passion for nutrition is what sparked his interest to persue Naturopathic Medicine.  Jamie went on to complete his degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine to become a Naturopathic Doctor
          With a special interest in weight management, hormone and metabolic balancing and clinical detoxification, Jamie has all the tools to address any potential health concern. Also, having a strong belief in integrative medicine Jamie can implement any protocol to complement an existing treatment plan.
          Jamie is passionate about medicine and is ready to guide patients to a place of optimal health and wellness. It is important for him to give the best care possible to his patients because he truely believes that all patients deserve to be happy and healthy. In his spare time Jamie can be found enjoying summers on Georgian Bay, travelling to destinations such as Mexico, Thailand or Europe as well as playing volleyball with friends. 
          Jamie is currently practicing in Toronto at the St-Clair Cosmetic Clinic. For more information on hours and how to book an appointment please visit his website at www.drjamiesmellie.com

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