Dr. Shainhouse received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario prior to graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. After opening a mid-town practice in 2004, she also worked as a naturopathic consultant for Toronto’s Medicor Cancer Centres in 2007.
With her mentor, Dr. Peter Papadogianis, ND in 2007, Dr. Shainhouse founded the Adjunctive Cancer Care Program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine’s (CCNM) teaching clinic. Dr. Shainhouse continues to supervise Naturopathic Interns interested in learning more about breast cancer in a unique Observation Program at Sunnybrook Hospital in the Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre.
Dr. Shainhouse’s goal in helping cancer patients is to provide safe and effective support during or after conventional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. She is passionate about educating the public and “bridging the gap” between conventional and adjunctive cancer care to provide her patients with the best possible outcome.
Dr. Shainhouse has participated in Oncology Grand Rounds at the Odette Cancer Centre, and has been sought out to lecture for many cancer support groups such as Gilda’s Club, Wellspring Cancer Support Center, CNETS Canada, ReThink Breast Cancer and Stretch Heal Grow. She is currently the Naturopathic Advisor for ReThink Breast Cancer and sits on the OncANP Board of Directors.
Dr. Shainhouse is additionally certified in intravenous therapy and has completed additional training in central vascular access and advanced parenteral therapy. She was the previous Integrative Medicine section editor of Current Oncology’s Cancer Knowledge Network. Dr. Shainhouse is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology.