Bronte Natural Health Clinic is Oakville’s award winning and most established naturopathic health clinic.  We pride ourselves on continuing education to provide patients with the most advanced natural therapies and professional products.  Our services also include health and wellness testing, and customized therapeutic lifestyle programs.  Our services are provided by licensed and regulated naturopathic doctors and their team of highly qualified complementary practitioners to provide nutritional consulting, blood testing and physical therapies.


Dr. Darlene Gustin, BSc ND


Darlene Gustin was born and raised in Oakville, where she now lives and practices as a naturopathic doctor.  She founded the Bronte Natural Health Clinic in 1991 and has been a highly respected member of her local medical community.  Her excellence in integrated naturopathic health care quickly lead to the success of Bronte Natural Health Clinic which is largely based on word of mouth referrals.


Darlene received her Bachelor of  Science from the University of Toronto, and immediately followed with four years of full-time studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.  She has been the recipient of various academic awards and was co-valedictorian of her graduating class of naturopathic doctors in 1991.  Darlene continues to be an avid participant in continuing education for naturopaths and has many certificates in women’s health, oncology, nutrition, and therapeutic lifestyle.

Crina Cretu, B.A., C.N.P.


Crina is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner who graduated with honors from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. She holds a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition and for years she has been teaching simple and accessible nutritional protocols as a way of supporting the body’s innate ability to heal. She is well trained in Live Blood Cell Microscopy also known as Darkfield Microscopy, which she uses to help assess and monitor the nutritional and digestive health of patients.

Crina is also a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor with certification from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work. She teaches patients how to apply mindfulness-based tools and techniques as a way to improve health and develop coping skills to better manage life stressors.

Paula Felicia De Candia, DHMS Hom.


Paula is a practicing Homeopath and Vice President of the Ontario Homeopathic Medical Association. She is also trained in Dry and Live Blood Cell Analysis, Reflexology and BodyTalk.  Paula is passionate about empowering stressed and overwhelmed patients to restore and maintain a vibrant, healthy life.

Paula Felicia De Candia, DHMS Hom. | Bronte Natural Health Clinic

Dr. Linda L. Brown, B.A., ND


As a women-centred Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Brown loves to put a smile on the face of women who feel weighed down by intensely stressful lives. The negative impact of stress on our physical and emotional health is so often dismissed. Lack of energy, stubborn digestive problems, worries and fears – these all can make our lives unbearable. She helps women fix the nagging symptoms so they can regain their joy and sense of balance. Combining over 20 years as a Naturopathic Doctor, with her love for Emotional Freedom Techniques and gentle energy therapies, Dr. Linda helps women unlock their inner power so they can get on with their busy lives. It’s time to start unlocking yours!

Dr. Nina Petrie, BA ND

Dr. Petrie ND is a naturopathic doctor who holds an additional certificate in Complete Concussion Management. She provides patients with an integrative approach to treatment which includes nutrition, physical therapies, lifestyle changes, stress management, and healing of mental and emotional health.

Nina is a long time Oakville resident and mother of two children who was inspired to become a naturopathic doctor after being a patient of her mentor, Dr. Darlene Gustin ND.

Her passion for helping concussion patients comes after experiencing and healing from a head injury herself.