Allegra King

RHN, CGP She is a registered holistic nutritionist specializing in digestive health and thyroid function and is passionate about...

[ Registered Holistic Nutritionist RHN, CGP  ]

Mary Gheissari is a registered holistic nutritionist specializing in digestive health and thyroid function and is passionate about uncovering the root cause of any disease. This passion enables her to empower clients who struggle with debilitating chronic conditions; including being overweight, autoimmunity, hypothyroidism, Lyme disease, digestive disorders, allergies, as well as the myriad of symptoms that fall under the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS™) category.

After graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN), Allegra had the incredible opportunity to train directly under Dr. Natasha Cambell-McBride, founder of GAPS™ and became a certified GAPS™ therapist.

Further, Allegra is inspired by the works of pioneering endocrinologists Dr. Hans Selye, Dr Broda Barnes and Dr. Ray Peat. Their work has changed how she looks at health and has given her a great understanding of hormonal health; and of stress and the role it plays in all disease, including stress hormones and the protective steroid hormones; and of thyroid function and how it relates to well-being.

Allegra is a certified yoga instructor and uses yoga to help people in therapeutic ways with a focus on mindfulness practice and breathing techniques to reduce stress and increase systemic carbon dioxide. Yoga has given her a sense of connectedness to herself and her community and also has given her the ability to help other people realize their full potential.

Allegra is here to help people uncover their body’s natural ability to heal. She creates bio-individually based protocols including diet, lifestyle, and supplements as needed, and can provide patients with the foundation necessary for recovery!

People Say

Amir H. / Vancouver, BC Stars
Such an amazing personnel I met along my visits in Azalea Physiotherapy clinic! In a professional, cool and familiar atmosphere their job was not just teaching me how to best decrease my pain, how to modify my activities, and how to keep my body as strong as possible! Not only they did fix me, they also taught me to believe how incredibly nice is having a strong liking or love for the others, and that’s their attitude and belief. I truly appreciate their knowledge and the way they care. With special thanks to my physiotherapist, Mary, who never stops smiling. She’s just unbelievable!

Kate Marini / Vancouver, BC Stars
I look forward to my physiotherapy sessions with Mary because she is always encouraging, kind, helpful and never rush through any of the treatments and exercises. Her happy disposition makes her a joy to work with.

Kate Marini / Vancouver, BC Stars
Azalea Physiotherapy is a wonderful place to go to for physiotherapy, as it is bright, modern, sunny, and cheery, and has state of the art equipment. I am delighted with my treatment at Azalea Physiotherapy! Thanks to Mary for the excellent treatment I have and continue to receive!

Ash Cook / Vancouver, BC Stars
Excellent treatment and advice. Professional but friendly and very adaptable. They were always able to work around my busy schedule.

María Desiderio / Vancouver, BCStars
Having suffered a broken ankle while playing golf, physiotherapy was the final chapter in my recovery to get back on the course. Azalea Physiotherapy not only recommended a comprehensive exercise routine but a number of innovative ideas (ask them about the high heeled shoes), that saw me back on the course within four months.”

Penny Luzia / Vancouver, BC Stars
After my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) operation, Azalea Physiotherapy looked after me during the all-important recovery period. At my first session with Azalea Physiotherapy, my knee was fixed in a heavy brace and I relied on crutches to get around. Within a couple of weeks, I had ditched the crutches and removed the brace thanks to Azalea Physiotherapy’s careful and professional treatment. I was delighted at how quickly I recovered and my friends were amazed at how quickly I was back on my feet and walking properly again after a month or so. Even my knee surgeon was impressed with my rapid recovery. Azalea Physiotherapy’s approach is very relaxed yet professional. I highly recommend their practice.

Frieda Reyes / Vancouver, BC Stars
Following a road traffic accident involving my vehicle being hit from behind, I suffered considerable pain around my left shoulder blade region. It affected my work life and general living and activities. Upon coming to the Physiotherapy Clinic and having hands-on treatments, accompanied with ultrasound and shortwave diathermy, my back was soon on the way to recovery. Building up resistance each time and receiving instruction on light exercise helped speed up my recovery. I am now fit as a fiddle, feeling no pain and, most importantly, back to work doing all activities I should be able to do for the daily living. I am truly grateful to Azalea Physiotherapy and their profession, for I was a person with little faith in physiotherapy, they have surely restored that faith and helped to heal my once aching back. Thank you.”

Maroun Salibain / Vancouver, BC Stars
Recently, I suffered a back injury that affected my right leg, making it very difficult to walk, sit and work. After taking painkillers and seeing many doctors–both of which did not help–I started treatments with Mary. Within the first week, my walking improved and now, after just three months, I am off of all medications and feeling 90% better. Mary is a miracle therapist whom I have recommended to all of my family and friends.

Navin Virani / West Vancouver, BC Stars
Looking good is definately than tasting good! Mary taught me how to look good and feel good!. Thank you Mary for helping me look good and with your great program, I have managed to lose weight too and have a great back! Your staff are as incredible as you are. It is a pleasure to visit you every time.

Zohreh Hashemi / West Vancouver, BC.Stars
Azalea physiotherapy provides great service. I find the staff friendly, knowledgable and encouraging in helping me get the best out of my visits. I definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for acupuncture and physio services.
 
Karineh Morvarid Farahmand / Vancouver, BC. Stars 
Excellent