Helen Messier, PhD, MD, CCFP, is a national leader in providing hands-on individualized comprehensive medical and wellness care. She is a passionate advocate for Functional Medicine and strives to understand each individual’s unique biochemistry and environment in order to personalize healthcare to a molecular level. She has a personal interest in the role lifestyle plays in health, and is committed to a much broader view of healthcare and optimal wellness. Dr. Messier received a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Genetics from the University of Alberta. While there, she was awarded an Alberta Heritage Fund Scholarship to conduct genetic research and taught laboratory studies to undergraduate students. She has pursued post-graduate training in a variety of disciplines, including anti-aging, nutritional, and integrative medicine. She is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, and her practice has included rural medicine, primary and walk-in care, geriatric medicine, and hospice care. Dr. Messier is currently the medical director of Healix Health in Vancouver, BC.