DR. JAMILA OWENS-TODD, ND
Jamila Owens-Todd, ND is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor certified by the American Alternative Medical Association, and graduated from the four-year, Naturopathic Doctor degree program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (ccnm.edu), one of the seven federally accredited four year medical schools in North America for formal studies in Naturopathic Medicine.
Important Note: Only graduates of one of these seven federally accredited, four year schools, can become a legally licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND). For more information on this, please visit the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges' website at aanmc.org.
Jamila has a passion for helping others heal themselves. A Naturopathic Doctor is a teacher first, and Jamila has pledged to educate and provide insight in regaining your innate healing power. Jamila sees patients within her clinic, The Meridian Institute for Naturopathic Therapies (MINT) on a daily basis.
Continuing education has been a consistent principle within her practice and provides room for continued knowledge, growth and healing capabilities. Further training has been pursued in integrative hormone therapies, natural hormone balance, mental/emotional health and healing, energetic medicine and homeopathy, oncology and cancer research and support as well as holistic pediatric care.
The driving passion that motivates Jamila is being an educator. She has lectured in her own space at MINT. She has served as a guest lecturer at institutions such as Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis County Department of Health, various medical and chiropractic practices, community organizations, youth groups and religious institutions. In addition to lecturing, Jamila has had eight guest spots on Great Day St. Louis, on KMOV Channel 4 television, a guest appearance on Show Me St. Louis, on KSDK Channel 5 television and has been interviewed on local television station STL TV. In addition to television, there have been guest radio appearances on KMOX AM 1120 as well as WGNU AM 920. Jamila has appeared in various print publications such as the St. Louis American newspaper, St. Louis’ Vital Voice, Vanderbilt University’s school newspaper, and in CCNM’s Alumni News.
Jamila has maintained a longstanding interest in the natural health care profession and has pursued rigorous studies in Naturopathic Medicine in order to better serve the public. In her studies, she has had the opportunity to work with a diverse patient base, treating a multitude of physical and mental ailments. Jamila has also worked in specialty clinics focusing on HIV positive patients and treating within Native-Canadian communities.
Her career path started with studying the sciences at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. Jamila completed her university education by obtaining Bachelor degrees in both, Chemistry and French. As a Chemist, She has worked for a private industry, government, at the Food and Drug Administration and within the pharmaceutical industry at a top pharmaceutical company in the Research and Development Department.
In addition to formal studies, continuing education and the clinic practice, Jamila has been involved within her community by volunteering as a youth mentor and has held a volunteer board member position for an organization responsible for incorporating science as an extracurricular option for youth. Jamila currently continues in her volunteer efforts within the St. Louis community with women in a transitional setting.
Jamila is a wife and a mother and allows both titles to keep her on a constant path of growth and humility. She, along with her family, is an avid supporter of a local and sustainable lifestyle.
While being born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, she lived in Toronto, Ontario in Canada, before returning back to St. Louis to open a naturopathic practice. In addition to travels within Canada to cities such as Vancouver and Montreal, Jamila has traveled to Egypt, France, Mexico, Aruba, Puerto Rico and throughout the United States.
The Meridian Institute for Naturopathic Therapies (MINT) exists to help you in the enrichment of self, by creating opportunities to heal the mind, body and spirit. What better way to become a better you than by addressing your spiritual wealth, by maximizing your mental well-being and by optimizing your physical body. In traditional Chinese medicine, the word "meridian" (pronounced mə-rĭd'ē-ən) represents the pathways in the body along which vital energy flows.
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
St. Louis Institute of Integrative Medicine (SLiiM)
The American Alternative Medical Association (AAMA)
The Touch For Health® Kinesiology Association (TFH)
Acupuncture Saint Louis
The Urban Health Initiative
Mwanzi Green Building Supply + Woodshop