Meet Dr. Karlo Mauro, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Born and raised in Windsor, Dr. Mauro didn’t begin university studying Naturopathic Medicine. In fact, he wasn’t even aware of it at the time because there weren’t any ND’s in Windsor back in 1989. Instead, he finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor. “The human body” says Dr. Mauro, “is the ultimate mathematical formula in action. No supercomputer comes close to its complexity.” Dr. Mauro moved on to study the mind, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
He was always recognized as a good listener and enjoyed helping people get through their difficulties. This, along with his love for learning led him to earning a Master of Science degree in Teacher Education. It seemed he would now enjoy a lifelong career as a high school biology and chemistry teacher, but that never happened.
In 1992 Dr. Mauro began training in the martial art of Aikido Yoshinkai. Today he holds a 3rd degree black belt. “Aikido opened my eyes to living a more natural, harmonious lifestyle. Staying more balanced physically and mentally.” This led to his fascination with natural medicine. In 1995, while teaching high school Biology & Chemistry in London, Dr. Mauro started experiencing some digestive trouble, so he went to see a Naturopathic Doctor in London for the first time.
“I was surprised that the Naturopath had such thorough knowledge of western medicine as well as naturopathic medicine… he wasn’t just about herbs & vitamins. “I was also impressed by how much one-on-one attention he gave me. It was very different compared to the short visits typically found in an MD’s office. “Above all,” continues Dr. Mauro, “all the gastrointestinal troubles I had were resolved by the treatment plan he recommended.” Dr. Mauro went on to visit 6 other Naturopaths in the London area. Not as a patient with a problem, but as an inquiring student full of questions. “It didn’t take me long to realize,” he says,” that I wanted to become one of their colleagues.
It came as a shock when I told my family I’d be spending another 4 years (and more money than I care to remember LOL) studying a profession they knew nothing about.” But Dr. Mauro’s wife stood by him: “Karlo is fascinated by natural living, by how the body works, loves helping people and has a knack for teaching. It seemed like he was destined to have an ND after his name.”
However, destiny isn’t always so easy to fulfill. Dr. Mauro lived in St. Catharines during his schooling at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. His “walk to school” consisted of a 45 minute drive to Burlington, followed by 60 minutes on the Go Train to Union station, concluding with 20 minutes on Toronto’s subway line. That came to a minimal commute of 4 hours and 10 minutes, each day! How did he do it? “Perseverance, dedication, discipline,” says Dr. Mauro.” Nobody or nothing was going to stop me from accomplishing my goal. I was committed to my passion of becoming a Naturopath.” After 4 years, 4,500+ hours of schooling and 3,000+ hours of commuting, Dr. Mauro and his wife moved back to the Windsor area and set up his naturopathic clinic in Tecumseh.
After 20+ years of his naturopathic practice, Dr. Mauro says, “I am privileged and honored to have guided thousands of patients on their personal health journeys helping them become more balanced, mentally and physically.”
Most Common Conditions
In the past 20+ years, Dr. Mauro has successfully helped thousands of people with a variety of conditions and symptoms including...
GI Tract Issues (IBS - Crohn's - Colitis - GERD - Bloating)
My naturopathic board doesn't allow me to say I "specialize" in a field but they do allow me to say I have a special interest. Since most of my patients main health concern is with their gut, I have a special interest in treating the GI tract. My new patients either have a diagnosed gut problem (IBD, IBS, GERD, etc.) or many have generalized abdominal pain or bloating yet normal diagnostic tests (i.e., colonoscopy, gastroscopy, etc.). Read More...
Stress - Anxiety - Depression
Since I started my naturopathic clinic 20 years ago, I've seen a significant increase in the number of people who have anxiety and/or depression, especially with teenagers and those in their 20's. Some are trying to get off their medication and want naturopathic support while others are trying to avoid going on pharmaceuticals in the first place. Read More...
Detoxification - Cleanse
A lot of people come in wanting to do a “detox” and clean up their diet but are confused with all the “cleanses” that are out there. First of all, know that most of the supplements which are labelled “detox” or “cleanse” are full of laxatives. Making you have diarrhea isn’t necessarily a detox. Read More...
Hormones (Thyroid - Menopause - Diabetes)
Over 85% of my patients are female and many of them come in with some sort of hormonal imbalance. Regulating your hormones isn't as simple as taking a pharmaceutical pill the rest of your life. The thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, pancreas, pituitary and hypothalamus are all very important parts of the endocrine system and will be influenced by (and will influence) many different organ systems of the body. It's a very complicated and dynamic system. Consequently, there are no quick fixes or magic wands that will make everything go back to normal. Read More...
Many of my new patients realize a lot of their symptoms will improve if they would lose some weight. Of course, losing weight requires a proper plan. I can’t guarantee that you’ll lose 30lbs overnight but if you follow my naturopathic treatment plan, I’m certain you’ll be on your way to your ideal weight. Read More...
(Psoriasis - Eczema - Hives)
People who come in to my naturopathic clinic with skin issues are very frustrated with their medical treatment (which is often topical). I educate them about the skin and how it is not just a coat that we wear. But rather, it's an important organ which is intimately connected to our GI tract by the gut-skin axis. Read more...