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François Jooste


François is a member of the Faculty: Chair, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacognosy.

François is an Ontario-licensed community pharmacist in the Niagara region. He understands and practices conventional and natural medicine on a daily basis, and is very familiar with patients needs, as well as the needs and knowledge base of allopathic physicians. François routinely integrates conventional therapies with natural treatment therapies, and his area of special interest is natural hormone replacement therapy and pain management.

François has done extensive research into the integration of conventional medicine with homoeopathy, herbology, nutrition, Bach Flower Remedies, aromatherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine ’ including acupuncture and several other complementary therapies, for more than 12 years. He has an intimate knowledge of, and training in, practical, hands-on pharmacognosy, and he practices herbology by integrating pharmacognosy with a pharmacological, phytochemical and wholistic approach. François also has a great deal of knowledge and training in clinical nutrition, vitamins and trace minerals, and he is presently a student in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

He currently is conducting ground-breaking research in the subject of drug/drug interactions, herb/herb interactions, herb/drug interactions and the nutrient depletions inherent in the use of material substances (drugs and herbs).

François has one grown son, and lives with his lovely wife Helena in the Niagara region of Canada.