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Meet Dr. Melanie Hudson ND


Dr. Hudson is the founder of Hudson Integrative Healthcare and winner of the 1st place Diamond Award for Best Naturopathic Doctor in the Hamilton Community News Reader's Choice Awards 2019. Dr. Hudson is ​focused on helping patients live healthier, happier lives, by using an individualized and integrative approach to their healthcare. 

With the help of her fiance and clinic operations manager, Sean Kosak; Dr. Hudson and Sean designed and built Hudson Integrative Healthcare with her patients in mind. Creating a space where people can come, get professional help with their health concerns and enjoy being cared for. 

Dr. Hudson has a passion for healthy living and preventative medicine, and enjoys working with patients of all ages and stages of life. Dr. Hudson most commonly works with patients with the following areas of concerns: digestive; thyroid management and hormone balancing; anxiety, energy, stress and burnout; allergies and food sensitivities, cardiovascular conditions (both management and prevention), pregnancy and fertility optimizing; healthy starts for infants and children. 

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Areas of Special Interest

Digestion Concerns and Conditions


Thyroid Support


Women's Health





Medical Qualifications

Dr. Hudson is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where she obtained a four year post-graduate Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree program, including a 12 month clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic with satellite clinic placements at the Parkdale Community Health Centre and the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto. After graduation and successful completion of naturopathic board and licensing exams, Dr. Hudson completed the Ontario Prescribing Exam, enabling her to prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and administer injections and intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy. Dr. Hudson is dedicated to both her patients and to her own continuing education in the healthcare field.

Services provided:
  • Naturopathic Consultation Appointments

    • Clinical assessment and diagnosis 

  • Lab Tests

    • Ordering routine lab tests and specialized testing options

  • Integrative healthcare solutions

    • Lifestyle and nutrition counselling

    • Naturopathic medicine recommendations (including; vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanical medicine, homeopathic remedies, and traditional Chinese medicine)

    • Administering IV Therapy (intravenous nutrient therapy) and B12 injections 

    • Acupuncture

    • Additionally certified to prescribe Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

  • Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2021

    • Diamond Winner - Best Naturopathic Clinic/Services

    • Gold Winner - Best Alternative Medicine/Healing

    • Diamond Winner - Best Acupuncture

    • Platinum Winner - Best Nutritional Services

    • Gold Winner - Best Naturopath

  • Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2020

    • Diamond Winner - Best Naturopathic Clinic/Services

    • Diamond Winner - Best Alternative Medicine/Healing

    • Diamond Winner - Best Acupuncture

    • Diamond Winner - Best Nutritional Services

    • Platinum Winner - Best Naturopath ​

  • Hamilton Community News Readers' Choice Awards 2019

    • Diamond Winner - Best Naturopathic Doctor

    • Diamond Winner - Best New Business 2019

      • Hudson Integrative Healthcare

  • Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2019

    • Diamond Winner - Best Naturopathic Clinic

    • Platinum Winner - Best Naturopathic Doctor

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Dr. Hudson's Mission for You

"My mission is to help patients see their health from a new perspective. A deeper, more meaningful, more insightful understanding of what their body is saying and what they can do about it. It gives me great joy to help people achieve improved health, navigate their healthcare options, and know how to use natural therapies safely and effectively to reverse and prevent disease." - Dr. Hudson

Hobbies and Interests

When Dr. Hudson isn't working with patients in the clinic; you'll find her walking her dog, hiking trails, playing volleyball, enjoying outdoor activities and spending quality time with family and friends. She also loves trying new recipes for creating skincare products from all natural ingredients. Her favourites are making body butters, body scrubs and lip balms.

Academic History
  • Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

    • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree

  • University of Western Ontario

    • Honours Bachelor of Science degree; Major in Medical Sciences, Major in Biology.

Continuing Education & Professional Development
  • Nov 2021 - Fertility Symposium - HealthCare CE

    • Fertility - Optimize the Health of Oocytes - Dr. Jodie Peacock ND​

    • Getting Pregnant with Endometriosis; What the evidence is teaching us- Dr. Jordan Robertson ND

    • Cytomatrix (supplement brand) Update  by Colin O'Brian ND

    • Mycotoxins & Fertility: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Options - Dr. Jesse Pierce ND

    • Promedics (supplement brand) Fertility Update by Dr. Katie Yash ND

    • Advanced Testing and Challenging Cases - Dr. Marjorie Dixon MD

    • Anova (fertility clinic) Update by Seya Maharaj

    • The Reproductive Microbiome - Dr. Jaclyn Chasse ND

    • Restorative Off-Label Prescribing for Unexplained Infertility - Dr. Jessica Liu ND & Dr. Nora Pope ND

  • Sept 2020 - OAND Virtual Convention 2020

    • Probiotics as Proxies for the Microbiome - Dr. Nigel Plummer PhD​

    • Constipation: Better Out Than In - Dr. Kim Betz ND

    • Mushroom and Modulation: Gut-Immune Signaling - Germano Angelini, MS

  • July 2020 - Nutritional Fundamentals for Health (NFH) Webinar

    • PCOS: Tips for Diagnosis and Treatment - Dr. Jodie Peacock ND

  • June 2020 - Nutritional Fundamentals for Health (NFH) Webinar

    • Let's Talk Vitamins and Minerals - Dr. Jodie Peacock ND

  • May 2020 - Nutritional Fundamentals for Health (NFH) Webinar

    • Fertility: Optimizing the Health of Eggs and Sperm - Dr. Jodie Peacock ND

  • Feb 2020 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • Pediatrics - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • Oct 2019 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • anti-aging + Circulation - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • June 2019 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • Mood, Sleep + Memory - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • Apr 2019 - Spring AGM Conference

    • Healthy Babies Start at Preconception - Dr. Jodie Peacock ND​​

  • Apr 2019 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • Respiratory Support - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • Mar 2019 - HealthCare CE

    • Chronic Infections 101 - Dr. Carissa Doherty ND​, Dr. Sonya Doherty ND, Dr. Danielle O'Connor ND

    • IVIT (Intravenous IV Therapy) Advances 2019 - Dr. Paul Anderson ND and Dr. Paul Saunders PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH

  • Feb 2019 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • Adrenal Support - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • Nov 2018 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • Mood - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • Oct 2018 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • Senior's Care - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • June 2018 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • Cognitive Decline + Memory - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • May 2018 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • Post Partum + Lactation - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • Apr 2018 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • Microbiome - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • Feb 2018 - Promedics Botanical Bootcamp Seminar

    • Allergies, Cold + Flu - Dr. Lindsay Walker ND​

  • Nov 2017 - OAND Convention 2017

    • Lyme, Nutrition and Genetics​ - Dr. Carissa Doherty ND

    • Approaches to Treating Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - Dr. Denis Wilson MD

    • Epigenetics Using Nutrition to Direct Your Destiny - Neil McKinney

    • Treating Epigenetic Changes with Homeopathy - John Millar

    • The Power of Microbes Mitigating the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance - Nigel Plummer

  • Mar 2017 - Two Circles Acupuncture

    • Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture

    • Dermatology Acupuncture

  • May 2016 - IVIT Certification Course and board certified examination

    • Taught by Dr. Eric Marsden ND and  Ruth Ann Baron ND at Marsden Centre for Excellence in Integrative Medicine. 

  • Jan 2016 - Association for the Advancement of Restorative Conference

    • ​Adrenal and Hormone Testing

    • Monitoring Low Body Temperature as an Indicator for Thyroid Dysfunction

    • Hormone Prescribing from a Pharmacist's Perspective

    • The Adjuvant Use of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy in Clinical Practice Part 1 & 2

    • Exploring the Hormone Web

    • Treating Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome with Herbs

    • Assessing the HPA Axis

    • Etiology of Thyroid Dysfunction & Health Implications

    • Treatment of Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid ad Autoimmune Disease (Part 1 & 2)

    • Using Evidence Based Botanicals in the Treatment of Thyroid Disease

  • Sept 2015 - Therapeutics Education Collaboration

    • Ontario Prescribing and Certification course and board regulated examination

  • Nov 2014 - OAND Convention 2014

    • ​Hormonal Havoc - Understanding the connections, detangling the... - Dr. Kristi Prouse MD

    • Design your health: a whole woman approach to helping our patients... - Dr. Aviva Romm MD

    • Optimizing Perinatal Care - Dr. Ina May Gaskin

  • August 2014 - BDDT-N NPLEX2

    • Board certification to practice naturopathic medicine in Ontario​

Professional Affiliations 
  • OAND - Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

  • CAND - Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

  • CONO - College of Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario 

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Fun Fact about Dr. Hudson!
  • "Most people wouldn't know that I love to sing. I took lessons as a child and have never stopped. I think it's an easy way to stay grounded, experience joy and practice balance. My main performance location is my car!" - Dr. Hudson

"I believe that with the right information, inspiration and care plan, 
we are all capable of achieving healing and optimal health."

- Dr.Hudson