Meet our Naturopathic Doctors

Dr. Tracy Gilbert, HBA, MA, ND

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Dr. Tracy Gilbert graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor in 2002 from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Upon completion of her studies, she returned to her hometown of Sudbury, Ontario and began the work of creating a family naturopathic practice.  This practice has evolved into a Natural Health Centre and Spa, known as Ezentials.

At Ezentials, Dr. Gilbert offers naturopathic family health care and has a particular interest in the treatment of infertility and digestive conditions. She is also actively involved in all areas of the business to ensure continued growth and expansion. For her, this is a work of passion! Her long-term goal is to create a destination health centre and spa where clients can come to restore health using natural, safe and effective treatment options.

Dr. Gilbert’s qualifications include:

  • 10 years of post-secondary education
  • Licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (HBA) in Psychology
  • Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Clinical Psychology
  • Received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007 by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
  • Nominated for Business Development Bank of Canada Awards in 2014
  • Author of a relaxation CD entitled “Road to Relaxation”
  • Certified hatha yoga instructor from the Sivananda Yoga Retreat in Nassau, Bahamas
  • Former weekly health columnist for the Sudbury Star
  • Former professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Sylvia Marasco, HBA, ND


Dr. Sylvia Marasco practices as a Naturopathic Doctor at Ezentials.  Her passion for health and wellness equals that of her passion for people and each person’s individual life experience, perspective and world view. Naturopathic Medicine has taught her that healing involves living a life of integrity, purpose and gratefulness.  Naturopathic healing asks that a person participate and empower oneself on a mental/emotional, physical and spiritual level.

Sylvia loves to learn new things be it based on life experience or through academia, always wanting to use it to help others on their life journey.  Sylvia is a certified hypnotherapist and will use this as another healing tool.

Outside of her Naturopathic practice, Sylvia loves reading, spending time with family and friends and taking long daily walks with her dog Seamus. She practices meditation regularly and enjoys living a life of simplicity.

Sylvia’s qualifications include:

  • 11 years post-secondary education
  • Licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Modern Languages (Laurentian University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (Laurentian University)
  • Chartered Herbalist Degree (Dominion Herbal College)
  • Meditation Facilitator
  • Former Health Columnist for the Northern Life
  • Certified Hypnotherapist