"Live simply - so that others may simply live."
- Gandhi






About – Dr Julie Zepp Rutledge

Dr. Julie Zepp Rutledge was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan.

She completed her udergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science) at the University of Calgary in 1998. With a special interest in health care, nutrition, and physical fitness, Julie was motivated by these interests to pursue a career in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Toronto, Ontario. This internationally accredited program is only one of two of its kind in Canada, and one of seven in North America. The program requires four years of full-time study, with one full year of clinical training under the supervision of registered Naturopathic Doctors.

Upon completion of this program, Julie wrote her international and provincial naturopathic licensure examinations and successfully registered as a licensed naturopathic doctor in the provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Dr. Julie Zepp Rutledge returned to Regina to begin practice as a full-time Naturopathic Doctor at the in January 2005. She is currently practicing at the Cathedral Centre for Wellness on Robinson Street.

She is glad to be back at home, in Saskatchewan, where she and her husband, Chiropractor Daniel Rutledge do their best to practice the principles of holistic living – getting plenty of fresh air and sunshine, eating clean, organic and whole foods and living a “drug-free” style of life – emphasizing the use of supplements, where possible, over prescription medications.

They have two incredible children, daughter Madelyn Mae and son Shea Robert, and are excited to be teaching them the principles of simple, clean living, natural health and positive energy that they believe in.

A personal Note from Dr. Zepp Rutledge

I had always known that I wanted to work in a health related profession.  I decided against a conventional medical program, largely because it did not seem to fit with my beliefs or health paradigm.  I had had my own health issues in my life, and the answer that conventional medicine would give me never left me satisfied, and typically resulted in a prescription of some sort.  I came under the care of a Naturopathic Doctor for my health concerns and her gentle manner and holistic approach to my treatment resonated strongly with my own idea of health.
My journey towards my profession as a Naturopathic Doctor was solidified in Penticton, B.C. with an “AHA! moment" during the summer of 1999.  I was camping with friends for the weekend.  We were outside in the fresh air: active, running and biking and hiking over the weekend – fueling ourselves with healthy nourishing foods and enjoying each others’ company.  One day, while swimming in Skaha lake, with the sun on my face, feeling strong and healthy I can distinctly remember thinking: “If I were to be like Jacqui [my Naturopathic Doctor at the time, in Calgary] – I too could help others feel this healthy and well!”  It was in that moment that I decided to pursue a career in Naturopathic Medicine.  Once I returned to my desk on Monday morning, the first thing I did was begin the application process.  One year later, September of 2000, I was beginning my studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
 in Toronto, Ontario.

To this day I am grateful for the events that led to my becoming a Naturopathic Doctor and for this wonderful profession that I have found myself in.  Every patient comes in with a unique story, as an Naturopathic Doctor, I have the opportunity to join their journey to health, to educate and empower them to take control of their health for today, and the years to come.

I believe the true art of medicine to be a patient-centered process.  I believe that each individual I work with is the true healer, and my role is to simply act as a coach to help guide this process.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Zepp Rutledge is presently a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP) and is proud to serve as President on the Board.  She is dedicated to promoting the Naturopathic Medical Profession in Saskatchewan and furthering the scope of practice of the members of the SANP through ongoing updates to the current legislation.

She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) .