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Dr. Jason Marr BScH, ND

Owner, Director & Founder

Speaker & Naturopathic Doctor

"I believe in people being at their absolute best. When we individually strive to be the best we can be, collectively, we change the world for the better.  So my focus is on changing the world, for one person at a time.  It's my job to empower people to take control of their health, productivity or performance levels so that they can do the things they want to with their life and achieve their dreams and goals.".   

- Dr. Jason Marr, ND


Dr. Marr graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), in Toronto, ON and is the Founder, Owner and Director of Evoke Integrative Medicine, and your next Personal Performance & Productivity Coach.

He works exclusively with urban professionals, arming them with evidence- and science-informed, integrative tools to overcome fatigue, anxiety and burnout while maximizing performance, productivity and resilience in everyday life - enabling the ability to thrive in the face of stress. 

 

Philosophy

Dr. Marr believes that optimal health is dependent on individual balance in life, and that there are no absolute truths – in health, or otherwise. He views optimal health, and disease, as two ends of the same spectrum. No matter where you are now on that spectrum, he believes in inspiring and empowering you towards optimal wellbeing. His goal in life and practice, and his mantra, is to “change the world – one person at a time”.

While he strives to keep one foot firmly planted on both sides of the fence and integrate therapies for individualized treatment plans, he is very science- and evidence-based.  Growing up with a chemical engineer as his father and his mother being a teacher, he has an innate urge to be able to understand and explain to you the physiological mechanisms and theory behind symptom patterns, and health disorders.  All the risks, benefits, consequences mechanisms of actions of recommended treatments will also be explained.

Working with Dr. Marr is described as working in a partnership and with a coach.  Time with Dr. Marr is spent in a learning environment where you will be expected to participate in the decision making process regarding your treatment.  Armed with the pertinent information, you’ll be able to make truly informed and educated decisions with him as your guide.

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History

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Marr has always complemented his medical education with experiences in competitive sport, politics, and leadership opportunities. Serving two years for the Naturopathic Students’ Association (NSA) at CCNM, Dr. Marr held the post of President of the NSA in his final year of study. During his internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC), he played an integral role in the Sports Medicine & Pain Management Team under the tutelage of Dr. Aubrey Rickford, ND, and Dr. Leslie Solomonian, ND, and volunteered his time at RSNC’s satellite clinic in an underserviced Parkdale clinic in downtown Toronto.

Dr. Marr is a proud alumnus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS, where he graduated with Honours from StFX’s Bachelor of Science program in Human Kinetics with a major in Kinesiology. His Honours thesis studied the effects of imagery training in elite athletes, which he completed under the supervision of Dr. Lou Bilek, Pae.D.

Known for his charisma and enthusiasm, Dr. Marr maintains devoted to all the communities that have touched him in his life, which stretch across Canada: Dr. Marr is a native of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, but he was transplanted to suburban Toronto (Oakville, ON) early in life. Beginning his academic career at the University of Waterloo, he eventually sought out a broader undergraduate education and experience in Nova Scotia. He returned to live downtown Toronto for 6 years while attending CCNM, and finally home to Vancouver to begin his medical career, where he makes his home now in Coquitlam. Dr. Marr’s wife, Dr. Kristin Marr, MHSc, MD, FRCPC, is a Clinical Associate in Oncology at BC Children’s Hospital and their family includes an energetic toddler named Connor.

 

Athletics

A former varsity volleyball athlete for the University of Waterloo Warriors, and a provincial soccer champion, Dr. Marr also served for three years as the Assistant Coach for the StFX Women’s Volleyball program. Today, Dr. Marr continues to play volleyball, soccer and ultimate frisbee at both recreational and competitive levels, at all times of the year, and snowboards recreationally.

When Dr. Marr is not out enjoying the lifestyle that Vancouver and British Columbia afford him, with his family and friends, he enjoys reading about how trends capture our societies, about emerging technology, learning about changes in interpersonal communication, and the evolution of the psychology of motivation. Dr. Marr is a lifelong, devoted fanatic of the Vancouver Canucks, and an amateur photographer.

 

Special Interests & Expertise:

  • Brain Medicine & Cognitive Performance

  • Stress, Anxiety, Fatigue & Burnout

  • Digestion & Digestive Concerns, Diseases & Diagnoses

  • Injury Rehabilitation (focus on shoulders, knees & ankles)

  • Corporate Health & Public Speaking

 

Treatment Modalities:

  • Diet, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching

  • Nutraceutical & Orthomolecular Medicine

  • Botanical & Herbal Medicine

  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

  • Low Level (Low-Intensity) Laser Therapy (Cold Laser)

 

Additional Training & Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Acupuncture
  • Board Certified in Pharmacy