I wasn’t always “Dr. T.” After earning a degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1987, I found the perfect job as a helicopter avionics test engineer. I loved to fly as part of my job. Eight years into my employment however, I had to take a 6-month leave to recover from knee surgery. During my healing, I asked myself, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” and searched my soul as to what my next endeavor might be. I remember during that time, my physical therapist looked at me one day, and simply said, “You need to be a doctor.” Almost simultaneously a friend suggested I become a Naturopathic Doctor. So I researched the profession, and it made perfect sense to me. If we can find the cause of a problem, remove any obstacles to wellness and give the body what it needs, the body will heal itself. I had found my calling!
So in 1995 I moved to Arizona, enrolled at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and four years later began practicing Naturopathic Medicine. Since then, I have held appointments as Clinical Instructor of Naturopathic Medicine at SCNM, and a member of the Clinical Faculty of Rainstar University. I am also a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a former VP of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
In 2003, I began practicing yoga and quite simply, yoga saved my life. It provided an outlet for the grief I experienced after the death of my brother, Michael, and it led me to a spiritual path for living. I later deepened my practice of yoga, become a teacher, and developed a seminar called “Yoga, Cancer and Healing,” which I have presented both locally and nationally. It provides a new way of thinking about cancer and chronic disease.
I am proud to be a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and an original member of The Answer for Cancer Tour, as it lines up with my life’s mission of bringing health and wellness to the planet. My clients and colleagues inspire me to live better, do more and give back. I love being a doctor, I love being a teacher, but, mostly, I love being a student of life.
Dr. Christina M. Tondora is a highly regarded Naturopathic Medical Doctor, 200 Hr CYT, nutrition expert, author and international motivational speaker, specializing in weight management/body composition, nutrition, 10-Day Detox, 90-Day Total Body Transformation, acupuncture, herbal medicine and IV vitamin therapy . In 2008, Dr. Tondora completed an internship in Chinese medicine and acupuncture at Yue Yang Hospital, through Shanghai University of International Studies in Shanghai, China. She specializes in cosmetic acupuncture face lifts, which are the natural alternative in skin rejuvenation, stimulating natural collagen production to provide lasting results. Dr. Tondora developed Dr. T’s Get Lean System™. Providing “the nutrition you need for the body you want,” the system is scientifically proven to provide optimal fat burning and improve lean muscle mass.
She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), former Vice-President of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), and a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Inc (OncANP). She is on the Board of Directors for the Hills of Erin Cancer Prevention Foundation (Ottawa, CA – www.preventcancernow.ca), and Medical Adviser for Cancer Crackdown (Greenville , SC. www.cancercrackdown.org). Dr. Tondora graduated Honors with Distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. She graduated high academic honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. T is a frequent lecturer to both physicians and the general public.
Dr. Tondora is available for keynote, small and large group presentations, yoga instruction and retreats. For speaking rates, availability, topics and booking, please contact her office at 602-971-0621 or email [email protected]