About Angelina Riopel

Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND, is a co-founder at Innate Wellness. She is involved in sourcing and handpicking the unique products found at the Innate Wellness Health Shop. With a background in beauty and skincare, combined with her medical training, Angelina is able to guide customers to cultivate health from the inside- out.

Innate Wellness Favourite Summer Skin Picks

We are now full swing into summer! With hotter summer days comes the need for summer-focused skin protection. To keep your skin fresh and glowing try these Innate Wellness Favourite Summer Skin Picks!

Honey Marshmallow Lip Masque by Artifact Skin Co. – This delicious, and incredibly effective, sugar scrub will leave your lips feeling baby soft!

Eucalyptus Mint […]

Juice VS Smoothie

Interview with Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

If you have been thinking about healthy eating choices than you probably have considered introducing a juice or smoothie to your daily routine. Not so hard these days with all the fresh juice and smoothie shops around. But is one better than the other? We asked Innate Wellness Naturopath, Dr. Angelina, to tell us a little more about the ‘how-to’ of juices vs. smoothies.

What is the difference between fresh juice and a smoothie?

A smoothie is a drink that is blended and typically contains a combination of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and protein and can generally be considered as a meal replacement.

Juicing is a process that extracts the only the juice from the fruit or vegetable, leaving the fibre behind. This is considered to be more of a nutrient boost as opposed to a meal. […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boost the Nutritional and Medicinal Powder of Your Smoothie!

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

Smoothies are a simple way to improve nutritional intake, balance blood sugar and a great vehicle for medicinal herbs and super foods to address health concerns such as stress and low energy. I generally recommend smoothies as a breakfast option, but they can also be enjoyed at any time of the day.

 Basic High Nutrient Smoothie Recipe

1 serving of protein powder (either vegan or whey)
½ cup of frozen berries
¼ – ½ avocado
½ banana
½ cup of spinach
1-2 tbls of flax seed or chia/salba seed or 1 tbls of each
Blend using a hand blender or a traditional blender


By |September 6th, 2016|From the Clinic: Natural Tips & Articles|0 Comments

Cold and Flu Prevention Starts NOW

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

Prevention pays off when it comes to boosting your immune system in preparation for cold and flu season. A strong immune system can prevent an infection from developing as well as shorten the duration of a cold or flu. The change of season is a common time for people to get sick. It is wise to begin preparing 3-6 weeks ahead of time to ensure.   As we move into autumn there are a number of ways that we can support our body and boost our immune system.


By |October 6th, 2015|Cold & Flu, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SUMMER SKIN RECOVERY – Five Nutrients That Promise Protection and Recovery

by Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

Sun exposure is one of the primary contributors to skin damage and premature aging, close runners up are pollution and poor quality diet. September is a great time to do a skin check-in and take steps to repair sun damaged skin.

How does skin damage happen? Free radical generation occurs when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet light from sun exposure.   Free radicals stimulate inflammation and deplete intracellular anti-oxidants, such as vitamin C. This process leads to oxidative damage of cellular proteins, such as collagen and lipids, contributing to skin damage and pre-mature aging.

The most effective way to address skin health and healing is from the inside, both from a preventative and recovery perspective. Along with a nutrient-rich diet and limiting sun exposure, the following nutrients will help prevent skin damage and help support recovery. […]

By |September 5th, 2015|Beauty, Natural Skin Care|0 Comments

Introducing Holistic Skin Consults with Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

Healthy skin and beauty start from within.

Everything is connected.

Our lifestyles show on our skin – premature aging, dry irritated skin, dullness and breakouts can be treated and avoided with a nourishing diet and healthy lifestyle habits. What we put in our mouth, is just as important as what we put on our skin! The skin is your largest organ, and if we are not eliminating and detoxifying properly, it will show instantly. A Holistic Approach to skin health will ensure both recovery and prevention of future concerns.

Book a Holistic Skin Consult today!


By |March 24th, 2015|Monthly Features, Natural Skin Care|0 Comments