About Us

After suffering from poor digestion for over 30 years, Cassandra Hope founded The IBS Academy after restoring her gut using the 12-week Gut Restore Program created by Dr. Robyn Murphy, ND. Her motivation to create a business centered on helping others find answers to their chronic digestive complaints came from a very personal place.

Together they bring clinical and first-hand experience and expertise to the Academy in the areas of clinical nutrition, supplementation and stress management to address chronic digestive concerns.

The IBS Academy is dedicated to delivering research-based, relevant, and cutting edge information to the those in need of answers to improving their health.

Cassandra Hope, RHN, CPT

Cassandra Hope is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, with a special focus in stress management, mental health and gastrointestinal health.

Her passion for food, health and overcoming self-limiting patterns comes from a place of needing transformation to not just survive, but thrive.

As a young girl, she experienced Childhood PTSD, which contributed to chronic gastrointestinal problems, addictions and poor health for almost 30 years. By going within and healing old wounds, adopting healthy nutrition and exercise habits as well as building a strong tool kit to avoid relapsing, she now lives symptom-free. Cassandra’s purpose in life is to educate and support others in their journey towards finding vitality and long-term health.


 

Dr. Robyn Murphy, ND

Dr. Robyn Murphy is a Naturopathic Doctor with a special focus in Integrative Medicine, and works closely with medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, nutritionists and nurses to bring comprehensive care to patients in her clinical practice. After completing a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree, she lived abroad in China to gain first hand experience in the practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.

Dr. Murphy continues to practice with those at the forefront of their industry in the areas of functional gastroenterology, neruoendocrine and women’s health.  She held the position of Associate Medical Director for a lifestyle genomics company to develop clinical genomic panels and consult with physicians.

She is a strong advocate of educating the public and patients and dedicates a lot of her time as a medical educator, learning enthusiast and researcher. Dr Murphy’s insatiable curiosity and respect for the human body, science and medicine is evident by her continuous dedication to learning, teaching and staying open-minded.

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