WHO ARE YOU?
NAME: Dr. Payam Kiani, ND
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Hamilton
CAREER: As a Naturopathic Doctor at the Core Link Wellness Centre, with a focus in integrative cancer care, I help people stay strong and healthy while they go through chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. I help give them the best chance to beat their cancer and have it never return. I focus on diet, vitamins, herbs, and natural IV therapies. I am accepting new patients. Visit www.KianiND.com to learn more.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND PETS: I have an amazing wife Anna, hilarious daughter Nahla, adorable son
Remy and an affectionate cat Montezuma.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WERE LISTENING?
If the whole community were listening, I would tell them to be kind to one another and give freely of your time, energy and means. They will inevitably come back to you in greater amounts.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
Seeing pure acts of kindness inspires me to do more.
WHAT WOULD YOU DEEM YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
My greatest achievement is helping patients with cancer as a naturopathic doctor.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
I try to find humour in all things.
IF YOU COULD POSSESS ONE SUPER-HUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
I’m stuck between choosing flying and breathing underwater.
WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
The word ‘community’ means mutual support, genuine caring and working to improve the lives of those around you.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE WOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I speak 4 languages – English, Farsi, Spanish and French.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME AND WHY?
My favourite movie is Lord of the Rings because I love fantasy and sci-fi movies.
WHAT SPORTS DO YOU PLAY?
I play soccer weekly.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT?
Anywhere I can jump into an ocean, but I loved visiting Thailand.
WHAT BRINGS YOU THE GREATEST JOY OR SATISFACTION?
My biggest joy is my family and helping my patients brings me satisfaction.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
Practice moderation in all things in life.