About CanAlt Health Laboratories:

CanAlt Health Labs is pleased to be licensed as a Medical Laboratory by the Ontario Ministry of Health and operating as an ISO 15189 Plus™ accredited medical laboratory.

Canadian Alternative Health Laboratories is a Canadian owned company dedicated to providing trace mineral and toxic metal screening and support services to professional health practitioners. Committed to the philosophies of Natural Medicine and to the advancement of human health, CanAlt understands the needs of our partners in health care. CanAlt’s integrated approach to patient diagnosis and assessment is easy and affordable:

  • Perform a Hair Mineral Analysis. Determine mineral deficiencies/excesses, and/or toxic metals and mineral ratio.
  • Perform a Food intolerance testing to detect the IgG antibody, these IgG antibodies bind to the specific food proteins to form immune complexes, it can lead to a chronic process and subsequent health conditions.
Our commitment is twofold:
  • Through ongoing research and analysis, continually investigate the interactions between minerals in the body, diet, the environment, and human health and wellness.
  • Share this knowledge and make these analytical tools available to health care practitioners and their patients.

CanAlt Directors

Dr. Pierre Beaumier
Ph.D, C. Chem. – President

Dr. Beaumier has over 50 years of experience in the field of analytical chemistry. As a past president of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario (Chartered Chemists) and Canadian Society for Chemistry (2008-2009) and one of the founders of Maxxam Analytics, Canada’s largest private analytical testing laboratory.

Dr. Beaumier has been at the forefront of innovations in the areas of the development of testing methods- {40 published papers}, improving analytical accuracy, and quality systems and standards. These efforts have spanned many commercial sectors including environmental testing, genetics, pharmaceuticals, food safety, human drug testing, occupational health and safety applications, and testing services for the oil and gas industry. For his contributions to the field of Chemistry, he was awarded the fellowship in the Canadian Institute of Chemistry and presented an international research award from the ACPO.

Throughout his career, Dr. Beaumier has contributed significantly not only to the science of analysis but also to the ongoing development of scientific standards and public education through participation in the Canadian Society of Chemistry, the International Association of Racing Chemists and as a Director of Hospitals in Common Laboratories.

Contact email: pierre@canaltlabs.com
Dave Boomer
Dip.Tech., B.Tech., M.Sc., RNC – Director of Technical Services

Mr. Boomer holds a degree in biochemistry from Ryerson University and, for over 30 years, has studied methods for the detection of minerals and metals in the body, their inter-relationships, and how they impact human health. As part of his commitment to expanding development and use of analytical methods in the scientific and naturopathic communities, he is a frequent lecturer on analytical chemistry at Brock University, Sheridan College, Ryerson University and the Naturopathic College. He has numerous technical publications related to these topics and the development of analytical technology and methods.

With over 39 years of experience Mr. Boomer was the manager of the Spectroscopy Laboratory with the Ministry of the Environment. In this capacity, he was responsible for the development of analytical methods, as well as the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

Contact email: dave@canaltlabs.com
Frank Roberts
Director of Sales

Frank joined CanAlt Labs in 2012 as Director of Sales. With 30 years sales experience and many Sales Awards, he is responsible for the Sales and Promotion of the Lab services. Frank is available to provide Free Presentations about Hair Analysis, to educate the consumer and show why a Hair Mineral Analysis can help bring you more business. If you require any information, please contact him.

Contact email: frank@canaltlabs.com

CanAlt's Medical Director

Jennifer Cisternino, N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Cisternino has joined the CanAlt team as Medical Director. She is a Naturopathic Doctor experienced in analyzing and using Hair Mineral Analysis with her patients along with the Food Sensitivity Tests. Dr. Jen has a busy family practice in Vaughan, Ontario where she helps people find a natural alternative to their health concerns. She is very knowledgeable, energetic and practices what she preaches. She has had a long term association with CanAlt and her strong passion for helping people reach optimal health and happiness aligns well with CanAlt’s vision. She is known as a caring health professional and has appeared several times on Daytime TV speaking on weight loss, nutrition, acupuncture, and exercise. Using Hair Analysis, Dr. Jen treats a variety of conditions that may range from weight loss, digestion, stress, skin conditions, depression, and anxiety to hormonal imbalances. She will be available to consult with Naturopaths and other health professionals who may have any questions regarding Hair Mineral Analysis or Food Sensitivity Testing. She is a member of both the Canadian and Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Aside from her career as a Naturopath, she loves spending time with her family and husband. She loves to exercise, hike outdoors and is a dog lover, foodie, and avid traveler.

"Hair Mineral Analysis is a fantastic tool that allows me and my patients to gain a better understanding of how their body is functioning at the physiological level. A test that can accurately determine the amount of minerals and heavy metals in one's body is paramount for preventing disease, healing and promoting good health. This is a standard test in my practice and my patients love it!" ~~ Dr. Jennifer Cisternino

Contact email: drjen@canaltlabs.com

More of the Team

Andre Lalonde Msc.S, ND, FT
Clinician ND, Kinesiologist, Sport Therapist

André Lalonde has always had a passion for education and health care. In 1991, he graduated from Université de Montréal with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. He also embarked on a parallel Naturopathic diploma from the Collège canadien de naturopathie, graduating in 1992. He returned to his studies to obtain a Master’s degree in Sport Sciences in 2009, specializing in Kinesiology and Fitness and obtained his Naturopathic Medecine degree in 2016.

With a number of years in private practice as a Clinician ND, André Lalonde has worked in the field of health care for more than 29 years as a Nurse Clinician in the emergency, intensive care and renal failure departments, as Kinesiologist in neuromuscular rehabilitation and Sport Therapist. He recently join Can Alt's team as a Consultant Expert for the Quebec division

CanAlt’s Scientific Advisory

Ramiz Saad
B.Sc. (Biochemistry)

Ramiz Saad is a well developed and highly motivated laboratory supervisor and analytical research scientist with over 30 years of versatile experiences in water, food, tissue and environmental industries. Ramiz possesses extensive experience in ICP-MS testing method technology. Ramiz's area of expertise and contributor is in the data evaluation of the elements in the hair tissue mineral analysis.

CanAlt’s Medical Advisory Committee

In an effort to further our commitment to research and education of hair mineral analysis and nutritional balancing CanAlt is pleased to introduce our Medical Advisory Committee. As experts in the field of nutritional balancing, Zoltan Rona, M.D., Lorenzo Diana, N.D. and Inna Dolgopolsky will work with CanAlt’s research team to share information on clinical diagnoses and treatment options. Based on the cumulative knowledge of our medical advisors and external studies CanAlt will provide the most recent information in it’s reporting, interpretation and consultations.

Meet the Medical Advisory Committee...

Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Rona is a graduate of McGill University Medical School (1977) and has a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut (1984). He is past president of The Canadian Holistic Medical Association (1987-88) and the author of three Canadian bestsellers, The Joy of Health (1991), Return to the Joy of Health (1995) and Childhood Illness and The Allergy Connection (1997). He is co-author with Jeanne Marie Martin of The Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook (1996) and is the medical editor of the Benjamin Franklin Award winning Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (1998). He has had a private medical practice in Toronto for the past 30 years, has appeared on radio and TV as well as lectured extensively in Canada and the U.S. He currently writes regular articles for Alive, Revive and Vitality magazines and for several web sites. His latest book “Vitamin D, the Sunshine Vitamin” was published in 2010.

Lorenzo M. Diana, N.D.

Dr. Diana is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and York University. Since graduation, he has established his practice as a Naturopathic Doctor through a number of clinics in Ontario, located in Ajax, Markham, Mississauga and Simcoe. While he has developed an eclectic practice, he has cultivated particular expertise in women's issues, digestive disorders, Naturopathic Oncology, Fibromyalgia, preventive healthcare and more. Dr. Diana uses a wide range of treatment modalities including Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Nutritional and Botanical Medicine for the benefit of his patients.