Ramila Padiachy, DNM


Ramila Padiachy, founder and owner of Ramila’s Healing Arts Clinic in Ottawa, is internationally recognized as an accomplished healer, doctor of natural medicine, and public speaker.

Since opening her clinic in 1992, Ramila has been committed to helping others improve their health and live a better quality of life. She understands first-hand the frustration and difficulty caused by unidentified and so-called “untreatable” ailments. Her personal medical history in dealing with these experiences spans fifteen years. During that time, she suffered from several health problems, including dermographism (a skin condition sometimes called skin writing), recurring cystitis and vaginitis, canker sores, hay fever, and foggy brain.

Originally from South Africa, where she owned and managed two businesses with her husband, following a career in the food and chemical industries, she was faced with a career-changing decision when she immigrated to Canada. Ramila made the leap, following the voice that told her she needed to work with and help people. In that vein, she pursued a career in complementary medicine.

For over twenty-one years, Ramila has been helping people across the globe rediscover their health and find relief by addressing the root causes of allegedly “untreatable” symptoms. She has travelled extensively throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, educating people on the importance of proper nutrition and health and giving lectures on “Nutrition and Supplementation in the Twenty-First Century.” Ramila has appeared several times on CTV Ottawa Live.

She is a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association. A certified iridologist, certified reflexologist, and holistic allergist, Ramila also holds a doctorate in naturopathy from the University of Westbrook in New Mexico, USA. In addition to her extensive specialized training in alternative medicine, Ramila studied chemistry at the University of South Africa.


You are tired, bloated, or suffering from inflamed joints. You have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or skin problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis, or dermographism. Your memory is deteriorating, and the list goes on and on.

All of your blood tests have come back with normal results, as has the abdominal ultrasound. Allergy tests have revealed nothing. Nevertheless, in spite of what the doctors are and aren’t telling you, you just don’t feel normal, healthy, or well. I am aware of the difficulties of this situation because I experienced many of these symptoms myself for fifteen years, and not a single doctor could find the root cause of my problem.

If you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, this book is for you. If you want to take your health to the next level, this book is also for you. It is chockful of practical, simple tips, ideas, and insights that will help you heal yourself by eating a balanced diet and making healthful lifestyle changes.


  • Break the cycle of fear, the uncertainty of not knowing why you feel the way you do.
  • Begin to feel better in just two weeks.
  • See the power of food and cleansing to reclaim your health.
  • Eliminate offending foods and eat a balanced diet.
  • Gain insight as to why you are experiencing a wide array of symptoms.


Tips and insights concerning the extremely important role that food and cleansing plays in your health.

  • How to have abundant energy.
  • How to eliminate digestive problems like bloating, constipation, and diarrhoea.
  • How to lose weight without counting calories and measuring portion sizes.
  • How to heal your skin from eczema, psoriasis, etc.
  • How to lower liver enzymes.
  • How to lower your cholesterol.
  • How to recognize food sensitivities.
  • How to eliminate inflammation in the body.
  • How to get your child back into the correct growth percentile, especially when diagnosed with the inability to thrive.
  • How to uncover the emotions that affect the core of your being.

“Ramila is uniquely qualified, and she has a passion and love for healing her patients. The Belly of the Beast is a perfect guide to gastrointestinal health. Ramila includes all the pieces for success. The book leads us step by step to beat the candida and restore balance and health.”
—Louise Lettström-Hannant B.S.S.
Personal Trainer – Wellness Consultant

“I love the book. It is an easy read with tons of practical information that anyone can easily relate to. I love how you incorporated your story and the stories of your clients so that the reader would be inspired to take action. I wish you much success, and I am so grateful that you wrote this book sharing your knowledge with others.”
—Jayne Blumenthal
7-Figure Mindset Mentor

The Belly of the Beast is a fascinating read and one I’m sure will be very welcomed for anyone suffering from debilitating symptoms that appear to get worse and not better and can find no answers for their cause from the medical profession. Several self-diagnosis quizzes are included so you can determine if you are a likely candidate. Very helpful indeed. Ramila has certainly packed a lot of concise information from science, what foods to avoid and what to do all into this powerful book”
—Anne DeButte
Author of Grief’s Abyss Finding Your Pathway to Peace, and Heartbreak to Happiness Grief Coach

“Listen Up, “Your Gut has a Brain”, Are you smart enough to devour this book?

In 2001 Dr. Ramila saved my life, literally. I was so filled with candida that it was actually in my blood system. I’d had it for nine years, yes nine years and it took nine months to leave my body completely. With Dr. Ramila and Meg’s help, I did it one less spoonful of no sugar at a time.

This book is a must-read for all of us who have suffered or suffering needlessly due to lack of knowledge. This gem is all you need to reach your highest potential with your health. Bravo Dr. Ramila.”
—Lilly White
Author of 365 Ways to Power Up Your Life Madness, Addiction & Love, Lilly White Lies & Dreams (a rhythm of hope)

The Belly of the Beast offers a life-changing experience by showing us how to take ownership of our health and taking an active role to improve our quality of life. It is truly a gift of wisdom that gives patients and families insight to an easy to follow program to treat candida. Ramila’s journey teaches us to balance our physical and emotional body and provides a wonderful guide to nutrition, cleansing, and rebuilding our mental health. It is more than a “how-to” book on coping with candida. I recommend this passionate educational memoir that empowers you to heal yourself.”
—Maria Bravo
(Former Office Manager at Ramilas Healing Arts Clinic & patient)