Laurie has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine with children, adults, and families across the Greater Toronto Area since 2011. In addition to working one-on-one with children and adults she actively promotes wellness in her community through educational workshops, speaking engagements, and special events. Her approach to one-on-one care is collaborative providing tools and learn-able skills for people who want to be active participants in their health. Her treatment strategies are uniquely derived through her joint efforts with you to understand how you, or your child, thrive.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, Laurie's medical perspective is rooted in understanding how all body systems work together and can influence each other translating to whole person care. Her treatments emphasize evidence based therapies (including herbal medicine, nutrient supplements, and traditional chinese medical acupuncture) that support the body's natural healing abilities as opposed to suppressing symptoms or disease. With this in mind, Laurie offers a compassionate and supportive space to explore your various concerns including, but not limited to: digestion, nutrition, hormones, immune function, mental health, sleep, chronic pain, headaches, skin, allergies, vision, energy/fatigue, pregnancy, post-partum, pediatric, and pediatric mental health.
When she is not with patients, Laurie loves hanging with her family, playing outside, formulating botanical recipes for personal and professional use, staying active, embracing down time, laughing with friends, making things with her hands, preparing and eating yummy food with family and friends, and challenging herself to continuously learn and grow.
Individualized Medical Care
Because every body is unique, Laurie uses an individualized therapeutic approach to both reduce symptoms and support deep healing
Supporting a healthy home on all levels: including bodies, minds, and relationships,
Laurie addresses all areas of dis-ease in the home.
Healing and Prevention
Resolving symptoms, preventing dis-ease, and promoting health are all essential components of one's overall health and wellness
Laurie considers your whole health profile to best address both acute and chronic conditions, pain relief, infections, digestive issues, hormonal concerns, neurological dysfunction, energy levels, sleep problems, physical performance, and any other imbalance you are experiencing
Quality of Life
Laurie takes you on a journey to help uncover how your unique biology, internal and external environment, and history of experiences come together to influence your overall quality of life. Understanding these influences and equipping you with skills and tools to to actively improve your quality of life is one of Laurie's true passions.
Laurie addresses stress, anxiety, overwhelm, burnout, depression, emotional regulation, and so much more. With an understanding of neurobiology and the unquestionable connection between thoughts and the body, mental health support is an integral part of getting you to a place where you can truly live your life well.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
First do no harm
Use the most natural, least invasive, and least toxic therapies
Identify and treat the causes
Look beyond the symptoms and address the underlying causes
Healing power of nature
Trust the body's inherent ability to heal itself
Treat the whole person
View the patient as an integrated whole and address physical, mental, emotional, environmental, and social dimensions
Doctor as teacher
Educate and empower patients to take responsibility for their own health
Focus on overall health, wellness, and disease prevention
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity"
— The World Health Organization