Dr. Smith received an honours degree in communications at Queen’s University and later, took pre-medical science courses then completed the 4-year full-time program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Subsequently, she has completed advanced clinical studies in environmental medicine, intravenous therapy, botanical medicine, homeopathy and auricular medicine.
Prior to becoming an ND, Dr. Smith worked for many years as a producer in television, radio and documentary film in current affairs and related programming. She worked and volunteered all over the world from Bangladesh to the Amazon, and learned about the formidable power of various ancient healing arts which inspired her to investigate naturopathic medicine and completely change her life.
Today, Dr. Smith dedicates her family practice to closing the gap between the most current medical diagnostics and research and natural medicine, merging the best of both paradigms and delivering optimal integrative medical care - which she believes to be the future of health care in Canada. Dr. Smith is committed to a high standard of care with an evidence-based approach and works collaboratively with MDs, specialists, and various medical practitioners.
While she treats acute illnesses such as colds and earaches, much of her time is spent working with those with chronic diseases to mitigate or erradicate side-effects from medications, decrease symptoms, improve immune function and quality of life. She prioritizes prevention by decreasing risk factors so that the body can self-regulate and stay balanced and healthy. Dr. Smith deeply respects the intricate intelligence between the body and the mind and between our internal and external environments, and how this is implicated in the art and science of healing.
Dr. Smith is a licensed, board-certified naturopathic doctor in the province of Ontario, a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is currently also working with the faculty of clinical nutrition at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Smith is traveling, paddling a canoe on Georgian Bay, skiing, running, or enjoying a good book. She is happy to be working in the part of the city where she grew up and looks forward to expanding her practice and serving the community.