I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis during my first year of medical school. I was struggling with exhaustion, poor memory and focus, anxiety, depression, hair loss, acne and psoriasis, and was trying to hold it together to make it through the next 4 years of Naturopathic Medical school. I worked with my family doctor and endocrinologist to find the right dose and type of medication, but nothing really seemed to get me out of my exhausted brain fog state. I decided to take matters into my own hands and put everything I was learning in school to the test. I changed my diet, reduced my stress, took nutraceuticals to support my thyroid and reduce inflammation, and learned to listen to my body. The results were amazing, and they inspired me to help others finally find relief from their hypothyroid struggles.
I am a licensed Naturopathic Doctor from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. I have an Honours Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and additional training in Rehabilitation Therapy for injury recovery, Advanced Obstetrics, Bowen Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, and as a Naturopathic Doula. I have also studied Traditional Herbal Medicine with a Kichwa Shaman in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, I combine the healing practices of traditional natural therapies with western medical practices to create evidence-based natural treatment plans unique to your needs. Although I welcome everyone into my practice, I have a clinical focus in anxiety, depression, thyroid conditions, injury recovery, fatigue and burnout recovery, and digestive concerns.
I look forward to working with you in optimizing your health and vitality!
Yours in health,
Dr. Fiona Smulders ND
PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
- Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
- Honors Specialization Bachelors Degree – Kinesiology – University of Western Ontario
- Advanced Cardiac Life Saving (ACLS) and BLS/CPR – OHM
- Acupuncture – CNPBC Board Certified Acupuncturist
- Bowen Therapy - Jonathan Damonte RSHom (NA), CCH
- Total Body Modification (TBM) – Dr. Kevin S. Millet, D.C
- Craniosacral Therapy – Upledger Institute International
- Global Health Certification & Internship – Natural Doctors International – Ometepe, Nicaragua
- Reiki & Therapeutic Touch Therapy – Level 1
- Advanced Intravenous Therapy – Dr. Stefan Kuprowski, ND