Naturopathic medicine is a diverse system of primary healthcare that involves the use of natural therapies to prevent disease. The main purpose of Naturopathic medicine is to stimulate the natural healing ability of the body to address the root cause of illness.

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Naturopathic medicine is a diverse system of primary healthcare that involves the use of natural therapies to prevent disease. The main purpose of Naturopathic medicine is to stimulate the natural healing ability of the body to address the root cause of illness.

Naturopathic Doctors believe that each individual is unique and, therefore, each treatment plan should be tailored to that patient.

Naturopathic Medicine relies on 6 principles:

  1. First do no harm (Primum Non Nocere)
  2. The healing power of nature (Vis Mediatrix Naturae)
  3. Identify and treat the cause of disease
  4. Treat the whole person through individualized treatment (Tolle Totum)
  5. The physician as a teacher (Docere)
  6. Prevention is the best cure

Who are Naturopathic Doctors?


Naturopathic Medicine is regulated under the Ontario provincial law. Similar to other family doctors, a registered Naturopathic physician must have at least 7 years of postsecondary education and training. This includes completion of 3 or more years of pre-medical sciences at a University followed by completion of 4 years post-graduate training at an accredited Naturopathic medical school. Every licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor completes multi-step North American Board and licensing exams and holds good standing by maintaining continuing education credits.

Naturopathic - GUELPH, Ontario

Dr. Emily Murphy

Dr. Emily Murphy
Naturopathic Doctor Guelph

EEDr. Emily Murphy BSc ND is a Naturopathic Doctor in Guelph Ontario who loves using the current evidence to help her patients find relief and become empowered about their health so that they can live the life they deserve. She employs a whole-person approach and works hard to assess and treat the root cause of her patient’s health concerns. She is most passionate about real food, self-care, plant medicines, stress resilience, and helping her patients understand and reconnect with their bodies through practical, sustainable changes.

Dr. Murphy has a special interest in Hormone Health and Gut Health and has developed a program for her IBS/SIBO patients called The Gut Connection. This option helps patients with IBS/SIBO and digestive distress find relief, understand their own unique digestive blueprint, and ultimately learn to trust their guts again.

Other areas of particular interest, extra training and experience include: women’s reproductive and hormonal health, digestive health (IBS/SIBO, IBD), sleep, stress, immune regulation, blood sugar management and weight management. Dr. Murphy also has a keen interest in ADHD that has been developed through her work with the ADHD and Asperger’s Centre in Guelph, ON.  

Dr. Murphy has a passion for education, which has meant that she provides seminars and webinars to the general public regularly, and has had articles published in Nourish magazine. She also provides corporate lunch and learns, has been featured on the radio show “Strange Brains” with Alina Kislenko, and also on Roger’s TV in Guelph. She has also been teaching the Lifewatchers 8-week program at Goodness Me! (Guelph location) since 2015.

Dr. Murphy received her Naturopathic Medical training during four years of study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and previously earned a Bachelor of Science from Wilfrid Laurier University in Biology and Chemistry. She has been in practice since 2011. She is a member in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).

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Dr. Heather MacRae

Heather Naturopath GuelphHeather MacRae is a graduate of the University of Guelph, and 20 years later graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. In her ten years of practice as an ND, Heather has developed special passions for Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine and Nutrition.

Trained in three styles of Acupuncture Heather enjoys supporting people with pain, anxiety, insomnia, addiction recovery, weight loss, digestive distress, auto-immune and neurodegenerative disorders, PMS, peri-menopause and much more. (Time on the table can also be time to discuss how diet, nutritional supplements, and Botanical Medicines can complement treatments. Body work, nutritional and botanical medicines can all be adjuncts to any other care you are under.)

A resident of Guelph for 30 years, Heather has been committed to accessibility of Naturopathic Medicine for all and offers compassionate, trauma-informed care for individuals and families. As well as being active in the community, Heather works with people with disabilities and has gained a great deal of experience and insight regarding health in all walks of life.

Heather's love of alternative medicine began with the warm, holistic nurturing of midwifery care and naturally led to Naturopathic medicine. A strong pre-occupation with seeds, growing, harvesting and making medicines with plants fits beautifully with Heather's models of care which include life with lots of movement, whole foods, and a healthy relationship with natural surroundings.

Heather lives with one of her three grown children, and four four-legged creatures! Radical self-care has healed her through some difficult years. Photographing nature, writing poetry, playing music and growing/harvesting/cooking/eating food bring her a joy and whole health that she is eager to share.

Heather is happy to offer free 15-minute consultations to discuss the possibilities that Naturopathic Medicine has to offer you.

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