My Story: What brought me to Naturopathy
The truth is, I'm a nerd.
I always have been. I was that kid that wrote "reading" as her favourite hobby. Combine that with my curiosity about how the body works, a desire to connect with others, and a very "health-conscious" family, and voila! A healthcare professional is born.
Right from the time I was little, I knew I wanted to be a Doctor. I even wrote an essay about it when I was 10. The catch was, I was brought up with a more lifestyle-based, holistic approach to health. My childhood understanding of medicine was shaped by that approach and by my Doctor, who gave out oatmeal baths for chicken pox, and was very careful not to over-prescribe medications. He was (and still is!) wonderful.
When I thought about being a Doctor, I thought about that model. However, the majority of my experiences with "mainstream medicine" were less satisfying, and I began to question my life goal. Especially in University, when I was doing some soul searching and looking for answers to my own health concerns, I began to realize that becoming an MD and following the "rules" about how medicine "should" be practiced didn't seem like a viable option.
I was crushed!
And then it happened.
I went to a career fair put on by my University to check out some research options for my masters, and Naturopathic Medicine found me. It was everything I wanted! Evidence-based, education-focused, safe, well-rounded, lifestyle-based medicine that filled in what I saw as the holes in the mainstream (OHIP-driven) medical model.
So I went to Naturopathic College. Under the care of an excellent intern at the College (The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto), and through my reading and training, I was able to recover from my chronic digestive issues, associated brain fog, fatigue, moodiness, and hormone dysregulation.
I started to feel healthy and vibrant. My body started to feel like it was mine again. The more I learned, the more it made perfect sense, and the better I felt!
This is exactly what I love about my job. I get to share what we now know (and what we have long known) about health and wellness to help people of all ages get their bodies and minds back!
The official Bio: Emily Murphy BSc., ND
Emily Murphy ND has been in practice since 2011, and is currently welcoming patients into her evidence-based practice.
Clinic location: Wilson Health Services
Also associated with the ADHD and Asperger's/ASD Centre in Guelph ON
Emily has developed special interests in the following areas: (scroll down to see more)
Women’s Health (Hormone Health) - Nutritional Endocrinology
IBS and SIBO - Book a Gut Connection Call about the Gut Connection Program
ADHD and Asperger's/ASD
Sleep and Stress
However, the scope of Naturopathic Medicine is a large one, and patients wishing to explore any health concern are welcomed into Emily’s practice. Emily uses a broad base of assessment tools to determine the exact needs of each patient. This begins with a thorough first visit, physical exam, and may also include laboratory testing, if needed. If patients have recent blood work done by their Medical Doctor, Emily will interpret those and use them to build an accurate picture of patient health.
Patients are treated using a range of naturopathic tools, including: healthy diet and lifestyle, nutritional supplements, stress management, botanical medicine, and acupuncture.
To meet Emily and get a sense of her approach to your specific concerns or goals, book your free 15 minute consultation!
Check back at naturopath guelph for updates, articles and tips from Emily Murphy ND (Emily Murphy at naturopathguelph.ca)
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*- Ethically and legally, I cannot prescribe specific treatments at this consultation. But you will definitely get a sense of my approach (it would just get more individualized as we got to know each other better!).