Debbie Smrz BSc, ND
Clinic Director and
Debbie is passionate about helping people feel amazing, confident and full of energy. Combining her passions – fitness, naturopathy, and neuroscience, Debbie has a clinical focus on ‘brain health’; with the majority of her focus on anxiety, depression, pain management, anti-aging and weight loss. Debbie educates, guides and motivates her patients to success in feeling their best selves.
Dr. Debbie is a certified Naturopathic doctor, hypnotherapist, and fitness instructor. She studied meditation and Buddhism philosophy at Suan Mokkh Monastery in Chiaya Thailand, holds annual Yoga and Mind body retreats with her mentor and mother Wendy Schie, has taken courses in Mindfulness and is currently working on a Mindfulness and Children’s program. She is an avid lecturer and motivational speaker, has spoken at the Toronto Yoga show, Markham Thrive show, at numerous corporate events in the GTA and medical lectures throughout Canada. She is co-founder and Director of Naturopathic Living, a large multidisciplinary clinic in Markham, Ontario where she lives with her husband and 2 children.
She is also the creator of the Naturopathic First aid kit – a ‘doctor in a bag’ which she created shortly after her daughter’s remarkable recovery following a 2nd degree burn.
Debbie earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph in Genetics and Molecular Biology. She worked in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, as well as in Health Care Communication before returning to Toronto to complete her studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has studied in Europe and uses German Medicine ideology in her practice. She is a member of the Markham Stouffville Hospital Leaders group, Markham Board of Trade, Canadian Association of Naturopathic Medicine, Ontario Association of Naturopathic medicine, the Unionville BIA, National Guild of Hypnotherapists, Canadian Fitness Association, the 4th Markham Brownies (as Snowy Owl) and the Healthy school committee for her children’s school where she is a regular volunteer.