I believe that naturopathic medicine plays an important role in integrative health care in managing certain health concerns alone or alongside conventional care. Using up-to-date research I aim to provide my patients with comprehensive, holistic, and individualized treatment plans. I understand that taking the step to prioritize your health can be overwhelming so I will always work within your limits and get your input to come up with a treatment plan that works for you. Along with nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, I use a variety of botanical and nutraceutical supplements when indicated. I am licensed in acupuncture and am able to prescribe bioidentical hormones when indicated. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, running, yoga, cooking, reading, and watching bad reality tv.
Education and License
Dr. Amanda is a naturopathic doctor practicing in Port Credit, Mississauga at The Root Natural Health Clinic. She received her Doctor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM, Toronto) after attending Dalhousie University in Halifax and obtaining a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree. While at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in 2017, Dr. Amanda was selected to practice on the Fertility and Reproductive Health Focus shift. She is a licensed and Ontario board-certified Naturopathic Doctor through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). In addition, she has written and passed the Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutics Exam giving her access to prescribe bioidentical hormones, desiccated thyroid, vitamin B12 injections, and more.
Booking an Appointment – What to Expect
All new patients are booked for a 90-minute initial appointment. During the initial appointment a comprehensive intake, a physical exam (if in office), a discussion of your options, and a written treatment plan will take place. Depending on the concern, you can expect a 30-60 minute follow-up anywhere from 2-12 weeks after your initial appointment. The cost of the appointment does not include lab testing and supplements.
I am currently doing in-person appointments in Mississauga (see the contact page for more information) and virtual visits (Ontario residents only).
While I enjoy treating a variety of concerns, my passion and interest lies in women’s health. Below are conditions I treat most frequently and have taken extensive hours of continuing education courses to be up to date in the latest research and treatments.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a variable collection of physical and psychological symptoms that occur 1-2 weeks before menstruation.
It is still not 100% known what causes PCOS. A current theory is that PCOS develops due to a mix of genetics, inflammation and insulin resistance.
It is not 100% known what causes endometriosis but it’s likely a combination of genetics, immune function, liver/gut health, stress, environmental toxins, and hormones.
Infertility is an inability to conceive after 12 months of trying in women under 35 years old and 6 months of trying in women 35 years old and older.
Symptoms of perimenopause often include menstrual cycle variations in length and flow, insomnia, acne, mood swings, hot flashes, and weight gain.
Hormonal acne is usually the cause behind acne that has started later in life or has persisted beyond puberty and has a strong genetic component.
See a collection of the articles and blogs that I’ve written on healthy lifestyles, nutrition, and more.
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