Dr. Heidi McGill N.D.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Heidi McGill, ND, is the founder of Healing Foundations Naturopathic Clinic in Guelph, Ontario (2006) and a devoted naturopathic doctor who delights in helping people move from “stuck” in their health problems to “un-stuck”, guiding them toward lasting wellness.
She has worked with hundreds of adult women, men and children teaching them about their body, guiding them toward alleviation of their health problem(s) and helping them achieve optimal health, true vitality and joy.
In her clinical practice, Heidi works with adults and families, addressing a broad range of health concerns using evidence-based, integrative naturopathic medicines and therapies that recognize and support the body’s innate self-healing property.
She Employs: Lifestyle Counselling, Clinical Nutrition, Professional Grade Natural Supplements, Herbal and Homeopathic Medicines, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Mindfulness and Meditation Training.
Dr. Heidi, ND particularly enjoys working with adult women who require prevention and treatment for hormone imbalances and mood disorders (anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, grief/loss), while she has a special interest in thyroid and adrenal health. In addition, Dr. Heidi, ND employs naturopathic medicines to correct digestive, immune & nervous system imbalances, restore quality sleep, alleviate headaches, joint and muscle pain and bring about better balance, vitality, peace and clarity to the whole body-mind.
Dr. Heidi, ND graduated from the University of Guelph in 1996 with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences.
During her undergraduate degree, Heidi was a dedicated athlete of the varsity women’s cross-country and track teams. In September 2009, she and her team-mates were honoured by an induction into the University of Guelph Hall of Fame for their gold medal win at the national cross-country championships in 1996 – the first women’s team in the history of the university to win this title.
Heidi’s life-long calling was to study human health. As a young athlete, she understood the importance of proper nutrition, hydration, positive mental attitude and adequate rest during training and competition, as these facets were foundational for excellence in athletic performance, including injury prevention.
Heidi went on to pursue her certificate of naturopathic medicine at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario. She excelled in the biomedical sciences and the art of natural healing therapies. However, the most significant year of learning came during her time away from college due her own failing health and subsequent journey towards regaining it. Heidi, in turn, has successfully overcome many obstacles and has developed a life based on the principals and practices of naturopathy as the cornerstone for her own health and wellness. Heidi’s personal story is an example of how the power of naturopathy can access the healing that comes from within. Presently, Heidi’s authentic self, naturopathic skill and vitality shine through. She received her Certificate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2004.
Dr. Heidi, ND has additional training and certification in:
- Classical & Contemporary Homeopathy
- Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
- Body-Mind Medicine
- Transformational Life Coaching
As part of her dedication to the role of ‘doctor as teacher’, Heidi writes blogs and offers webinars on health-related topics that matter to her clients. She believes in empowering her clients through education, compassion, non-judgement and gentle guidance towards wholeness, including equal balance in the four pillars of health: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Dr. Heidi has appeared as “Guelph’s Local Naturopathic Doctor” on the daytime program Inside Guelph. She has also been interviewed as a natural health ex-pert on T.V. programs such as First Local and Day Time.
Since 2007, Heidi has received numerous Readers’ Choice Awards from the community via The Guelph Tribune and Guelph Mercury in the category of Best Naturopathic Doctor.
Heidi is a professional member of the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Medicine (OAND and CAND). Her naturopathic medical license is registered and regulated by The College of Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario (CONO).
Heidi’s passion is her work as a naturopathic doctor and CEO of Healing Foundations Naturopathic Clinic. When she is not working she can be found enjoying activities outdoors such as running & hiking with her beloved golden retrievers, True North and Freedom.
For more than twenty years Heidi has been an avid long-distance runner and has completed many marathons including Toronto, New York, Chicago and Boston. Heidi seeks rejuvenation in body and mind through restorative practices such as devotional meditation, reading and writing. She enjoys personal growth and development of any kind, understanding that the spiritual gym is just as important as the physical gym! She finds the most powerful rejuvenation however, in play!
Her ultimate restoration occurs when she is spending time with family and friends playing with the wonderful children in her life—building forts in the forest, making snow-people and building snow walls for snow ball fights, wrestling, singing, dancing, drawing, painting, conversing, trampolining, running, playing hide-and-go-seek, Pictionary & Jenga and watching great movies like Muana & Frozen.
Heidi’s hope for all people is that in the process of re-gaining physical health they also discover the inspiration, hope and gentleness that lie in their true heart and with that bring about a greater sense of peace and joy in their life.
“I am passionate about helping people live their lives with a deeper sense of purpose and meaning, sharing the gifts they have been given for the better-ment of our communities. I am fortunate to have found my purpose, passion and gift in the ability to help guide people toward their most authentic life with better health in body and mind.”
— Heidi McGill, ND