At The Root Natural Health Clinic, patients are viewed individually and holistically, meaning that all systems on physical and mental-emotional levels are considered. Our knowledgeable practitioners work to restore balance in a gentle and effective way, minimizing the potential for side effects.


Dr. Lauren Wedlock Brown, ND

Dr. Lauren believes in helping her patients build the foundations for optimal health and that without them, any medicine is simply masking the problem.

Dr. Lauren graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto) after obtaining an Honours Bachelor Degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Guelph. She is a registered Naturopathic Doctor in good standing with The College of Naturopaths Ontario, as well as a member of both the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

The Naturopathic Difference

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  • Dr. Laura Smith, Naturopathic Doctor

    Dr. Laura graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM, Toronto) after obtaining an Honours Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from the University of Ottawa.

    Through her experience on the Reproductive Health shift at The Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (Toronto), Dr. Laura developed a special focus on Women’s Health in her private practice. Dr. Laura cares for patients of all ages and health concerns as her focus is always to seek the cause of disease to optimize every individual’s health rather than just managing symptoms.

    Dr. Laura Smith is a licensed and Ontario Board certified Naturopathic Doctor (College of Naturopaths of Ontario) as well as a member of both the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

    Check out Dr. Laura’s Interview on Building Little Kiddo’s Immunity

  • Dr. Melanie Applegate-Craig, Naturopathic Doctor

    Dr. Melanie completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto after graduating with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. She works with all patients on establishing strong foundations of health to set them up for success in all aspects of their life.  Dr. Melanie has a special interest in the general care of athletes, from weekend warriors to elite performers. Her experience at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic allowed her the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge in sports medicine including injury prevention and management, sports nutrition, and performance optimization. In her spare time, you can find her running along the Bruce Trail, trying new recipes in the kitchen and trying to master a scorpion pose.

    Dr. Melanie is a licensed and Ontario board certified Naturopathic Doctor through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). 

  • Angie Wells, Registered Massage Therapist

    Angie Wells is a Registered Massage Therapist that graduated with honours from the Canadian Therapeutic College in 2009.
    Her interest in sport, body mechanics and natural healing lead to a career in Massage Therapy.

    She provides a therapeutic massage with a blend of Swedish massage techniques, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques and stretching. Specialized treatment such as sport therapy, pregnancy massage (with a proper “Preggo Pillow” table-top),manual lymph drainage, and K-Taping are also available.

    Angie believes Massage Therapy is an integral part of health care and has effectively treated a wide range of conditions, including:
    tension headaches, neck/shoulder pain, sciatica, strains/sprains, overuse injuries and swelling due to injury/surgery.

    What is Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)?
    This is a gentle, rhythmic massage technique that has a profound effect on the lymphatic system.
    The detoxification and decongestion effects allow the body to heal and can induce deep relaxation and reduce pain.

               Indications for MLD:

    • Fibromyalgia
    • Lymphatic support for those at risk of lymphedema (lymph nodes removed)
    • Injury recovery (strains/sprains)
    • Sinus congestion
    • Early treatment of whiplash
    • Pre/post surgery
    • Overall well-being
  • Dr. Stephanie Fairborn, Naturopathic Doctor

    Dr. Stephanie Fairborn completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree.  Dr. Stephanie  works with all patients to optimize their health by providing them with the tools and education necessary to make the best decisions for themselves, their family and their community. With a special interest in women’s health, stress management as well as digestive concerns, she works with patients to achieve optimal health by offering individualized treatment plans to maximize overall well-being.

    Dr. Stephanie Fairborn is a licensed and Ontario board certified Naturopathic Doctor though the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She is also a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors.

  • Dr. Amanda Capasso, Naturopathic Doctor

    Dr. Amanda 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. She believes that knowledge gives you the power to take control of your health and start living as your best self. It is her goal to discover what is causing your symptoms and what treatment is the most safe and effective. She also has a special interest in women’s health after her experience in Reproductive Health at The Robert Schad Naturopathic clinic.

    Dr. Amanda is from this area and loves her Port Credit Community!

    Dr. Amanda Capasso is a licensed and Ontario board certified Naturopathic Doctor through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors”