Dr. Louise McCrindle B.Sc. (Hons.), ND
Board-certified Naturopathic Doctor
Louise has been in practice since 2008. She welcomes patients of all ages and levels of health, including those seeking support for women's health, fertility, and family health. Louise has a passion for helping patients struggling with complex chronic illnesses, such as FM, ME/CFS and MCS, and for improving their quality of life. She works to identify the potential underlying causes and treats accordingly.
Louise’s style of practice is patient-centric, working to understand her patients’ current conditions and circumstances and to learn from what has helped and not helped them in the past. Louise knows the importance of a practical and straightforward treatment approach that will set patients up for success. In her practice, Louise utilizes a range of treatments, including botanical medicine, acupuncture, clinical nutrition and lifestyle counselling.
I value the importance of a team-based approach to health, striving to educate and engage patients on their path towards optimal health. Together we establish practical, realistic and manageable goals and corresponding treatments that will set patients up for success.
In addition to Louise’s busy naturopathic practice at Bayview Natural Health Clinic, she is employed at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she lectures, supervises and leads the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Focus Shift at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. Louise also serves as Co- Director Health and Wellness for the Allenby Parents Association.
Louise is co-author of The Complete Fibromyalgia Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook. Louise’s media presence has included articles and interviews in: the Toronto Star’s Turning Point Series, Girlfriendz Magazine, the Huffington Post, VIVA magazine, CHRY Radio, CCNM Alumni Magazine, OAND Collaborative Patient-Centred Care Panelist, and RadioMD Family Food Kitchen.
Louise earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Alberta. After working as an earth scientist in Calgary for several years, she decided to pursue her passion in healthcare and relocated to Toronto where she graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
(CCNM). Louise has also trained at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she received additional instruction in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. In addition, she is a trained Doula and has assisted at both home and hospital births. Her most recent continuing education has focused on hormonal health.
Louise is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who has met and maintains the CONO Standard of Practice for Therapeutic Prescribing. Louise is a member of Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).
When not at work, Louise comes home to her wonderful twins who continue to teach her about the amazing world around her.