Cover art for podcast The Healers Café

The Healers Café

187 EpisodesProduced by Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practiWebsite

Hi, it's Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) and I want to welcome you to the Healers Cafe.I am so excited to be doing this series of interviews and what I'll be doing is, is asking all kinds of healthcare practitioners, doctors, healers of all types, to re… read more


Your Mental Health and Your Diagnosis Dont Define Who You Are with Dr Debbie Smrz ND on The Healers Caf with Manon Bolliger

In this episode of The Healers Café, Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) speaks with Dr Debbie Smrz, ND about Naturopathic Living.

For the transcript and full story go to:


Highlights from today's episode include:

Dr. Debbie Smrz, ND  07:39

And we're definitely seeing an increase in in mental health issues, as well as information issues. More so I think than before, when it comes to the brain, you know, since 2020, people are just feeling discouraged. People are feeling overwhelmed. And people don't know what's going to happen next. You know what I feel like everyone's walking around with a when's the next shoe going to drop sort of feeling?

Dr. Debbie Smrz, ND  17:29

Why do you need the diagnosis? Why can't you just say, Yeah, you know, what, sometimes I have trouble focusing, and I'm kind of all over the place. That's just who I am. And isn't that great? Because I can get a lot of things done. Do you need the ADHD diagnosis?

Dr. Debbie Smrz, ND  22:13

And then it can kind of be a trap as well, because now you have it, that you have whatever this is, and I always especially if you've got to be talking about anxiety, I'll always say to people, no, you don't have anxiety. Anxiety comes to visit you sometimes. But let's take away this idea that this is who you are.



Dr. Debbie is a certified Naturopathic Doctor, hypnotherapist, rugby coach and fitness instructor.  She studied meditation and Buddhism philosophy at the Suan Mokkh Monastery in Chiaya Thailand, German Biological medicine in Giessen Germany and has held numerous Mindbody retreats with her mentor and Mother Wendy Schie.   She is an avid lecturer and motivational speaker, created Neuro Health and Fitness, a brain training centre for kids, as well as being the co-founder and director of Naturopathic Living, a large multidisciplinary clinic in Markham, Ontario where she lives with her husband, 2 children and dog.  Her daughter was diagnosed with PANDAs in 2016, so she has experience with mental health from both sides of the couch.
She has won numerous awards, including the ASPIRE award, Best Naturopath – Economist and Sun and was 1st runner up for entrepreneur of the Year award through the Markham board of trade.

Dr. 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 spent 8 months backpacking the world before she settled down to try and change it.

Core purpose/passion: I am on a mission to change the way the world looks at brain health.

–  Website | FacebookInstagramLinktr.eeYouTube  |



As a recently De-Registered board-certified naturopathic physician & in practice since 1992, I’ve seen an average of 150 patients per week and have helped people ranging from rural farmers in Nova Scotia to stressed out CEOs in Toronto to tri-athletes here in Vancouver.

My resolve to educate, empower and engage people to take charge of their own health is evident in my best-selling books:  'What Patients Don’t Say if Doctors Don’t Ask: The Mindful Patient-Doctor Relationship' and 'A Healer in Every Household: Simple Solutions for Stress'.  I also teach BowenFirst™ Therapy through Bowen College and hold transformational workshops to achieve these goals.

So, when I share with you that LISTENING to Your body is a game changer in the healing process, I am speaking from expertise and direct experience".

Mission: A Healer in Every Household!

For more great information to go to her weekly blog:

For tips on health & healing go to:



Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

Follow on Social – Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Twitter | | Rumble


* De-Registered, revoked & retired naturopathic physician after 30 years of practice in healthcare. Now resourceful & resolved to share with you all the tools to take care of your health & vitality!


Remember to subscribe if you like our videos. Click the bell if you want to be one of the first people notified of a new release.

Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to The Healers Café


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens