Naturopathic Doctor

Hi, my name is Dr. Graeme Rowell, ND and I am a “Mind and Memory Maestro”. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I help individuals improve their clarity of mind, confidence and control over their health and life. I provide an integrative approach to the human body that allows me to improve health from multiple pathways. My area of focus is working with individuals at risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and I have an independent company called Grae Matters ( that works specifically on mind and memory health. What I am truly passionate about is helping people connect with themselves on their healing journey and to keep creating memories for life.

At Defy, I am using my knowledge to help athletes improve their game. My services help athletes manage inflammation and get back to play sooner but also help athletes plan their nutrition to perform their best.  Using Heart Math ( I am able to show athletes how to get into the zone and build mental resilience, something that all athletes can use. My passion for the mind and memory health also involves helping people recover from concussions and to build better brains for sport and life.

I’m a proud born and raised Guelphite with a passion for physical activity. From a young age I played everything from baseball to ultimate Frisbee but truly fell in love with bouldering in the past few years. I’ve completed marathons, am also an avid cyclist and amateur bodybuilder. Following my passion for sport took me to Wilfrid Laurier University for my Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Physical education with a minor in Psychology.

It was 8 years ago that I struggled with my own health and was constantly seeking help every few months for antibiotics. It was a hard lesson, but after a year of getting help I realized that health didn’t start and end with pills and that I needed to go deeper. It was 6 years ago that I started my journey to become a naturopathic doctor in order to learn more about the root cause of illness.

Since then I’ve worked to educate everyone who will listen about the five foundations of health. Helping people find balance in life with movement, diet, stress, sleep and social health has been profoundly powerful. While I always start with lifestyle foundations I also use blood work, supplements, botanical medicine, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, Heart Math TM (HMIP) and my Mobility Specialist (MWOD) to help my patients thrive at any age.

Two years ago, my life changed when my grandfather started to develop dementia. He was an incredible salesman and worked his whole life and loved to connect with people. One of his favorite things to do was to tell and share stories with people but now he will start to tell you the same story only 10 minutes apart. Today I am working hard to change the face of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We know that it is a disease with multiple causes and multiple paths to first stop it and begin to recover memory health. Working with Defy Sports Performance & Physiotherapy is an important part of the work that I do as physical activity is such a critical part of body but also mind health.

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