Are you struggling with chronic health challenges? Are you having difficulty making sense out of often conflicting and unclear information or advice? Are you frustrated by unrewarding conventional strategies for your health challenges? Are you ready to move forward towards real wellness? I am here to help you.
I am a board-certified naturopathic doctor of naturopathic medicine who focuses on individuals experiencing chronic health challenges. I practice functional medicine –– a distinct form of patient-centered healthcare –– which first and foremost seeks to determine the most efficient and effective paths for patient empowerment and healing.
I have a deep appreciation of the importance of the interconnected nature of the body’s systems and the physiological, psychological, and pathological processes.
I diligently follow the latest, and most rigorous research and knowledge. It takes–– on average–– 17 years for established scientific research findings to be adopted in conventional clinical care. That is too long!
Functional medicine is different from other approaches to medicine in its lack of adherence to a specific and limited set of tools. Therapeutic flexibility is at its core. We will eagerly –– and appropriately –– consider all therapeutic options, including nutritional/pharmaceutical, surgical/ botanical, and detoxification/lifestyle modifications.
In order to comprehensively address chronic conditions we must balance and correct the basic physiology, decrease the total toxic body burden, modulate the immune system, and optimize mitochondrial function.
Health is a dynamic process. If you want to go far, let’s go together!