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As a pharmacist, I utilize the most current evidence-based medical guidelines on treating patients effectively and the best practices for managing chronic illness. I educate patients on nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, and everything relating to medications. If there’s a symptom, there’s a medication that will provide symptomatic relief. But the longer I work as a pharmacist, the more I notice that my patients aren’t getting better. Many end up on more medications, experience terrible side effects, and have lists of unanswered questions that their doctors didn’t have time for.
One day, everything changed. I suddenly found myself on the other side. Emergency room visits, recurrent infections, surgery, relentless pain, and countless appointments with specialists. I was “diagnosed” with chronic health conditions with doctors saying “everything looks normal” or “that’s just the way it’ll be.” The only solution offered was more prescriptions. The “one size fits all” approach. That’s when I started to do more research and discovered the world of natural medicine and holistic healing.
I began to realize our medical system focused on masking symptoms by “treating” them with medications without getting to the underlying root cause of WHY the symptoms were happening. Medications can be life-saving interventions but why should we have to “manage” chronic illness? Why aren’t we getting to the root cause and giving our body the tools it needs to truly heal from dis-ease?
If you smell smoke in your home, do you want a fan to blow the smell away? Or would you rather dig deeper and spend the time to find the source of the smoke?
Helping people understand how medications work is important and necessary, but I wanted to do more. I want to help people heal and provide all the things I wish I knew years ago when I was struggling with my own health.
And that’s how my functional and integrative health coaching practice was born. Integrative health focuses on natural healing based on seven disciplines: Functional Medicine, Traditional Naturopathy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Bioregulatory Medicine, Chinese Medicine and Herbalism, and Eastern Philosophy. This form of healing recognizes that each person is a unique individual and keeping our body in balance is key.
My experiences from conventional medicine, along with integrative health, allows me to provide you with valuable guidance on your health journey… and empower you to take charge of your health. I address the body as a whole entity, since each organ system is intricately interconnected. I focus on truly listening to each person, identifying deficiencies and toxicities, customizing a therapy plan to address the root causes, and support you each step of the way. A plan towards healing, feeling your best, and well… thriving.