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My mission is to encourage you to return to your power. To discover natural and holistic alternatives to standard of care and to reclaim medical autonomy, bodily agency, and informed consent when it comes to what you put into and onto your body.
My philosophy is rooted in cultivating radical responsibility when it comes to our own health while empowering others with the ancestral pillars of wellness and fundamental principles of health--community, purpose, diet, movement, sleep, and the healing potency of our own bodies & nature.
MY PERSONAL STORY
My own personal story with chronic illness and autoimmunity is what initially got me into this space.
For the first quarter century of my life, I was the perpetual patient—endlessly scoped, scanned, poked, prodded, and saddled with an ever-expanding inventory of diagnoses. I suffered from dysautonomia symptoms most of my life, but my health really deteriorated around the time I went to college. I pursued the Western medicine route I was raised to believe in...and was referred through a revolving door of reputed specialists at some of the most prestigious medical institutions, only to get worse and worse.
My intuition told me there had to be a better way. So I immersed myself in research, became my own health advocate, and began self-experimenting with different natural medicine therapies, implementing strategies in the realms of integrative, functional, and naturopathic medicine as well as nutritional therapy and restoring my connection to nature.
I began to experience tangible improvements and eventually tapered off of the symptom suppressive pharmaceutical drugs recommended by my allopathic doctors, replacing the deleterious pill-for-every-ill approach that predominates in the biomedical system with the bio-individualized, root-cause resolution paradigm embraced by what is often deemed "alternative" medicine.
Addressing my chronic symptoms through nutrition and lifestyle interventions and in particular, by identifying the functional medicine antecedents, triggers, and mediators of illness (the root causes!) led to such a metamorphosis in my own life that I became motivated to educate on a larger scale--in order to help others re-claim agency in their own health journeys and recapture the vitality we all deserve.
Instead of surrendering your power to a medical establishment often frought with gaslighting and iatrogenesis, I aspire to encourage others to reconnect to their OWN intuition, return to ancestral pillars of wellness, and to heed the wisdom embodied in the traditional medical systems that espouse connection to nature and approach health from a whole body--mind, body, spirit--perspective.
Health happens when we correct the divorce from nature that is ultimately the root of debility, dysfunction, and dis-ease.
While there IS a time and place for conventional medicine, and while we can integrate the best of both worlds, our medical system as a whole is broken and in need of a total revisioning.
There is immense power in preventative lifestyle strategies, honing our intuition about what works best for our bodies, and low risk, non-invasive, biocompatible approaches practices that can help the body re-establish harmony and homeostasis.
Though I started my page focused on autoimmunity, it's expanded far beyond that realm.
My mission is to educate others on evidence-based, empirically rooted holistic healing modalities, the power of food-as-medicine, and how basic (and often free!) foundations of wellness can move the needle toward health.
I am a proponent of the healing power of nature, a low toxic lifestyle, and the essential truth that our bodies are fundamentally powerful vessels of repair, renewal, and regeneration when we correct the evolutionary mismatch that plagues modern society. As touted by naturopathic medicine, healing is oftentimes merely matter of providing the ingredients for wellness and removing the obstacles and impediments to health.