TPC Team


Hello! My name is Lauren and I am a nurse practitioner and chronic illness/detox specialist. At the age of 27, I became ill suddenly overnight with no answers from western medicine. I was once an extremely active yogi and runner and overnight I became so debilitated that I could barely stand up without feeling faint let alone socialize or do fulfilling things.

After 2 years of searching for a diagnosis, I finally found nervous system dysregulation, mold toxicity, parasites, heavy metal toxicity, breast implant illness and lyme/babesia. I started with heavy duty antibiotics with an LLMD and after getting nowhere except worsening gut function, I stopped and started my own journey of getting my life back. My body was overwhelmed and I felt depressed, anxious, and hopeless. Before I knew it, I went from being the medical provider to being the patient and I soon realized that all of my western medical training couldn’t help me.

So, I started studying….I got certified with ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society), I received certifications on mold toxicity, I became certified as a women’s health herbalist, I read every parasite and heavy metal book that I could find and I trained with Dr. Klinghardt, taking many of his online courses and then finally his in person 10 day conference, and I formulated a total detox plan for myself that would span several years.  I also focused heavily on brain retraining, meditation, and somatic experiencing to bring myself to full wellness. 

Since then, I have been on a quest to help others find their way through detox. In my clinic, I treat the whole person……mind, body and spirit in order to help them find health and wellness again. I serve as a guide and a mentor as YOU find YOUR way back to wellness.

I focus on detoxification, functional medicine, and mind-body medicine and I am committed to lifelong learning.

I am excited you found your way here and I can’t wait to work together on your wellness journey.


Education & Qualifications


Lisa Cipkar is a level 2 certified integrative health practitioner, specializing in Lyme disease, POTS, dysautonomia and chronic illness. Her practice is centered around a bio-individual approach to healing because one size does not fit all. She is dedicated to walking alongside her clients as they navigate the overwhelming world of chronic illness, inspired by her own 7 year, 22 doctor, international health battle that led to a diagnosis of Lyme disease. In addition to being partnered with Two Purple Carrots, Lisa strives to create a ripple effect of abundant life for each person she meets.

When she isn’t working, you can find her exploring nature, reading, traveling or having a dance party with her son 🙂


Alexandra Bucko is a nutritional therapist specializing in chronic and complex illnesses. She believes there is no “universal” protocol for nutrition, and that each body has its own unique, bio-individual demands. By giving the body what it so desperately needs from food, she believes it has the ability to heal itself.

Alex has studied herbalism, homeopathy, genetics, and mineral balancing. She is driven by motivating, inspiring, and teaching others to overcome their complex health problems that have gone unsolved by other practitioners.

Alex has faced ulcerative colitis, Lupus, mold exposure, heavy metal toxicity, and co-infections over the years and continues to heal herself. In her free time, you can find Alex at the beach, doing yoga, eating, strung up in a hammock, or all of the above 🙂


Megan is a coach and licensed professional counselor with a Masters in Counseling that she received in 2012. Her passion lies in ensuring that everyone feels safe, seen, and supported on their unique journey. Her approach is centered around providing trauma-informed care to help you heal, grow, and connect with your most authentic self

Megan is dedicated to supporting clients navigating the journey of chronic illness due to her own personal experience with POTS and dysautonomia. Megan believes everyone deserves the opportunity to live a fulfilling life, regardless of their health status. She has an integrative approach and works collaboratively with clients to best suit their needs, preferences and goals. She is dedicated to helping individuals develop the skills and tools they need to manage their health and live a deeply embodied life.

Megan currently lives in Los Angeles, California and soaks up the sun whenever she can. When she’s not working you can find her at a beach, exploring nature, traveling, or spending time with friends!

Megan has experience working with addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, faith transitions, trauma and crisis counseling, global humanitarian workers, and individuals working within the anti-human trafficking movement. Her work allowed her to develop a deep understanding of the complex issues that we as people face and to sit with the deep pain and suffering exists in the world. She is committed to providing a safe and supportive space where clients can exhale and begin to find safety within themselves and within the world.


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