I am aware that your needs are different than someone else's needs and only after I have gathered all of your personal data will we embark on this healing journey together.
I am aware that your bodies struggles are uniquely different and may involve a combination of lyme, co-infections, mold, hormone imbalances, MCAS, autoimmune disorders, heavy metals, mental health struggles, etc.
I follow a holistic approach to your health...this includes BOTH natural/functional medicine and western medicine. I help guide you toward your own path of healing that follows your own intuition.
The mind body connection is vital
I fought against this one for years...."there's no way that my mind plays any role in this disease," I told myself. I have Lyme and that is all! End of story! Just give me an antibiotic or a supplement and don't talk to me about my mind!
This could not be further from the truth! Only when I started following my intuition, easing into my disease process and utilizing the power of my mind did I start seeing incredible changes.
Research demonstrates the amazing ability of the body to heal when there is focus on the mind-body connection. (HEAL is an excellent documentary for you to watch to start embracing this idea).
Health is more than nutrition
Nutrition is very important and foundational but it is not everything. Unfortunately, with the state of the world, I don't believe food is enough for the ailments that many currently suffer with.
Nutrition is more than just food.....everything you feed yourself, topically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically feeds into your health and wellbeing. It is vital to address ALL areas of possible burden.
Your body WANTS to heal
I used to think of my body as the enemy. The enemy to happiness. The enemy to pain free days. The enemy to life itself. But, your body has an amazing capacity to heal and above all else has the DESIRE to heal as well
Together, we will learn to think of our symptoms as signals from our body that something isn't right. If you think about it, our body is actually an amazing system, alerting us when something isn't going right so we can adjust our course.
Support is NECESSARY
I LOVED my medical team but when I was newly diagnosed, I felt isolated, terrified, depressed and lonely. All of these emotions are not conducive to healing. I so craved someone who understood me and the feelings that I had about this illness...someone who had been where I was. I believe I can provide not only physical medicine advice but also experience from also working through it myself.
When we work together, I will be more than a provider.....I will be a friend. During my work as a NP/CNM, the thing I valued most was creating relationships with my patients so that they felt heard, understood and supported. Because of this, my patients had successful and calm births knowing that not only did I have the medical training behind me, I also supported and believed in all the decisions they made.
Killing is NOT the only piece of the puzzle
So many LLMD's/ND's/NP's and functional medicine providers focus all of their energy on KILLING KILLING KILLING. No only will this NOT work, it will create more toxicity in the body leading to worsening symptoms and could also be downright dangerous.
I teach my clients to support their bodies with immune boosters, drainage, binding and detoxing before we EVER think about using a killing agent.
The foundations are paramount to health....without building a strong body first, killing can't take place
We peel the onion of chronic illness together, one step at a time, in a very specific order!