In 2007 I was so stressed with managing a solo office with 3-4 employees, insurance billing, rent doubling, traffic pollution on US41, that I suffered chronic debilitating pain, insomnia, obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance, fatigue and depression. I realized that I had set the table for cancer by seriously impairing my ability to heal. Unable to sell the successful business, I gave away the equipment to a new free clinic and moved my work to a peaceful home office overlooking my kitchen garden. Here I consult with people who want to find the cause of their illness and heal without drugs or surgery, by self care, fitness, herbs and nourishing foods. In order to have the necessary time and focus to explore self care and make the work affordable, I do not employ clerks to bill insurance. Patients pay me by the hour for better value than a few minutes of local corporate physician time. Sometimes we agree on barter. Individual or family appointments are available by appointment. I am glad to make house calls if you are unable to get to my office where I prefer to do exams and dispense plant based medicines and teas. Since moving my work to this beautiful place, removing 1st gluten then all grains and dairy from my food, biking, swimming, yoga or weight training daily, my health has improved. I lost about 15 lbs, healed the blood pressure and diabetes and am sleeping much better being less angry and anxious. I love my work and am thrilled most patients who make changes and assume responsibility for their health feel better and are able to stop taking drugs that block symptoms.
For over 30 years I have pursued plant based medical education with herbalists, MD's, DOM and DC and naturopaths to help myself and patients improve our nutrition and well being by optimizing digestion, immune function and resilience. No drugs can do this work. Most problems with mood, energy, strength, chronic pain, indigestion, and sleep respond to changing foods and chemical exposures, improving fitness and emotional freedom.
Several years ago, I took a course in toxicology, learning how we are exposed to disease- causing chemicals in our homes, food, skin care products, and work. I learned how to avoid exposure, help the body detox and began making my own healthy soap, lotions, salves, deodorant and medicinal creams to avoid contaminated hormone disrupting commercial products. These organic easy home made products are available for sale at the office. I love to teach classes in making them in my kitchen or yours. Organic therapeutic custom herbal teas and adaptogen powders are available in my office for interested patients.
Now I am excited to be learning Functional Medicine, a field of research based on understanding the physiology and biochemistry of achieving optimal cell function in every integrated body system. Current modern medicine for the past 100 years is based on disease diagnosis and treatment protocols based on symptoms.This cannot heal the epidemic of chronic diseases caused by our lifestyles, gut disturbances and autoimmune damage. Information gained in the Human Genome and Microbiome projects show us that everything we do, say, eat, touch and breathe affects our genetic expression and our resident bacteria.
The office is open for calls and consultation Monday-Thursday 0930-430. Medicare will pay for approved tests and referrals I order for Medicare patients but I am unable to bill Medicare or insurance companies for my consultation. I currently charge $150/hour consultation . No credit cards. To make your visit more efficient please bring the bottles of any medicines, supplements you are taking as well as a written medical history of anything that impacts your health, copies of prior test reports and a list of foods you eat and how they effect you. The 1st consultation usual takes about 2 hours.