PhDc, Naturopath, CNC, Energy Medicine, Massage Therapist
PhD Candidate: in process
Naturopathic Practitioner: California College of Natural Health
CNC (Certified Nutritional Consultant):
Quantum Nutritionist: AAQM
Cert. EEG Neurofeedback: BCIA (Biofeedback Cert. Institute of America)
Cert. Homeopathic Endocrinology: California College of Natural Health
Cert. Homotoxicology: Heel
Massage Therapist / Aromatherapy: Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy
MA in Counseling Psychology & Spirituality: University of Santa Monica
BA/BS in Business Administration: Redland’s University
From an early age I had a connection with Mother Nature. I grew up in New England walking through the woods, playing in streams, canoeing down the rivers and playing in the cold ocean. Standing next to trees and beautiful flowers gave me a deep appreciation for the wonders of Nature. I noticed that when people became stressed they often became ill. My dad always had gardens and my mom cooked meals from whole foods.
I learned that mercury fillings were normal and that each dentist I went to drilled out what the previous dentist had put in. As a teenager I became mercury toxic and at 25 had the mercury drilled out once more to have many crowns put in. Sadly they were lined with metal – more toxic metals in my mouth. Metal toxicity affects how your whole body works. Just a few years ago my crowns were replaced with pure porcelain with a thin coating of 99.99% pure gold underneath and no other metal in my mouth. I now feel more focused. I still detox from heavy metals occasionally as it gives me clarity and focus and my body works better. Heavy metals can store in any of your organs and being a dynamic source of energy can interrupt the fine workings of those organs.
I graduated in the upper 10% in my high school class, yet my parents did not believe women should attend college. My dad was a highly acclaimed tool and dye maker for General Electric and an inventor and my mom was a Personnel Manager in a department store. They believed in learning on your own and that hard work pays off. My dad believed that we pay too much to have someone teach us to read out of a book – and that we are capable of reading and understanding on our own. I am not sure that he was not correct, yet traditional education is still valued and respected.
I got married my high school sweetheart at 19 and had we had our first daughter, followed by another daughter 6 years later. I joined Bell Labs as a clerk, took the test to become a draftsperson, then attained Designer status and was promoted to manage the computer aided design center. I took classes in engineering, design, Boolean math and logic, and fun subjects at local colleges.
I was testing electronic design software on a trip to California when I was offered a position to be instrumental in formally establishing the company. I spent 6 years as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales and grew the company to a 4 million dollar company. My business partner, who has was a brilliant man, had experimented with asbestos as a teen and came down with terminal lung cancer at 43. I went with him to EEG Neurofeedback classes where you learn to use your mind to change your body. His prognosis was “3 months” and he lived another 2 ½ years. Meditation classes also helped. A chain of events happened and sadly the business was closed.
I was hired as a Manager of Engineering Software for a Computer Graphics Company in San Diego and the next year was promoted to Director of Product Marketing and grew my department from 3 to 15 people. After two years, even though I was successful, I was not happy and found myself one day walking to HR to resign. Sometimes our intuition kicks in and helps us if we are willing to listen – and sometimes when we are not!
I was then hired as a Sales Engineer at a computer graphics company nearer to my home in Orange County, and was number two in the nation for sales selling to the Navy, McDonnell Douglas, and Boeing, etc yet this too was not my passion.
During this same time-frame I was taking classes to consolidate my previous education into a degree and graduated with a BA/BS in Business & Administration from the Univ. of Redlands. I enrolled at the Univ. of Santa Monica to attain an MA in Counseling Psychology with a Spiritual emphasis.
Counseling, Nutrition and Alternative Health:
From 1994 to 2007 I counseled clients, (individuals, couples, children, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and depression), using many modalities. I became certified in EEG Neurofeedback and was also employed part time in a brain injury and stroke clinic doing EEG Neurofeedback on 15 – 24 patients a day to improve their brain and mobility.
I took Standard Process’ Nutritional program, then Apex Energetic’s programs and learned that nutritional products could mediate many conditions along with a good wholesome diet. I took many alternative and complementary health classes, Therapeutic Touch, and trained with a German Naturopath in BioResonance Therapy. I purchased a German Energy Medicine machine, which works so effectively with my clients. I enrolled in classes in homeopathy, homotoxicology, the Chinese 5 Elements and Meridians, and the emotional components of the organs and miasms – fascinating.
Bioresonance works like homeopathy but is a computer system. It can eliminate your desire to smoke; it can reduce your desire to drink; it can balance emotional issues and reduce stress; it can screen your meridians for balance and integrity and screen your supplements against your meridians to identify what will bring about balance. It can screen for allergy and food sensitivities and so much more.
Enthralled with Energy Medicine and with helping the body to heal naturally, I enrolled at the California College of Naturopathy in Santa Barbara to obtain a Naturopathic Practitioner degree. The training was superb. Additionally, I obtained a certification in Homeopathic Endocrinology to focus upon hormones and balancing the endocrine system without the trauma of HRT or Bio-Identical Hormones – truly NOT a good solution for women.
While I enjoyed the practice of supporting my clients regain mental health I learned that I could help them more effectively by working with the whole mind/body. Diet, nutrition, amino acids, and an occasional Life Coaching session or two, so in 2007 I eliminated the psychotherapy part of my practice and focused totally on natural health and wellness. My full focus was now on being a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Energy Medicine Practitioner. I had finally found my passion.
I had a complete hysterectomy in 1992. Knowing what I know now, I would never have done the hysterectomy. After the operation, the MD said my body would not make adequate estrogen, and that I would prematurely age, so he put me on the patch. The patch made me feel funny so I intuitively threw it away after 4 months.
HRT would later be implicated in causing cancer in many women. Five years later, in 1997, I went to a Holistic MD and even though I wanted a Saliva Hormone Test – he would only do a blood hormone test. Blood hormone tests measure bound and unbound hormones and cannot separate them – yet this test is still performed by many doctors. The bound hormones are on the way OUT of the body and are not viable, yet they are measured to give you hormones by. Saliva hormone tests measure unbound hormones only – so we are measuring the real useable hormones – what a concept. My test came back with very high estrogen and very, very low Progesterone. Estrogen dominance is known to be implicated in causing cancer – something my mom died of… How did my estrogen get so high when most MD’s out there seem to believe that if you have no ovaries – you have little or no estrogen. And I had taken nothing for 5 years. Another MYTH debunked.
So he put me on Bio-Identical hormones made “especially for me” from a compounding pharmacy – that was supposed to make me feel better – yet I was already feeling fine – so that was confusing to me.
During the next three months I gained 30 pounds – yikes – the doctor said I was eating more – NO I wasn’t – it was the “special formula”. Research states that about 1/3 of the women gain weight on Bio-Identical hormones. So I put the cream in a drawer and later tested it on my BioResonance system and it was toxic to me – affecting my main endocrine meridians.
Two more years passed without any hormone therapy. Then while attending the California College of Naturopathy I learned about Homeopathic Endocrinology. Dr. Dale had designed a full Saliva Hormone Endocrine Test, which I took. Amazingly, my estrogen was still quite high and my Progesterone was extremely high from taking the Bio-Identical hormones two years ago for four months!! My Progesterone, which had originally been too low at 25, was now well over 1200! The normal range is 25 -95 for my age range. So I took her homeopathic formulas for four months and retested. The results were amazing – my estrogen was almost in the normal range and my progesterone was just over 100! I was sold.
Homeopathics balance: If Estrogen is too high – it teaches your body to bring down the estrogen; too low, it teaches your body to naturally produce more. It does the same with Progesterone and Testosterone. Homeopathics teach your body what to do – what a concept.
BioIdentical hormones add to your hormones, shutting off your body’s ability to make your own, whereas homeopathic hormones teach your body to make or reduce hormones as necessary – amazing – the body really is brilliant!
This is one of the programs I offer in my office and it has literally rescued many women. It has helped women become pregnant, calmed PMS symptoms, stopped heavy and lengthy menstruation, hot flashes and more. Detoxification is also important with imbalanced hormones.
It is still important to get your regular paps and do thermography (instead of mammography) and to see your medical doctor if you suspect something is wrong. I do refer to MD’s in the area who are educated in natural health approaches.
It is important to bring the body back into balance so it can use its innate sense of wisdom to heal. Knowing what the possible cause is behind a physical or mental problem is the key to solving the problem. The cause of most disease is toxicity, molds, parasites, heavy metals, diet and/or emotional stress. Heredity can also be a factor, yet most illnesses have a lot to do with the diet we learn to eat from our family of origin.
I started practicing as a Naturopath in 2001 and for many years previous had incorporated nutrition and many other modalities into my practice. Amino acids help to balance brain chemistry, as does addressing the endocrine system and the intestinal tract. My training as a Counselor has helped me understand how to more effectively work with the whole mind/body to bring about wellness. I offer many modalities to bring about balance and to find out what caused the imbalance in the first place. I do Heavy Metal & Mineral Analysis (my favorite), and evaluate blood tests from a nutritional basis. I have weight loss programs which are designed specifically for each client, some of which incorporate the hCG homeopathic and detoxification. I teach diet and nutrition, pH, plus so much more.
I earned a Certification in Massage and work with Aromatherapy / Essential Oils. I offer an array of whole food supplements, homeopathics and detox remedies for my clients to select from.
I was approved by Dr. Peter D’Adamo (the famed “Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type” Dr.) to represent his newer Genetic typing program for diet in my office. This new Blood type nutritional plan has been greatly refined since the original one twelve years ago. There are now three nutritional plans recommended for each blood type. While on the program my clients report that symptoms are eliminated, they are more focused and lose weight easily. If overweight they report losing 2 – 3 lbs. a week, while being able to eat many more carbs – amazing. There is now a software component to the program which further delineates and refines which foods would optimally support the client, taking into consideration blood pressure, sugar processing problems, etc. This is a superb foundational plan to bring back optimal health as well.
Working with the whole body is important. You truly cannot separate the parts from the whole.
There are psychological issues, yet you create 70% of your serotonin in your intestines and many other neurotransmitters are created in your body and not all in the brain as previously thought.
You conjugate hormones in your liver.
Your adrenals make progesterone when the ovaries stop.
T3, your main thyroid hormone, is made in your liver.
Excess weight has many causes, not just overeating – if the liver and adrenals are not working properly you will not lose weight.
Stress creates disease.
Toxins (chemicals, heavy metals, radio-active substances and biotoxins) play havoc in our body systems.
Diet and pH rule your world. Sugar and the wrong fats create all sorts of debilitating conditions.
And how you feel about yourself plays an important part in your overall health as well. So I find it critical to address the whole Mind/Body in bringing the person back into balance. I design a program especially for you to address your needs – and my clients love it – because it works.
Detoxification is critically important in remaining healthy. I offer several different detox programs depending upon what stage of health you are in. It is important to do a major detox twice a year to eliminate toxins from your body.
Natural Health Centre’s – Whole Body Health Program:
I designed an overall Natural Customized System to bring you optimal health. The program consists of the following, although it is further customized based upon your requirements.
Basic Program Overview:
1. Evaluation & Meridian Screening (EDS)
2. Genetic typing Nutrition Plan
3. Blood Test & Evaluation
4. Cleansing Program specific to your needs
5. Saliva Hormone Test or Adrenal Test
6. Heavy Metals & Minerals Test
7. Products as required
Additional programs offered:
1. Allergy Screening
2. Non-Smoking Program
3. Alcohol Minimization Program
4. Urine Test
5. Massage / Aromatherapy
My Commitment to You:
Your health is your most important asset! It is critical to take good care of yourself – now. In becoming your health care practitioner, I commit to offering the best service and products to support you on your life long journey in staying healthy and happy. I love learning the latest technques to support my clients. While this is a passion for me, it also provides my clients with the latest modalities and procedures by which to initially bring them back into a healthy balance and stay that way.
Remember, you clean and service your car, repair your homes, yet many often forget to take good care of themselves – or just don’t know how. That’s where I can help. Call now…