philosophy

OPTIMAL HEALTH IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME

Here, your goals become mine.  We work together to find the roots of your health journey or crisis, from pre-birth to current health status, and begin a healing plan.

Using a thorough history, various testing modalities, and any diagnoses from your doctor(s), we begin to unravel what brought you to your current health state or dis-ease. 

My approach incorporates whole life, whole body, and lifestyle adjustments as needed including specific types of exercise suited to and benefiting your uniqueness, as well as stress reduction suggestions.  You will learn more about nutrient dense healing foods and be equipped as to how to find and prepare them.

biography

A LITTLE INTRODUCTION

Born and raised in Southern California, I grew up in a family of 13 children, to the same parents. All of my life, I have been focused on health and well-being. I have a great love for sports and working out including forms of weight training, aerobics, Pilates, yoga, martial arts [Black Belt in Taekwondo], skiing, biking, hiking and just nice beach walks.

 

I have been practicing holistic nutrition and health for over 15 years.  I’ve had my fair share of personal/family health challenges. My sister, Clare, was mentally handicapped and inspired me to pursue pre-medical studies which turned into teaching children with special needs. This life's segue led to marriage and four children.  As with many families, there have also been some struggles; one child suffering from life-threatening soy allergies, one having constipation issues and dealing with the complications it caused, the loss of our full-term baby girl who was not physically equipped to survive and passed away a few hours after birth, and finally, a child who experienced a mental illness crisis. Through seeking greater understanding in the functional world of health and nutrition, we found healing without using prescription medications.

 

The pursuit of continual education is very close to my heart and I am constantly striving to keep up to date on new discoveries in natural medicine and healing. I work to surround myself with colleagues and mentors who encourage learning to improve my practice.

 

I am happily married to my wonderfully supportive husband, Chris, and we have four adult children and three beautiful grandsons!

 

DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified through the American Association of Nutrition Consultants (AANC)

Certified as a GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner 

Bachelor's in Human Biology and Masters degree in Education, University of San Diego

Fellowship : AARM-Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine

 

COMPLETED COURSES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

BioIndividual Nutrition through Julie Matthews

Functional health and lab interpretation clinics through APEX Energetics

IMMH/Integrative Medicine for Mental Health conferences

Biotics conferences and webinars

Completed 100 hour certification in Medical Herbalism from Healing Hands School in Escondido, CA.  

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Co-Chapter Leader of the Weston A. Price Organization

Member of the American Association of Nutrition Consultant (AANC)

Member of American Association of Restorative Medicine (AARM)

Member of the American College of Nutrition (ACN),

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Toxins 
Mold detox
Heavy metal detox
Endocrine disruptors
Kids health 
Infertility, hormone imbalances
Autoimmunity-fibromyalgia, arthritis, RA, thyroid disease, CFS, IBD, IBS
Autism, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, any special needs individual
Chronic sinusitis 
Eating disorders-Anorexia & Bulimia
Special diets – weight loss, weight gain
Digestive tract complaints/ Leaky Gut
Chronic pain/inflammation
Low energy/ Chronic Fatigue
Allergies/Intolerances
Hormonal imbalances
Depression/Anxiety
General immune Support