BENEFITS

Discover your evidence-based, customized,

brain wellness plan.

As a former first responder, I completely understand the preference for being the one that provides help, rather than the one who seeks it.  This approach honors that preference by:

  • PRESERVING

    AUTONOMY

    Learn how to support your own unique physiologic and environmental demands so you can continue to serve.

  • HEALTH ORIENTED WELLNESS

    Conventional medicine is diagnosis oriented and focuses on the "what."  Functional Wellness focuses on the "why" by identifying underlying contributors and supporting function.

  • PRACTICAL & ACTIONABLE

    No fluff.  Customized Brain Health plan that values your time with  simple,  actionable steps  so that you want to do it.

  • ADDICTIONS

    Brain health and physiology are an often overlooked and under-supported component of addiction.

     

    Once we uncover how a drug of choice is benefiting you, we can more appropriately support that system.

  • IMPROVE TALK THERAPY

    Better physiology  creates better thoughts. 

    While talk therapy may still be beneficial, you cannot talk your way out of a deficiency or toxicity.  Functional Wellness helps you optimize your physiology so you can fully benefit from talk therapy.

  • PROTECT BRAIN HEALTH

    If you work in a field with a higher prevalence of  mental health risk, you have an opportunity to be proactive and protect your brain health.

I started my healthcare career as an EMT and after college, worked several years in the clinical laboratory. 

 

Like many who work in the helping professions, shiftwork, staffing issues, and adrenaline surges led to burnout and eventually, depression ,fatigue and unrelenting migraines.

Conventional medicine offered medication which I did try for the migraines but I was really seeking resolution.  

Through my own investigation, I discovered

  • severely low vitamin D was at the root of my depression (nightshifter!),
  • 40 years of migraines disappeared by removing gluten
  • genetic mutations meant I needed certain forms of B vitamins.  Bye bye fatigue.

This started my fascination with what other depletions and burdens impact mental wellness so I returned to school and completed my graduate degree in Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

 

As a former EMT and coming from a family of Veterans, I have a soft spot for my fellow helpers!

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