Are you tired of symptoms like premenstrual bloating and mood swings, fatigue, weight gain, irregular periods, or sleep troubles?
You don’t have to accept these symptoms as normal – they aren't! They are signs that something isn’t right. As a women’s health specialist, I help you solve these types of nagging or worrisome symptoms, and get your vitality back!
How? By determining the underlying root causes of your symptoms, and using natural medicine to resolve them.
Do you find yourself unsatisfied with conventional medicine? Do you want more options?
You are not alone! Women frequently complain about the lack of safe and effective solutions from the conventional medicine toolbox.
Dangerous synthetic hormones? Birth control pills? Antidepressants? Long waits and short appointments? A prescription for a symptom?
This is how doctors are trained, and what we expect from modern medicine – masking and covering up symptoms, with more and more medications – all of which have side effects.
Did you know that many symptoms can be resolved simply with natural approaches and lifestyle medicine? It’s true. This is because genetics play only a small part in most diseases. It’s typically environment and lifestyle that trigger disease symptoms. And, these are things that YOU can change, with a little help.
This is where Functional Medicine comes in
We don’t simply erase symptoms with medications or supplements (pills). Instead we investigate what went wrong and how to fix it! We delve deeply into how to fix broken sleep, moods, energy, and period problems.
Like a puzzle, symptoms that seem unrelated and random are often connected by the same body system gone awry. For example, we may find that by fixing a gut bacteria imbalance, your mysterious fibromyalgia goes away. Or improving your detoxification pathways clears up your skin, stops your PMS, and eliminates your headaches.
Conventional medicine hasn’t caught up with every other branch of science that recognizes interconnected, dynamic systems. Women are not separate parts, we are complex, dynamic, living beings!
What exactly happens in Functional Medicine appointments?
Whether in person or distance (phone or video), appointment structure is the same. Your first appointment we talk about your history, symptoms, concerns, and goals. We decide what labs to order to gather more information. Your second appointment we review your lab findings. I develop a treatment plan, using lifestyle and natural medicine. As you progress, we have follow-up visits and modify your treatment plan. I speak with your other providers, or give referrals when needed. I counsel you on your options. When your goals are met, we discuss an ongoing maintenance plan.
What can you expect in my care?
You can expect compassion, time, and a deep level of thought. I use conventional blood labs with cutting-edge functional lab tests for precise diagnosis, which is often what is lacking. With this concrete data, and my extensive clinical expertise, I customize your healing treatment plan – a holistic (non-pharmaceutical) functional approach to fill in the gaps missing in your conventional care. I use only natural medicine (DIY lifestyle adjustments, nutrition, herbs, supplements, bio-identical hormones).
Goodbye hot flashes, anxiety, and brain fog. Hello to your energetic, life-loving, healthy self!
I work with these conditions and symptoms:
Painful periods, PMS, irregular periods, perimenopause symptoms, hot flashes, PCOS, infertility, postpartum blues, mood swings, sleep disruption.
Sensitive to chemicals and fragrances, female hormone problems, fatigue, acne, headaches, allergies, histamine, weight, inflammation, mold, heavy metals, environmental toxins.
Overweight, prediabetes, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, cravings for sweets and caffeine, hypoglycemia reactions, blood sugar and energy swings, low thyroid funtion.
Gut & Microbiome
Autoimmunity, brain fog, fibromyalgia, food intolerance, leaky gut, bacteria imbalance, candida, IBS, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, depression, anxiety.
Stress, energy swings, sleep issues, cellular energy (mitochondria), poor recovery from exercise, adrenal fatigue, low thyroid function, chronic fatigue, Epstein Barr infection.
Foods right for your metabolism, special programs for autoimmune, low-carb, Paleo, vegetarian; food intolerance, nturient deficiency testing, the right supplements to fill in dietary gaps.
How can you work with me? Video, Phone, or In-Person.
It’s simple and easy! I offer Functional Medicine consultations for women globally, all you need is an internet connection. We can meet in person if you are in the Monterey Bay Area (Monterey or Aptos), or we can meet via video or phone.
Please see the Service and Fee Menu for details. You are welcome to book a new patient appointment right now. If you have any questions before booking, you may apply for a free consult. If I think I can help you, my patient manager Meghan will contact you to set up a 15 minute FREE consultation. During this time I explain how I can help you.