Women, do you struggle with low energy, mood swings, hormone problems, weight that you can't lose, or a lack of deep sleep?
You don’t have to accept these symptoms as normal – they aren't! Brain fog, raging PMS, irregular periods, mysterious aches and pains, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety . . . these "female" symptoms are often shrugged off as something you just have to live with. I am here to tell you this is simply not true. These are signs that something isn’t right. Your body is giving you signals that something is out of balance. With a functional medicine approach, I help women of all ages solve these worrisome unexplained symptoms, so you can feel your best!
How? By investigating and nailing down the underlying root causes of your symptoms, and using natural medicine to resolve them.
This is where functional medicine comes in . . .
We functional medicine doctors don’t simply mask symptoms with medications or even supplements. 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. We are not separate parts, we are complex, dynamic, living beings!
What exactly happens in my Functional Medicine appointments?
Whether in person or distance (phone or video), the appointment structure is the same. The first time we meet, we talk about your history, symptoms, concerns, and goals. We decide what labs to order to gather more information. I give you initial steps to take to feel better right away. At your second appointment, we review your lab findings, and I propose a treatment plan, using lifestyle and natural medicine. As you progress, we have follow-up visits and modify your treatment plan. I speak with other providers on your team or give referrals when needed. I counsel you on your options. When your goals are met, we discuss an ongoing plan to maintain your health.
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 spanning over 20 years, 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, allergies, and brain fog. Hello to your energetic, life-loving, healthy self!
Which body systems are important to investigate and balance for women?
Thyroid and mitochondrial function.
Liver/Gallbladder & Detox
Fatty liver, toxic burden, chemical sensitivity, estrogen clearance, acne, constipation.
Inflammation, allergies, infections, arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune, frequent illness, histamine.
TISSUES & structure
Bones, breasts, joints, connective tissue, vaginal health, pelvic floor, skin, hair.
Period problems, PMS, menopause, hot flashes, PCOS, infertility, postpartum, mood swings, libido.
Gut & Microbiome
Food intolerance, leaky gut, bacteria overgrowth, candida, parasites, IBS, brain fog, fibromyalgia, nutrient status, diet.
Resilence, stress, sleep, trauma, fatigue.
Blood sugar & insulin balance, weight regulation, prediabetes.
How can you work with me?
It’s simple and easy! I work with women throughout the United States, by telemedicine (zoom video platform). To meet diverse needs, I offer two paths:
- Ala carte single consults.
- My two-month coaching program.
For single consults, you can book yourself online. For the coaching program book a discovery call to see if this is a fit. Please watch this video to learn about these two paths, or read the descriptions below.
Single Consult (a la carte)
You're a savvy self-educated woman who has diet, sleep, exercise, and stress management dialed in. You like being an active participant in your health care. You're good at follow through with lifestyle changes, and you prefer being independent between appointments. You have an excellent support system, your home is a relaxing refuge, and self-care is built into your daily life. You want to add me to your team to provide the functional side – labs, lifestyle medicine, and a custom natural medicine protocol.
This is for you if you are in good health and have a relatively new issue or symptom you want help with. You may be interested in optimizing your health to reach your peak vitality, prolong your healthspan and protect your youthfulness, and prevent the breakdowns that happen with aging and inflammation. Or you may want to troubleshoot and recharge one of your body systems (like adrenals, hormones, gut, immune, or detox).
Every single consult includes a written treatment plan. Then you are good to go!
You want to work closely for two months. You start with a one-hour appointment and a written treatment plan, followed by a 30-minute consult every week for two months (with the option to renew on a monthly basis afterward). We stay on top of all aspects of your treatment plan, troubleshoot any symptoms, order and review new labs as needed, and adjust your plan as we go along. You have access to my private patient portal where you can upload tracking logs (like food, sleep, symptoms, menstrual cycles, pain, and mood), and ask questions or report changes between our appointments.
This is for you if you want to be "under my wing" for an extended time - you are in my thoughts and under my care. You may have a list of health issues to resolve, or something that has plagued you on a long-term basis. You may have complex conditions or symptoms that change frequently. This program is also for you if you want to overhaul several systems (like hormones, adrenals, immune, detox, digestive), with lots of support.
This program includes continuous updates to your treatment plan as new labs roll in, and as you change. I respond to patient portal messages within 24 hours.
For coaching, please start with a 30-minute discovery call with me.