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 when 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 consults?
Whether you have an in-person, video, or phone appointment, the 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 via phone or video consultations. If you're local to Monterey, California, you can see me in person at my clinic.
You can book a new patient appointment online. If you have questions about working with me, you can email or call, or book a discovery call with my patient care coordinator Meghan.
FIRST VISIT (1 hour/$350):
These face-to-face appointments are one hour and take place either in person or by Zoom video. Each appointment includes additional time on my part reviewing your case prior, and then afterward writing up a comprehensive treatment plan for you.
RETURN VISIT (1 hour/$350 or 30 min/$175)
These appointments can take place in person, by zoom video, or by phone. This is a time to check-in, report progress, troubleshoot difficulties, order labs, review labs, and update your treatment plan. With one lab review book 30 minutes. With two or more lab reviews or extended consult time book 1 hour.