Conditions: Adrenal fatigue/hypofunction Allergies, Asthma, and Sublingual Anemias Immunotherapy(SLIT) Arthritis Autoimmune diseases Candida overgrowth Chemical Sensitivity Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease Cognitive decline/ Dementia Depression and Anxiety Diabetes and Prediabetes Digestive / GI Disorders (IBS, Crohn's, UC, constipation, diarrhea, etc) Dysautonomia/POTS Environmental Exposures and Sensitivities Fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndromes Food Allergies GERD and reflux Hypertension Insomnia and sleep disturbance Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Men’s health, andropause, libido, and low “T” Migraines Methylation optimization Mold/Biotoxin Illnesses (CIRS) Neuroinflammation Parkinsons PRP for balding, arthritis and trigger points Small intestine bacterial overgrowth(SIBO) Thyroid disease Urinary tract issues Weight loss Women’s Health Issues
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Environmental Medicine Environmental Medicine encompasses exposure and resulting illness from chemicals, pesticides, solvents, food additives, heavy metals, molds, and even prescription drugs.The vast change of our environment in the past 100 years has resulted in new complex illnesses. Research has shown causal relationships between toxic chemicals and diseases, unfortunately many people endure chronic symptoms that are associated with exposure to toxins before advanced stages of specific diseases are realized. These environmental exposures can lead to fatigue, pain and chronic inflammatory conditions, hormone dysregulation, and immune suppression. Using innovative technology to assess the body’s toxic load level, as well as ones liver and genetic detox proficiency, is on the frontline of a new medicine. Naturopathic physicians are poised as the leaders in the field of environmental detoxification.
Dysautonomic Nervous System Dysfunction Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe several different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System. Dysautonomia is not rare. Over 70 million people worldwide live with various forms of dysautonomia. People of any age, gender or race can be impacted. Dysautonomia is often a result from toxins that have disrupted physiological precesses.It can also occur secondary to other medical conditions, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, and Parkinson’s. The Autonomic Nervous System controls the "automatic" functions of the body that we do not consciously think about, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, dilation and constriction of the pupils of the eye, kidney function, and temperature control. People living with various forms of dysautonomia have trouble regulating these systems, which can result a wide range of symptoms like Lightheadedness, Unstable blood pressure, Abnormal heart rates, Bowel dysfunction, Malnutrition, Neuropathy, Fatigue, Headaches, Heart palpitations, Exercise intolerance, Nausea, Diminished concentration, Tremulousness (shaking), Syncope (fainting), Coldness or pain in the extremities, Chest pain and Shortness of breath.
Histamine Disorders/Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) Histamine dysregulation disorders are on the rise and range from mild to debilitating. Most often the mast cells are hypersensitive and overactive. This is often caused by toxin exposure from the environment or in foods. Genetic susceptibility seems to be why some people are more severely affected by the toxins than other. Because histamine has different types of receptors in different parts of the body, sometimes symptoms can exhibit more in one system than others. Symptoms of overactive mast cells: Brain: Brain fog, Anxiety, Headaches, Sleeplessness, Neuropathic pain, Vertigo Skin: Flushing, Hives, Itching, Swelling, Gastrointestinal: Bloating, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Abdominal cramping, Cardiovascular:Low blood pressure, Rapid pulse, Passing out,Vascular permeability (inflammation and swelling) Respiratory: Shortness of breath, Wheezing, Cough, Asthma-like symptoms, Sinusitis/Rhinitis, Increased mucus production.
Mold Exposure/Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) Partly because of new construction techniques, partly because of the altering of the biome balance of the planet, and partly because of our overtaxed biological systems, mold has become an increasing contributor to illness.It depends on the type of mold, the length of time of exposure, and your genetic sensitivity that will dictate how you react to mold.However, if you are having odd symptoms that cannot be explained, or a number of the ones listed below, investigating mold as a cause is a good idea.
Symptoms of mold sensitivity include but not limited to: Headaches, Difficulty breathing, Sinus inflammation, Fatigue, Poor healing and frequent colds/coughs, Appetite swings and weight gain, Poor memory and confusion, Anxiety, Lightheadedness, Difficulty concentrating, Sensitivity to light Tingling and numbness, ‘Ice-pick pains’, Increased thirst, Hair loss, Metallic taste in your mouth, Abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea, Muscle cramps, Joint pain and more.
Microbiome/Biofilm Balancing There has never been more research pouring in about the microbiome other than right now. There is compelling evidence that over 80% of people dealing with a long-term condition are actually experiencing some form of microbial overgrowth. The main overgrowths most people are suffering from are bacteria, parasites and/or yeasts/fungus.Medical researchers found that bacteria hidden underneath biofilms were up to 1,000x’s more likely to survive even the most potent antibiotics. If you’ve been dealing with any type of long-term health issue, then this may be a crucial link to investigate. One of the most difficult factors with microbial overgrowth’s is that they’re often responsible for complicated seemingly unrelated symptoms, such as: body aches, mood and sleep disorders, poor digestion, brain-fog and extreme lethargy.
NeuroInflammation: cognitive decline, brain injury We have uncovered that a lot of the things we thought about the brain are false.The lesions in Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimers appear to be a protective mechanism rather than the cause of the disease. After a concussion, the brain’s immune inflammatory processes do not turn off the same way the rest of the body does.Just four years ago, it was discovered that the brain has a special glymphatic waste drainage system that can be optimized to help halt or reverse neurodegenerative conditions. Whether it is a concussion, a toxic effect, a chronic immune response, or cognitive decline, treating brain symptoms early and aggressively is critical.Multiple treatment approaches like the Bredesen Protocol, detoxification, balancing the central nervous system, and eliminating pathogens are the most successful.
Thyroid and Adrenal Balancing Like two kids on a seesaw, the thyroid and adrenals are always adjusting (of course many other hormones, minerals, and molecules have a role as well).You may have been diagnosed with hypothyroid and been on levothyroxine for years but still feel lousy, or have begun to feel bad again.A comprehensive test that checks for the basics but also thyroid antibodies, Reverse T3, ferritin, estrogens, dhea-s, diurnal cortisol, etc. may provide enlightening information to optimize your function.
Bioidentical Hormones When our hormones are declining, symptoms can arise.The multiple other factors in our society may have made it harder for us to transition - more toxins overwhelm the liver, more stress burns out our adrenals, etc.. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that are identical on a molecular level with endogenous hormones we have made our whole lives. Utilizing physiologic doses to balance symptoms and slow the adjustment can improve the quality of life dramatically.