How do you respond to the challenges of being a woman in the health care field?
One of the greatest challenges in CAM medicine is introducing a different paradigm into the community. Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Commercials tell you that your pain is normal, and you need to take drugs. Holistically, we identify why your body is crying and give the body what it needs to function optimally.
How would you describe your journey to becoming the doctor you are today?
I entered this field after watching our family naturopath treat my grandmother, who was referred to hospice with terminal metastatic lung cancer. My grandmother received about a dozen IV treatments and lived another eight years with no tumor growth. My passion is to help sick people get well.
What advice do you wish you could give to your younger self?
If you find yourself in a position where you are not challenged, you are not growing. Don’t be afraid to set large goals and start before you have all the directions. If you feel like giving up because you hate everything about your life, change some thing. If you feel like giving up because you have too much to do, you are on the right path – have a snack and a nap and get back to work.
What or who inspires you?
I believe that I have a divine purpose to be here and help those I can. God is not the author of confusion. All of the mysteries of the universe, including the human body, are there to be discovered. I am constantly reading books and taking classes from doctors all over the world who are doing the impossible and reversing the disease process.