Naturopathic Doctor

My Story:

I always knew that I wanted to be a doctor, but throughout high school and college I struggled with severe stomachaches and weight loss that, despite all of the testing, no medical doctor could figure out. Six years later I reached the bottom of my journey and something needed to change. Through my setback, I was inspired to find a more individualized and wholesome way of healing and it led me to naturopathic medicine. I attended one of the seven accredited naturopathic medical schools where I spent 3 years in classes and 1 year interning in both IL and CA. In working with me, I take the time to listen and understand each patient’s unique condition in order to create a personalized wellness plan. My goal is to heal, teach and inspire each person to be an advocate for his or her own health.

At Nourish Family Wellness, I am working with Dr. Berg and Dr. Jillian to further develop individualized nutrition plans to help patients function optimally, have more energy and live fully. My background is in nutrition and naturopathic medicine, which combines lifestyle coaching and modification, herbal supplements, homeopathy, nutrition and more natural therapies. I treat any and all conditions by addressing the whole body and stimulating the body’s self-healing processes to allow for the whole body, mind and spirit to attain balance and heal. My healing philosophies follow those of naturopathy and include:

The Healing Power of Nature
Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.

Identify and Treat the Causes
Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.

First Do No Harm
Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.

Doctor as Teacher
Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.

Treat the Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.

Prevention
Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.

I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to be apart of the team at Nourish Family Wellness and begin my journey! Dr. Berg has a lot of experience and passion for her work and I am so excited to learn from and work with both her and Dr. Jillian.

Please, if you have any questions about nutrition consults, naturopathic medicine or about me, do not hesitate to ask! I would be more than pleased to speak with everyone!

Education:

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutritional Science with a minor in Spanish from the University of Minnesota