My Philosophy and Approach
I treat you, not your disease.
I am a medical detective who uses integrative medicine (functional medicine, Ayurveda, psychotherapy tools, and energy medicine) to piece together the clues your genetics, lab data, body symptoms, and story tell me so we can solve your puzzle as partners. This is what the Freedom Framework is. It is a method designed to set you free from your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual "stuck places."
If you are ready to work with someone who will really listen to your story and get to the root causes of your problem, then apply to be a patient now.
To see the Freedom Framework in action, I would like to introduce you to Michelle.
Michelle, a beautiful mother of two, walked into my office a year ago with red and swollen joints, her skin was covered in hives, her hair was falling out in clumps, and she was puffy, overweight, depressed, and exhausted. Michelle hadn't slept well in over a year and had been to doctor after doctor seeking a cure for what had been diagnosed as an autoimmune disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis. Needless to say she also had no libido and her marriage was suffering as a result, creating even more stress for her.
She had heard about me from someone she had met at her children's school whose child had been cured of her autoimmune eczema in my office a month before. The mother of the small child with eczema had heard about me from someone her husband worked with whose wife's Multiple Sclerosis had been halted in its tracks.
Autoimmunity Means You Are at War With Your Own Body
The word autoimmune means your immune system has begun to attack YOU. It means you are fighting with yourself and are trapped in this war. When the immune system is aroused in this way it can attack anywhere and everywhere—from skin, to organs and glands, to blood vessels, to the nervous system.
The Medications Used to “Treat” Autoimmunity Cause Even More Problems
In order to stay alive Michelle was taking a chemotherapy drug called Methotrexate, intravenous steroids, an antidepressant, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), and an acid blocking medication—and still she was in pain, exhausted, depressed, and losing hope along with her hair.
I started by using the first pillar of the Freedom Framework: Uncover the root cause. I immediately took Michelle off of sugar, dairy, gluten, soy, processed foods, alcohol, and coffee. I ran some tests and asked her to come back in one month to see me for the results.
After one month Michelle had lost 10 pounds of "puffiness", her hives were gone, she was sleeping better, she was hopeful and ready to listen to what I wanted to do next for her, and her joint pain was "80% gone".
Everyone with Autoimmunity has Leaky Gut and Adrenal Exhaustion
We started the second pillar of the Freedom Framework: Confront. Michelle had leaky gut, a condition caused by stress, antibiotic usage, the types of medications Michelle was on for her autoimmune disease, and a diet high in processed, non-organic, and genetically modified foods. She also had severe adrenal fatigue with a hormone imbalance to match (hence the hair loss, weight gain, depression, and poor sleep) and an overgrowth of yeast in her gut.
It was time for the third pillar of the Freedom Framework: Connect. I started Michelle on a plan to deal with these issues—in order of importance and in a way that fit with her lifestyle. She was able to connect her food choices with her symptoms at this point and was willing to make some changes.
After 6 months Michelle's autoimmune numbers had reversed, her joint pain was gone and she was off of her medications and on a supplement and dietary program that was supporting the healing of her gut and adrenal/hormone systems. She was sleeping, had a sex drive again, and was happier than she had been in years. In short, she was beginning to feel free and fabulous.
The fourth pillar of the Freedom Framework is Create. We wanted to make sure we created an intentional plan for her to remain vital and to prevent any relapses into autoimmunity. At the 8 month mark we ran her genetic testing and discovered she was genetically primed for autoimmunity. Her prior stress and unhealthy life style choices had triggered her genetics and made her susceptible to Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
You are NOT a Victim of Your Genetics
Are you a victim of your genetics? Absolutely not. Thanks to the exploding field of nutrigenomics, I can now help you turn genes off that are "behaving badly". It's done through diet and supplements and stress reducing strategies we teach you.
There is No One-Size-Fits-All "protocol" or "cure" to dis-ease.
It's time for you to be free. Free from pain, free from exhaustion, free from disease, free from depression and anxiety, free from insomnia, free from your genetics. This is what I call the Freedom to Feel Fabulous. When is the last time you felt free? If it's been a long time, let's connect.
You will discover how my scientifically proven Freedom Framework method can reverse, or at least halt, the ravages of autoimmunity, leaky gut and intestinal dysbiosis, pain, memory problems, hormone, weight, and adrenal imbalance, and skin and mood issues as you heal from the inside out. You will learn to be free…free to be fabulous YOU!