By day, I write songs and hunt for butterflies. By night, I read books and consult and train with forward-thinking experts around the world on health and advances in alternative medicine. And in my free time, I look for the best place outside the city to camp under the stars. The Wildery is the collision of these interests, because I believe true health is a body, mind and spirit thing, it’s about exploring Wellbeing for Your Whole Being™.
Integrative Oncology Patient Advocate
After years of informal study in health and wellness, I began a unique form of training in Integrative Oncology in 2015 through a one year Community Coaching program with Integrative Oncologist Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM. and Optimal Terrain Consulting, which I completed in October 2016.
Integrative Oncology combines the best practices of conventional and naturopathic oncological therapy, uniting them into one, holistic concept. It’s an evolving evidence-based specialty that uses complementary therapies in concert with medical treatment to enhance its efficacy, improve symptom control, alleviate patient distress and reduce suffering.
As an Integrative Oncology Patient Advocate, I have a specialized training in:
- Offering insights on comprehensive lab work from a functional (optimal) perspective
- Offering insights on different treatment modalities
- Connect clients with a large network of FABNO Certified Naturopathic Oncologists
This program included weekly virtual and interactive Terrain Talks, dialogues and Q&A sessions, hosted by Dr. Winters, and often featured special guests with expertise in cancer and other diverse, but complementary, fields from around the world. In addition to weekly Terrain Talks, I participated in monthly classes where Dr. Winters outlined and expanded upon her unique Terrain Ten model of approaching wellness from a whole body perspective―including epigenetics, the microbiome, the immune system, toxin exposures, and blood sugar balance as they relate to the cancer process. Her insights, as both a 20+ year cancer survivor and medical practitioner, were the focal point of these private classes and are detailed in her bestselling book, The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet and Non-Toxic Bio-Individualized Therapies.
Gut & Nutrigenomics, The Gut Institute Program
To further complement my experience in Integrative Oncology, I am currently enrolled in an eight month educational program focused on microbiome health and nutrigenomics (the study of the interplay between nutrition and our genes) through The Gut Institute, which I will complete in 2018.
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