Once enrolled in the National University of Natural Medicine (Formerly National College of Natural Medicine) in Portland, I studied the same science-based curriculum as any physician: anatomy, pathology, biochemistry. I learned about labs, medical imaging, and minor surgeries. But layered on top of that field of study were the basic foundations for healthy living, and a focus on health care that may be more personal than anything you’ve experienced in your life thus far.
As a naturopathic physician, my approach to health is based on body, mind, spirit, and something else that is indefinable: a zest for life that we either have and we flourish, or we’ve lost and that’s opened the door to illness.
When I graduated in 2011, I had a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a certificate in midwifery. I completed a two-year mentorship in integrative women’s health, and a one-year apprenticeship in midwifery and pediatrics. I have studied biotherapeutic drainage and holistic pelvic care. And I’ve recently advanced my understanding of homeopathy at the New England School of Homeopathy in Boston, Massachusetts.
Today, I practice naturopathic medicine from my clinic in Westport, CT (Shalva Clinic), where I work to create proactive health for my patients. I believe that we each are here to create something beautiful with our lives. Everyone on earth shares atoms that first came from stardust. Follow me for my Love Life!™ guide to healthy living and make a life that really shines.