I have 16 years of clinical experience as a Naturopathic doctor working with diet and lifestyle changes. Some of the conditions I treated directly or in a support (adjunctive) capacity include: cancer, GI disorders, auto immune, endocrine, autism, gyn disorders, Diabetes, PCOS, infertility, Environmental toxicities and formal “detoxing” programs that were designed and implemented after assessment of one’s toxic burden via kind and quantity of toxin, diagnosing and treating genetic polymorphisms to the degree they were associated with one’s nutrient deficiencies that could be addressed through supplementation, etc.
Severe health crisis forced me to discover and experience first hand the life saving potential of two therapies, FT (fecal transplants) and the ketogenic diet. If someone were to ask ‘what makes me qualified to talk about the ketogenic diet’, I would say it was my clinical experience and having it be one of the two therapies that saved my life. The third reason would be I work with one’s genetic background, in terms of identifying and addressing specific common genetic mutation (as extracted from the 23 and me’s raw data) to help a person understand why their result with the KD may not be what they expected and what they can do about it.
In a word, if my world hadn’t been totally upended by a series of deaths and grave illnesses in the lives of those close to me and my own near certain death, I would not be starting this blog. In part, I’m also concerned by the false and misleading information online about on the ketogenic diet. There are so many incredibly great developments in terms of honest valid research globally, however much of this information is misrepresented, exaggerated, or over-hyped for commercial gain that it’s basic relevance is lost.
81 Halls Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USA
Bastyr University, Seattle
Naturopathy, Acupuncturist, certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Environmental Medicine