Lakeside Holistic Health, PLLC
I grew up on a farm in rural Michigan. My family used conventional farming methods to raise over 1,000 acres of wheat, corn, soybeans, and had over 200 pigs at a time. I was active in 4-H and was an avid athlete.
You would think growing up on a farm and playing sports that I would have been really healthy but I was not! I had chronic ear infections as a child which resulted in many rounds of antibiotics. I had severe eczema and asthma which resulted in chronic steroid use. This ultimately wreaked havoc on my gut and hormones.
I was also very disconnected from my food. Every time I ate I felt bloated, constipated, puffy and fat. This began a very unhealthy relationship with food which left me feeling depressed and exhausted most of the time.
I would often have sudden hypoglycemic episodes such as feeling anxious, shaky, and very irritable. My family and friends would often refer to this as ” the hulk” (as in the incredible hulk) coming out. These episodes would leave me with such intense cravings that I would consume large amounts of carbohydrates at a time which would send me on a quick high. This was followed by a quick low which usually left me feeling more exhausted. Little did I know I was on a constant blood sugar roller coaster. The pattern was the same: consume large amounts of food at a time, then go for long periods without eating. Needless to say I did not feel well.
In 1992, searching for a way to feel better, I began studying health fitness and nutrition in college. However, nothing that I was learning seemed to help improve how I felt. By the time I was 21 all of my symptoms intensified and I also began experiencing severe hormonal issues. I knew that I could not continue down this path and that there had to be a better way.
In the summer of 1995, I began researching other health fields that could give me answers. That is when I first discovered Naturopathic medicine. The philosophy is what sold me and I knew immediately that it was exactly what I was meant to do!
Both Naturopathic medicine and Chinese medicine recognize nutrition as the cornerstone to health. I learned that food was not something to just make you fat or thin, food was there to nourish the body and create long term optimal health. I learned how eating what I thought was a healthy food was actually the root cause for so many of my symptoms. I also learned it was possible to eat and feel good at the same time.
Food is the foundation for flourishing hormonal health! I want everyone to learn how to use the power of nutrition to nourish their body, soul, and mind.
Dr. Pam moved to Coeur d Alene, Idaho in 2002 and co-owns Lakeside Holistic Health, PLLC with her husband Dr. Jerry Bailey. Lakeside Holistic Health, PLLC has two locations serving the Inland Northwest: Coeur d Alene, Idaho and Liberty Lake, Washington.
21651 E. Country Vista Dr. Ste F, Liberty Lake, WA 99019
Lakeside Holistic Health, PLLC
Naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine and Functional medicine.