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
National University of Natural Medicine
Lakeside Holistic Health, PLLC
Naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine and Functional medicine.