My Experience

Mast Cell Activation is a complex process, and everyone’s triggers, sensitivities, and underlying root causes are different. However, there is much you can do to improve your health and decrease Mast Cell Activation!

Health Care Practitioner Experience

Background

First and foremost, if you have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, I have been where you are. I am familiar with debilitating pain, crushing fatigue, and accompanying anxiety and depression that go along with chronic illness. I have deep compassion and empathy for where you are.

Our understanding of genetics and naturopathy is constantly changing. I’m dedicated to being on the cutting edge as new discoveries are uncovered so I can bring the latest information to your health plan. I take a comprehensive approach to wellness through combining genetic analysis, functional naturopathy, and emotional wellness. My focus is to support your unique healing journey through compassionate connection, unlocking the keys to your health mysteries so that you can live to your fullest potential.

We will explore your health history, genetics, labs, symptoms, and lifestyle to create a customized action plan to guide you through the process.

I am a Functional Naturopathic Practitioner with over ten years of experience working with hundreds of clients to unlock the keys to their health mysteries and support their healing journeys.

Today, traditional medicine is often not serving people with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) effectively nor compassionately. Have you been told it is “all in your head” or “there is nothing that can be done? Have you been offered little guidance outside of H1 and H2 blockers and steroids?

Alternative practitioners sometimes recognize mast cell activation, but often over-attribute the role of histamines and offer scant education and support for other causal factors, overlooking the numerous food contributors, environmental triggers, genetic factors, and stressors that contribute to flareups. Emotional and social needs are often outside the scope of most health care practitioners and tend to be left out.

Have you become disenchanted with both traditional and alternative approaches, and feeling stuck, alone, isolated and even crazy as you try to find the keys to your improvement and wellbeing?

My mission is to empower people with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) to reclaim their full potential. I have been through this journey myself, going from bedridden, in excruciating pain, and unable to function to living a full and joyful life.

Experience and Education

Research Adviser/Board Member - Nutrigenetics Research Institute: August, 2018-present

Presenter 2019 Environmental Toxins & Genomics Conference, Denver CO, September 2019
Topic: Acetylation in Detoxification of Environmental Toxins and Histamine Degradation
Other Presenters:

  • Bob Miller, CTN
  • Emily Givler, DCS
  • Mackay Rippey, LAc
  • Stephanie Sennef, PhD
  • Sandeep Gupta, MD
  • Joseph Mercola, DO
  • Neil Nathan, MD
  • Jill Carnahan, MD
  • Lari Young, MD

    Presenter 2019 Functional Genomics Conference, Hershey PA, November 2019
    Topic: TBA

    Presenter 2018 Functional Genomics Conference, Hershey PA, November 2018 Topics:
    Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: A Functional Approach to Management of Mast Cell Activation Disorders
    Subclinical Porphyria: How Genetic Weaknesses and Functional Dysregulation of the Heme Pathway Can Affect Health

    Other Presenters:
  • Bob Miller, CTN
  • Emily Givler, DCS
  • Lari Young, MD
  • Morley Robins
  • Carly Sink
  • Joseph Mercola, DO
  • Neil Nathan, MD
  • Jill Carnahan, MD

    Presenter Nutrigenetic Research Institute Online Training for Practitioners, August 2018
    How Genetic Weaknesses and Functional Dysregulation of the Heme Pathway Can Affect Health (including impacts on Mast Cells and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome)
    Part I: https://vimeo.com/280846925
    Part II: https://vimeo.com/282959017

    Presenter Greater Cincinnati Integrative Sleep Study Group
    Topic: How Genetics Can Affect Sleep and General Wellness

    10 years experience as a Health Care Practitioner

    8 years experience in Functional Genetic Analysis

    I have spent my life studying three interrelated areas of wellness: Genetic Analysis, Functional Naturopathy, and Emotional Wellness. Here is my educational background:

    Functional Medicine University, Enrolled

    Mastering Functional Lab Analysis through Metabolic Healing, Enrolled

    Doctorate in Functional Naturopathy specializing in Functional Medicine Approaches, Completion August, 2019
    New Eden School of Natural Health

    Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Completion June 2018
    Eisner Institute of Professional Studies

    Certified in Functional Genomic Analysis®
    Nutrigenomics Research Institute – October, 2017

    Certified Life and Health Coach
    Conscious Living Center – April, 2009

    Certified as an Enneagram Teacher and Trainer
    Conscious Living Center - April, 2008

    Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist
    Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Yoga Institute – September, 2008

    Bachelor’s in Physiological Psychology
    University of Louisville – May, 2000

    If you’ve been suffering with MCAS and haven’t gotten the relief you want from medications and a low histamine diet, I can help you troubleshoot these hidden MCAS triggers, develop a step-by-step action plan for your healing, and help you regain your health, wellness, and full potential.

    Click this link to schedule a Case Review with "Mast Cell 360 Root Cause Analysis" session with me, where we will explore your health history in more detail, identify some of your individual, top root causes of your unique Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and create 2-3 action steps you can take right now to support your health.
  • The Mast Cell 360 Process

    My Mast Cell 360º insight and analysis process brings together all the elements of my training an is designed to help those like you to see the different factors contributing to your mast cell activation. I work through:

    • Genetic Analysis – Analyzing and uncovering specific factors in your unique genetic code that can contribute to issues with mast cell activation, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, methylation, energy production, histamine pathways and neurotransmitter imbalances.
    • Functional Naturopathy – Understanding the underlying triggers (well beyond histamines) that can contribute to mast cell activation and supporting the body’s natural healing processes through personalized supplementation, healing foods, optimized sleep, and lifestyle choices based on your unique symptoms, genetics, lab results, and biochemical needs.
    • Emotional Wellbeing – Empowering your success through proven techniques that can help lower stress, reduce flareups, and support you to follow through on your customized plan.

    I work with you to identify how your unique puzzle pieces to develop individualized action plans based on your unique needs. To learn more about this process read the Start Here page next.

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