The natural world has always held such mystery and joy for me. Being in nature, surrounded by the elements, has been like being with a constant and trustworthy friend. Since childhood I was confident and comfortable when exploring nature. I felt part of its mystery. I instinctively knew about plant medicine, I gazed at the sun, I knew the patterns of weather.
My first case as a practitioner (I was 13) was addressing my father's painful ulcer. I filled capsules with cayenne pepper and said, "Trust me. These will heal your stomach". Over time I developed a following. People would stop by my house and ask me questions about their particular health ailments. What to do with Poison Ivy rash, "Cover it with a Slippery Elm poultice." What to do for a boil, "Cleanse the system of toxicity, especially the bowel and the blood."
Over the years my cases have become a bit more challenging. Hypertension, digestive ailments, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and immune system problems are common ailments that are addressed with energetic, nutritional, and lifestyle changes. I believe in the infinite ability of the body to heal itself. No matter what phase of illness a person finds themselves, remove the underlying cause, and the body will find its way back to health."