My passion for seeking a holistic approach to health began when I was just 17. Caring for my grandmother after she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, I searched frantically for an alternative to the chemotherapy and radiation she received that made her so ill she couldn't eat or get out of bed.
My deep desire to persue a life as a holistic healer was born out of one of the most difficult times of my life. I saw how delicate the human body, mind, and spirit are and how none can be treated alone. The body must be treated as a whole. Holistic medicine focuses on finding the root cause and addressing it, rather than addressing the symptoms. By restoring balance in the body, you are allowing the body to heal itself.
I am a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, specializing in Functional Medicine, as well as a Certified Master Family Herbalist. I am Board Certified with the American Academy of Drugless Practitioners, a member of the Holistic Pediatric Alliance and International Institute for Complementary Therapists. I am also certified as an Autoimmune Specialist and hold a license for Massage and Bodywork Therapy in South Carolina.
I created Kids Thrive Pediatric Program in 2017 as a community outreach program to spread education and awareness about the growing epidemic of childhood illnesses and as a means to facilitate the growth of healthy and happy kids in our community.
I have worked with the community in the holistic health field for over 16 years, serving on the dietary team at Grand Strand Hospital, selecting proper daily nutrition requirements for patients with various illnesses and conditions. I have worked in the clinical setting with numerous chiropractors, managing chronic pain and designing recovery and prevention plans for a wide variety of clients, including professional athletes.
I host a variety of classes, with a deep desire to empower and educate our community, hoping to encourage them to take their health into their own hands.
Certified Holistic Health Practicioner
My continuing education is in bio-individual nutrition therapy for Autism and ADHD, Autism and Medical and Holistic Interventions, Functional Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Complimentary and Holistic Pediatric Interventions for Childhood Illness, Healing for Thyroid Disease, and Gut/Brain Connection and Correction Therapy.
My passion is helping families achieve wellness by finding the root cause of their condition. I utilize functional medicine analysis to uncover the hidden imbalances and create individualized protocols for each patient.