Values Of Care
An Integrative Approach
What does it mean to take a true integrative approach? An integrative approach includes a well-rounded team of practitioners all working together to help you overcome illness and prevent further disease.
Your clinicians should know and be open to your wishes when it comes to taking care of your health. The more they can work together both conventional doctors and naturopathic alike, the better served you are. Saying no to either approach in favor of just one will likely lead to less successful results. Working with professionals simultaneously with different tools and philosophies will help you get the best of both worlds and leads to a healthier and disease-free outcome.
A Personalized Clinical Approach
Each of us is unique in how we were raised, what we inherited for genes and the different ways our body’s process food and hormones. It is very difficult to pinpoint why any one person gets cancer. Similarly, there is no one path to freedom from recurrence because every case of cancer is different depending on the person who has it.There is no one-size-fits-all treatment, diet or supplement regimen that will lead to achieving the level of health necessary to prevent recurrence. We help you figure out what imbalances were present in your most instrumental areas of the body leading up to cancer.
A Clear Care Path Forwards
Once we understand your unique situation and biological factors such as other conditions you may have suffer from along with cancer and what other stressors are present, we can craft a clear, personalized healing path. Once these are addressed using a time-tested method to restore function to your system, then you can confidently move forward with renewed energy, strength and self-confidence. Once you find the right mentor, you will know exactly how you should be living, eating and behaving to achieve true freedom versus someone else with the same diagnosis. Get to the root cause and then follow through with the unique care plan for you based on your unique imbalances and goals.
Proactive, Effective Health Care
Did you know that the average 45 year old American takes 4 prescription medications a day? Even worse, if you are between 65-69 that number increases to 15! Sadly this model aims to "manage symptoms" not treat the root cause of why you are ill. It is time to take back control of our health to prevent what seems an inevitable downward spiral of dis-ease as we age within a “sick care system” vs. a true healthcare system. At Elemental Health, we are trained to use healing methods that support your body's holistic, innate healing intelligence. We use the latest laboratory technology to see where the most influential imbalances lie and implement a care plan to reverse damage, restore optimal function and prevent downstream disability. Thus, there is no need for medications and no room for cancer or any other of the top chronic diseases so many are dying from in this country.
Elemental Health is a marriage of modern science and research coupled with the wisdom of ancient, time-tested traditional medicine and philosophy.
My Story Continued…
My professional career started in 2003 as a licensed naturopathic physician where I spent ten years in private practice as a primary care practitioner. After many patient hours, advanced training and a rigorous examination, I became a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology and licensed as a naturopathic integrative oncologist, a credential held by around 100 physicians in all of North America.
I have a passion for helping people live their most healthy and fulfilling lives where one can achieve anything they want. Cancer patients and survivors are especially poised and inspired to reach for this in their lives, and thus, ironically, I’ve heard many times that a person’s diagnosis of cancer was a “blessing in disguise” or “wake up call” to prioritize themselves and what is most important to them.
In my career, I have observed that when we focus on preventive health, living a life of intention, and loving ourselves deeply for all that we are and all that we aren’t, we can achieve balance and a sense of having returned to the once perfect state that is our true North.
We are an agent of change in the healthcare movement aimed at eradicating our country’s most deadly diseases from a paradigm of prevention, conscious living and empowered action.
Elemental Health is a business birthed out of deep respect for all of the inhabitants of the earth; people and planet. I will only partner or recommend companies whose missions and actions are rooted in socially and environmentally conscious manufacturing, production and investment. Choosing as many locally sourced products that are wild or organic are ideal. We work with organizations who protect our natural resources by not overharvesting plant medicines and food in the wild, controlling the growth of invasive plant species and supporting agricultural biodiversity in order to sustain valuable ecosystems.
When I met Dr. Amy and the team I had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and was very worried and anxious. I didn’t like taking drugs and was looking for answers that would allow me to be healthier without taking them. I didn’t think I needed to lose weight, but in the first few weeks I lost 10 lbs of toxic weight I didn’t realize I had! I started walking more and joined a yoga studio. The program was so valuable, and I learned more about healthy foods, vitamins, supplements, and more info to keep myself happy and stress-free.
- Velena, Music Producer * Breast Cancer Survivor* Augusta, GA
At 59, I was diagnosed with very aggressive Stage IIIc ovarian cancer. I received chemo, high doses of a steroid to treat another issue. As result, I developed severe neuropathy in my hands and feet with pain and numbness. In addition, I had mouth sores, nausea, and brain fog. I was still working full time, but had given up many of the things that usually brought me joy; like biking, cooking and gardening with my hubby. I knew I needed to take control myself and do something outside of the normal medical approach, something beyond the treatment of symptoms.
- Suzanne C, RN * Ovarian Cancer Survivor * Suffolk, VA
“I started the program overweight, always trying to lose weight, but always gaining it back as soon as I lost it. I had a food addiction and would fall into times of uncontrolled snacking. I also was dependent on a significant amount of coffee to get going in the morning. I had just had a double mastectomy. I didn't know what had caused the breast cancer, and I didn't know how to keep it from coming back. Genetic testing had been negative, and medical personnel said breast cancer was just random. I was committed to changing."
- Jeanette, Admin * Breast Cancer Survivor * Reading, Pennsylvania
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