I grew up in a small suburb of Detroit in the 1960’s and 1970’s. I was a sickly child with lots of throat and bronchial infections. I was anorexic by the time I was six. I ate nothing but sugar and fruit. I was extremely hypoglycemic. My hair never grew in and I was always painfully thin.I was tired a lot and had severe mood swings in middle school. Menstrual cramps and hemorrhagic periods often kept me out of school. In middle school, I became tongue tied and painfully withdrawn. Complex emotional issues haunted me throughout my high school years.
My grades were good and I attended a huge university after graduation. My intention was to go into medicine; but after volunteering at the university hospital, I realized I couldn’t work in that environment or continue on in the path of traditional western medicine.
Instead, I enrolled in a naturopathic medical school, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland Oregon. It was there that I experienced a total life transformation. I discovered how to heal. I changed my diet, multiple times, I learned how to control my hypoglycemia, I balanced my hormones, I got my mercury fillings removed, I chelated, I supplemented and I exercised. My energy increased, my appetite returned, my hair grew in and my skin glowed. I learned how to work with my odd, awkward, and quirky nature.
I graduated medical school in 1983, moved to Missoula, Montana and opened my practice. I flourish.