Hi! I'm Carolyn...
I have been a nurse for more than 20 years. I've worked in many different specialties, ranging from emergency room and trauma to labor and delivery to family medicine and chronic disease management.
I've seen that modern medicine is necessary and incredible in some situations. But for the vast majority of people and conditions, the conventional medical model falls short.
After my personal health journey led me to explore functional medicine, I knew this was something I needed to share with others.
So, I worked to become certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine.
As a functional medicine family nurse practitioner, my passion is serving people who feel drained or discouraged by their current health situation.
I want you to find peace of mind in knowing the cause, and hope in the possibilities for health.
The Institute for Functional Medicine CERTIFIED Practitioner
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)
Digestive Problems and IBS
Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
Heart Disease and Obesity
Brain Fog and Fatigue
Unexplained or Worsening Symptoms
The Institute for Functional Medicine Member
American Nurses Association
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing
"Some kids stink. Put deodorant on her."
That's what the pediatrician said when my 10-month old daughter developed the worst body odor I had ever smelled. It was at that moment when I realized that conventional medicine did not have all the answers.
Our pediatrician wanted to cover up the problem. I wanted to find the cause.
Because I worked as a nurse in the medical system, I was hesitant to seek alternative options. I was afraid of what my peers might think. But I knew something was not right with my daughter. I sought help from a functional medicine practitioner who helped us find the cause.
We discovered that my daughter didn't just "stink". She actually had overgrowth of mold.
The experience with my daughter then led me to question my own situation. I had been experiencing medical mysteries since the age of 33.
I had lost the peripheral vision in both of my eyes and had been told I had Multiple Sclerosis. I was put on a medication and then developed a blood clot in my brain. My doctors wanted to permanently sterilize me because they feared that elevated estrogen levels put me at risk of more clots. I refused to do it but never searched for an explanation for my symptoms. I became pregnant with my daughter but gave birth 12 weeks early.
Nobody could tell me why.
When I finally explored functional medicine for myself, I discovered that (like my daughter) I had mold. Finally, it all made sense.
My bizarre and unexplained symptoms over the years fell into place. I had answers and peace of mind.
My personal health journey has not been a straight path, but I wonder where I would be had I not found functional medicine. Today I feel better than I have ever felt before. People comment on my skin, my demeanor, and my health. I see the same thing with patients I now support as a functional medicine practitioner.
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Non-toxic: makeup, skin and hair care for women, children and men.
Air cleaner that has been shown to destroy the widest range of pollutants including viruses and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
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Organic coffee tested by a 3rd party lab to ensure the coffee is free of mold, yeast and other toxins. High in antioxidants.
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Organic, grass fed meat. Beef, chicken, bison and other wild game meats available.
Whole house water filtration systems.
Check back soon, as more favorite resources will be added over time.