More About My Background
After graduating from medical school in 2008, I chose a career in nutrition and anti-aging research. This involved medicinal plant sciences, historical and traditional plant usage from around the globe, modern nutritional theory, biohacking, nutritional supplementation, research and development in nutritional therapeutics, and a critical understanding of diet fads.
Today, I am a humble student of the living system. I am an observer and a courageous explorer of the human body. I am a scientist. A researcher. A lifelong student of health, repair, and humans being. With this, I bring an unusual critical eye to the spectrum of medicine.
I am deeply interested in non-medical factors leading to transformative healing, resolution, and wellness.
Because I approached medical training with such a rich background in non-conventional principles, medical training itself was a major disappointment. Incredible volumes of critical information were simply missing. Critical, obvious questions remained unasked. Vast, medically-relevant strategies--strategies that would alter the course of medical care--were left out of the medical material. It became clear that explorations into the underpinnings of illness were, in fact, guided largely by history, guess-work, and pharmaceutical applications. This was infuriating.
In the conventional model, there were no strategies focused on optimizing the body’s innate tendency toward repair.
Doctrines of traditional healing foods, indigenous diets, strategic eating, medicinal plant usage, nutritional supplementation, and the properties of herbs and spices, were completely missing from the material. And there was no mention of the bio-energetic field, the electrical nature of the human system, or the critical role that emotional history, trauma, and belief can actually play in impacting healing or health outcomes.
I have seen incredible and "miraculous" transformations take place. Events that do not fit within the framework of the conventional medical model.
The one-size-fits-all diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment models do not work for me. Most clinicians would agree that two cases of identically-diagnosed disease can arise and resolve by very different means. Resolution can be rapid or not, and very personal factors can influence that path. I feel strongly that is not appropriate to state predictions with certainty. At times, I have observed the actual assignment of a diagnosis to be more harmful than helpful. There is no one size.
In 2008, I decided to step off the clinical track. I did this to save my own sanity, and to embark on training and a career that aligned with my values, my observations, and my beliefs. This has developed into the work I do today.