welcome to my web site. I have been
working as a Family Physician in Florida since 1980, Board Certified in 1982 after completing Residency at Fla.
Hospital Orlando . With a passion for teaching
self care and food as medicine, I integrated complementary medicine with
full modern medical-surgical office patient care for whole families. In 2005 I
gave away the office to a free clinic and moved my work to a peaceful home office
overlooking my kitchen garden to consult
with people who want to find the cause of their illness and heal without drugs
or surgery. In order to have the necessary time and focus to teach self care
and awareness, I do not employ clerks to bill insurance that limits this
opportunity. Patients pay me by the
hour. Sometimes we agree on barter. Please call for an individual or family appointment.
For 30 years I have attended herbal medicine conferences with herbalists, MD's and naturopaths to learn plant medicine to improve nutrition and well being by optimizing digestion, immune function and resilience. We have no drugs to do this work. Most problems with mood, energy, strength, chronic pain, indigestion, and sleep respond to changing foods and chemical exposures, improving fitness and emotional freedom. Traditional medicinal herbs may promote healing. Several years ago, I took a course in toxicology, learning how we are exposed to disease- causing chemicals in our homes, food, skin care products, and work. I learned how to avoid exposure and help the body detox and eliminate these poisons. I began making my own healthy clean organic soap, lotions, salves, and medicinal creams to avoid expensive or contaminated commercial products. I make effective organic therapeutic custom herbal teas for interested patients. Toxic exposure testing is available.
I love to teach group classes in the joy of making and using herbal infusions and have some available for sale in my office. I enjoy teaching community classes to share what I am learning at seminars and my natural medicine research when a group of interested people request this.
I taught 2 workshops at the 2013 Florida
Herbal Conference Feb 15-17 at Camp Winona in DeLeon Springs, Fl re Kitchen
Spice Medicine and Food Sensitivity and 4 workshops re Food as Medicine this spring at Creative Classes in S. Venice. May 2013 I attended the annual Medicine from the Earth Conference in Black Mt., N.C.then spent the summer studying and collecting wild medicinal plants in cooler Eastern Mts. Herbal Medicine conferences are open to anyone who wishes to learn. I will be teaching workshops on healing in the challenge of cancer and kitchen first aide for children at the 2014 Florida Herbal Conference in Feb. My mission at the age of 60 is to share my lifetime of learning with my community.
Suggested reading: Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, The Wild Medicine Solution healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants by Guido Mase. Adaptogens in Med Herbalism by Yance