Hello and 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 .
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 and immune function. 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 and including healing foods and herbs in a healthy lifestyle 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 30 I will attend the annual Medicine from the Earth Conference in Black Mt., N.C.then spend the summer studying and collecting wild medicinal plants in cooler places in Eastern Mts. Herbal Medicine conferences are open to anyone who wishes to learn.