My name is Cara and I am a Certified Integrative Health Practitioner. As an Integrative Health Practitioner, it is my goal to help you identify your toxicities, (I.e., Candida, heavy metals, high cortisol) remove them, discover your deficiencies (i.e., vitamin, minerals) and replace them. My education is based off of Dr. Stephen Cabral’s DESTRESS Protocol;
Stress and SNS Regulation (Sympathetic Nervous System)
Rest and PNS Resetting (Parasympathetic Nervous System)
I consider myself a facilitator as I am a strong believer in the body’s ability to heal itself when the aforementioned tasks are completed. The word “lifestyle” is in my name because it is paramount in the quality of your life. Lifestyle and environment are 95% responsible for one’s ability to be in poor health, or good health.
Lifestyle is more powerful than genetics.
I am super passionate about all things having to do with holistic nutrition and incorporating functional medicine (labs) as well as orthomolecular medicine (supplements) to assist clients in finding the root cause of what ails them. As a child, I had such a sensitive stomach, I was a picky eater and later on I figured out I was experiencing anxiety. Those stomach issues worsened as I got older to the point I was prescribed pharmaceuticals at the age of 18. Fortunately my health insurance ended and the pharmaceuticals weren’t an option at the out-of-pocket rate. Through my 20’s I languished in a fair amount of anxiety and depression as well as IBS. It was not until my late 20’s that I started discovering how proper nutrition from whole foods, healing “leaky gut” and working on mindset were the elements to restore both physical and mental health. Mental health is another huge passion of mine. I am empathetic to those who suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD and so on. There are solutions and they are all largely related to the state of your gut health, via the “gut-brain” connection. Your gut produces 90% of serotonin; fix the gut and the mind will follow. I look back on who I was as a child, adolescent, young adult and I can only imagine how much more vitality I could have had if only the information I now have was available to me way back then. The training I have received is a stream-lined way to find the root cause of what ails you and for you to heal yourself.
Additionally, I am a mom of a beautiful 3 year-old girl and I have the experience of how certain foods while breastfeeding affect our precious babies. As well as developmental hurdles with iron and how to address them. I am here to guide individuals, families and children in conscious preconception preparation, pregnancy nutrition, post-partum nutrition, weight loss, digestive issues in adults as well as children and individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression and autism.
I trained under the world-renowned Stephen Cabral, ND out of Boston, Massachusetts. After his own health plummeted in his late teens and no doctors could help him, he refused to accept his grim diagnosis and he went on a quest to find answers around the world. The training that he has passed onto his Integrative Health Practitioners encompasses, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Functional Medicine, Orthomolecular medicine, Bioregulatory medicine, and Naturopathy. I am entirely grateful to be a founding member and student of Dr. Stephen Cabral. The holistic healing systems I can now share with my clients are backed by over 300,000 client appointments by Dr. Stephen Cabral and his team. Together we will rejuvenate your well-being.
Specialties: Anti-aging, Gut Health Optimization, Sleep Restoration, Mindset, Preconception, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Children’s Behavioral Health.