About Colleen

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In my early 20s, while living in the smoggy L.A. area, I developed infection after infection after infection (mostly of the lungs and sinuses), so since I knew of no other alternatives at the time, I took course after course of antibiotics, totaling 15 in just one year. The results: a body-wide candida infection. I was a sick, unhappy person for a long time – I had no idea what was going on with me and neither did my doctor.

A “chance” search at the library one day led me to a book called The Yeast Connection, which changed my life. It led me down the path of healing, and I was completely healed of the candida infection throughout my body AND the lung and sinus infections never returned! 

And my passion for helping others with non-mainstream healing methods was born! At the same time I was searching for what to do with my life after a few unsatisfying years working in the movie business and other corporate-type jobs. I had a degree in psychology but knew I also wanted to help people heal physically, and so I enrolled in a 4-year Masters degree program in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Over the years since then I’ve studied and gathered other healing tools, via extensive apprenticeships in Functional Medicine, muscle testing, aromatherapy and the emotional causes of illness.   I also discovered that my natural intuitive abilities added to the potency of my work, and I’ve had such a rewarding career helping all kinds of people to get healthier.

Some years down the line I discovered I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition with underactive thyroid functioning.   No wonder I was so dang tired!  I embarked upon a specific anti-inflammatory healing diet and felt immensely better about a week in.  Hallelujah!  This diet, along with certain supplements and other important lifestyle changes, have reduced my thyroid antibody numbers to undetectable.   

Today, I love rollerblading, doing Zumba and hiking in the redwoods. I’m free of chronic illness, living my purpose, and making the difference I want to make in the world, and I know you can have the life you want too.

My passion is helping spiritual, sensitive women to heal from chronic illness so they can get back to enjoying their lives on this beautiful planet, and contributing to the world the way they’d really like to! 

I combine modern-day techniques like blood testing, functional medicine, and specific, researched nutrition, with age-old wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, medical dowsing, energy healing and intuition. 

I focus on getting you relief now AND, more importantly, delve deeper to discover the underlying root causes so you can really heal, and return to your happy, healthy self!  It would be my great honor and pleasure to help you.