Lifespan Naturopathic Medicine

A primary care family medical practice adhering to the foundational principles of naturopathic medicine: engage and utilize the healing power of nature, do no harm, treat the whole person, find and treat the cause, doctor as teacher, and prevention.

I have signage!!!!! On my new store front!!!! Thanks to everybody who helped me come up with the wording and the layout. It's such an exciting day!! :)

[04/01/17]   I had the most amazing day with my patients today. I didn't manage to close out a single chart or return a single phone call. Every one of my visits lasted longer than I expected or planned, and I have a lot left undone. But I shared a lot of laughter and connected deeply with several folks over talks about life, relationships, spirituality, interconnectedness, etc. I am leaving my office feeling happy and with a full heart. #happyfriday #grateful #ilovemyjob

Dynamic Natural Medicine

Thanks to my colleague, Dr. Jennifer Ditt Read, at Dynamic Natural Medicine for this timely alert.

Potential Measles Exposure in Seattle. Please read the following alert for details. If you were exposed, symptoms should appear in the next 2 weeks.

Interval training could be a fountain of youth

My personal exercise program of choice involves a combination of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength training (a la the wonderful folks at HIIT Lab here in West Seattle). New research points to some awesome benefits of HIIT at the mitochondrial level of the cell. The mitochondria are the energy power houses in just about every cell type in our bodies, and dysfunction in these cells is believed to be an underlying cause of conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. This particular organelle also appears to be associated with the aging process in cells and how HIIT may impact that was the focus of this particular study. The results are compelling! In addition to supporting healthier aging, exercise also causes the body to release endorphins - resulting in better moods; optimizes insulin sensitivity - decreasing the risk of diabetes; increases lean muscle mass - boosting metabolic rate and promoting healthy weight; and strengthens muscles and balance - helping protect from injury and falls. It's never too late to start exercising! And if you want to check out HIIT Lab, let me know! I just might meet you there for a work out! ;) Exercise, especially interval training, encourages your cells to make more proteins for their energy-producing machinery and this stops the aging process, a study finds.

[02/26/17]   We survived moving day! Everything is in the new space and a sign is up on the door! The only hiccup is that there is still no internet there, despite the install being scheduled for today. Hopefully by tomorrow! I could not have made today happen without the help of so many wonderful people, to include Carol and Lou Frillman, John Frank, Georg Diehl, Jeff Loidhamer, and - of course - my parents, who were with me every step of the way. I am so grateful and so so excited for this next phase. 😊

Less than 1 week before I start seeing patients in my brand new office space at 3442A California Avenue SW. I'm so excited!!! Here's the store front! My first sign goes up on Friday!

[02/17/17]   As FB may be notifying you, today is a big day for Lifespan Naturopathic Medicine. It was 3 years ago today that this practice was officially opened for business. I have learned so much in these past 3 years. This practice and every one of you who comprises it have changed and challenged me, delighted and grounded me, and pushed me to be the best doctor and person I can be. I am eternally grateful for all of you who have walked through my door and taken a chance that I and naturopathic medicine may have something to offer you.

Today is also a big day because I can finally share that LIFESPAN NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE IS MOVING!

We will be moving 1 mile north of where we are currently to 3442A CALIFORNIA AVENUE SW, effective 2/27/17. Store front! Natural lighting! Radiant heated floors! Great location! I couldn't be more excited about this next phase for this practice. Thank you to all for all of your support for me in this adventure.

Hibiscus Tea May Cut Blood Pressure

High blood pressure? Hibiscus tea may be just as effective as a pharmaceutical for getting your blood pressure under control. Of course, there are many many factors that may contribute to high blood pressure, so scheduling an appointment with a doctor (like me!) is a great place to start, but herbs are powerful and often a bit more gentle than pharmaceuticals - causing fewer adverse effects while still making a difference. Don't be fooled - you may have more options than a prescription medication! A study shows that drinking three cups a day of hibiscus tea can help lower high blood pressure.

[01/01/17]   "Find your path in life. It may take courage to discover your calling... to go beyond the 'expected' or 'norm,' but it can bring you great happiness, peace, and a sense of purpose. Our subconscious mind has a way of directing us if we allow it. Pay attention to your dreams and listen to your feelings. What makes you feel good? What are you drawn to? Take charge of your life and follow your dreams."

Thank you for being a part of my journey to follow my dreams. Happy New Year to each and every one of you!

This is Your Period in 2 Minutes | Glamour

One of my favorite things to do in my practice is to help women (and the men who love them) understand what is happening to their bodies throughout the course of their monthly hormonal cycle. There is so much going on and it impacts EVERYTHING - from your energy level and skin tone to which sexual positions are comfortable or not. Once you start to understand your cycle, you can feel empowered by it rather than out of control. This cute video is pretty accurate and can help you better understand that there are times in your cycle to relax and times in your cycle to get after it. For more information, I highly recommend the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler, MPH, and its affiliated website:

Of course, you can always come talk to me about it too. I love empowering you with information!! :)

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3442A California Ave SW
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
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