What's lifestyle got to do with it?
Everything! While I still use the tools of an allopathic physician, I prefer to think of my role in your healing as a guide towards health rather than "battling your disease". I find that working with the body's natural physiology results in far better outcomes and less adverse side effects. This is generally best done through the modification of diet and lifestyle with the addition of supplements and remedies when necessary.
What nerve to think that you have all of the answers...
The greatest advantage that I bring to this new conceptual practice is the humility to know when I need to ask for help. I commune regularly with a wide variety of renowned midwives, doulas, birth educators, physical therapists, physician specialists, psychologists, gardeners, storytellers, acupuncturists, spiritual scientists, fertility specialists, Vedic body workers, breathwork specialists, massage therapists, herbalists, mycologists, musicians, ecologists, farmers, and other radical humans who get results by thinking outside the box. Twelve brilliant people working closely together is better than one. So if I can't help you out, I sure will do my best to link you up with someone who can.
What if I just want to lose weight or feel better?
Yep. That, too.
Will you attend my home birth?
What if I don't live in Louisville?
Well, then I hope we can find a way to meet your needs by video, by phone, or merely through a texting service.
Most physicians are unhealthy...why on Earth would I trust you?
I'm not like most physicians, many of whom don't practice what they preach. As it turns out, what you put into your body and how you manage stress can greatly impact your vitality. As my health and circumstances change, the list evolves. Such is life. Here is a cheatsheet outlining my health practices.
What does it cost?
In 2016, I read a book by Charles Eisenstein called Sacred Economics. His book invites a reflection on the impact of our need to assign everything a price tag. I feel that "cost" detrimentally impacts our relationship to one another and to the earth. What would a healing experience look like if we worked together rather than feeling indebted to one another? In my effort to apply this principle earnestly to the medical arts, my offering through Beloved Holistics has no price tag.
What's the catch?
There is no catch. I am not providing medical care. I am merely making recommendations or suggestions based on my experience. I am not your physician; I am your collaborator. In some instances a one-time conversation may be sufficient. In other cases, you may require ongoing collaboration, counseling, or coaching. There's still no cost.
Why are you doing this?
I care dearly about the health of humans and our planet. I diverged from a strictly allopathic approach early in my career. I was unhappy with the industrial, Western approach to caring for women. I left hospital-based maternity care in 2020, because it was not in line with my values, and I was meeting too many women who were unsatisfied with the allopathic approach of prescribing medications like combined oral contraceptives ("the pill"), antibiotics, or surgery for every women's health need. I was instead inspired to develop what I call "biodynamic healing". Read more about my journey here.
Who is this for?
Women with infertility, bladder pain or incontinence, gastrointestinal disorders, skin conditions, respiratory issues, mastitis and lactation concerns, anxiety and depression, musculoskeletal limitations, insomnia, severe menopausal concerns, and issues related to intercourse and other forms of intimacy such as pain
Couples who are trying to conceive naturally
Women who are pregnant or postpartum
Partners of women who are new to pregnancy or parenthood
Women who are healing from traumatic births
Midwives, doulas, or other birth workers looking to collaborate with a physician in caring for their client