I maintained a bustling private practice for the past eight years and have had the privilege of working with over 1000 individuals in that time frame. Just recently, as of December 2013 though, I have closed my private practice with the intention of helping many more people than what is possible in a one-on-one setting. I have created a series of highly detailed e-products and courses that share all of my knowledge and information to help you become your own best doctor and to heal from the root cause using food as medicine. You can find out more about those here.
I will also be focusing on finishing my new prenatal nutrition book and working on our national TV show, "The Randy and Christa Show: News that makes you healthier" which is an action-focused health show imparting the tenets of functional medicine and healing from the root cause. My hope is that show plays a part in a major paradigm shift of how health, medicine, and food quality are approached worldwide so unnecessary health issues and suffering can be reversed. Look for it on a new network Dr. TV. Here is our site map of where the show is playing so you can check your local listings.
f you are in need of a private practitioner to focus intently on your unique needs, then I have some trusted referrals for you. I know and have worked with and/or teamed up successfully on cases with each of these individuals and can attest to the quality of their work, their knowledge, integrity and client/patient care. For any previous Whole Journey client, we are happy to transfer your file and all of your lab work to any of these practitioners, or your practitioner of choice. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need that service. You will not have to "start over" when you work with any of these practitioners.
Their websites are below to help you decide who is the best person to meet your needs.
Marc Sklar, Reproductive Wellness Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine
Marc and I have successfully teamed up on several cases of women struggling with infertility, PCOS, and other tough hormonal imbalances. Marc runs many of the same tests that we used to run and follows a similar process. He is wonderful at getting to the root cause, cares deeply and is a great, supportive practitioner. Marc has two locations in San Diego but also works remotely worldwide. He does not focus as much on diet as a nutritionist would so perhaps working concurrently with him and a nutritionist would be a good match.
Kim Schruette, Biodynamic Wellness
Kim Schruette is a fantastic, highly knowledgeable practitioner with decades of experience with the most complicated of conditions. Her specialty is digestive health as she is a GAPS diet practitioner, but she is also wonderful with fertility, hormonal imbalances, genetic mutations, and host of other complicated health disorders. Kim is a big Weston A Price practitioner so she wouldn't be your first choice if you are vegetarian. Outside of that, I cannot say enough about how lovely, caring, and truly passionate she is about helping people through nutrient dense food and lifestyle adjustments. Biodynamic also focuses on the mental and emotional aspects of wellness that affect the physical body. Kim works remotely with clients via Skype and the phone.
Emily Potter, Nourishmint Wellness
Emily is a clinical nutritionist and holistic health counselor. I have trained her extensively for two years and she worked with The Whole Journey seeing private and group clients for 3 years. Emily is great with adrenal fatigue and digestive wellness as well as lifestyle upgrades, slowing down, sustainable stress management and eating healthy with kids / baby nutrition. She carries the same supplement lines we carried at TWJ and runs many of the same labs. Em has been practicing for three years. She consults in person in Encinitas, and via phone and Skype worldwide.
Jeanne Rubin, East West Healing and Performance
Jeanne's specialties lie in thyroid and adrenal disorders resulting from metabolic devastation caused by prolonged, chronic stress. She used to run labs and use supplements, but her practice no longer involves either (minor supplements might be part of it). I have worked with her myself as a private client and benefited greatly. She is well versed in many different, long-term and severe health issues and how to reverse them.
Jeanne is a big fan of Ray Peat's work and embraces the dietary theory of "animals, roots, and fruits" to stabilize the body which in turn shuts off the stress response to incite full healing. She counsels remotely via Skype within the context of a six-month program.
Dr. Benjo Masilungan, MD
509 S Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach CA 92075
Dr. Benjo is a functional medicine doctor. He is a medical doctor and also has 25 years of experience with herbs and nutrition therapy. He is a wonderful person to work with as your primary care doctor and a great guide as to how to do the least damage with pharmaceuticals if you need to be on them. While he is well versed in all health issues, his specialty is functional primary care and endocrinology, Parkinson's, dementia, and MS. Dr. Benjo's rate is a flat fee of $200/hour. He will accept the transfer of our files and is a very caring practitioner who will spend a solid hour with you each time. He does not, however, work remotely with patients. They must come in-person to his office for visits.
For a further list of integrative MDs and other health care practitioners we recommend, please click here.
If you have questions about specific health issues, please look at our extensive list of blogs and videos for a wide array of valuable information or see our recipes for healthy meal ideas. We routinely answer blog post question from these parts of our site as well as on our Whole Journey Facebook Page.
I would love to work with you to guide you toward better health!
As of December 2013, my direction has shifted away from working with individuals one-on-one with the intention of spreading the mission of using food as medicine to heal from the root cause on a grander scale.
What has happened to our food supply, the number of people suffering unnecessarily, and the amount of people who are in pain, exhausted, depressed, and overly medicated weighs on me daily.
This is why I am working virtually with many people and being much more active in the media and on TV. My intention is to educate as many people as possible how to heal themselves while also helping to improve our food supply so that we don't have to create so many sick and suffering people who need to be guided back to health.
There are several highly effective, inspiring ways for us to work together!
The best way is through my new Whole Journey Three-Month Nutrition Ecourse, which includes all 8 years of my clinical and holistic experience working with over a thousand private individuals. It takes you gently, but yet very directed through the process I have created and put private clients through for years.
The next offering is in April/May 2014. Sign up here to be kept in the loop when we for our second launch!
The course offers:
4 hours of LIVE webinars with me3 hours of pre-recorded Q&A webinars6 hours of comprehensive video taking you through The Whole Journey process step-by-stepCustomized, bi-weekly action items for three monthsMeal plans, recipes, healthy product swaps, a homeopathic protocol for surgery4 Hours of Deeper Science Recordings on the Adrenals, Immune System, Thyroid, and Digestive system with customized protocols (it took me years to learn) that will help you to become your own best doctor.A 90-minute healthy grocery store tour covering all sections of the marketA community discussion board where you can bond and share your experiences, successes, and challenges with hundreds of others going through the same process.
Other ways for us to work together are through our action-driven Healthy Life Handbook, our 4-week Healthy Shopping Video Series, or diving into our 6-week digestive overhaul and Candida cleanse.
Our virtual program is designed to help 70-80% of the population heal from digestive, immune, hormone, skin, and blood sugar issues, as well as to provide the tools to create a nourishing, nurturing relationship with food and self. The program includes our cookbook, meal plans, shopping lists, a grocery store tour, deeper science section with customized protocols, and six, full video sessions of which you will have lifetime access. I email you each week with support and encouragement and will host four live webinars during the course. The Whole Journey Online Program is something you can benefit from tremendously and revisit for years to come. BUT….
IF you have been really sick for an extended period of time or if you are a health care practitioner that has been studying functional medicine for more than one to two years, this program might not advanced enough for your needs. In that case, I'd recommend working with an individual practitioner with whom you feel comfortable and cared for.
Please check our blog, "Nutritional and Herbal Supplements 101" to learn about general recommended supplements.
I run a very comprehensive product review site where I list my favorite supplements and tell you why and what to use them for. Please visit that here to see if your questions regarding particular supplements can be answered.
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