A couple of years into my Doctorate program I had a health crisis. I ended up in the ER twice in a 10 month period. I went to many types of doctors and energy healers. I was experiencing what Western medicine deemed to be ‘panic attacks’, except they would sometimes last days at a time, leaving me unable to be a father, a student, or a diligent employee. This diagnosis didn’t feel correct and felt there was something else, something more to it.
Working with an instructor at school, I finally asked for an antibody test to look for Hashimotos. I had a diagnosis 48 hours later. I later discovered that other extended family members had thyroid issues. I immediately set to making dietary changes, which improved my symptoms by 80%.
During this time I was working with Apex Energetics and I took full advantage of the opportunity to attend each of their Functional Medicine Programs to educate myself and better understand how to heal myself and the patients that I would see in my practice. I had the honor of learning from some of the most renowned doctors on the topic and took a deep dive into the nuances and complexity of the human body. I came to understand autoimmunity in a whole new light. I learned that lab tests are instrumental in understanding internal physiology and how to bring the body back into balance through Nutraceuticals, supplementation, and diet/nutrition.
I didn’t realize that my doctorate program would result in me specializing in immunity, autoimmunity, and functional medicine. Eastern practices meet Western methodology as I utilize optimal practices of both. I’m blessed to be on this path, through synchronicities, finding the right information that made a difference. I’m honored to carry my expertise, knowledge, and compassion forward to target the source of imbalances, address it, empower my patients to manifest greater health and wellness, and improve their quality of life.
I graduated with honors, received my Masters and Doctorate, and then got licensed both in CA and Nationally all while concurrently maintaining my position with the non-profit I work for that supports education and networking for attorneys in Southern California.
As I was in the latter half of my graduate program, I feel as if I earned a concurrent specialization in Functional Medicine. I’ve had the privilege of learning Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s material by attending ten of Apex Energetics Functional Medicine Programs.
I’m honored to have learned from Dr. Kharrazian who is a Harvard Medical School trained and award-winning clinical research scientist, academic professor, and world-renowned functional medicine health care provider. He develops evidence-based models to treat autoimmune, neurological, and unidentified chronic diseases with non-pharmaceutical applications.