Analisa has a doctorate degree in Natural Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon and a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Health Sciences from Stetson University in Deland, Florida. Analisa bridges the gap between allopathic and holistic health practices, respecting the need for all forms of medicine. Her main areas of interest are women’s health, pediatrics and weight management. Analisa is trained to use modalities such as nutrition, herbal medicine and lifestyle coaching to help her clients achieve their health goals.
WHAT LED ME HERE?
I was raised in central Florida on Crooked Lake in a family of six. My mother was a dietitian and my father is part of a fourth generational citrus, cattle and mining business. I grew up spending summer vacations with my green-thumbed-Cherokee-rooted grandparents in rural New Mexico, where I came across my first medicinal plant identification book that inspired my curiosities with integrated medicine.
After finishing my pre-medical undergraduate degree, I interned with Medical Doctors, Physician’s Assistants and Nurse Practitioners while deciding which career to pursue. My husband and I moved to Australia where I worked in a naturopathic clinic and realized how my passion for people, medicine, healthcare, plants and nutrition could integrate to become a career. I decided to complete my four-year Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine to become a licensed Naturopath.
While working alongside your primary care provider, I hope to inspire natural approaches to health and to encourage individuals to lead healthier and happier lifestyles. I know that health can be fun and simple and my goal is to share this experience with others.
When not caught up running a small business, you can find me experimenting in the kitchen, on adventures with my husband and 1 1/2 year old son (swimming, camping, surfing and exploring), walking our spunky puppy Pearl or reading up on my ever-growing lists of interests.