Despite the intensity of my suffering, I wouldn’t change a thing; my greatest challenges have also been my greatest gifts. On one hand, my challenges made it difficult to function “normally”. On the other hand, the hyper-alert mind that created those challenges also became the tool that allowed me to heal myself and ultimately others. Because of my insatiable need to learn and understand, I’ve spent the past 15 years immersing myself in the study of numerous integrative medicine modalities and have become one of the few integrative pediatricians in the country with double fellowships in integrative medicine and medical herbalism.
My search for answers led me to my greatest mentor, Dr. Kamyar Hedayat MD. Through his teaching of Endobiogeny, which is at the heart of Wholistic Minds, I learned how to see the beautiful intelligence, interconnectedness and healing capacity of the human body, as well as how to assist the body’s natural healing mechanisms. As for myself, I’ve come to learn that my challenges are due to a web of imbalances. Genetically, I have several mutations that create my hyper-aroused state and predispose me to anxiety.