We are hosting a Raw and Vegan potluck at our home. You won't want to miss this event if you care about your health and wellness and how your raw or vegan lifestyle is working for you. We have invited Dr. Connie Sanchez ("the Vegan Doctor") to attend the potluck and talk to us about her expertise in living this lifestyle. Dr. Sanchez recently moved her practice from Santa Cruz to Monterey and is located at the Wellness Planning Institute at 950 Cass Street, Suite A in Monterey. I know you will find her exceptional expertise and credentials listed below quite impressive! Come and meet Dr. Sanchez.
Dr. Connie Sanchez
I use a whole system approach to health and healing. I create plans for all types people with a variety of conditions; from those who are healthy and who are just seeking ways to optimize and maintain their health; to those who have been struggling and suffering for years with chronic illness trying to work their way out of the chronic web of dis-ease.
My expertise is in:
Naturopathic Endocrinology (Thyroid, Adrenal and Sex Hormones)Autoimmune disease (Hashimoto's, Grave's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus and all other autoimmune diseases).Type-2 DiabetesCancer support and preventionCardiovascular disease, hypertension, Metabolic SyndromeWeight loss and healthy weight maintenanceLongevity and healthy agingSenior wellnessVegan nutrition and health
Whole-food, plant-based nutritionSupervised water fasting, intermittent fasting, juicing, and raw foodsFitnessDetoxification and cleansing programsClinical NutritionBotanical MedicineWomen's Wellness ExamsBioidentical hormonesIV nutrientsB12 injections
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
My expertise is in teaching people how they either create health or create dis-ease by the lifestyle choices they make. I am an expert in plant-based nutrition, lifestyle and functional medicine, fitness, and fasting. I have been successfully working with people with thyroid disorders, hormone imbalances, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer for over 13 years. I teach people how to navigate their way back to health by empowering them with the tools they need in order to do so.
I have the secret to health....(I bet you've heard that one before), but, the truth is - so do you! That secret power is in each and every one of us, we just have to step out of the way and provide the correct environment in order for the body to heal and thrive. My passion and joy comes from teaching people how they can create the health they want and deserve so that they can LIVE LIFE to the fullest! Break the laws of nature and they will eventually break you. I teach patients how to get back in touch with their natural environment and diet utilizing the body's own innate power to heal itself when given the right environmental and nutritional conditions. For the body to heal certain conditions must be met. Conditions such as clean water, appropriate amounts of sunshine, clean fresh air, whole foods, adequate sleep/rest, periodic fasting, stress management, and exercise/movement. Getting back in touch with the "healing power of nature".
Nature is amazing! It turns out that what is best for your health is also best for the health of our planet and all species that call it home. Human beings, have more or less, lost touch with their natural environment and the natural laws that govern this planet and all life. In order to create the health we want we must understand that we are NOT separate from nature; we are a living part of it. Old-time Naturopathic Doctors understood this principle and practiced "Nature Cure"; they understood that humans are an integral part of the natural world and if we break the laws that govern it, those laws will eventually break us.
I believe that health is created by living healthfully. Included in that formula is behaving in a way that promotes not only human health, but also the health of the entire planet and all species that call this planet home. We are all an integral part of the intricate web-of-life. That means respect and care for all life.
I am a 2001 graduate of the National College of Natural (Naturopathic) Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR. and am licensed in California and Washington state and have been in practice for over 13 years. I am a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, the National Health Association/American Natural Hygiene Society, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (NCLM) the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
2003 - Co-Host of the Denver-based radio program, The Wellness Forum, a call-in radio show that answered listeners health and nutrition questions.
[masked] - Cooking/ Nutrition Instructor for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and The Cancer Project. 2010-present - Spokesperson for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
[masked] - Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver (Integrative Medicine Program), and Community College of Denver (Nutrition Program).
[masked] - Internship at True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA. I spent three months on-site training to learn medically supervised water-only fasting and detoxification.
2010 - Certified by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD to teach his Nutritarian Eating program Eat to Live.
2010 - Certified as a C.H.I.P (Complete Health Improvement Program) Director.
2010 - Certified by T. Colin Campbell, PhD, in Plant-Based Nutrition, author of The China Study and Whole.
2012 - Internship with Dr. John McDougall, MD., author of the Starch Solution.
2012-present - Volunteer writer for Dr. Michael Greger's www.NutritionFacts.org. in which I answer Q & A.