About Us

Kelly's Story

 

I come from a long line of naturally minded women. My Great-Grandmother was born in 1902 in a one room, dirt floor house in what is now Letchworth State Park in Western New York State. Back then, things like electricity and cars were not part of country farming community life and access to modern medical care was difficult. Out of necessity, many turned to herbs and other natural remedies, passed down through the generations. 

This self sufficiency was passed on to my Grandma, who passed it on to my Mother, who passed it on to me. And while we may have access to (and use as needed) modern medical care now, the natural ways have become a legacy that I have embraced. 

Turning to Herbalism

In 2007 my husband and I struggled with infertility. 13 months later I decided to see a Naturopath that came highly recommended by my mother. Within one month of working with her I became pregnant and in the spring of 2009, our amazing boy was born. He is now thriving and learning the natural ways from me.

 

I continued to learn from this Naturopath, who became a mentor to me, and was instrumental in inspiring me to pursue natural wellness as a career.

My Education

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Brockport, and worked as a Technical Associate in a prestigious research lab at the University of Rochester, right after graduation. 

For over 15 years I worked on various grant-based research projects including developmental biology, brain and breast cancers, the HHV6 virus, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, environmental toxicants and embryonic development, environmental toxicants and Parkinson's disease, and mental health drugs and Parkinson's disease, as well as many other translational research studies.

During that time I decided to further pursue natural wellness and go to graduate school. I received both my Masters in Herbalism and Doctor of Naturopathy degrees from Trinity School of Natural Health as well as a Certificate in Nutritional Counseling, and became a Certified Health Specialist. 

I am also a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.

My Battle

I've struggled with various health issues over the years, from PMDD and infertility, to plantar fasciitis, depression, obesity, debilitating anxiety, migraines, and many other issues. While I have completely healed from the majority of these issues thanks to natural methods, I am still on my own healing journey and have a special place in my heart for others also struggling. Having written my Doctoral dissertation on Biblical and Nutritional Principles of Weight Management, I understand full well the mechanisms behind weight gain, but also the difficulty in managing this complex issue as well as many others. 

It is my passion to help others through their own struggles and guide them through the journey to wellness. 

 

Fresh Food | Salt & Light Natural Wellness
Specialties

 

Nutritional Counseling

Clean Living

Healthy Cooking / Meal Planning

Weight Management

Herbal Support

Vitamin and Mineral Support

Our Philosophy

We believe wholeheartedly in the power of nutrition. With a few true genetic exceptions*, the vast majority of diseases and disorders have two root causes:

1. Nutritional Deficiencies

2. Toxin Overload

It is these two key aspects that are addressed with everyone we work with. Repair the nutritional deficiencies and remove the toxins through dietary and lifestyle changes. 

Our bodies are divinely and remarkably made with built-in repair mechanisms, but without the proper building blocks, or an overwhelming toxic burden, we are not able to properly heal.

True wellness requires a holistic approach through dietary and lifestyle adjustments, emotional healing, and spiritual support which are addressed during your appointment.

*mutations arguably caused by nutritional deficiencies and toxin overload.

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Kelly is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and a proud member of Herbalists Without Borders,

the American Herbalists Guild, and the Weston A. Price Foundation.

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