Hearty Cheers and Salutations! I am a University-qualified Medical Herbalist via England, U.K. at The Medical Herbalist Apothecary, with Post-Graduate work in NeuroEndocrine-Immunology alongside Medical Doctors of Paris, France.
NeuroEndocrine [brain + body hormone] Balance along with Immune Management is my Specialty: A [Plant Based] Hormone SuperHero!
Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) via University of Wales/College of Phytotherapy in England (U.K.) initiated my work applying hand-crafted Herbal Medicines. Additionally, I hold a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with Psychology from Hofstra University in New York, and have provided over 25 years of NeuroMuscular + Osteopathic manual treatments for Pain and Rehabilitation.
Our Mission at The Medical Herbalist Apothecary:
~To provide the utmost standard of tailored WellCare, applying unmatched International clinical study spanning more than 25 years;
~To purvey a caliber of care and remedy far-exceeding anything factory-manufactured. Herbs are organic, biodynamic, purity-verified, cultivated in small batches. We know precisely where they come from, how they are grown and harvested;
~Provision of Artisan-crafted herb extracts by way of ancient Persian method alongside traditional methods for comprehensive non-factory extraction.
Medicines are formulated and compounded by-hand — as-needed — based upon your personal Medical History, recent conventional testing (if any), and seek to address BOTH: Cause + Symptoms of Imbalance.
We follow-up with regular Checkups in the early phase of care, to monitor response and modify formulations as your body evolves and recovers.
Our aim is to provide Individuals clear, intuitive, flexible plans and follow-up care for recovery and vitality.
As with any personally-tailored supportive care, there is always an element of counseling and appreciating the impact of the Emotional Body and Interpersonal Relationships upon our well-being. We get to know countless subtle factors that make immense impact upon balanced integration between our Central Nervous System, Endocrine [Hormonal] and Immune functions; We consider these with Kindness, Compassion and Clinical insights.
Currently, I live in the United States. On-site hours are available at the Clinic, Phone consultations are available, as well as off-site locations: NJ ~ NYC ~ Los Angeles
Further afield? Cross-country and International care is available By Phone. We ship your hand-crafted medicines direct via FedEx.
My work & career. Going a bit deeper…
It began in the Health & Fitness realm with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, from Hofstra University (New York). I knew I believed in the healing powers of movement and breath, and that I could not work in a conventional 9-5 atmosphere, after a childhood enjoying the world of dance, theater and performing arts.
I became a consultant for corporate & hospital wellness programs, private health clubs, and taught as Adjunct Faculty at a local community college for several years.
After a couple of years post-grad, I ventured into the world of pain & rehabilitative therapies through Certifications in NeuroMuscular, Myofascial, Osteopathic & Joint mobilization techniques.
I realized early-on that my interests in Herbal Medicine since high school could help the people in my care, yet, many were on a wide array of prescription medications for extensive medical concerns. So, in 1998, I was accepted into the Bachelor of Science program for Herbal Medicine at the University of Wales/College of Phytotherapy (East Sussex, England, UK).
The adventure overseas had begun!
Graduating with Honours in 2003, I opened my Apothecary in Highland Park, New Jersey.
Of course, the formal education didn’t stop there.
In 2008, I returned to the UK for post-graduate study at Middlesex University in London. I began ongoing work-study with medical doctors of Paris, France in their groundbreaking work with the NeuroEndocrine approach to patient assessment, utilizing plant medicine remediation.
Since that time, my philosophy and approach to healing would never be the same again! It took the basic fundamentals in Integrative and Alternative Medicine — and elevated it into Functional Medicine!
Along the way, I traveled extensively providing in-home and on-location treatments, including care for A-list Artists in the Music Industry and called-in for Live Nation concert events. Going on-tour with a few of them to provide ongoing care was most certainly a highlight along the way, with experiences of a lifetime.
Admittedly, I had to pinch myself a few times.
Being on the road, I helped many back and forth between New Jersey and Los Angeles, to provide care. Travel, as you know, can be quite exhausting and compromise our ability to be at our best. It was time to be grounded, tune-into the depths of science and intuition, and be more efficient.
I can most certainly relate to anyone challenged by jet lag and fatigue!
In 2011, I finally opened up to assisting individuals by-phone so that I could provide the best possible care from my Apothecary. I formulate and compound custom hand-crafted, organic, fresh, whole plant extracts right here for you.
No pills on a shelf, with unnecessary ingredients.
No two people get the same formulas, even if they share similar diagnostics.
Your Medical History is unique to You. Shouldn’t your care of it be tailored to you, as well?
The Clinic has since relocated to the bucolic rural twin-village of Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey (2016). I do see Patients on-location in New York City and periodically in Los Angeles, California.
We are not bound by location since opening up to Phone Consultations and shipping medicines direct — including International destinations!
It has been a long yet fulfilling journey. Being amongst the very few of us in Herbal Medicine qualified at this level in medical sciences, I am here to share with you all that I possibly can for your best care.
Here for You as your Primary Care or coordinated as an Integrative role amongst conventional approaches.
I am here for You. Give me a jingle or send me a note. Whenever you are ready, in your own timing.
That said… why wait?
Other bits of me
I was born and raised in New Jersey. (yes, New Jersey!)
My personal interests range from NeuroScience to Integrative Medicine, as well as Organic Food and Lifestyle. When I am not seeing or consulting with Patients by-phone, you can find me walking my pup, Farfel.
Sharing my perspectives and reflections in this road-trip of Life on Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr is a personal pastime; Photography has been a childhood passion…
PBS and Masterpiece Theater is an obsession for me, and Sunday would not feel complete without the Nature Scene at the end of enjoying the Sunday Morning Show on CBS with a steaming-hot cup of organic coffee.
I think that about covers it, for now. Afterthoughts are my nemesis. You’ll find them all on social media.
Thank you for taking the time to stroll through my neighborhood, where all my links reside!