Toni (Lamb) Forsyth FNP-BC, IFMCP, Functional Medicine
Total years in practice: 10
Toni is a Nurse Practitioner on a mission to help change lives. She uses Arbonne as a vehicle to reach as many people as she can to get her message out about health and wellness and to help people understand that being healthy doesn't have to be hard!
She has been a Registered Nurse for twenty years (a Family Nurse Practitioner for the past 10 years), with fifteen years of clinical experience in the emergency medicine, critical care, retail and family practice disciplines and five years in the healthcare software field. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Informatics in 2005, and Post Masters Certificate Nurse Practitioner degree in 2007 from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.
She is officially certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine (one of just 934 practitioners certified in the world as of December 2018)!Functional Medicine is personalized, patient-centered medicine that focuses on primary prevention and underlying causes rather than just symptoms.
Toni’s own journey to health and healing began in 2008 when she became very ill after having her second child and completing her first triathlon – simply wearing herself down – was stricken with flu-like symptoms, subsequent shingles, bronchitis, and horrible nausea. After three hospitalizations and a 35-pound weight loss, she was diagnosed with “idiopathic gastroparesis.” Essentially, her stomach was paralyzed. After conventional medicine could not help her, she decided to seek additional alternative therapies.
It was ultimately the functional medicine approach that healed (cured!) her. Toni is now in tune with her mind, body, and spirit in a way that she never was before. She also discovered she is gluten intolerant and has had to learn since then a whole new way to cook/prepare food. Nutrition is a medicine and food is actually information for your cells.
Toni believes there is a reason for everything and that her health crisis was not an accident. It has become her mission to help people achieve their own personal wellness goals. She is excited to have high quality products (with a program to match) to share with others that can really make a difference in their health and habits!