Larissa Ness Wellness, Integrative Medicine
Total years in practice: 5
As a certified Integrative Health Practitioner (IHP), I am one who specializes in Wellness, Weight Loss, and Longevity using methods combining state-of-art Functional Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and other Naturopathic forms of medicine such as Ayurveda.
From an early age, I was fascinated by the healing capability of natural health. I frequently found myself reading books about Herbalism and Ayurveda. After having a dermatologist tell me at 15 years old that I had a "skin disease" that I would just have to learn to live with for the rest of my life, I went home and dove into the natural health books. Sure enough, after only a few months I was able to completely rid myself of my issues through diet & nutritional supplementation. That experience gave me proof that there's more to life than just accepting a diagnosis. From that day forward I've always been fascinated by supplements and nutrition.
As an adult, I was able to reverse my own personal Hypothyroidism, Hormone imbalances, and IBS through Functional Medicine. And also was able to uncover the physiological reasons for having struggled with an eating disorder. But after having an increasingly large number of friends and family get diagnosed with Cancer, Depression, Lupus, and more, I decided I could no longer bear just "sitting on the sidelines" while I watched the people I loved suffer and/or die tragically around me. The final straw for me was when I read that Cancer was predicted to rise to 1 in 2 by the year 2030. At that moment I knew I had to join the movement of incredible health professionals out there that was helping people to get to the root cause of their illnesses. I had this burning desire to give back to the community by playing my part in providing people with guidance and education on how to create a disease-free environment within the body that will not allow for cancer & chronic illnesses to thrive.
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from and study clinically effective and scientifically proven Functional Medicine protocols from an incredible Naturopathic Doctor who runs one of the largest international wellness practices in the world. Dr. Stephen Cabral’s IHP methods have not only helped me personally on multiple levels but have also become incredibly popular among celebrities like Olympic & professional athletes, fitness models, & well-known Musicians & Actors. IHP methodology has repeatedly worked for hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. I am so pleased to be both an L1 & L2 graduate from the Integrative Health Practitioner Institute and be able to share my vast knowledge with my clients helping them heal on a root cause level so they can live the best quality life possible.
Integrative Health Practitioners (IHPs) differ from many other health coaches and doctors in that they strive to educate their clients on the importance of bio-individuality. This means that no one perfect diet, exercise, or lifestyle component is right for every single person, especially depending on what stage of their health journey they may be in. The "one size fits all approach" does not work because we are all unique individuals AND we all have different nutritional and lifestyle needs as we go through different phases of our lives.
IHPs also offer a unique service in that they always look for the underlying root cause instead of merely covering up symptoms with medications. They also provide longer one-on-one consultations to truly support their clients through the process and guide them along their health journey toward healing.
If you're interested in diving deeper into your health or simply “sick & tired” of putting up with chronic symptoms of Digestive/Gut issues (like IBS, IBD, Crohn's disease, etc), Headaches/Migraines, PMS, Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Skin Rashes, difficulty Sleeping, Lack of Energy, Cold Hands/Feet, Hair Loss/Thinning, inability to focus, ADHD, Low Mood, Anxiety, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Hormonal Imbalances, Thyroid Issues, Joint Pain, Kidney Stones, Autoimmune conditions, Allergies, Frequent Colds, Stubborn Weight Loss, difficulty recovering from Exercise, etc ... I'd love to help you rebalance your body so you can get back to doing what YOU love to do with full vibrancy and zest for life!
Nothing gives me more satisfaction than being able to serve those in my community by helping them to live their best quality of life possible