My mission is to offer the hopeless hope, and to help create long-term solutions for your health.
Ever since I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a doctor and help people heal. I’ve always been curious and loved solving puzzles. Being a doctor allows me to be a medical detective to help people live and feel great.
For nearly two decades I have dedicated myself to my profession and have helped thousands of people treat, heal and prevent chronic diseases. I do this in my private practice, as a best-selling author and as a professor.
I HAVE EXPERIENCED FIRST HAND WHAT MANY OF MY PATIENTS HAVE
I have experienced first-hand what many of my patients have – pain. A few years ago I developed Arthritis and more than a decade ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid. By following the exact same Functional Medicine and lifestyle principles I prescribe to my patients, I was able to cure myself of both these conditions.
More than ever, people are suffering from “health anxiety.” Everyday what I see and hear is so much fear. This means that people are not living their best lives.
The truth is that medicine has become algorithm based and many doctors have lost their curiosity. Our health system is solely designed to identify the disease. You get sick, you get a diagnosis and then a pill. Unfortunately, band-aids aren’t enough. This is unacceptable. Instead, we must find and treat the triggers that cause disease.
I approach my work using a groundbreaking whole body perspective known as Functional Medicine. This means that I get to the root causes of why people get sick beyond the symptoms and identify the steps to help them get healthy. There’s so much people can do to feel great.
I DON’T JUST PLAY A DOCTOR ON THE INTERNET
I don’t just play a doctor on the internet, I have a robust medical practice where I see patients everyday. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, the Blum Center for Health offers a multi-specialty team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and health coaches, that offer cutting-edge Functional and Integrative Medicine services.
I live in Armonk, NY with my husband, and I love to begin my day with a meditation and a green smoothie made with love from the contents of my garden. I love experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes and with the power of herbs for their medicinal properties.