Barbara’s commitment to Functional Medicine was born from a need to find answers and take control of her autoimmune condition.
In 2004 after managing a number of personal life crisis’, Barbara was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. Her commitment to functional medicine was born from a need to find answers and take control of her health. Barbara’s personal journey led her to Functional Medicine and joining the Thrive for Life Team. She learned, among other things, that functional medicine, integrative nutrition, and chiropractic care focuses on treating the primary cause of a condition and not just the symptoms. As she has met new challenges in her health, Barbara has sought answers that have a holistic and balanced approach to improving her health and wellness. More recently she has added energy healing to care for herself and others.
“I maintain a firm belief that balance in mind, body and spirit is critical to a feeling of well-being. I believe that it is important for individuals to seek answers to questions and gain insight into their health. Knowledge allows us to make informed decisions about our health and gives us a sense of control and strength in our life’s journey.”
Barbara is a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in Functional Medicine and Integrative Nutrition and is an advocate of a holistic approach in managing health and wellness. She is a Master Usui and Karuna Reiki® Practitioner. Additionally, Barbara has completed training in Angelic Reiki I and II and will receive her Angelic Reiki Master in January in order to facilitate a deeper level of healing. Barbara’s energy healing practice is grounded in her faith. She also incorporates essential oils into her daily practice and is a doTerra Wellness Advocate.Barbara is also a volunteer for Alternative Hospice in the St Louis Area.
In 2006 Barbara lost her husband and committed the next several years to caring for her two sons. The best job she has ever been blessed with is being a mother. Her sons are also committed to chiropractic care, functional medicine and a holistic approach to their health. We as a family, realize the life God has given us is precious and we need to take care of ourselves and those we love.
Barbara looks forward to supporting you and your family at Thrive for Life.