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Meet Trailblazer Heather Sandison

Today we’d like to introduce you to Heather Sandison.

Heather, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
In my early twenties, I took the opportunity to travel the world. The beauty, culture, and incredible people I met inspired me everywhere I went. I was also overwhelmed and disheartened by the poverty, plastic, and plight I saw along the way. Lying sick from food poisoning in a hostel bunk in Istanbul, I wondered how all of these overwhelming problems could be solved. I felt helpless thinking I couldn’t possibly take on ALL of the world’s problems myself. If not me, then who would solve these problems? Lying on that bunk, feeling despair, dehydration, and exhaustion I realized that if sick people were anything like me, they wouldn’t be the ones coming up with creative solutions.

I thought about the amazing people I’d met in the Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America and realized that healthy people were the ones who showed up. They were the most engaged, the most creative, the most optimistic and the best able to show up and develop solutions. I have always had an interest in health. In that moment, lying there sick, I decided to go to Bastyr and become a Naturopathic Doctor. In that role, I could help people become their healthiest so they could show up for their lives and hopefully, help all of us solve the world’s problems.

If showing up means changing the world, contributing to your community, being present for your family or creating an original work of art then I believe we at North County Natural Medicine have assembled the most comprehensive collection of experts, education, testing, and supplementation to help you show up more fully. If you are sick and tired of barely getting through your day, distracted by pain, suffering with depression, slogging through brain fog or debilitated by fatigue, call us to schedule a visit.

What I first imagined on that hostel bunk is now part of the solution — adding light to the world. Naturopathic medicine and this clinic we’ve created is helping to cure both people and modern conventional medicine. Conventional doctors are very helpful if you need surgery or emergency medicine. They are not trained to do a great job when it comes to the chronic complaints that prevent our patients from fully showing up in life.

If you’re having trouble showing up in life, please start by showing up at North County Natural Medicine. Together, we’ll help you heal.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Yes, of course, there have been a handful of challenges. To name a few: 1) we struggled to find a location that was approved by the city planning department for our needs; 2) there was a steep learning curve as a new employer in hiring the right team; 3) Sourcing quality and reliable contractor work for marketing, accounting, and business development. At the end of the day, the universe conspired in our favor and I am grateful to have the opportunity to own a small business that serves North County in a meaningful way.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about North County Natural Medicine – what should we know?
North County Natural Medicine is home to two naturopathic doctors, a nurse practitioner, an acupuncturist and massage therapist. Our healing philosophy blends modern research and diagnostic testing with proven modalities including manual therapies, IV therapy, nutritional counseling, and medical grade nutrients.

Our goal is to balance everything that influences your brain function from hormones, to nutrients, to toxins. Although we are licensed to prescribe pharmaceutical medications and refer for surgery, it is not our only option! In order to optimize brain health, circulation, and cellular function, we’ve curated the best devices in biohacking including Live O2 contrast oxygen therapy, Joovv light therapy, micro-current technology and infrared sauna. This circuit is available to all patients 6 days/week.

We deliver the healthcare experience everyone deserves.

Do you recommend any apps, books or podcasts that have been helpful to you?
Books:
-The End of Alzheimer’s, Dale Bredesen, MD
-Nutrient Power, Bill Walsh, PhD
-How to Change your Mind, Michael Pollan
-Hashimoto’s Protocol, Isabella Wentz, Pharm D
– Surviving Mold, Ritchie Shoemaker, MD

Apps:
-HeadSpace
-Oprah + Deepak 21 Day Meditation Experience
-MyFitnessPal

Podcasts:
-Collective Insights
-Healthy Births, Happy Babies
-Bulletproof Radio

Pricing:

  • Initial visits range from $275-$440
  • Follow-up visits range from $165-$275
  • Biohacking therapies starting at $19
  • Unlimited Biohacking Circuit $599

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