- Dr. Rashel
Hello! I’m Dr Rashel
I am a Functional Medicine physician and mother with a passion for cycling and a mission to help people live their lives with dignity, health autonomy, well-being and vitality and help them avoid the pain and suffering that can come with conventional medical interventions that can be preventable.
My Story – Medical School
While in medical school, and throughout my Family Medicine residency, I was not feeling my best and definitely not feeling as someone in their 20’s should feel. I struggled with severe hair loss, muscle pain and severe spasms, hormone imbalance, and severe digestive problems of every kind, fatigue, and it was not easy to put the pieces together at the time so I pressed on performing as expected and completing my duties.
Of course this only worsened the problem. It was later that I relentlessly did not stop researching and was able to diagnose my rare diagnosis of a rare autoimmune condition that was affecting my fat metabolism, thyroid, and even kidneys. While suffering from tremendous hair loss, hormone imbalance, gut issues, gastritis, acne, and muscle spasms and fat changes throughout my body, I soon realized that conventional medicine and conventional doctors are unable to help me and in fact conventional medical treatments have likely contributed to the triggering of my illness and I set out to find answers myself.
My Story – Research
After nearly two decades of research and study in Biological Sciences, Medical School, and Family Medicine Residency, I dedicated another decade to researching Functional Medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine because I knew there is something more than what conventional medicine is offering me and the truth about health and healing lies in addressing the underlying causes of disease not just masking symptoms with drugs and surgery and having to cope with disease.
Going through my own health challenges with a rare autoimmune condition, I knew I deserved better and had to take back control of my own health. I looked back and like many, throughout my childhood and young adulthood I was a victim of conventional medicine and suffered from negative side effects caused by conventional treatments being bombarded with toxins, and pharmaceutical drugs like antibiotics, and oral contraceptives for reasons that were not truly necessary. Although the path was not always easy, I am proud to say that I did take back control of my health and successfully reversed the serious effects of autoimmunity and restored balance to my body and I feel great today.
My Story – My Family
I was fortunate to have my daughter at the age of 43 with my own eggs and without the use of IVF and I don’t think I would have been able to do this had I not reversed the conditions and addressed the root causes of my health ailments and restored balance to my body.
Today I continue to train regularly and am now able to cycle 23 miles in one hour and my time is improving although my age is increasing.
I would not have been able to do this at just a couple years away from 50 years of age had I not worked to address the root causes of my health problems.
My Story – My Life’s Mission
It is my life mission to share what I have learned and lived through with my patients and make sure that it has been purposeful by helping you avoid or heal illness, find answers and put together the pieces, shed light and avoid the pains that can be associated with feeling unwell and not being on the right path.
It is my mission to not allow medicine fail you as conventional medicine failed me, by shedding light on the root causes of disease rather than turning a blind eye to them and partnering with you to take back control of your health so that you will live a life filled with well-being and vitality, not just today but for years to come.
Begin your health optimization and restoration naturally and safely by working with Dr Rashel
Dr. Rashel is a Functional Medicine certified specialist, and Board Certified Family Medicine physician with 20 years of experience.
Let her design a Personalized Functional Wellness Plan, just for you, based on your unique history.