About Dr. Bennett

           Growing up Dr. Bennett had multiple health concerns, from gastrointestinal distress, food allergies, polycystic ovarian syndrome, attention deficit disorder to depression. By her college years she was on a cocktail of medications, with a laundry list of side effects. Being only 5 foot in stature, she was sensitive to pharmaceuticals and found herself in the hospital with seizures due to these side effects. Interested in learning more about cooking and to get in shape, she found Dr. Mark Hyman’s Ultra Mind Solution, a book that revolutionized her understanding of health, mood and healing. As she started implementing changes, she reversed all of her diagnoses and lost 60#s in the process. This was the seal that broke open years of intense study of the field of naturally healing. 
         This propelled her into a career of bridging the gap between mental health and natural healing. Working in residential treatment facilities, fitness, rehabilitation and wellness centers. She has worked in the health and mental health field for over 10 years, holding degrees in exercise science, nutrition and Doctor of Naturopath medicine.          
 Prior to 2018 Dr. Bennett was a solo-traveler, hiker, and loved exploring the world. When she wasn’t working as a Naturopathic Doctor, she was planning her next adventure. A true #Enneagram7 at heart- outgoing, loved a challenge and had zest for life. She built her business with fierce tenacity, grit and willingness to do whatever it took. She loved uncertainty and danced in the magic of writing her own story. 
          July 4th, 2018 after a long day of wake-boarding on the lake, she suffered a blow to the head from a less-than-graceful fall off the board. After some staples and incomplete follow up emergency care, she was sent home and everything would be ‘fine.’ However, Dr. Bennett didn’t know where she was, what day it was, or recognize people in her life. She was not in fact, “fine.” Within two weeks, she started having extreme anxiety and panic attacks, for the first time in her life. She endured upwards of 50 panic attacks per day, unable to care for herself or get to the bottom of her distress. After almost 6 months in a horror-film of despair, terror, and complete panic she saw a neurologist who put the pieces together. She had suffered a traumatic brain injury and her brain was going haywire. The long journey of healing was peppered with panic, anxiety, and fear. Her injured brain interpreted any noise, the flip of a light, or movement as a threat. In addition, she suffered a myriad of other brain injury-related diagnoses that went unnoticed in the first year, due to the intensity of anxiety that this injury brought. 
       The journey back to health and healing both fascinated and deepened her understanding of how great a role hormones play on the brain, mood, and happiness. Through naturopathic medicine, physical and occupational therapies, and the wisdom of nature  – she was able to make a full recovery. This road was not an easy one, but Dr. Bennett feels certain it was her path to helping others.  i