With over 35 years as a healthcare provider, Mara is a nationally Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. Before attending the University of California at San Francisco Masters in Nursing program, Mara was a homecare and hospice RN. She earned her Master’s in 2005 and began working in Integrative Medicine as a Nurse Practitioner.
Mara has developed an expertise in functional, nutritional medicine; blending pharmaceuticals with nutraceuticals, utilizing science and nutrition to its best advantage to get the optimal effect and outcome.
Mara developed an expertise in treating Tick-Borne Disease and Biotoxin illness. Using the best of Western and Eastern philosophies of medicine, the blend allows for a more complete picture of the problem and how to treat it. Mara focuses on restoring function in the body, strengthening the immune system, decreasing inappropriate inflammation, restoring detoxification pathways, balancing hormones, and healing the intestinal tract. This allows the body to reclaim the processes that have been hijacked by the infections. Without doing this recovery is less likely. Then, those who have been ill can begin treating and healing. These illnesses are too often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed leading to further disability and decline.
This became apparent to Mara when her daughter became bedridden with Chronic Lyme Disease after being misdiagnosed for over 20 years. (Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis were some of the diagnoses she was given.) Her daughter spent over 5 years bedridden. The longer these infections remain untreated, the longer it takes to recover, and damage to the tissues occurs over time.
If you have sought help from many providers, have been told your tests are all negative and that ‘it is all in your head’, Mara can help.