My assessment method evaluating individual needs is a science-based and synergistic approach considering our uniqueness and making treatment as personalized as possible. I recommend various "tools" including diet, herbs, lifestyle, nutritional supplements, drugs, and motivational counseling––all integral to personal care. I also embrace the role of spirit and a sensible timeline for overcoming health challenges. I must say clearly that like every other practitioner I've ever known, I offer no cure for cancer. If someone tells you he or she has the skills, a product, or something simplistic like an "alkaline diet" that can cure cancer, don't buy it. In many cases all I can offer is improvement in quality of life. Generally the higher the stage of a cancer and the more treatment a person has had, the more challenging treatment will be, but helping manage symptoms, put space between drug treatments and surgery and minimizing drug side effects is well within my experience.
I honor the individuality, intuition and will of my clients. I’ll meet you where you are--literally and figuratively--and together we can go from there....
Born in Englewood, New Jersey, and raised in nearby Fort Lee, the birthplace of the American film industry across the Hudson River from New York, Michael enjoys learning about the little known history of places and people. He delights in spending time with family and friends, producing radio and print journalism and reading, cooking, making wine, and gathering and teaching about the most nutritious and medicinally active wild foods. He loves to hike, listen to Springsteen, swim open water in lakes and bays, kayak, and spend time by the ocean. During 13 years living in Ashland, Oregon, Michael rescued a few vintage road bikes from Craigslist that he tinkers with and rides around Seattle.
Building harmony within all body systems--vitality in motion.
Michael grasps the intersection between botanical and nutritional medicine as both a registered peer-reviewed professional herbalist and Certified Nutritionist. He seeks out wild foods and explains why they're healthy and how to prepare them. He can steer you towards good decisions in the kitchen using healthy store-bought foods as well.
Deep nutrition therapist
He has long yearned for an understanding of the world around us. Michael gets down to the nitty gritty about roots and shoots and understands real-world needs of his clients, living in a world full of hazardous food choices. Clarity is his business.
Student for life
A participant in an oncology round table group for almost 15 years, he constantly researches new approaches to chronic diseases with an eye to the past. It's fascinating to see traditional foods and botanicals supported by modern research. Michael has been teaching college nutrition and environmental health classes for over 10 years.