Practicing in Connecticut
Over the past thirteen years, I have seen over 6000 patients, and my area of expertise is reversing chronic autoimmune disease. My typical patient has seen 6 to 7 well-trained physicians who could not resolve their health issues. I'm able to successfully treat neurological disorders, Parkinson's, MS, inflammatory arthritis, Hashimoto's, thyroid conditions, erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, allergies, ADD/ADHD, infertility, asthma mood disorders and hormone imbalances.
My personal experience with an inflammatory autoimmune disease led me to become an intestinal microbiome expert. I really do understand your pain, the disease progression, and the tools needed to fight and overcome your condition or illness. I've been there. I've felt the fear and bewilderment. And now I'm on a mission to prevent and reverse the ravages of autoimmune disease.
What makes you the practitioner that you are? Do you practice medicine differently?
I listen. And then I listen again. I let the patient's story unfold. From the beginning I accept someone from where they are and I nurture mechanisms to empower the patient. I validate their story. We work with respect, trust and integrity. I tell my patients that I am a paid guide, but they are the keeper of their keys. They alone hold the power to unlock their story. I do not define a patient by their disease. In fact, after they have filled out my questionnaire I slide it into their folder and start with an unbiased physical exam first. I don't read the form until we finish physical exam and move to the consult room. I try to look with open eyes instead of how they define themselves on paper.
How often do you see your patients?
We have a comprehensive 2 hour new patient intake followed by a 45 minutes follow-up about 3 weeks later. We typically do follow-ups every 3 months until their condition resolves.
In addition to my clinical practices, I blog 3 times per week, send out a monthly newsletter and speak at local groups, corporations and at professional conferences.
What do you do for fun?
My front yard becomes an organic garden in the spring and summer. I strive to eat the right fuel for me and I exercise every day. In the warmer months you'll find me pedaling around town or cycling for 35 miles plus on the weekends. I enjoy cooking, going to jazz concerts, dancing, spending quality time with friends, reading a page turning novel, visiting museums, cross-country skiing, taking a spin class or watching an engrossing film or T.V. series. Sometimes, I like to take a hot sauna and do nothing. I'm looking forward to future travel to visit ancient cultures.
In Vibrant Health,Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT
Isadora Guggenheim is available to meet in person, over the phone and via Skype.