Empowering Families in All Aspects of the Stages of Life has been my passion, incorporating my knowledge and professional work experience as I guide you in your health goals. I have my Bachelor’s and Master degrees in Nursing and advanced education and training in various Restorative Medicine modalities. My list of services compliments and provides further experience and knowledge necessary for me to assist you in your goal of wellness.
Success in coaching and facilitating your health goals are the result of my 40 years combined experience as a RN, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse-Midwife, and Functional Medicine training. Increasing my knowledge and expanding my skills on a regular basis helps me to be better able to serve families both locally and long distance.
In our efforts to be “super men or women” we continually neglect ourselves, disconnected from our inner self. By ignoring our body’s signs we are just are just putting duct tape over the warning lights of our body’s navigational system, until that is, there is a wake-up call. This may come as emotional and/or physical change or a medical diagnosis of thyroid disease, hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol, diseases of the digestive system or even cancer. In addition, hormonal symptoms of insomnia, weight gain, moodiness, hot flashes, PMS, loss of libido or even sexual dysfunctions.
The majority of people I see have heard the wake-up call early enough to understand the importance of making lifestyle changes. However, no matter what your health status, if you are motivated it is NEVER too late to change paths and reverse dis-ease and embrace wellness.
A joyful spirit comes forth with the realization that growing older isn’t as bad as we think. Relationships or jobs change and end, but the important thing to remember is that the process of life and living both mean change. We cannot change others but we can always work on ourselves. Our connection to our “true self” affects our attitudes and gives us strength to move through the experience of life with all its stressors (positive and negative), which are really only just a part of life’s lessons. Good nutrition, physical exercise, and spiritual practices keep us strong. How we incorporate these elements into our lives determines how we promote our independence and healthy aging. We have choices and we can kick and scream or yell and shout. But the fact remains…we will grow older and if we allow it…wiser. We will all leave our earthly bodies in time but having more of a choice when that time comes and having the best quality of life now and for as long as possible is important to me, what about you?
When I first created this website I was focused on women’s health. Over the past twelve years my practice consists of 50% men and 50% women in addition to infants and children. The meaning of the banner is a bridge representing crossing over to realize one’s own inner strength, and ability to conquer adversity and even come to respect their own inner strength and beauty in the process. The bright colors means “awakening” and empowerment or freeing one’s self of the past and moving forward in physical, nutritional and emotional self-discovery. Our life’s process is about learning and understanding what we are capable of ~being empowered by positive energy to fuel us as we seek truth and a higher “self” in all aspects of life.
Often, we give our “selves” over to our families, spouses, children, work. Even our community responsibilities take priority before we give our “selves” permission to be nurtured and cared for. In my professional/personal work I have moved from a completely allopathic western medicine approach (represented by the right side of the bridge) freeing clients from those parts of a system that are only designed to manage disease and treat symptoms to a more complete Holistic way of health and life incorporating both western medical and restorative/functional medicine practices.
My work encompasses all members of the family: children, teens and men …Parents, if you want to grow strong healthy kids build a foundation through nutrition. If you want to eliminate the causes of their illnesses, clear allergies and remove the side effects of drugs…start your children off on the right foot with the right medicine ~nutrition and education of what living healthy means in today’s world filled with false advertisement of a pill or shot for every ill. Empower yourself and your family starting today, right now.
Valerie Ozsu MSN CNM NP Morphogenic Field Therapy, ProEFT Practitioner
Certified Biokinetics/Gerson/GAPS/Wilson’s Thyroid Protocol Practitioner
Natural Health and Wellness Center, Inc