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Increasing Your Positive Healthspan

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to just live a long life, I want to live a long, enjoyable, active, healthy, and fun life!!  So instead of only focusing on lifespan, we should focus on our HEALTHSPAN.

That’s why I trained with Dr. Nasha Winters and became certified in her Terrain Advocate Program. Although Dr. Nasha is famous for her success with cancer patients, her approach and philosophy are all about our overall health or terrain. The best way to treat chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease, diabetes, etc., is to prevent them. And if you already have a chronic disease, the Terrain Approach is all about discovering what is out of balance in your body so you can take action to remove the cause, support healing, and restore balance.

My current mission is to help empower, educate and support others on their health or healing journey by offering –

  • Workshops and presentations for groups and organizations so you can make informed decisions about your health
  • One-on-one guidance in implementing a personalized Terrain Approach to improve your health
  • One-on-one support in implementing your treatment plan from a Terrain Certified Network Physician or other functional medicine practicioner

If this sounds interesting, let’s talk! Contact me for a free 30-minute call at

Favorite Articles & Guides

Favorite Books


  • The Metabolic Approach to Cancer by Nasha Winters
  • Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology by Nasha Winters
  • Tripping Over the Truth: The Metabolic Theory of Cancer by Travis Christofferson
  • The Cancer Code by Jason Fung
  • Radical Remission by Kelly Turner
  • Radical Hope by Kelly Turner
  • Anyway You Can by Annette Bosworth
  • Keto for Cancer by Miriam Kalamian

Food and Diet

  • The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz
  • The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung
  • The Obesity Code by Jason Fung
  • Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease by Rober Lustig
  • The Whole-Body Microbiome: How to Harness Microbes-Inside and Out-for Lifelong Health by Brett Finlay


  • The Diabetes Code by Jason Fung


  • The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale Bredesen

Mental Health

  • Nutrient Power by William Walsh
  • Integrative Medicine for Depression by James Greenblatt
  • Brain Energy by Chris Palmer

General Health

  • Unconventional Medicine by Chris Kresser
  • Why We Get Sick by Benjamin Bikman
  • Lies My Doctor Told Me by Ken Berry
  • Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin
  • Undoctored by William Davis

Tina's presentation on healthy eating for the DreamBank

Dreambank Cancer talk

Choose Your Health Tools Carefully (Sledgehammer vs Pin Hammer)

Traditional medicine has a limited selection of tools, while the Metabolic Terrain approach has a vast toolbox.

If your chronic disease looks more like a railroad spike, it needs a big hammer to place the spike. Both traditional medicine and the Metabolic Terrain approach would agree on this. However, the Metabolic Terrain approach would add that we need to take precautions to carefully wield the sledgehammer with the right amount of force and protect the surrounding area from unnecessary damage vs a more heavy-handed approach like traditional medicine would use.

But if your chronic disease looks more like a small finishing nail, why would you use a sledgehammer? You would risk doing more damage while trying to carefully place your nail. Instead, you would want a smaller pin hammer. You would select a tool appropriate for the job.
The Metabolic Terrain approach uses labs and data to determine which tool is best for the job. There isn’t one tool for one type of disease (such as cancer). The size of the tool and the force used need to match the work that needs to be done. Contact me to learn more!