PhotobucketDr. Nicole Sundene  is a Naturopathic Physician at Fountain Hills Naturopathic Medicine 16719 e Palisades Blvd Ste 205, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268  (480) 837-0900.  For more information about her services visit: Fountain Hills Naturopathic Medicine

A graduate of Western Washington University for her undergraduate degree, and Bastyr University for her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, she also spent eight years working as a Medical Assistant for the world renowned institute Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Throughout her four year naturopathic physician training she had the invaluable opportunity to work side by side with many talented physicians specializing in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Urology, and Urgent Care.

Her alternative medicine education along with training at Virginia Mason combined with the many years spent talking to patients as a telephone triage “nurse” have given her a diverse perspective on health care in America.

Dr. Sundene’s goal with Kitchen Table Medicine is to provide readers with the missing link in their health care experience and to ease the educational burden off busy doctors while providing the information and coaching that is typically not allotted in an individual appointment.
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jodyDr. Jody Stanislaw is a Naturopathic Physician, receiving her doctorate degree from Bastyr University. Located in Seattle, Bastyr is the most acclaimed of the four accredited natural health medical schools in America, where physicians receive training to heal disease via natural and complementary treatments.
As the diabetes specialist for, her expertise not only comes from professional training but also from her own experience. Having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of seven, her passion towards improving the health and well-being of others stems from successfully overcoming her own challenges of living with this chronic disease.
Focusing so much on food while growing up in order to manage her diabetes led her to have unhealthy eating patterns during childhood. As a result, she also has a passion for helping others heal from disordered eating patterns, common amongst both type 1 and type 2 diabetics, in addition to the general population.
One of her core beliefs in life is everything that happens in life is a teacher, always full of rich opportunities for personal growth. This empowering perspective is a key element present in all of her work and teachings.
Having grown up in the Northwest, she is an avid outdoor enthusiast. Hiking, snow and water skiing, biking, and practicing yoga are the activities she enjoys the most for keeping her body fit. She also loves to travel. She traveled throughout Europe while living in Italy in 1993, backpacked through Australia in 1997, and left her hometown of Seattle to work with patients from all over the world at a health resort in Thailand during 2008.
Her work in Thailand led her to realize that when people are out of touch with what they love about life and are lacking experiencing joy on a regular basis, no herbs, supplements or food plan will succeed in allowing them to achieve the optimal health they are truly looking for.
This revelation inspired her to write a book to address this issue. It is a story that will act as a catalyst for helping readers become clear on what is holding them back from truly loving their life. After writing for five months in Bali, Indonesia in 2009, she is now back in Seattle, finishing her book. Stay tuned to for the announcement of the publication of this wonderfully adventurous and inspiring book!

PhotobucketDr. Selena Eon was raised in the woods of western Washington, a lifelong lover of the cycles inherent in nature. Her upbringing as a second-generation Naturopathic Physician gifted her with a strong understanding of the connection between the health of our planet and the well-being of the people who live on it.

Dr. Eon holds a bachelor’s degree in Whole Foods Nutrition and a graduate degree in Naturopathic Medicine- both from Bastyr University in Seattle, one of the four federally accredited medical universities specializing in the natural healing arts.

Dr. Eon’s naturopathic education taught her the same basic sciences studied by medical doctors, but also provided her with the knowledge of holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy, with a strong emphasis on preventing disease and optimizing wellness. She practices in Bellevue, WA with her father, Dr. Dean Howell, ND, the developer of NCR.

Her patient-centered practice provides patients with a close connection and collaborative environment with which to regain health. She is a member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physician and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Her interests include fashion design, sewing, basket-weaving, fiber arts, the outdoors, fitness, gluten-free whole foods cooking, reading, music and spending time with her husband and two children. You can find her handmade clothing design work at Etsy. To schedule an appointment for naturopathic care simply visit or call (206) 228-9537.

Dr. KC Kelly holds a Doctorate of Philosophy and is a Licensed Psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience in the field.

She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and families with a vast number of diagnoses and in a vast number of settings including psychiatric hospitals, drug/alcohol programs, group homes, community mental health clinics, and the school system.

She has worked with those dealing with low self esteem, relationship issues, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and suicidal ideation.

Dr. KC always strives to use the positive solution-focused model believing that with the correct guidance from the psychotherapist, all people have within them the power, strength, and resources to come up with their own solutions to their issues. She also finds it immensely gratifying to work as a life coach helping clients find happiness and fulfilled dreams! Dr. KC’s search for new cognizance of the etiology and treatment of mental/emotional health disorders remains ongoing with continuous education and research.

Holding mutual passion for both acting (since the age of 15) and psychotherapy, Dr. KC has merged her two loves into one by creating a website dedicated to helping those involved in the Entertainment Industry with both mental health concerns including, depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues (just to name a few) and questions concerning the Industry itself. Of course, she helps all, but holding a niche in the entertainment industry has been a challenging and rewarding endeavor. Dr. KC wants to make it clear that although her website was intended to reach the Entertainment Industry population, it in no way excludes those who are not artists. We are here and available to help anyone experiencing difficulties or challenging times in their lives. For a great list of health care blogs visit Dr. KC’s premiernetwork at!


Dr. Benjamin Lynch graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor of science in Cell and Molecular Biology. While at the UW, Ben rowed three years for the Huskies on the varsity crew team.

At the end of his Junior year, Ben took a year off to travel throughout the South Pacific and SE Asia.

Ben volunteered with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, worked as one of seven cowboys on a seven million acre cattle station in Outback Australia, lived with a Fijian family on a remote island and was a crew member on a 70′ schooner from Australia to Indonesia. These world experiences taught Ben how to effectively listen, honor, and understand people of all types.

The year long backpacking trip also planted the seed of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. While in India, Ben became severely ill. Having thought he had malaria, his East Indian friend took him to a local Ayurvedic physician. After taking prescribed herbal medicines, Ben felt better within the hour. From then on, Ben decided to learn more about this effective form of medicine.
Ben graduated from Bastyr University in June 2007 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine.
During clinical training, Ben became aware of Environmental Medicine. He sought out the best physicians and trained with them. Ben had the opportunity to work side-by-side with William Rea, MD, the world’s leading Clinical Ecologist.
Having seen patients suffering from chronic diseases caused by environmental exposures, Ben has carefully sought out effective health products and lifestyle techniques. Ben intends to specialize in Environmental Medicine and ‘medical conundrums.’ His goal is to eventually open a large facility where hundreds of people can be treated inexpensively using the ancient methods of hydrotherapy.
Ben currently lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Nadja, and their three boys: Tasman, Matvei and Theodore.

Tim Brownson is a UK qualified Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and certified Hypnotherapist.

He coaches both face-to-face in Orlando and over the telephone with clients all over the United States, Canada and ‘back home’ in the UK.

His first book ‘Don’t Ask Stupid Questions – There Are No Stupid Questions’ was published through Aspen Light in November of 2007 to fantastic reviews and he has since published 2 e-books, one on stress management and the other on beliefs and values.

He writes a self development blog called ‘The Discomfort Zone that takes a more off the wall look at coaching. Tim’s book was voted “Best Purse Book of 2008” and is a handy little personal development guide to read on a daily basis. Reader’s love that you can just open the book to any page and ask yourself an empowering question each day. From answering questions about life coaching, to quitting smoking–Tim offers a unique, realistic, and highly hilarious perspective on accomplishing goals while maintaining values. Stop by and read all of Tim’s advice at the kitchen table, and subscribe to his free life coaching blog.

Bonnie Pfeister is a personal trainer and owner of Longevity Fitness Club and Spa in Florida.

Whether you read Bonnie’s articles in the Press Journal or listen to her health tips on the radio, it won’t take long to see Bonnie’s passion is to help encourage and educate the community.

With over fifteen years of experience in the health & beauty industry, Bonnie has a lot to share. In addition, although she has never been obese, she has experienced weight fluctuations from size 2 to size 12. Bonnie realized consistency is key in being healthy and said “no more” to yo-yo diets and sporadic exercise routines.

Feel free to post your personal training and fitness questions as comments to Bonnie’s articles so that she may answer them in future blogs! You can visit Bonnie at: Longevity and

Stephen Cox is the author of the immensely insightful self help website As the result of a long history of health issues, including open heart surgery at age 7 and chronic fatigue at age 20, Stephen learned the vital importance of good health the hard way.

Having overcome his own health problems Stephen founded Balanced Existence as the medium by which he can positively impact the largest number of people possible.

By documenting knowledge and insights gained from his own journey of health and wellbeing it is Stephen’s humble wish to aid others, when needed, in their own journey.

You are invited to read more articles at

Mary O’malley is a teacher and specialist in compulsive behaviors and addictions.

Mary teaches us to turn towards our compulsive tendencies and not away from them. When we move to a place of observation and curiosity about life we remove the cloud of shame and blame that tend to obscure the learning process.

To learn more about Mary’s unique philosophy that resonates with so many people challenged by over-eating, disordered eating, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors you may visit her website at Mary offers individual counseling, group meetings, and educational retreats in Hawaii. Mary is an amazing teacher of life. You can subscribe to her once monthly newsletter for a free taste of her wisdom and philosophy.

Joene LaBou is a licensed esthetician and skincare specialist.

Joene specializes in anti-aging skin therapies that emphasize the use of vegan and organic products. When asked what the secret to her unbelievably youthful appearance is, she always simply replies “Drink plenty of water, anti-oxidants, and peptides”.

For assistance with your skin care needs you may book an appointment in Seattle by calling (206) 264-7901.The salon is located at 410 spring, Seattle 98104. Joene also has skincare appointments available in New Castle, WA as well for your convenience, simply visit to book an appointment at either site for her wonderful services!

Tara McClintick is an Early Childhood/Special Education teacher as well as a Son-Rise mom. She is passionate about children and supporting the miraculous development process using gentle, creative and encouraging methods. She has 20+ years experience working with children, both in typical and special needs settings.
A great deal of Tara’s experience has been working one on one with her youngest son, Jake, who was diagnosed with severe autism shortly after his first birthday.
Once thought to be deaf, Jake can now communicate using simple sentences. He is extremely intelligent however learning continues to be challenging for Jake due to his extreme sensory and physical symptoms and difficulty in attending to another person.
Jake is now 13 and together they continue the journey towards learning and recovery through nutritional and natural methods. Tara enthusiastically reads and learns everything she can about specialized diets, healing, and bio-medical treatments and how these relate to the complex issues involved in autism and other conditions.
Her family continues to make lifestyle changes to support both her family’s health and the planet’s. She eagerly wants to share this information with others in hopes that we can all receive the gifts these amazing individuals’ lives bring to everyone.
Tara also creates fun, unique picture books for kids using real-life scenes and images These books are specially designed to promote attention, interaction, thinking, and language development for kids of any age. Their simple format allows the books to be adapted for a variety of skill levels. They reveal the wonder and beauty of everyday in appreciation of this glorious life.

PhotobucketDr. Nicole Sundene, NMD is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor at Fountain Hills Naturopathic Medicine 16719 E Palisades Blvd, Suite 205, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.

She believes we should utilize natural medicines to treat the root cause of disease rather than just treating symptoms, as symptoms are a message of imbalance sent from the body and will persist until they are properly addressed.

For appointments please visit for more information about Naturopathic Medicine services.
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  1. Am glad to have found a resource of net savvy doctors. (and female, to boot) Sweet! Dr Sundene you are most welcome to guest post at Groovy Vegetarian.
    Would love your perspective on the veg diet.
    The Groovy Vegetarian

  2. Great Missy- I look forward to getting groovy with the plant based diet!

  3. What a FABULOUS lineup!

  4. Well this blog certainly has one of the most beautiful line-ups of writers I’ve ever seen online. 😉

  5. Hi Dr.,
    I am from India and a pure vegetarian. I shall surely mail you some of the best recipes one can have from the Indian diet point of view. Indian is a land of veggies and every region has its own popular delicacy. 🙂

  6. Guess I need to get a better pic – everyone else looks so professional – perhaps I need a Sulfur 200C?

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