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Love & Guts

Dec 6, 2021

#233 Dr. Karin is a board-certified Naturopathic physician, graduating from Bastyr University. She received her undergraduate degree in biomedical science from Grand Valley State University, where she excelled as a student-athlete. After her collegiate experience and witnessing the traumatic unfolding of 9/11, Karin was called to serve in the military as a Naval aviator and deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF in 2010.

Dr. Karin’s practice is focused in integrative neurology, and embraces a philosophy centered around forming and maintaining resilience in health. She believes that any path to wellness is the correct one, and by using the tools we instinctively possess combined with the art and science of medicine, we can uncover the deeper root of disease and work on an individual basis to improve the state of health.

As a peer-reviewed published author, Dr. Karin focuses personal research on the neuroimmunology of resilience and enjoys serving as a liaison between her education and clinical practice. Dr. Karin’s personal experience caring for her father has grown into a professional passion to provide individualized care for caregivers, feeling strongly that they are the core tenant of health in their communities and homes, and often speaks with support groups in her local area.

In this episode we cover

  • What Parkinson's disease is
  • Causes, including some lesser known
  • How is the gut involved? Did you know that constipation precedes the motor symptoms common in Parkinsons by about 20 years
  • The hallmark symptoms of PD
  • Patterns seen in the gut that either precede the onset of parkinsons or are there while present? What measures can we take to prevent the onset of disease
  • If symptoms can be reversed 
  • What health providers should know
  • The role that care partners play in the overall health and wellness of PwP
  • and so much more