Sara’s initial exposure to traditional medicine began when she was a young girl watching her grandmother care for the whole family with fresh, seasonal and wholesome cooking, and listening to stories of how her grandmother prepared tea from herbs she collected in the market or those growing in her backyard. Her fascination and intrigue with traditional systems of medicine coupled with her studies of psychology led her to Naturopathic medicine. Sara received her naturopathic doctorate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2004, and Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan also in 2004, with an emphasis in Human Nutrition and Reproductive and Women’s Health.
Carey’s interest in the healing arts is grounded her commitment to health and balance in her own life. After completing undergraduate studies in the liberal arts at the University of Kings college in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she moved to Ann Arbor where she began a journey of studying and applying concepts of holistic healing.
Stephanie has provided compassionate care to many patients through out her career as a
Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and Registered Nurse. She has used her
nurturing spirit to provide care for patients across the lifespan, including hospice care.
She believes in empowering her patients to take an active role in their own healing
journey and has had many roles as an educator in the hospital and clinic setting as an
RN and TCM healer.
Jesse’s passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the healing arts was ignited by her
brother’s lengthy and pernicious struggle with Lyme disease. When he contracted the
disease her family spent years working with the medical community to address it with
little success. Her brother’s condition spiraled downward; no one knew how to help.
The disease nearly took him.
Katarina is the Director of Operations for Dr. Lu’s Nourishing Life clinic, and has been
working with us since 2013. Her job covers a variety of areas. From bookkeeping to
team management to daily operations, she ensures our clinic runs smoothly.
Before joining Dr. Lu’s Nourishing Life clinic, Katarina served as a public high school math
teacher for 13 years. She has a Master’s Degree in math education.
Mackenzie is a recent graduate of Michigan State University with a B.S. in Neuroscience. During her time at MSU, she worked in a research lab studying the impact of stress and depression on the brain. Through this work, she has two publications and has presented at numerous conferences and universities. After working so many years on the research aspect of health care, she greatly appreciates working on the clinical side, resulting in a well rounded view of medicine. Mackenzie plans on continuing her education in the Spring of 2018.
Allie graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Communications and a
Specialization in Design. Since graduating, she has worked in corporate project
management and freelance graphic design.