Welcome to On The Well! I am Dr. Mia, a modern integrative medicine doc & wellness expert.
On The Well was born out of my passion for simple & sustainable wellness. To give you a high-level backstory, my holistic wellness journey began with my own health issues. I have dealt with my share of digestive issues, anxiety, brain fog, and overwhelm. The "why" behind these symptoms remained unclear until I dug deep to figure out what the heck was going on!
Through my own journey, my medical training, and working with hundreds of individuals, one thing has always stood true. Our diet, nutrition status, stress level, and environment are major health determining factors. I believe that everyone has the ability to understand the root cause of their health issues and get to know how implementing small changes can have a huge impact on their well-being. I am here to show you how this all works in the body and provide simple solutions so you feel more empowered to create your own healthy lifestyle.
My passion has always been nutrition, health & wellness.
It wasn't until I experienced my own anxiety attacks along with gut issues that I made it my mission to find the best natural solution.
Let me tell you, life wasn't fun back then. But before I had my first anxiety attack, I hadn't really understood how debilitating it is. The feeling of hopelessness was so real. It was the same thing with my bloating - never understood what exactly it feels like until I experienced it for myself.
I remember the days feeling so out of my body ... I was so painfully uncomfortable and disconnected. Everything felt so off! To add insult to injury, I also had acne. I tried to mask it all with a calm and collected exterior but my inner universe was struggling and suffering. I remember feeling so stuck. I innately knew medications weren't going to truly help me in this case - it was not an acute problem that a 2-week prescription would fix and I did not want to be on medications long term. I thank my fam for helping me understand this at a very young age. I needed and wanted to find a natural way to eliminate these issues once and for all so I do not have to feel stuck ever again.
When I took a deep dive into my healing journey, I realized I had been operating as an anxious person my entire life. I didn't understand this before and when there were signs, I denied them. It took me a while but slowly I started making intentional shifts. I initially turned to minimalism as a way to become more mindful and less anxious. This started a ripple effect for me and the next most important pillar that I tackled was nutrition. I took to nourishing my mind and body with the right foods & nutrients to help balance out the biochemical dance in my system.
Simultaneously, I went back to my yoga practice to help create a more meaningful mind-body connection. With the help of my natural medicine mentors, a little talk therapy, and a lot of education on mind-body medicine, I was able to kick my own gut & anxiety issues to the curb.
And so, here I am, an integrative medicine doc, focused mainly on gut health and brain health. Over the years, I have created a holistic tool kit inclusive of nutrition, movement & mind-body techniques that help create alignment with your gut and your brain...your mind & body.
My mission is to help you understand your gut and brain and get you feeling calm, confident, and vibrant!
I received my bachelor's in Biomedical Science and Biotechnology and completed my doctorate in Chiropractic (integrative) Medicine. I am certified in acupuncture, nutrition, registered as an experienced Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and continue to take countless post-graduate training in integrative medicinemovement therapy and nutrition. This includes expert training focused on gut health, brain health, autoimmune conditions, and hormonal health.
My goal with On The Well is to create a welcoming space for you to turn to as a resource on nutrition, wellness & vibrant living. Here you will find me sharing clinical pearls and nutrition nuggets to help support gut health, brain health, and overall wellness.
This is also a safe space for me to share my own evolving experiences with health & wellness. I am so glad you tuned in! I hope you enjoy your visit.
With love and light,