Feminology revolves around the work of 2 naturopathic doctors with a combined 25+ years of clinical experience and work in education. The aim of this community is to help women better understand themselves and the working of their bodies, especially the subtle orchestra of our hormones. Hormones play a significant role in the way women feel and they interact with many other bodily systems, essentially balancing overall health and state of mind. Feminology is about exploring women’s health in the context of our culture. This means we acknowledge the effects that economic status, racial, gender and religious bias play in our health. The time has come for honest conversation about women’s lived experiences in their female bodies. Moreover, there is a lack of scientific information presented to women when faced with making choices about issues central to their health and well-being. We are working toward changing that every day!
Of course each of us has had our own lived experiences vis a vis the world of medicine. Let’s learn a bit more:
Dr. Nash I am bi-coastal, born in New York and moved to California in the middle of high school where I lived for 10 years. I received my bachelor of arts in history and after working toward a doctoral degree for 2 years in the history of medicine, I had a personal medical crisis that led to major gynecological surgery and an epiphany about my future. In the wake of that frightening experience–from a medical, social and economic perspective–I decided that a career in natural medicine was my true calling. I had lost my ovary and fallopian tube but gained insight about the work I wanted to do in this life. Back to the books! This time I’d be studying pre-medical biological sciences.
In 1998, I graduated from the oldest naturopathic medical school in the country, now called National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. In my 20 years of clinical practice I have worked with thousands of women, both in the U.S. and abroad, on various chronic health challenges and balancing their hormones naturally. Complex homeopathy, herbal medicine and nutrigenomics are the therapeutic cornerstones of my work and compassionate care is my daily practice.
I taught at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine clinic for six years and I have taught seminars for other healthcare professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada for over a dozen years. I love teaching the application of both cutting-edge medicine and time-honored techniques from the nature cure tradition.
I live and work with patients privately from my home in New Haven, Connecticut and in March of 2018 (for my 50th birthday!) I started a second business, feminology, to widen the conversation about true health for women from a naturopathic perspective. I am so thrilled that Dr. Tara Nayak said “yes!” to my invitation to work toward this goal together.
Dr. Nayak I’m originally a New Jersey girl that went on to become a Temple University graduate. After getting my bachelor’s degree in biology I spent two years working in an inner-city high school teaching biology, earth science, and physical science to grades 8-10. This experience showed me how much I love children and young adults but more importantly made me realize I was ready to follow what I’ve been passionate about since my own childhood: natural healing.
I took the leap to attend the University of Bridgeport’s college of Naturopathic Medicine. It was here that I met one of my mentors, Dr. Peter D’Adamo, and began my studies in personalized medicine. This meant getting down to the genomic and microbiome level. After completing my residency at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine I moved back to my favorite city in the world, Philadelphia, to open a private practice. I love helping busy city dwellers learn how to address their health issues with naturopathic medicine.
When I met Dr. Ginger Nash my eyes were opened to the world of complex homeopathy. Like many others, I was initially skeptical of this approach until I began to see the groundbreaking results in my patients. Issues that might have taken many months to clear up and many thousands of dollars in testing were greatly improving with a pretty simple approach.
When Ginger invited me to join her in developing feminology, another fire lit inside of me! I thrive on hearing from this community of women and sharing my own experiences as well, living as a embodied woman in today’s world.
Together our expertise is focused on natural medicine and the myriad ways of supporting, rather than suppressing, the rhythms of women’s bodies. We interweave the scientific knowledge behind natural medicine and the art of helping women heal.
Thanks for being here with us!
Drs. Nash and Nayak
Dr. Ginger Nash practice website: http://www.gingernash.com/
Dr. Tara Nayak practice website: https://www.taranayaknd.com/
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