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SUMMER WATERS, LAC, NTP, CGP

"The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." – Ann Wigmore

Summer Waters, LAc, NTP, CGP, is powerfully committed to guiding individuals who want to feel better and have more energy to understand what foods heal their bodies and how to make those foods a part of their daily lives, so they can find freedom from disease and discomfort while experiencing increased energy to live the lives of their dreams! 

If you are looking for a proven health professional who can guide you to address chronic health conditions (physical, mental and emotional), or simply to feel more fully alive and at home in your body, you've come to the right place.  With over a decade of experience supporting wonderful clients in achieving success with these and other concerns, my mission and commitment is to listen to the story of your health journey, provide you with realistic suggestions for diet and lifestyle change, and support you in implementing these suggestions so that you can transform your health and life. 

My path to becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner began when I developed multiple chronic health conditions and could not find relief through Western medicine.  Though skeptical, I was persuaded to try acupuncture, and the benefits I experienced inspired me to complete my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and travel to Hangzhou, China to deepen my skills.  Like most of us, I was raised on a Standard American Diet (a SAD diet indeed) of highly processed foods, so the nutritional philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine intrigued me.  My own healing journey eventually lead me to pursue certification and training from the Nutritional Therapy Association and then on to become one of the first class of Certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Practitioners, studying directly with the Nuerologist who created this amazing healing protocol, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. 

Clients say remarkable things about the impact my work has had on their quality of life: 

"We have learned that (a) healthy diet is not what we thought it was, and yet healthy diet is at the foundation of healthy living, especially for children. We thank Summer for being bold and pointing us down a road to good health and relief from health problems, even when we did not wish to listen. Her gentle guidance has saved us and our children from untold pain and suffering. Thank you Summer for being the lighthouse in a stormy world of health information."
-Dave and Brenda Salch, Sam's Valley, OR

"Summer is thorough, caring, and so knowledgeable - above and beyond any practitioner I've gone to before.  She's a wealth of information about (health) resources as well." 
-Dr. Jodine Turner, Medford, OR

"Man, did she come through for me!  I felt relief immediately after the first acupuncture session and experienced true healing overall, with no return of the problem since. Summer made me feel truly cared for and comforted, which is exactly what you want, and need, in such an experience. I'll be returning for any other needs that arise and highly recommend her as a compassionate, skilled healer."
-Kathy Ward, Talent, OR

And this from one of the needle phobic patients I treat:
"I hardly felt the needle placement! The entire experience was one of working together rather than "having something done" to me.  I was calm, peaceful and received tremendous relief from the body pain we were targeting. I am grateful to have Summer in my life. She is a brilliant health care practitioner. She brings a rainbow of knowledge with a heart of kindness to help find the keys to unlock the mystery of your health!Treat yourself to an appointment. You will find it to be an investment in your health!"
-Roy Fleisher, LMT, Kirkland, WA 

Similar benefits await when you decide to invite me to serve you and your family in the powerful ways I can support your energy and overall health. It is amazing to watch as individuals reclaim their health, after having come to me sick and depressed, convinced that nothing can be done or that they are doomed to a life filled with pain and medications. I am so honored to help so many great people!  

As a service-based entrepreneur and heart-based community leader, I value connection, communication, and relationships, and care deeply about my clients. The foods and resources I recommend are the ones I have researched diligently over years of practice and have tested on myself when appropriate. These tools have allowed me to cultivate a life of abundance and gratitude while living in harmony with nature. I will share the very aspects that have helped me overcome several severe health challenges of my own, including diabetes, endometriosis, chronic and severe gut inflammation including irritable bowel syndrome and stomach ulcers, Lyme disease, adrenal fatigue, vulvodynia, interstitial cystis, and reoccuring microbial infections and imbalances. The passion I have when I speak about the importance of high-quality, nutrient-dense, traditional foods is the passion of someone who has experienced profound transformation in my personal state of health and well-being from using these tools in my own life.  

My insatiable curiosity coupled with a belief in independent thinking leads me to rigorously examine multiple viewpoints.  I then utilize the essence of what I have distilled from medical literature, top health advisors, as well as my clinical and personal experiences to benefit individual clients and participants in my programs and classes.  

My perspective has been featured on NBC in Saint Louis, MO, CBS in Chico, CA, and in the Medford Mail Tribune, Oregon Healthy Living, Savor Magazine, as a guest teacher and speaker on various stages, and click here to see more references

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It would be my pleasure to guide you in our work together to achieve the results you are looking for so you can live the health filled life you desire!  Let's continue the conversation in the manner that suits you best.
Call today to book me as a guest speaker, sign up for one of my programs, schedule a complimentary consult or a consultation for yourself or your children at 541-326-8952.