Meet Dr. Sarah, Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
I became interested in becoming a naturopathic doctor when I was able to to get my life back after suffering from chronic pain from two herniated discs, celiac disease, lyme disease, and mood issues through nutrition, essential oils, yoga, whole food supplementation, and chiropractic.
After experiencing first hand the power of holistic medicine, mentoring with experts throughout the Northeast, and becoming an essential oils research junkie, I wanted to share these modalities with others and empower them as well. I knew that naturopathic medicine was the path for me. Its philosophies incorporated the whole person, honored one’s innate healing capacity, and combined the best of conventional and ancient medicine. I then later went on to get my certification in functional medicine to further my knowledge of systems biology and personalized medicine.
How Can a Naturopathic Doctor, AKA Dr. Sarah, Help Me?
As a licensed naturopathic doctor and certified functional medicine practitioner, my passion is to empower individuals to achieve their current health goals. This is to remove the blockages of fear and worry of diseases and symptoms that keep them from living their passions and fullest lives. I am also a proud member of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, due to my passionate belief that the mind and body cannot be separated.
My typical client comes in with reports of some or all of the following: mood disturbances, digestive issues, hormonal and menstrual irregularities, and low energy. They may have other diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, autoimmunity, bipolar, celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, depression, OCD, thyroid disease, or other complaints of just “feeling not right.”
I help individuals (and often their family members) get to the root cause of their symptoms. I uphold to the six naturopathic principles as put on my health detective cap and utilize my knowledge of biochemical individuality. In my consults, I search out any hidden factors or blockages that will inhibit one’s body and mind from getting what it needs to be optimized and revitalized. This leads to an individualized wellness plan that aims to bring one back into health harmony.
A Team-Based and Comprehensive Naturopathic and Functional Care Model
I honor your perspective and knowledge of having lived in your body! I listen to my clients’ own expertise and experience of what works for them. My job is to provide my medical, holistic, spiritual, and human psychology training to navigate the best modalities for them. This kind of teamwork provides the “magic” of transforming their mind-body.
I’ve been called the “biochemical master of supplement suggestions.” I match each person’s unique genetic makeup and environmental influences with the best supplemental nutritional, herbals, essential oils, and lifestyle practices that work for them at the current time. I work with my clients to go over their wellness plan and they communicate with me on how to tweak an action plan that best fits their needs and goals. This protocol is updated as they regain body harmony. Once their main symptoms are resolved, they typically pop-in for bi-yearly “wellness visits” and “health optimization.”
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Sarah LoBisco, ND, IFMCP is a graduate of the accredited, four year post-graduate program in Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. This program included clinical rotations along with a demanding scientific curriculum in integrating conventional medical training with natural medicine. Dr. LoBisco holds her naturopathic physician license from the state of Vermont. She is a certified functional medicine practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine. (For an overview of licensed naturopathic doctors and naturopathic medical education, please click here).
Online Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Protecting Our Patients From Our Toxic World
- Treating Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Etiology, Mechanism, and Epigenomic Manifestations
- Pain Management as a Side Effect: The ‘Magic Missing Bullet’ and Case Studies of ‘Accidental’ Relief
- The Smell of Pain
- Sniffing Out Pain: Part 1: Olfaction’s Complex Connections of Emotions, Memory, and Pain Perception
- Sniffing Out Pain
Part 2: The Multimodal Actions of Essential Oils on Pain Perception and Pain Relief
- In Defense of Essential Oils: Synergy, Nature’s Wisdom, & Misleading Studies
- Exploring the Complexities and Caveats of Safe Internal Use of Essential Oils for Pain: Highlighting Intestinal Discomfort: Part I and Part II
Online Blogs & Articles
- Natural Path Archives
- Sartatoga.com Wellness Blog
- Healing Springs Journal
- Features in Times Union:
- CBS6 News Discussing the Use of Essential Oils and Lyme Disease
- CBS6 News Discussing How to Stay Healthy During Flu Session
See a more complete list of Media and Podcast appearances here.
Bio: Sarah LoBisco, ND, IFMCP
Dr. LoBisco has been involved in holistic healthcare for over 15 years. She became interested in becoming a naturopathic doctor when she was able to heal two herniated discs through nutrition, essential oils, yoga, supplementation, and chiropractic. She has mentored with holistic, naturopathic medicine, and functional medicine practices throughout New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. In addition to her naturopathic medicine and functional medicine training, Dr. LoBisco has extensive training in a variety of healing modalities, including therapeutic essential oils, nutraceuticals, herbs, whole food supplements, nutritional medicine, and mind-body therapies.
Dr. LoBisco has received her certification in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). The Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice coursework and Advanced Practice Modules are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Dr. LoBisco is also certified in Applied Kinesiology and holds a BA in psychology from SUNY Geneseo.
She has also published several articles in the Naturopathic Doctor News and Review Digest (NDNR) and the Townsend Letter, both physician- based journals, and is also a hired speaker on integrative medical topics for medical professionals. Due to her dedication and passion toward her profession and integrative health care, Dr. LoBisco has contributed as an item writer for the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE).
Dr. LoBisco currently incorporates her training as a naturopathic doctor and functional medicine practitioner through writing, researching, teaching, private practice, and through her independent contracting work for companies regarding supplements, nutraceuticals, essential oils, and medical foods. She maintains her private wellness consultation practice through virtual telephone consultations. Dr. LoBisco also enjoys continuing to educate and empower her readers through her blogs and social media.
Due to licensing laws in NYS, her current role is as a consultant to provide support for wellness education and safe use of natural products and supplements. This is in order to enhance lifestyle and assist with re-balancing the body’s systems. She accomplishes this with her background in individualized, mind-body, and functional medicine.
You can learn more here.