Heidi is a registered nurse who has previously worked in family practice, health coaching, IV therapy, and as a clinic manager for a small clinic. She has an intense passion for integrative care and a pure love for learning. Heidi’s passion for true integrative care began when she became a mother to children who required more than allopathic medicine could offer. This passion and love for learning allow her to grow personally and professionally while attending additional integrative conferences and gaining certifications along the way. She is a wife and mother of three active children who enjoys all things involving nature and family. You will find her cheering on her children in their life adventures, camping in the summer, and hiking with her dog year round. Education: Bachelor of Science of Nursing: Viterbo University Master of Science in Health and Wellness: American College of Healthcare Sciences Terrain Advocate Program: Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (currently enrolled)
Kari Best, PA-C
Hello! My name is Kari, and I am a Physician Assistant, Registered Dietitian, breast cancer thriver, auntie to three beautiful nieces (my favorite role), triathlete and lifelong student of health, fitness, and nutrition. My journey into integrative and functional medicine started after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. I completed the standard of care therapies recommended for me then started on a quest to determine the cause of my cancer. I knew I needed to make changes in my life, but I didn’t know where to begin. Thankfully, this led me to the book The Metabolic Approach to Cancer by Dr. Nasha Winters. Dr. Nasha’s emphasis on the importance of both assessing and optimizing one’s terrain on the road to recovery transformed my understanding of cancer and my approach to practicing medicine. Now I strive to get to the root cause of medical issues and focus on prevention when possible. I am grateful to have had the privilege of studying with Dr. Nasha and working with Dagmara during this process and I am thrilled to be joining the team at Zuza’s Way Integrative Care. I look forward to supporting others on their unique journeys toward healing. Education Graduate of Dr. Nasha’s Physician Mastermind Program: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, 2021 Certificate holder in Integrative and Functional Nutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2021 Student of Dr. Aviva Romm’s: Women’s Functional and Integrative Medicine Professional Training Program, will graduate summer 2022 Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2010 Bachelor of Science- Dietetics: University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1995
Hello, my name is Jeanne and I am a patient advocate at Zuza's Way Integrative Care. I began patient advocacy as my own advocate when I was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2019. My personal journey with cancer led me to enroll in the first cohort of Dr. Nasha Winter's Terrain Advocate Program. Along with my enrollment in terrain advocacy, I have continued my education in health coaching and functional nutrition. Prior to my cancer diagnosis, I worked in the health and wellness field as an Assistance Wellness Director for the YMCA, personal trainer, and strength and conditioning coach. Along with my work in health and wellness, I served full-time as the Program Director of a children's ministry. I understand how overwhelming a cancer diagnosis can be. My role is to help you understand and implement a better way of cancer care. Education: Terrain Advocate Program, Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (currently enrolled) Master of Health Science in Functional and Integrative Nutrition, Northwestern Health Science University (currently enrolled) Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2009
Ryan Beine, PA-C
Ryan Beine PA-C is a seasoned healthcare professional with a career spanning over two decades in the Emergency Department. Throughout his extensive experience, he gained a profound understanding of the significance of an integrative approach to health. Rejecting the notion that low energy, sexual dysfunction, poor mood, and weight gain are unavoidable consequences of aging for men, Ryan takes a holistic approach to optimize men's health. Now, he is dedicated to joining forces with you on your own transformative path to wellness. One key focus area for Ryan is low testosterone, a widespread issue affecting nearly 40% of men over 45. Rather than offering quick fixes, he embraces functional medicine and ancestral health practices to produce natural and sustainable results, challenging the need for synthetic testosterone and exogenous hormones. Additionally, Ryan addresses muscle loss, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, fatigue, and poor mood through his comprehensive approach. Ryan Beine PA-C brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his practice. He has witnessed firsthand the complexities and challenges that individuals and families face when navigating health complications. As your partner in healing, Ryan's empathetic approach ensures that he addresses not only your physical well-being but also your mental and emotional health.