Alternative health used to be thought of as kind of a joke that no one really took seriously, but that’s not the case anymore. Thankfully, our society is becoming much more accepting of alternative health and wellness. We’re focusing more and more on self-care and supporting the body’s ability to heal itself. It’s very inspiring to see so many females leading the charge in this amazing and growing industry. Here are 6 inspiring women leading us down the path of alternative health and wellness.
1. Miriam Rahav, M.D.
Dr. Miriam Rahav is the founder of Rahav Wellness, The Center for Collaborative Healing in New York, NY. Dr. Rahav is board certified in internal medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, and functional medicine. Her clinic puts an emphasis on curing and preventing chronic disease through proper nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Rahav spent time in Thailand learning about alternative medicine from traditional healers from all over the world. Her extensive studies of fasting and colon cleansing changed her own health and life path dramatically. Her work with HIV/AIDS patients in Thailand also influenced her decision to study functional medicine.
In 2017, Dr. Rahav opened her Center for Collaborative Healing, realizing her goal of providing community-oriented healthcare. Her groundbreaking clinic integrates traditional medicine with functional medicine therapies, with a special effort to help as many people as possible in one convenient location.
2. Jessica Sepal, nutritionist and alternative health author
Jessica Sepal is a clinical nutritionist, author, and publisher of a wildly successful nutrition and wellness blog. After her own struggles with fad diets, counting calories, and body image issues, she discovered a love for all things nutrition and set out to transform her life.
She encourages women to love their bodies by eating nourishing, whole food, rather than counting calories. Her passion is to empower women to stop dieting and find balance with food by living a more realistic and sustainable lifestyle.
Jessica has even created a nutrition app with healthy recipes and helpful guides to help you improve your get health, manage stress and anxiety, curb sugar craving, have more energy, address skin issues, and much more. Her mission is to help women get healthy and stop focusing on losing weight.
3. Aviva Romm, M.D.
Dr. Aviva Romm is not only a medical doctor, but she’s also a mother and a midwife. She wants people to know that our bodies can heal themselves when given the proper tools and her mission is to show how alternative therapies can work together with modern medicine for maximum benefit.
Romm is a fierce advocate for women’s and children’s health and has made it her life’s work. She says that no one should go through life feeling hungry, exhausted, or depressed. She has dedicated her career to helping women with hormonal imbalances, sleep disorders, depression, chronic fatigue, and more.
Dr. Romm’s website is full of helpful information about herbal medicine, adrenal and thyroid health, nutrition, microbiome health, and much more. She also offers several continuing education courses for medical professionals interested in alternative health and wellness.
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4. Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN
Maya Feller is a registered dietician who focusses on using proper nutrition to reverse and prevent chronic disease. She teaches about making smart food choices that can reduce your chances of developing nutrition-related chronic illness.
Many people don’t realize it, but heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic conditions are often preventable with proper diet. Maintaining a nutrious eating plan can also be helpful during menopause.
Maya is an advocate for nutrition education and wants to help women make informed choices about their diet that will support their overall health and longevity. She has presented her real food-based health solutions on popular shows like Good Morning America and the Dr. Oz Show.
As a graduate of New York University with specialized nutrition training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Maya is considered a nutrition expert. She offers nutrition counseling at her private practice in Brooklyn, NY, and lectures and teaches nutrition at NYU.
5. Alternative health: Randy Patterson, founder of ProDoula
Randy Patterson wants to make positive changes in female-dominated health care professions by educating the world about doulas and how vital their support can be to pregnant women. The primary role of a doula is to provide non-medical support to moms before, during, and after their babies are born.
Patterson wants to elevate this critical profession so that doulas become more respected by other medical professionals. Her business, ProDoula, not only helps women find qualified doulas, but they also train and certify aspiring doulas.
6. Katerina Schneider, founder of Ritual Vitamins
Katerina Schneider is the founder of Ritual vitamins, whose motto is “For skeptics, by skeptics.” Katerina’s quest to create the perfect daily vitamin for women began when she herself was pregnant and couldn’t find a decent vitamin to take.
She set out to create a vitamin that’s free of the fillers and questionable practices used by most other vitamin companies. Her formula is simple, effective, and backed by science. Ritual vitamins are designed to fill the gaps in your diet, without all the unnecessary stuff other companies might include in them.
These 6 inspiring women and many others are redefining the face of alternative health and wellness. Every single one of them wants to educate, inspire, and motivate women to live healthier happier lives.
About today’s writer
As an experienced content creator, Donna has covered health and wellness topics for numerous publications. She is a former writer for an alternative medicine clinic and can often be found researching the latest industry approaches and trends. Donna loves sharing the insight she’s learned while on her own wellness journey in the hopes that it will inspire others to pursue a healthier, more holistic lifestyle.