A little bit about me:
When I was an undergraduate in college, I majored in Biology and Anthropology, with an emphasis in pre-medical studies. My intention was to go into the Integrative/Complementary medical field, so I pursued an independent study project on folk medicine during junior year and complementary medicine during senior year. My senior thesis was an anthropological study of veganism.
Upon graduation from Hendrix, I moved to San Diego, CA to pursue another 4 years of college studying acupuncture, herbal pharmacology, Tai Chi, Qigong, bodywork, and advanced lab work diagnostics. I completed internship rotations at San Diego Children’s Hospital, San Diego Hospice, the college clinic, and two different satellite clinics affiliated with the UCSD medical school. I saw a variety of different patients from all walks of life, and at all stages of disease. This experience showed me the incredible power of natural medicine to quickly change the prognosis of a disease from bad to good.
I’m available for consultations via phone and Skype. This includes lab work testing (NMR Lipoprofile, hormone testing, wellness screening, toxin exposure, gluten testing, and more) nutritional therapy, custom herbal medicine, and lifestyle recommendations.
You may also book me for speaking events at your gym or workplace, or for your group. Just contact me and tell me about your event!
Being a skeptic of both conventional and “holistic” beliefs about health, I have declared my practice a “no-woo” zone. Don’t expect me to be repeating any news headlines without first exploring the scientific primary research behind the sound bite. In other words, I don’t peddle snake oil or perpetuate health myths.
I believe that the way we Eat, Sleep, Exercise, Work, and Play — and our Mindset — influences our being at the genetic level and determines who we are, how fit and resistant to disease we are, and how long we will live.
I discovered the Primal lifestyle over a decade ago when I realized that I had gluten sensitivities that were contributing to some chronic ailments (asthma, eczema, fatigue, and more). Now I feel and look better in my thirties than I did in my teens and early twenties. This improvement is directly related to living Primally.
Jamie Koonce, Clinical Nutritionist
Telephone: (501) 538-4227
Hot Springs, AR 71913