Meet Dr. Bonnie Brock
Registered Dietitian and
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Bonnie Brock is a Registered Dietitian as well as a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and Naturopathic Medical Doctor. Dr. Brock holds her Dietitian license in the state of IL and her Naturopathic Medical Doctor license in the state of AZ. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from Cornell University, a Masters of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences. She completed her ADA Approved Pre-Professional Practice Program (AP4) in dietetics at Tulane University. Dr. Brock has worked as a clinical nutritionist in different medical settings including as a dietitian at a leading women's weight loss retreat and as a medical intern at a world-renowned vegan/fasting facility.
As both a Registered Dietitian and a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Brock recognizes the body's inherent ability to heal itself once the underlying causes of illness are identified and removed. Dr. Brock possesses a thorough knowledge of gastro-intestinal physiology and understands that the body functions as a "whole", not just a collection of isolated symptoms. She will work with any client to identify their individual obstacles to health and strives to restore balance and facilitate healing. Bonnie seeks to guide patients back to health with nutrition education, accessible lifestyle modification and non-judgmental support. She has a detailed understanding of the "brain-gut" connection and keeps abreast of the latest evidenced-based research and findings.
In addition to a commitment to life-long learning, Dr. Brock enjoys cooking, reading, cinema and swimming. She spent several years touring Europe as a professional opera singer and has a deep interest in classical music.
About Naturopathic Medicine
Definition of Naturopathic Medicine:
(excerpt from AANP House of Delegates Position Paper, Amended 2011)
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice:
Treat the Whole Person: Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:
Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat;
Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and
Acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
- The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process
- Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
- Doctor as Teacher (Docere): Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
Areas of Expertise to
Create the New You
Weight loss can be a rewarding, yet challenging, journey for some. If you are interested in weight management, let me help you navigate this journey using both my personal and professional experience to lead you to lasting health and fitness. Having lost over 100 lbs on my own weight loss journey, I bring a compassionate understanding of the intricacies and challenges of this complicated process.
As the prevalence and incidence of auto-immune disease rapidly rise without clear understanding of cause, patients are often left with unanswered questions and uncertainty about treatment options. Let me help you understand your condition and create a livable and effective plan to manage the symptoms associated with your lupus, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, psoriasis, Grave's disease, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and others.
Your relationship with food can be a source of great satisfaction or pain. Emotional reliance upon or avoidance of food to mitigate emotions can be a life-long struggle. Let me help you reframe your relationship with food and eating and start you on a path to eating disorder recovery.
Women's Health & Fertility
Women's health encompasses more than just reproductive health; and includes any condition or disease that impacts females in a specific or individual way. In addition to guiding you through the transitions of adolescence, pregnancy and menopause, I can help you get to the root of your fatigue, mood instability, brain fog, metabolic slow-down and infertility.
Stress & Anxiety
The connection between mental/emotional health and gut health grows stronger each year with scientific discoveries. The health of the brain impacts the gut and vice versa. Changes in diet and increased exercise can lessen depression, anxiety, brain fog and much more.
Your lifestyle choices can have an enormous impact on your "later-in-life" wellness and longevity. Current research shows relationship between diet and the occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Let me help you navigate aging to maximize vitality, focus, strength and security. It's never too late the create the new you!
Digestion & Gut Health
A healthy gastro-intestinal system in crucial for a healthy body, mind and spirit. Poor digestive tract integrity and an imbalance in gut flora can be the source of much disease. As both a Registered Dietitian and licensed Doctor of Naturopathic medicine, I can provide natural and nutritional counseling for several digestive issues, including ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, SIBO, irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, celiac and gluten-sensitivity and many others. In addition, I can help you create a plan to nutritionally manage or prevent several conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and associated lipids and inflammation.