Interview with Dr. Heather Sandison, ND

Dr. Heather Sandison is our guest in this episode. With a focus on neurocognitive medicine and neurohacking, Dr. Sandison discusses how a naturopath facilitates holistic health and why this matters. We learn what it’s like to be a medical professional making new motherhood work while simultaneously launching a new therapeutic venture. And we get an inside peek at what self-care looks like (hint: it includes the ocean).

Dr. Sandison is the founder and medical director of North County Natural Medicine and co-founder and CEO of Marama. 

At North County Natural Medicine Dr. Sandison focuses her clinical work on patients experiencing complex chronic disease that affects brain function. Her expertise is in neurocognitive medicine and neurohacking. She has been trained to specifically address imbalances that affect the brain including Autism, ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and Alzheimer’s. She has trained with Dr. Dale Bredesen MD, Dr. Neil Nathan, MD, Dr. Bill Walsh, PhD and Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, MD in addition to regularly attending and speaking at integrative medicine conferences.

Dr. Sandison created Marama to support patients struggling with cognitive decline. Marama is an immersive experience in the Bredesen protocol, the only approach proven to reverse Alzheimer’s Dementia and cognitive disease. Dr. Sandison designed the program to incorporate individualized meal plans, a non-toxic environment, community, brain stimulation and functional exercise. Marama opens January 2020. 

She earned her Naturopathic Doctorate at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She is the mother of an 11 month old baby girl and still finds time to get outside for hikes and time at the beach. 


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