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Practitioner Directory

The following directory provides a list of practitioners that use our products in working with their patients. Please contact one of the following if you would prefer to cleanse under the direct care of a practitioner.


Dr. Melissa Dawahare, Tempe, Arizona

Dr. Melissa Dawahare
What is your education or professional work experience?

Dr. Melissa Dawahare, NMD, RN, is a naturopathic medical doctor, a registered nurse, and shamanic practitioner who has over 11 years of clinical experience in mainstream and alternative healthcare. As a leading expert in health and wellness, she has helped hundreds of people end chronic pain, end depression, have more energy, lose weight, and solve all kinds of other health problems. She is a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and the University of Iowa. She studied shamanism with Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, and the Foundation of Shamanic Studies. She is the author of several successful books including, The ND Survival Guide for the Acupuncture Board Exam, House Call: The Doctor Knocks at Your Door with the Secrets of Health Transformation, and the House Call Companion Journal. Dr. Dawahare practices naturopathic medicine in Tempe, Arizona.

What is your expertise or focus?

I am a family care doctor who is an expert in treating fatigue, depression, stress, pain, anxiety, obesity/overweight, food allergies, food sensitivities, and many other conditions.

How do you work with clients?

I work with clients via the phone and in person. In person is preferred, but in a different state, phone is okay.

What is the cost and time for initial consultation and follow-up work?

Initial visit 50 minutes $175
Follow up visits (time varies on complexity of case and how many questions the client has)
15 minutes $40
30 minutes $80
45 minutes $120
60 minutes $160

What is the preferred method of contact?

I prefer clients contact me via phone at (480) 993-8249, via email at contact@drmelissa.com, or via the web at www.drmelissa.com.

What is your experience with the Blessed Herbs cleansing products?

I have personal experience with the Internal Cleansing Kit and the Colon Cleansing Kit myself. I have used them to help me lose weight and clear up my skin. For patients, I have used your kits to help people lose weight and get off a plateau in their weight loss programs. I have used the kits to help patients stop taking prescription medications like Nexium. I have used the kits to treat patients with gall stones. I have used the kits to help people detox and cleanse. All of my patients have had positive results. I love your products!


Dr. Karen Edwards, Laporte, Indiana

Dr. Karen Edwards
What is your education or professional work experience?

Dr. Karen Edwards ND, BSNH Herbalist is a practicing board-certified Doctor of Naturopathy by the American Alternative Medical Association and American Association of Drugless Practitioners Accreditation board. Dr. Edwards studied in the United States and Canada and obtained her Bachelors and Doctorate degrees through Clayton College of Natural Health. She is a member of the American Herbalists Guild, International Iridology Practitioners Association, American Holistic Health Association, American Association of Nutrition Consultants, International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, International Reflexology Association and the National Center for Homeopathy. She serves as a board member of the World Eyology Guild. She is owner of Holistic Alternatives Inc. in LaPorte, IN, and is a featured guest speaker at national seminars and conventions. She is a contributing author for numerous natural health magazines.

What is your expertise or focus?

"Going Back to Nature" is my Philosophy. In any consultation, the most important aspect of our time together, is getting the client to take back responsibility of their own health. Not give it away to any profession, but be responsible and knowledgeable. I start with diet and lifestyle. Finding out what the person eats generally, what are their living habits and such. I spend about an hour to 2 hours consulting them and teaching them correct ways back to health through diet and lifestyle. There is no exception to this. In most ALL cases, it becomes evident that the Standard American Diet has taken a foothold in their life, and has become the backbone of their "ailments" and diagnosed diseases. I suggest cleansing as a first protocol in the basically healthy person (not on tons of prescription drugs) to open the avenues of elimination so the body may begin healing. I explain that no matter what you put INTO your body, if it is not absorbing and you are not expelling the poisons, even the good food is not of the greatest value. I teach detoxification and cellular cleansing.

How do you work with clients?

I work with clients in person at my office.

What is the cost and time for initial consultation and follow-up work?

Consultation: 15 minutes $30
30 minutes $45
45 minutes $75
One hour consultation is $90, anything over one hour will be billed in 15 minute increments during a consultation. Please refer to website for additional cost information.

What is the preferred method of contact?

I prefer to be contacted by e-mail, unless scheduling an appointment, which would be by phone.
Please put all questions into e-mail.
herbdoc@comcast.net
www.holisticalternativesinc.com
(219) 879-0355

What is your experience with the Blessed Herbs cleansing products?

For me, finding Blessed Herbs has been just that...a true blessing!! I use to compound all sorts of herbal cleansing formulas for clients that was hard to follow a regimen, didn't exactly "taste" friendly, and most people did admit to not following though. The Blessed Herbs kits have made it so simple and easy. I trust them completely and know that those who manufacture it...LIVE IT. That is very important to me as a Naturopath. There is also a host of information available on the website that I can forward a client to, so they can see for themselves. I trust Blessed Herbs fully and place my reputation on them!!


Arianne Koven, Rancho Mirage, California

Arianne Koven
What is your education or professional work experience?

Arianne Koven is a Board Certified Naturopath and holds the degree of Doctor of Holistic Healing from the Clayton School of Natural Healing in Birmingham, Alabama. Arianne maintains an active practice in psychological counseling, having received extensive training in Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves Therapy techniques, working under the direct supervision of Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, the founders of this powerful transformational technique.

What is your expertise or focus?

As a result of her deep appreciation of both traditional and modern practices, Arianne provides a truly holistic approach in her healing work - one that honors the inextricable mind/emotion, body and spirit connection.

What is the cost and time for initial consultation and follow-up work?

Please refer to website for cost information.

What is the preferred method of contact?

(760) 328-1070 office
(760) 321-5314 fax
infokoven@hotmail.com

What is your experience with the Blessed Herbs cleansing products?

I love the Blessed Herb kit. Each year, my husband and I do the cleanse twice a year, in Spring and Fall. This kit is complete in itself as it targets every system methodically and by the end of the 3 weeks, one feels lighter, more alive and younger. When discussing cleansing and detoxing, the Blessed Herb Kit is the first cleanse that I recommend. And both my client and I see the results. I congratulate the Herbalists that have put the herbs together for each system using only the finest quality grade home grown herbs.


Dr. Darrell S.C.S. Misak, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Dr. Darrell S.C.S. Misak
What is your education or professional work experience?

Darrell S.C.S. Misak ND, RPh is an Oregon licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a Licensed Pharmacist in Pennsylvania, a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and a father of five healthy children. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from West Virginia University in 1992, he gained 3-1/2 years of university hospital experience at Duke University Medical Center. During hospital pharmacy experience, his primary focus was clinical rounding in Oncology and General Medicine before realizing the pitfalls of traditional medicine and searching for a better way. This search for his life's calling led him to move his family across the country and find himself in Portland, Oregon, where he received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, while in school he was blessed with the opportunity to gain compounding pharmacy experience at Lloyd Center Pharmacy, where understanding and supporting natural medicine is a primary focus. Dr. Misak performs lectures that focus on health alternatives and integrative medicine from a traditional naturopathic approach, as well as having a weekly radio show (A Natural Connection) Fridays from 12 noon till 1:00 pm on WKHB (620AM) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

What is your expertise or focus?

When people ask me what I do, besides explaining naturopathic medicine and my pharmacist background, I tell them my gift is "systems analysis." I've always had the ability to figure out how things work and to find the most efficient way to "beat the system," per se. I believe God has helped me to apply that gift to the human body, with the observation of natural laws in health, to guide people on their path to health. With that said, my focus is on the individual. I attempt to understand each persons health concerns, coping mechanisms, and body's vitality. I look for an individual's observable and probable causes for their symptoms and then formulate a plan to walk them through healing by systematic support and detoxification, after addressing their "causes" of poor health. All the while, I become a cheerleader in helping each person reach their health goals using the tools I've learned through pharmacy and naturopathic medical training.

How do you work with clients?

Primarily by in office consultation, however phone or email consultations are available.

What is the cost and time for initial consultation and follow-up work?

Cost for initial consult (1-1/2 hour) = $200
Follow up visits (20-30 minutes) = $50
Electrodermal testing for food/chemical sensitivities (recommended at time of initial visit) = $150

What is the preferred method of contact?

Phone (412) 563-1600
www.PittsburghAlternativeHealth.com

What is your experience with the Blessed Herbs cleansing products?

Both personal and in my practice for 3 years. Have experimented with all cleansing kits and generally recommend yearly the Internal Cleansing kit followed by the Colon Cleansing Kit in the Spring and a repeat Colon Cleansing Kit in the fall.


Rachael Richardson, South Miami Beach, Florida

Rachael Richardson
What is your education or professional work experience?

Rachael Richardson is a Registered Dietician and FL Licensed Nutritionist. She earned her bachelor's degree in Nutrition at the University of North Florida, where she was a full scholarship athlete. She then practiced nutrition/dietetics at Vanderbilt university Medical Center, where she earned accreditation to become registered as a Dietician.

What is your expertise or focus?

From working with women, infants, and children (WIC) to providing Geriatric Nutritional Care (at Miami Jewish Home and Hospital) to counseling HIV/AIDS patients in Miami, Rachael has seen and addressed a wide variety of health needs. She continues to teach people of all walks of life how to use food to improve their health. Treatable conditions range from weight issues and diabetes to high cholesterol, hypertension, immune dysfunction, chronic pain, mood instability, intestinal disorders, involuntary weight loss, food allergies, and many more. They all have one valuable thing in common; they are all affected greatly by what we eat (or don't eat). Rachael's goal is to empower her clients with nutritional knowledge and motivation to help maximize each person's genetic potential; in essence, helping them maximize their quality of life. Nutritional intervention and prevention also help to minimize long term rising health care costs for her clients and for society. Rachael practices what she preaches. Through healthy living, educational and experiential background, and a supportive approach, Rachael is able to foster the kind of change that makes a significant difference in the quality of the lives' of her clients.

How do you work with clients?

We work with clients either by phone or in-person.

What is the cost and time for initial consultation and follow-up work?

Initial Comprehensive Consultation: $150
Hourly Consulting Rate (including follow-ups): $80
Online Consultation: $45
More details available at www.rockwellnutrion.com

What is the preferred method of contact?

Email is preferred to set up consultation time.
Nutritionist@Rockwellnutrition.com
www.rockwellnutrition.com

What is your experience with the Blessed Herbs cleansing products?

We have gotten excellent results using Blessed Herbs products. Each and every staff member and our family members have all used and benefited from the products. The kits are beautifully put together and the instruction booklets are key in good compliance.


Alicia Rocco, Minerva, Ohio

Alicia Rocco

Alicia Rocco, a Natural Health Practitioner who has been in private practice for over 30 years, now utilizes her time and experience in certifying practitioners and educating the community on the alternative and complementary health modalities. She is the owner of Natural Approach to Health, a natural health business offering natural health consultations and natural health programs for clients and customers through physical and emotional iridology readings, counseling, and other modalities. Her business also is designed to distribute herbal products and essences--both via wholesale and retail sales, primarily through its website.

Alicia is the U.S. distributor of Canadian Forest Tree Essences as well as their Educational Director. She serves as the Educator/Trainer for Blessed Herbs regarding their cleansing kits. She has served as Assistant Educational Director in charge of Instructors for the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), and is a past member of the Mind Body Spirit Connected (MBSC), in Cleveland, Ohio, an organization which works with the Integrative Medical Services of the Cleveland Clinic. Alicia has written the curriculum for the Emotional Iridology and Tree Essence Therapy courses. She is the author of "Create A Healing" taped series, "A Journey To Healing - A Guided Meditation" and "Deep Dark Secrets Behind Every Dis-ease" CDs, and "You're Dead and You Don't Even Know It" - a Book on Soul Evolution. Alicia is a member of IIPA, National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, National Guild of Hypnotists, Flower Essence Society, Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Association of Area Research and Enlightenment, The Foundation for Personal Growth and Understanding, and the International Sclerology Institute.

What is your expertise or focus?

Alicia is also an instructor with Professional Art of Healing, located in the Whitacre Springs Centre in Minerva, Ohio. Through Professional Art of Healing, Alicia teaches, mentors and certifies practitioners, and educates the general public, in a classroom environment, on complementary and alternative health modalities. Alicia is certified in Physical Iridology, Emotional Iridology, Sclerology, Hypnosis and Regression Therapy, Shamanism, Herbology, and Essence Therapy.

How do you work with clients?

We schedule in-person natural health consultations at our practice, Natural Approach to Health, located in the Natural Health Centre, Whitacre Springs Centre, 3710 Whitacre Ave. SE, Minerva, Ohio 44657; in-person natural health consultations include a physical & emotional iridology reading, counseling, herbal and essence therapy, and the creation of a natural health program, for both short-term and long-terms goals. We also set telephone consultations for our out of area customers and clients; we call the person at a set time by telephone. This consultation includes all but the iridology reading.

What is the cost and time for initial consultation and follow-up work?

Both an in-person or telephone consultation are set for a one-hour period of time, and costs $95.00/hour for the initial appointment. A return client (either by telephone or in-person) can set a return appointment for $70/hour thereafter. Half hour consultations (either by telephone or in-person) are $50 initially and $35 return. Half hour consultations are best used for specific questions about detoxifying or cleansing, particular herbs or essences, or specific questions. A natural health program requires an hour consultation.

What is the preferred method of contact?

We can be contacted by telephone, at (330) 868-5353, or by email at naturalapproachtohealth@verizon.net, to schedule consultations. Our website, www.naturalapproachtohealth.com also provides information regarding our natural health practice.

What is your experience with the Blessed Herbs cleansing products?

Whether you are a client, customer, or practitioner, welcome to the first step in taking charge of your health or for those to whom you will help along the way! Detoxification and cleansing with Blessed Herbs products can not only be used as preventative health care, but also to reverse years of accumulated toxins in the body, which has lead to dis-ease processes in the body.

After years of being Natural Health Practitioners, we have reached a level of understanding about how the body works, when it works, and when it doesn't work and just what is needed to bring it back to harmony and balance, or homeostasis. Of course every person is different so the challenge is always in customizing natural health programs for that person that will bring healthy rewards to them in the short-term and long-term. But when you realize what a toxic people we all are, often based on nothing more than what we eat, drink, wear, breathe in, and where we live and work, Herbal Detoxification and Cleansing is usually the first step to regaining health. Rather than trying to suppress symptoms and thus block the ability of the body to eliminate what is irritating it, we aid the cleansing process. We do this by taking herbs and supplements that support the eliminative functions of the body. We recommend that everyone should do at least one two-week cleanse each spring and each fall. Most people will also benefit by starting their health building program with a good cleanse. There are of course, exceptions to this rule, due to specific illness, medication use, pregnancy or nursing, or extreme weakness, anemia or emaciation, when a building program for the body is needed first to strengthen before cleansing.

When you cleanse you may experience many things. Most people say they feel great and had more energy and can't wait to do it again. But as we know there are those whose physical and emotional genetic traits and dispositions to certain dis-eases will create healing crisis to take place and they may see that cleansing is something difficult. Here is where working with a natural health practitioner is so vital even for cleansing. Education for the client is necessary - in every aspect of any illness they may deal with, understanding Hering's law of cure and how the body will begin the process of cleaning out any cells that may be causing problems, and the different needs for the body, based upon each individual client's different emotions and different beliefs. Cleansing is so diverse in what may happen, that working with each individual and their case will never be the same as anyone else. Because you are not only looking at what they eat, and drink, but what beliefs they have, what emotions abound with them, what traumas that may have occurred in their life, and what they are really willing to change. Cleansing will help any person come to "Know thyself", so that then they realize that only they can cure themselves.

In our work as Practitioners we have discovered many cleanses over the years. The one thing we do know is unless you consider the whole body in cleansing you will not reach the potential to heal any dis-ease, illness or discomfort. On the average it takes 21 to 30 days to cleanse properly the entire body step by step with very deliberate intentions. Martha Volchok co-owner of Blessed Herbs, one of the world's finest herbalist, developed these wonderful Blessed Herbs cleanses which we highly recommend for all of our clients, customers and practitioners to use. Herbal detoxification and cleansing with Blessed Herbs will get you started in a place to begin the process of healing. Then you will want to look at the next step in creating an Herbal Protocol for your health. Please enjoy the wonderful Blessed Herbs cleansing kits and products, and feel free to contact us at any time.

Dr. Michael Siebert, North Miami Beach, Florida

Dr. Michael Siebert
What is your education or professional work experience?

Dr. Siebert graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA and completed his internship training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL and Newington VA Hospital in Newington, CT. In addition, Dr. Siebert has taught in Europe as a Clinical Professor at Hogeschool van Utrecht, The Netherlands. This European influence has provided Dr. Siebert with experience and knowledge of alternative treatments for various ocular problems that are not commonly practiced in the United States. His post-graduate studies have focused on alternative methods and metaphysical studies including iridology, medical intuition and theta healing. Dr. Siebert received his metaphysical training and certification from the Mystery School in Boulder, CO. Dr. Siebert is an honored member of the Luxottica Retail Horizon Club. The Horizon Club Award ("horizons are nothing but the limits of your sight") was given to Dr. Siebert in 2006 for his work with the Gift of Sight Foundation. This award is the most prestigious award given by Luxottica Retail. Dr. Siebert is certified by the International Iridologist Practitioners Association. This certification identifies one as having attained the highest level of education in the field of Iridology.

What is your expertise or focus?

While traditional optometry treats the eyes as separate organs, Dr. Siebert understands that eye health occurs as part of the systemic health of the whole body. His wholistic approach includes detoxification, herbal aids, nutritional counseling and spiritual counseling to improve overall well being and eye health. Eye conditions, such as, Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma can often be prevented and improved through these methods. Dr. Siebert is an ambassador for the field of optometry and living hope for thousands of people in need of eye care. Practicing in Miami Beach, Florida, Dr. Siebert is involved with Gift of Sight, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and The Heiken Children's Vision Fund providing charitable eye care to children and others who cannot afford services. Dr. Siebert understands the importance of being a strong role model, he takes the responsibility to heart and has become an avid champion for the young, especially those who are financially and/or physically-challenged. Dr. Siebert participates in up to three Gift of Sight missions each year to help children and adults in poverty stricken countries improve their vision.

How do you work with clients?

I see clients in my local office but phone consultations are available as well. If patients can visit me locally, they can forward their previous records to me so I can get a sense of their problem.

What is the cost and time for initial consultation and follow-up work?

This various depending upon individual needs. Most initial consults are between $130 - $160.
Follow ups usually run around $65

What is the preferred method of contact?

michael@drmichaelsiebert.com
www.drmichaelsiebert.com
(305) 595-8370

What is your experience with the Blessed Herbs cleansing products?

I have been using Blessed Herbs products for years now. Personally, my skin has never looked better. In fact, my skin looks better today than it did when I graduated from school eight years ago. I know this is from the routine detoxification I go through. Just recently I was visiting Kansas City, my home town, and my aunt said to me, "It looks like you are getting younger...all that "stuff" you do is obviously working." I use Blessed Herbs products every six months for my own personal detoxification program. Furthermore, I have placed many patients on these products and have witnessed improvements in vision and overall health as well as one's energy.



Blessed Herbs is pleased to provide an online Practitioner Directory to help individuals locate a professional holistic resource. We respect the right of each individual to choose their own Practitioner to meet his or her needs.

This directory includes independent providers who are engaged in private practice in their respective communities. Please note that the inclusion of a practitioner in this Directory does not imply the endorsement of an individual health care provider by Blessed Herbs.

Each practitioner and/or a member of their staff provided the information contained in the individual profiles. Although each individual has been subject to some credentialing, Blessed Herbs has not verified the accuracy of all of the contents of each profile. We encourage each patient to verify their healthcare providers' qualifications, experience, education, and accomplishments.

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