Dr. Kara is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Certified Nutritionist from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy, respectively. She has spent the last 22 years studying eastern philosophies, women’s issues, food properties, styles of cooking, environmental influences and ways to support your best self, mentally and physically. Kara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a focus on water purity, toxic waste and land degradation. In 2009, she attended the Culinary Institute of America and Academy of Healing Nutrition in New York. She is also trained in NAET (environmental and food allergy testing) and DAO needling for chronic pain. She firmly believes each individual is unique with specific symptoms and requires individualized care plans. In her time off, as a native San Diegan, she enjoys the sunshine and hiking with her dogs.