My special areas of expertise include the functional nutrition management and support of patients with cancer, mood disorders, food intolerances, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disease, menopausal symptoms, and adrenal fatigue. I also have an integrative cancer care and prevention practice that is focused on the primary and secondary cancer risk reduction and the management and support of patients in the midst of cancer treatment. Interventions are based on improving the oncometabolic promoters of cancer: insulin resistance, inflammation, impaired methylation, oxidative stress, copper excess, and unfavorable estrogen metabolism.
Offering individual health consultations and group wellness programs.
Digging into your particular health challenges.
Approaching health issues from an integrative, functional and personalized perspective.
Collaborating with you to unlock pieces of your health puzzle.
Connecting you to ideas and resources.
Supporting your wellbeing through nutrition and lifestyle.
Empowering you to take charge of your health and to flourish.
Dr. McKenzie’s interest in naturopathic medicine, midwifery and spirit medicine was kindled while working as a horse pack wilderness ranger in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico more than 30 years ago. It was in those sacred mountains that she was introduced to her first medicinal plant, osha root (Ligusticum porteri), a plant that grows above 7500’ elevation and is used for it’s potent anti-viral properties. From that meeting forward, while working as a ranger, she always carried a nub of osha root in her horse’s saddlebags when she was on trail for extended periods of time. It was from there that she stepped onto the path of inquiry into the transformative healing power of nature, botanical medicine, therapeutic nutrition, homeopathy, midwifery, cupping and other manual therapies.
Keyena received her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine, certification in naturopathic midwifery and completed an extended course of homeopathic studies with renowned practitioners from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 1998 and is currently registered with the state of MN as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND); licensed by the state of Oregon as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), the state of Wisconsin as a Licensed Midwife (LM) and the North American Registry of Midwives as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). She is a professional member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).
She completed the lactation educator training program through the Evergreen Family Medical Center in Washington state and is a certified HART Method/Maya abdominal therapy practitioner and incorporates cupping, gua sha and moxibustion therapies into her treatments as indicated. She has completed extended studies in the specialties of naturopathic oncology, bioregulatory medicine and the treatment of Lyme, tick-borne diseases and co-infections.
Her approach to healing uncovers imbalance layer-by-layer to effectively identify and remove the underlying causes of dis-ease wherever possible. She does not compartmentalize nor treat imbalance in isolation. Optimal healing requires attention to the entire being. She sees healing as a joint venture and especially enjoys working with those who are not only ready for change but also prepared to do the work needed for improved well-being.
Testing Available (as indicated for each individual client’s needs):
– Food Allergy/Sensitivity Testing
– Lyme/Tick-Borne Disease/Co-Infection Testing
– Mold & Mycotoxin Testing
– Heavy Metal & Environmental Toxin Testing
– Digestive Analysis
– Adrenal Function & Other Hormone Tests
– Pap/HPV/STD Testing
– Routine Blood Tests
– Referrals As Needed for Additional Imaging/Testing
Services Available (as indicated for each individual client’s needs):
– Therapeutic Nutritional Counselling, including elimination/challenge, GFCF and ketogenic diets
– Homeopathic Prescriptions, including constitutional, acute, Byron White/TBI/neuro-developmental/post-surgical protocols
– Botanical Medicine & Therapeutics, including Buhner Protocols for Lyme/TBDs and pelvic steam protocols
– Detoxification & Rebuilding Protocols
– Essential Oil Therapies
– Lactation Counselling
– Maya Abdominal Therapy/HART Method
– Cupping & Gua Sha Therapies
Edina, MN 55435
Rachel Wood, RD, LD, IFNCP is passionate about living and teaching a healthy lifestyle, prevention, and healing to all ages. She completed her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Kansas State University in 2012, followed by a dietetic internship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She then worked for Hy-Vee for three years as a supermarket dietitian. Rachel also completed training through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy in 2016. She has experience with many therapeutic diets, weight management, cooking classes for all ages, corporate wellness, and loves to educate. Rachel is registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed in the state of Minnesota. She is also a member of the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Practice Group through the Academy.
Newbridge Health & Wellness’ mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare using a personalized, holistic, natural and functional medicine approach in order to promote optimal health and healing for infants, children, and adults in a caring and supportive manner.
Our vision is that holistic, integrative, biomedical, and functional medicine will be available and accessible to all, regardless of income, ethnicity, or education level, and that patients will be optimally supported in making healthy lifestyle changes. We value helping and caring, patient and family-centered progressive care, integrity, respect, and teamwork.
Newbridge Health & Wellness’ practitioners have received advanced training through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), MN Holistic Medicine Group, the Autism Research Institute (ARI), the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and many other sources, and incorporate a variety of integrative approaches for managing the unique and varying underlying health issues of each individual.
We also offer elimination diets and/or testing to help uncover food sensitivities and counsel you on the dietary changes necessary to treat many chronic health conditions. This testing and dietary protocol have been extremely effective in helping those with ADHD, Autism, IBS, chronic diarrhea, heartburn/GERD, fibromyalgia, arthritis, joint pain, mental health concerns, muscle pain, weight imbalances, chronic fatigue, chronic sinusitis, insomnia, skin eruptions and more. In treating these conditions holistically, we also offer additional health therapies such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy and Low Dose Immunotherapy and Allergen Therapy.
If you are curious about Newbridge, new to integrative medicine, or seeking extra support / more information about potential treatments, we also offer educational classes, support groups, and Q&A groups to help foster support and healing for individuals and families working towards optimal health.
My interest in nutrition grew over the last few years because of my own health challenges and those of my children. Seeking treatment from many conventional doctors left me frustrated and feeling hopeless with some of our health issues. Finding the NTA and pursuing functional nutrition has been life changing.
As an NTP, I work to restore balance and function in the body. I investigate and research the root causes of dysfunction. Many times it is a matter of “backing it up” and understanding the connections the systems have in the body and where the true issues stem. I start by addressing digestion and work south through elimination and address all the systems in between. I evaluate your nutritional needs and make dietary and lifestyle recommendations. I do not prescribe, treat or cure disease.
Some areas of interest to me are auto immune conditions such as hashimotos, alopecia, leaky gut, diabetes, hormones, and digestion.
I offer a free 20 minute consultation to discuss your needs. I work via Skype and in person. I look forward to serving you.