About Dr. Nancy Mach, ND

Philosophy

My goal is to help you become healthier so that you can live more fully. I see myself as your partner and guide and you as an active participant in your health. Many of my treatments are geared toward diet and lifestyle so your participation is crucial. The beauty behind this approach is that it addresses not only your current symptoms, it often prevents future illnesses.

In my work, I strive to be the type of doctor that I would like to see. I take time to build a working relationship with you. My initial visits are 1.5 hours and follow up visits last approximately 1 hour. I recognize the importance of science, including lab tests and herb-drug interactions. I also recognize many factors contribute to health like beliefs, emotions, stress, and relationships.

What does naturopathic medicine mean to me?

I work as a naturopathic doctor for a living and when I go home, I use the principles on my family. My husband, Michael, and I have two children. We lead full and busy lives as working parents. Several years ago, Michael developed adrenal fatigue. We had moved from Washington state to California and just had our second child. We were sleep deprived and stressed and Michael began feeling tired. At first we didn’t think much of it. Then he started feeling light headed when he stood up and he started missing social events because he was too tired. That caught my attention and I started treating him for adrenal fatigue. We worked on diet and lifestyle changes and supplements geared at restoring adrenal function. Over the next few months Michael gradually regained his energy.

Naturopathic Credentials

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of California an

Member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association

Education:

I graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University in 2002. They have a rigorous 4 year program where I studied the basic health sciences such as anatomy and pathology. I also studied all the wonderful treatments that naturopathic medicine has to offer like botanical medicine, homeopathy and nutrition. Most importantly, I learned the philosophy of naturopathic medicine, which is the guide I use to develop custom wellness plans for all my patients.