2019 Healthy Living Guide Practitioner Profiles


Creating Beautiful Smiles that Make you Healthier

Smile Ranch

Dr. Robyn Abramczyk

6700 Horizon Rd., Heath

972-772-7645 • SmileRanchDentistry.com

At Smile Ranch Dentistry,  Robyn Abramcyzk, DDS, MS, FAGD, FIAOMT, NMD, practices general dentistry with a focus on holistic therapies. She removes heavy metal restorations following a strict protocol established by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and restores teeth with biocompatible materials that are safe, non-toxic and mercury-free.

Wellness services offered include: safe mercury and heavy metal removal, biocompatible restorations, ozone therapy, thermobioscans, lymphatic therapy, Evox emotional assessment, heavy metal and mineral oligoscans, dentistry for children, oral cancer detection, zirconia crowns and bridges, implant crowns and in-office sedation by a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Areas of specialty: safe mercury amalgam removal, general dentistry with biological therapies, mineralization coaching, frenectomies, homeopathy, oral myology, postural orthodontics and biocompatibility testing.

Philosophy of healing: At Smile Ranch Dentistry, we believe treating the individual goes far beyond cleaning teeth. By looking at the whole being, nutritional patterns and lifestyle choices, optimal health and oral hygiene can be attained.



Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Dr. Lida Aghdam, M.D.

7155 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 101, Colleyville

4819 State Highway 121, Ste. 14, The Colony

817-488-7878 • NaturalBalanceClinic.com

Lida Aghdam, M.D., founded Natural Balance Clinic in 2007. She is certified in Internal Medicine, Woman's Health and Gynecology by the Mayo Clinic.

Wellness services offered include: Natural treatment of common medical conditions using functional, holistic, nutritional medicine.

Areas of specialty: bioidentical hormone treatment, weight gain, high cholesterol/blood pressure, thyroid issues, fibromyalgia, arthritis, constipation, IBS, leaky gut, depression and anxiety.

Philosophy of healing: Let food be your medicine. Our mission at the Natural Balance Clinic is to introduce the most natural nutrition and supplements to balance the body without using medication. We believe that most diseases and illnesses happen because of the lack of healing nutrients in common food choices. Medications are temporary relief of more in-depth medical problems that need serious nutritional attention.



Acupuncture and Natural Healing

Latifa Amdur ND, D.AcL. Ac DiplAc, CH

Located in East Dallas near the Arboretum

808-639-3305 • nccaomdiplomates.com/latifaamdur


In addition to her formal training, Dr Amdur has 40 years of additional certifications in energy medicine, nutrition and herbology in order to facilitate healing on all levels.

Wellness services include: Her personal approach includes Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs) as well as other effective healing approaches to bring patients to a state of wholeness, resiliency and pain free well-being.

Areas of specialty:  Without talk therapy, she assists you in releasing limiting beliefs and past issues that have blocked current healing of acute and chronic pain, stress and illness. This includes colds, fatigue, immune, respiratory and digestive disorders, weigh control and other health issues.

Philosophy of healing; Your body is a self-healing mechanism. Due to toxins, disease, congenital weakness, lifestyle and stress, it requires the assistance of a highly sensitive, highly trained, experienced practitioner.



Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Alternative Medicine

Healthy Kids Pediatrics

Deborah Z. Bain, M.D.

4851 Legacy Dr., Ste. 301, Frisco

972-294-0808 • HealthyKidsPediatrics.com

Deborah Z. Bain, M.D., FAAP, ABIHM, IFMCP, has been a pediatrician in the DFW area for more than 15 years and created Healthy Kids Pediatrics in 2006 to bring a more holistic approach to the treatment of children by helping kids become healthier, not just managing their symptoms.

Wellness services offered include: We focus on functional medicine, as well as offering a full range of services found in most traditional medical offices. Healthy Kids Pediatrics embraces the message of health and wellness and bridges the gap between alternative and traditional approaches to medical treatment.

Areas of specialty: nutrition, developmental issues, allergies, asthma and eczema.

Philosophy of healing: I believe optimal health is more than the absence of disease. It involves living  the sort of lifestyle that promotes and embraces it. Our kids are growing up in a society that is faster  paced and more stressful than ever.



Holistic Veterinary Medical Services

The Animal Doctor

Dr. Nancy Ann Bozeman, DVM

621 Little School Rd., Kennedale

817-572-2400 • TheAnimalDoctorTX@yahoo.com

Dr. Nancy Bozeman, providing both conventional and holistic veterinary medicine, is a certified member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She studied as an associate to Dr. Norman Ralston, recognized as a leader in alternative veterinary medicine in the U.S. Bozeman is also a founding member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

Services Offered include: Acupuncture, classical homeopathy, contact reflex analysis, veterinary orthopedic manipulation, Chinese herbal medicine, network chiropractic and more.

Areas of Specialty: The Animal Doctor includes low-level laser therapy in their range of healing modalities.

Philosophy of Healing: I prefer to strive for the entire well-being of patients, rather than using suppressive medicine to temporarily mask symptom. My focus is on the root of the problem, with the philosophy that by its repair, the rest of the tree will flourish.



Fostering Ongoing Abundance

Quantum Leap Systems, Inc.

Sherry Buffington, Ph.D.

214-688-1412 • sdb@quantumleapsystems.com

QuantumLeapUniversity.org, BanishBlocks.com

Sherry Buffington is the author of numerous books, including The Law of Abundance and the best-selling The 7 Essentials for Lasting Success. She holds a BA in Business Management, a MA in Motivational Psychology and a Ph.D. in General Psychology.

Wellness services offered include: providing coaches, leaders, and transformational entrepreneurs with the tools, training and credentials to rise to the top of their profession and grow a thriving business that is fun, fulfilling and financially sound. I coined the FIRE Factor. FIRE is an acronym for Fast Impressive Results Easily.

Areas of specialty: to help change-makers turn the current reality into lives of joyous celebration!

Philosophy of healing: We are completely dedicated to giving clients the resources they need to succeed at what they love doing, and the means to make their work fun, fascinating, fulfilling, and financially abundant.



Traditional Herbal Medicine From an Expert

ACN Herbs

Leslie Duong

5917 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

214-887-8325  •  LeslieDuong.com

Licensed herbalist and health nutritionist Leslie Duong has been practicing for more than 20 years. She has been taught about herbal medicine from childhood by her father, Dr. Duong Lai Canh, LAc, OMD, the founder of American Chinese Natural Herbs.

Wellness services offered include: Full line of high-quality Chinese herbs and supplements; all organic, natural herbs, with no caffeine; one-on-one consultations; nutrition and exercise recommendations.

Areas of Specialty: Acne, allergy, asthma, bronchitis, bladder infection, high blood pressure, Candida, cysts, cholesterol, cold and flu, diabetes, depression, detoxification, lack of energy, fertility, fibroid and much more.

Philosophy of Healing: Be consistent with all organic natural herbs, drink plenty of water according to your weight, eat more green vegetables and fruit, drink more tea, be consistent with your exercise daily, and meditate 20 minutes daily before going to sleep.



Functional Dentistry Seeks Root Causes, Not Just Symptoms

Legacy Dentistry

Toni Engram, DDS

151 Walton Way, Midlothian

972-723-1148 • LegacyDentistry.com

Dr. Engram is a native of Hillsboro, Teas, and founded Legacy Dentistry in . She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas Christian University, where she finished with magna cum laude honors. Her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree is from Baylor College of Dentistry, in Dallas. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and certified as an integrative health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

Wellness services offered include: a full scope of general, holistic and cosmetic dentistry, with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns, clear braces, bonding and bridges.

Areas of specialty: Dr. Engram can correct a wide variety of dental problems and literally redesign your smile.

Philosophy of healing: supporting you on your journey to health by educating and holistically serving your needs with integrity and respect. Dentistry treats the cause of dental problems, not just the symptoms.



Combining Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom

The Kotsanis Institute

Constantine A. Kotsanis, M.D.

2260 Poole Rd., Grapevine, TX

817-478-6342 • DrKotsanis@gmail.com


Dr. Constantine Kotsanis attended medical school, in Athens, Greece, and Loyola University, in Chicago, He has been combining traditional medicine, functional medicine and nutrition since 1983.

Kotsanis is a board-certified otolaryngologist and otolaryngic allergist, nutritionist and surgeon. He combines his expertise with evidence-based research for a unique blend of modern science and ancient wisdom.

Wellness services offered include: Cancer care. autism. chronic infection. pain management. allergies. hormone imbalance. nutrition digestive disorders. chronic fatigue and stem cell therapy

Areas of specialty: Integrative medicine using modern science and ancient wisdom.

Philosophy of healing: If the endocrine, immune, metabolic and digestive systems are not in sync, optimum health becomes elusive and making any treatment more efficient requires improving nutrition, lifestyle, de-stressing and cleaning up your environment. It’s possible to attain significant health improvement with powerful changes to at home.



Chiropractic Care Includes More Than Pain Relief

Best Life Chiropractic and Wellness

Dr Laura Le, DC

Dr. Steven Le, DC

4335 Windsor Centre Trail, Ste. 140, Flower Mound

5072 W Plano Pkwy, Ste. 130, Plano

972-539-7500 • BestLifeChiro.com

Dr. Steve and Dr. Laura have been serving the DFW community for more than 10 years. They previously serves as directors of the busiest health care center in Palm Springs, California.

Wellness services offered include: Chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, wellness care, physical therapy, advanced nutritional diagnosis, detoxification, infrared therapy, and more.

Areas of specialty: Back pain, chronic knee pain, auto accidents, sports injuries and more.

Philosophy of healing: Steven says, “I love what I do because chiropractic works from the inside-out and naturally decreases pain, improves function, increases mobility, quickens healing time and maximizes overall health

Laura says, “It is my calling to be a chiropractor and I have an extreme passion to help children. We offer a full spectrum of pediatric wellness services.¨



Homeopathic Wellness Solutions

Healthy Healing Arts, LLC, and

Homeoprophylaxis: A Worldwide Choice

Cathy Lemmon • 469-383-8442

Cathy@HealthyHealingArts.com, Cathy@HPWWC.org

HealthyHealingArts.com, hpwwc.org

Cathy Lemmon holds a diploma from the School of Homeopathy, in, Devon, England, and completed postgraduate work in homeopathy at the College of Practical Homeopathy, in London. Healthy Healing Arts was founded in 2013 and HPWWC in 2015. There is no blanket approach, with homeopathy—everything is individualized, as every person is unique.

Wellness services offered include: I provide personal attention to all who are looking for a whole,  homeopathic approach to wellness.

Areas of specialty: Homeopathy. Additionally, the preventive, or prophylactic use of homeopathy is a huge part of my practice. I can help with homeopathic immunizations for schools, daycares, employment the flu, and more, as well as for travel.

Philosophy of healing: The body has an innate desire to be well. Homeopathy honors and works with the body is in a whole and full way.



A Unique Understanding of Western Medicine

New Star Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Wellness

Dr. Zhanping Lu, DC

425 Maplelawn Dr., Ste. 101, Plano, TX

972-519-8488 • dfwacupuncture.net

Dr. Zhanping Lu, DC, owner of New Star Chiropractic & Acupuncture, offers a world of natural healing modalities, combined with a unique understanding of Western medicine, to help his patients reduce pain, inflammation and allergy symptoms, balance hormones, improve weight and avoid spinal surgery.

Wellness Services Offered Include: chiropractic, acupuncture, NAET and weight loss.

Areas of Specialty: allergy, autism, ADD, ADHD, sleep disorders, nutrition, thyroid, diabetes, emotions, high blood pressure and much more.



Functional Medicine for Pets

Paws & Claws Holistic Animal Hospital

Shawn Messonnier, DVM

2145 W. Park, Plano

972-867-8800 • PawsAndClawsAnimalHospital.com

Dr. Shawn Messonnier offers a unique approach to all aspects of pet care, including preventive and treatment of diseases. Using a natural approach to restore the proper balance and function of a pet’s body can help them live longer and stay healthier.

Wellness services offered include: Holistic anesthesia, detoxification, laser/acupuncture, herbal and homeopathic medicine, diet therapy, glandular therapy, homotoxicology, autosanguis therapy, integrative cancer treatment and behavior medicine. Wellness exams include blood testing for proper organ function and early cancer diagnosis, plus titer testing to replace unnecessary vaccines.

Areas of specialty: We successfully heal pets that other veterinarians can’t help, and offer healing even for “hopeless” cases. Using evidence-based natural therapies, our patients tend to live two to five years longer than those treated conventionally, and even advanced diseases can be treated to offer extended quality of life. Those that have been told nothing can be done for their pet should see us and experience natural healing!

Philosophy of healing: Functional medicine is personalized, science-based medicine dealing with  prevention and causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. It emphasizes "patient care" rather than "disease care”. Many clients use pet insurance to save 90 percent on the cost of care; ask about reducing health care costs naturally.



Integrative Dentistry in Flower Mound

Prime Integrative Dentistry

Dr. Minaxi Mirkal

972-885-9191 • 617-838-8342


Dr. Minaxi Mirkal, BDS, DDS, AMD, BCND, founded Prime Integrative Dentistry  in 2019, in Flower Mound. She is SMART certified and board certified in the use of ozone therapy. Mirkal has found her life’s calling in the principles and practice of biological dentistry. We engage in preventative, minimalistic and natural interventions when applicable, and treat our clients with the utmost kindness and compassion. Our goal is to provide top-notch, whole-health focused biological/holistic oral and dental care.

Wellness services offered include: Integrative dentistry combines alternative, holistic treatments with conventional procedures such as ozone therapy, laser therapy, cone beam CT scans, microscopes, homeopathics, minimally invasive dentistry and low-dose digital X-rays

Areas of specialty: Teeth, gums and oral tissues are an integral part of the body. Every material used and procedure done will have either a systemic healing or stressor response.

Philosophy of healing: Does the top feed the bottom or the bottom feeds the top? In reality, everything must coexist for harmony to ensue. It is this encompassing nature of all things living that constitutes life.



All Healing Starts at the Cellular Level

John Roland, M.D.

Evolution Medicine

8226 Douglas Ave., Ste. 740, Dallas

972-658-0928 • EvolutionMedicineDallas.com

Dr. John Roland founded Evolution medicine in 2016, specializing in stems cell medicine. He is trained in biochemistry, family medicine, emergency medicine. And sports medicine. Also the director of emergency medicine at Texas Health Resources freestanding ER, Roland speaks nationally on autoimmune disease and stem cell. He hosts podcasts, public talks and TV interviews to educate doctors and patients about functional medicine.

Wellness services offered include: reversing disease using stem cell medicine and functional medicine with custom lifestyle coaching and nutrition to build healthier lives.

Areas of specialty: functional and stem cell medicine. We specialize in arthritis, skin conditions, joint problems, extreme fatigue, weakness, brain disease, head injuries, spinal injuries.

Philosophy of healing: I’ve seen how fractured health care has become. The treatments being delivered nowadays are treating only part of the problems that patients are experiencing. The most important elements to health are those things that make individual cells healthy.



Regenerative Sciences Research

Susan Schmidt, MLS           



Susan Schmidt. UNT,  founded Regenerative Sciences Research, in Dallas, 2009. She holds a master’s degree in library and informational science with a specialty in research.

Optimal health for life have been my focus as a medical researcher for the past 11 years. Using a cutting-edge, non-invasive body scanner, I establish precision baselines for each client and using nutrition, cellular regeneration techniques, inflammation reduction and non-invasive stem cell therapy, I help my clients accelerate healing and slow aging.

Wellness services offered include: Private consultations, personal coaching and precision testing to establish baselines that measure progress and benefit.

Areas of specialty: Creating baselines with precision testing through lab tests (telomere, intracellular, micronutrient, cardiovascular, etc.) and a non-invasive body scanner, Wellness Pro technology provides a custom 3-D physical profile that reveals areas of the body that are healthy and those that need attention.

Philosophy of healing: You deserve to get the best out of the rest of your life. I am able to show results and benefit with testing and baselines.



Members-Only Zen Healing Sanctuary

The Healing Sanctuary Institute

Pamela Smith

2603 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas

214-521-6550 •


Pamela Smith is a bioenergetic restorative practitioner with a background in health care and a medical degree. She uses cutting-edge methodologies to help improve mental, spiritual and physical health and well-being. She holds a doctorate in rehabilitative medicine from Switzerland, Anti-aging certification from the American Academy of Anti-Aging, and is certified in lymph-edema drainage.

Wellness services offered include: The Healing Sanctuary Institute in uptown Dallas is a Zen spa environment to experience and learn the latest self-healing modalities, now including Cryoskin body toning

Areas of specialty: Smith is certified in body and foot reflexology, acupressure, and cupping from the Chinese Institute, in Hong Kong. Other certifications include Myofascial Release (John Barnes), soft tissue mobilization (St. John Neuromuscular Pain Relief Institute) and soft tissue mobilization of cervical spine and shoulder (Hutchinson Therapy Association). She is a specialist in Advanced Ondamed Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy.

Philosophy of healing: The Healing Sanctuary Institute of Dallas is a members-only organization created for those who desire to implement and study alternative rejuvenating treatments.



Biological Dentistry

Dallas Designer Smiles

Daniel Strader, DDS

8222 Douglas Ave., Ste. 810, Dallas

214-363-7777 • 2Grin.com

Daniel Strader, DDS, and his team have been offering dental services to the community on the same block in University Park for more than 30 years. Strader understands that to achieve full body health, it is paramount to put an end to root canals and fluoride, utilize metal-free crowns, metal-free dentures and BPA-free fillings, and safely remove mercury/silver fillings. He is certified by International Academy of Oriental Medicine and Toxicology and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine.

Wellness Services offered include: Common cosmetic dental problems, sedation dentistry, sleep apnea, breath treatment, gum treatment and snoring treatment.

Areas of specialty: cosmetic dentistry, biological dentistry, TMJ/TMD, laser dentistry and restorative dentistry.

Philosophy of healing: Biological dentistry is just as effective as traditional dentistry, without the risk of toxic exposure. We feel that we are not just changing smiles, we are changing and improving people’s lives as a whole.



Put a Smile on Your Face

MindPranaBody, LLC

Anish Suri

469-763-2495 • MindPranaBody.com


Anish Suri founded MindPranaBody, LLC, in 2018. She has an MBA holds a degree in engineering and has practice reiki since 1998. 100% of my customers have had a very positive experience. They have benefited with relief from mental, emotional, or physical stress.

Wellness services offered include: Reiki and Access Bars reduce stress and promote healing. I'm blessed to be able to help people and empower them to be at peace.

Areas of specialty: Just come in with your problems or stress and leave with a smile.

Philosophy of healing: The world is a stage and we are all playing a role. As much as I may like to think that I did this or that. I firmly believe it was meant to happen and I accepted it graciously. Trust your practitioner. Go in with low or zero expectation unless you have prior experience. Lay back and enjoy the session ... something good will happen to you.



Hope for Hopeless Conditions

Tennant Institute

Jerry Tennant, M.D.

35 Veranda Lane, Colleyville

972 580-1156 • TennantInstitute.us

World-renowned ophthalmologist Jerry Tennant, M.D., has been practicing since 1964 and is licensed by the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine. Mainstream medicine could not help him, so he turned to natural healing and developed methods of healing which resulted in his gaining his health and ability to return to practice in 2002. Patients from all over the world come to regain health and strength. Many with macular degeneration come for a full week of treatments and return home with enhanced vision—in some cases, a complete return to 20/20 vision.

Wellness services offered include: The practitioners at Tennant Institute treat everything except cancer, in which case they offer strong support for patients’ oncology protocol.

Areas of specialty: integrative, energetic natural medicine. Methods of therapy include hyperbaric oxygen treatments, infrared sauna and a line of nutraceuticals.

Philosophy of healing: We understand that the human body is not simply a collection of independent parts but rather an integrative whole.



Concierge Functional Medical Services

Maxine Thomas Wellness Medicine

Maxine Thomas, M.D.

4725 Wellington St., Greenville

903-450-9120 • DrMaxineThomas.com


Maxine Thomas, M.D., has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. Hers is a members-only wellness practice for a small group of patients to teach them how their bodies work, so that they can create wellness for themselves.

Clients pay an annual fee or retainer, so the pressure to get all your questions answered during the office visit is removed. Communication can include texts, email and Skype, along with phone and face-to-face visits.

Wellness services offered include: Functional medicine is a 21st-century approach to patient care that contrasts with conventional medicine in that it seeks understanding of disease cause.

Areas of specialty: you can only manifest wellness by focusing on it.

Philosophy of healing: I am passionate about teaching patients how to take control of their health and their lives. To do it, you must change the way you think.



Genetic Testing Complements Full-Service Health Care

Abundant Life Wellness Center

Jennifer Trejo, Naturopath

Maribel Trigger, Naturopath

3904 Boat Club Rd., Lake Worth

817-847-0900 • AbundantLifeWellnessCenter.com

Jennifer Trejo opened Abundant Life Wellness Center to help people with autoimmunity, fatigue, allergies, skin disorders, gastrointestinal issues, hormone imbalance and neurological concerns.

Wellness services offered include: naturopathic support; neurofeedback for disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, addictions, migraines, insomnia, post-stroke and post-concussion; holistic nutrition and lifestyle counseling, as well as genetic testing for customized weight loss; detoxification with colon hydrotherapy, Raindrop Technique, Platinum Energy ionic foot detoxes, infrared and oxygen steam sauna; breast health, utilizing non-invasive, radiation-free thermography and emotional freedom release.

Areas of specialty: chronic and challenging health concerns and genetic testing and epigenetic/nutrigenomic support and education (MTHFR and other genes).

Philosophy of healing: God created the body to heal itself. We just need to give it an environment to do what it was created to do naturally.