I wasn’t just a girl with skin problems. I was someone with low self-esteem, with yet another reason to feel ugly, undesired and unloved.
Yeah, I went all the way there.
How could I look in the mirror and feel confident, beautiful and bold when all I could see is a face full of bumps and scars?
It felt like everyone was judging me based on my face and that I had no control over what was happening to me. None of the face washes worked and none of the serums helped.
When people ask me why I chose to focus on skin conditions, I have to tell them MY TRUTH.
When I sit across from a patient with skin conditions and they cry while sharing their skin story, I cry too because it takes me right back.
I know how it feels to feel hopeless and confused about how to fix your skin.
I know how it feels to look in the mirror and feel like you’re looking at a monster.
But sis, you are not a monster.
What is happening to your skin is just a symptom of a greater issue deep within that needs attention.
The solution to your skin problems is not sitting on a shelf. There is not one magic pill or one super cream that will clear your skin overnight. Having clear skin is a journey that involves finding the root cause of your skin care problems and eliminating the “Skin-Villains”.
This website and these programs are a part of my mission to help empower women to remember who they are and to unleash the bold beautiful superhero that lives within them.
Thank you for taking this first step, I know it’s hard but you can do this.
Together, WE can do this!
Bringing out the superhero in all women.
Just like many of you, it was sometime in my 20’s when I noticed that my skin began changing.
Growing up, I didn’t have any skin issues. I didn’t use any special washes or serums and hardly ever even washed my face. I had maybe one pimple once a month but then something happened, maybe it was my changing hormones, maybe it was the pizza, burgers and chicken nuggets, maybe it was the late nights studying with my friends with a soda and chips for snack -- I’m betting it was a combination of the three.
It started gradually with more little pimples during my cycle, then a few in-grown hairs on my chin, then there were the scars that were left behind after the pimples cleared.
My face went from smooth and flawless to me experimenting with all kinds of makeup to cover and hide my acne lesions and scars.
Believe me when I tell you, I understand.
I am from Texas and speak with a slight southern accent
I trained in Improv and Comedy writing at the infamous Second City in Hollywood and Finest City Improv in San Diego.
I created Voice Restore Herbal Throat Spray
I am a prolific speaker and have spoken internationally on skin care and natural medicine. I have even spoken at Comic Con in San Diego !
When not treating patients, I can be found doing stand-up at various open mics and Improv at Finest City Improv in San Diego.
Conditions I treat
Licensed by the State of California Naturopathic Medicine Committee
Doctorate in Naturopathic from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Prairie View A&M University in Texas
Published Author of the book, Your Healthiest Life Now: The Key To Your Total Health Transformation
Former Associate Professor, Attending Physician and Core Faculty, Bastyr University California teaching Dermatology, Addiction Medicine, Community Medicine, Naturopathic Theory & Practice and Advanced Business & Leadership
Member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Past President of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Alumni Association
Former Adjunct professor and Attending physician at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Former Board Member for the California Naturopathic Doctors Association
Training in Therapeutic Injections for Pain Management and Aesthetics
Naturopathic Medical Student Association Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
Advancing SCNM Alumni Award Recipient
I’m a Naturopathic Doctor, published author and licensed Naturopathic Physician in the State of California. I currently practice at Nourish Medical Center, in San Diego, where my primary focus is on the treatment of skin diseases, hair loss and digestive disorders.
I received my Bachelor's degree in Biology from Prairie View A&M University, in Texas and completed my doctorate at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). I served as an Assistant Professor and Core Faculty at Bastyr University California and was a former Adjunct Professor at SCNM., AZ.
Additionally, I have special interest in community medicine and the prevention of diabetes, heart disease and obesity and I frequently work with community and faith-based organizations to bring the principles of Naturopathic Medicine throughout the nation and abroad.
I inspire women to find their voice and inner beauty through changing their health from the inside out. I do this by creating individualized detox programs to protect your skin, restore your digestive health and support and balance your hormones It is my passion to empower and educate others to live their healthiest life now!
I am currently accepting patients for in-person and virtual consults at Nourish Medical Center, in San Diego. Click here to schedule your free 15 minute meet and greet.
As a keynote speaker, I am known for my lively presentations, in part due to my training in improvisational comedy at The Second City in Hollywood. If you would like to schedule me to speak at your event click here.
I Cannot say enough good things about Dr. DJ. This past year my gastrointestinal/ skin issues spiraled out of control. I came to Dr. DJ in tears desperate for some relief. It has only been a month and I am already seeing HUGE improvements. Dr. DJ believes in addressing the root of the cause and not just treating symptoms. I cannot wait to see the continued improvement and highly recommend this establishment and Dr. DJ!!