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Dr. Monique Mazza ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Vice President & Legislative Chairperson of California Naturopathic Doctors Association

ND@sdwellnesssource.com

Dr. Monique Mazza's multi-disciplinary medical education will bring a unique perspective to all of your health needs. Monique was raised in New York by native Caribbean parents therefore plant medicines and medicinal foods were a large part of her upbringing. Unaware of the existence of naturopathic medicine, Monique decided to put her respect for the healing power of nature aside and pursue a career in conventional medicine. While receiving an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Medicine from Marist College in New York, she worked as a paramedic and volunteered in the emergency rooms of various hospitals. This experience led her to realize that there was something missing in patient care - the consideration of the whole person.

In 2003, Dr. Mazza earned her doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the leading center of natural health education, National College of Natural Medicine in Oregon. As a student she pioneered and coordinated the first medical outreach project for the homeless. In recognition of this accomplishment and her knowledge of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Mazza was awarded the Benedict Lust award. Her philanthropic and bilingual skills often leads her beyond the borders of the US where she volunteers in medical outreach projects in Peru and Nicaragua with the non profit organization Natural Doctors International www.ndimed.org.

In California, Dr. Mazza is among the leaders in the advancement of naturopathic medicine by holding the prestigious position as Vice President and Legislative Chairperson of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association. She is often called upon to educate legislators, the department of health and the California Medical Association on the scope of training of ND's in the quest to fully integrate Naturopathic Medicine into the California healthcare system. Dr. Mazza is the first to serve as a naturopathic medical consultant for Whole Foods Market.

Dr. Mazza is currently in private practice in San Diego, CA specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and emotional and cognitive disorders. She utilizes custom formulated botanical medicine, orthomolecular medicine, German homeopathic drainage remedies, nutritional supplements and Bach flower remedies to heal the physical & emotional body.