Philippa Norman MD MPH
Dr. Norman is a Board-Certified Integrative Medicine physician with over 20 years experience in Integrative Therapies.
Her Ayurveda training began with Maharishi Ayurveda under the instruction of Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf and Stuart Rothberg. She was invited to study in Pune, India with Dr. Vasant Lad's Gurukkula where she experienced clinic days with Dr. Lad, filling prescriptions in the herbal pharmacy with her fellow students, and training in Marma point therapy and Shirodhara. She continued her training in Herbal formulations and Ayurvedic skin care with Dr. Jay and his team at Kerala Ayurveda, as well as mentorship with Jennifer Ayres, Pulse workshops with Dr. Lad in New Mexico, and beginning Jyotish with Souvik Dutta. She is currently enrolled at Ananda Ayurveda Academy under the direction of Dr. Ashlesha Raut where she is on track to become an Advanced Practitioner in 2020.
Dr. Norman is a certified Restorative Yoga Instructor and completed her training with Jillian Pransky.
Over the past decades she has provided Reiki, Pranic Healing and guided imagery for individuals as well as group retreats sponsored by hospital based centers such as Little Company of Mary Integrative Cancer Center and St. James Hospital.
She has provided numerous community presentations and has provided keynotes for the Arthritis Foundation and other groups. She was a frequent presenter at the Green Earth Institute and regular contributor to their newsletter. She consulted with Seven Generations Ahead, helping to develop their school nutrition curriculum, and presented professional continuing education workshops for Dupage PE & Health instructions, Head Start and School Nurses association. She has presented to artists and creative young people, through Young Chicago Authors, the Illinois Arts Foundation, and other groups As a mother of 4 grown children, she is very devoted to supporting young people in any way that she can.
Dr. Norman is certified in Natural Cooking, and loves to help people bring healing foods into their diet.
Her consulting practice offers natural, holistic support for symptoms of irritable bowel and digestive problems, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and those who want to maintain memory, mental clarity and emotional vitality to enjoy life as they age. She is especially committed to providing trauma sensitive care and offering support for those experiencing PTSD and other trauma related health issues.
Since childhood, she has had an interest in herbs and spiritual practices and feels honored to serve others. She is committed to lifelong learning and exploring ancient traditional healing practices and how we can bring them to our lives today. She founded Zazi Natural Foods as a way to support people with healthy foods, while at the same time offering a portion of proceeds to support indigenous cultural organizations in their work for cultural preservation, land rights and other issues in order to help preserve what the ancient ones have left us.
On any given day, you might find her playing her guitar or banjo, simmering up an herbal remedy, writing with a hot cup of tea nearby, or spending time in nature.
A holistic approach to mental & emotional well-being
There are so many influences on the way we think and feel.
A whole-person approach will guide you to creating more balance in your life, and support your mental and emotional health.
What happens with a consultation?
We begin your story - what you are creating in your life right now, and the solutions you are seeking.
From there, we'll create a unique plan for you based on:
* Your dosha: your basic constitution - to help you understand the ways in which you are impacted by stress, your strengths, and areas where you may be out of balance.
* Healthy lifestyle based in Ayurvedic principles
* Herbs , energy healing, mind-body therapies
* Self-care practices
* Our core testing panel, including functional medicine and other nutrition-based testing, to help fine tune the support we give on a nutrient level.
*We will take care to create natural approach that fits your values and lifestyle
* Our recommendations will work with your existing medical treatments
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