Today, I was thankful for the sun, new friends and a chance to see the countryside. This is a beautiful country with beautiful people. This morning, after driving as far as our truck could go, we strolled through a semi-tropical forest on a narrow dirt road through a few villages to meet some of the Ita people and scope out the land. The folks I am training with are looking to build a new birth center/clinic closer to the people in these rural areas and would also like to move out there. So, we observed how far back the electricity went, how accessible the trail was for dirt bikes or horses, how high the river banks were (for when the rains came) etc. I also tasted some of the native plants and listened as the natives told about their uses...I think I may have seen motherwort. We went for a refreshing swim in the river and then down to the beach for lunch and another short swim. I will try to post some photos on the home page as well as on facebook. I am still exhausted from jet lag and the challanges of being away from routine and comfort but am trying to remain open to whatever is in store for the next 2 weeks.
Rachelle Price, ND
I am a naturopathic family physician, a graduate of naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. After many years of feeling a call on my heart to pursue further education in health care to better serve in the developing world, I attended naturopathic medical school a few years after earning my Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
My passion is learning from and serving my community as a physician, friend and educator. I focus on helping my patients discover the root cause of illness and improve their overall mind/body/spiritual health.
I also enjoy being active outdoors, backpacking, soccer, skiing, photography, cooking, gardening and working with medicinal herbs. Living simply, sustainably and creatively are important to me as well as song, laughter, music, friends, deep discussions and growing within a supportive community...and, I love to have fun.
Please peruse this website, check out my linked in profile or email me to learn more about me and how I practice naturopathic medicine.