Meet Our Practitioners
Hi, I'm LaKrista! I'm an, RN, Holistic Nutritionist, Health Coach, Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner, and owner of Native Wellness.
In 2008, I graduated from nursing school with a drive and a passion for helping people. Fast forward about 5 years into my career and I found myself burning out... and fast. I came to the realization that no one was getting better, medication lists kept getting longer, and my gut was telling me something had to change. I wanted to be that change.
In 2014, I woke up with some strange pains in my left wrist. The physical therapist I worked with at the time told me that I had carpal tunnel and gave me a brace. The very next day, the pain was in my right wrist, but my left didn't hurt at all. The pain continued to jump from one joint to the next until one day my lips, face, hands, and feet started to swell. By the end of the day, my feet were so swollen, I was unable to walk. I went to the ER only to be sent home discouraged with a possible diagnosis of Lyme disease. After multiple appointments and medications, I was finally diagnosed with Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was completely devastated. I was 27 years old and in terrible pain all the time.
In 2016, I became pregnant with my 3rd child and had to stop all of my medications. As you can imagine, all of my symptoms intensified very rapidly. My midwife sent me to a Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner and within a few weeks, my symptoms had drastically improved! I couldn't believe it! I started referring everyone I knew! The only issue is that she was almost 2 hours away and the people I had referred were struggling to get to her. I knew there had to be a solution. Remember when I said I wanted to be the change?
Not long after, I quit my job and took off to Florida for training to become a practitioner and I never looked back! Now I practice full-time as a Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner and have continued to expand my knowledge over the years. I've also acquired my Holistic Nutritionist and Holistic Health Coaching certifications.
"Medicine is not healthcare. Food is healthcare. Medicine is sick care. Let's all get this straight for a change." -Karen Pendergrass
Hello! I'm Amber Dillon! I am an Integrative Health Practitioner, Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner, and I hold a degree in Early Childhood Development. I'd like to share a few highlights of how my journey led me to Native Wellness and how Nutrition Response Testing can quite literally change lives. I'd like to say that my story is unique; however, I have a feeling many of you will see yourself in my story.
My health journey is one that spans over a decade. A decade that included some of the most trying years of my life. At age 21, I began experiencing heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and a significant amount of chest pain, which landed me in the ER. I suspected Lyme disease, the ER doctors confirmed that, and I was treated with a 3-week round of antibiotics. Three years later, I was 1 of the 35% of Lyme patients that experience relapse. This led to a laundry list of prescription drugs paired with symptoms of fever, weight loss, mental confusion, muscle and joint pain, stabbing sensations, and black out spells. As you might imagine, the symptoms took a toll on my body quickly and the medications I was on felt more like a band-aid than a solution. I was even forced to quit my job as I was unable to work due to pain and fatigue I was experiencing. Feelings of hopelessness set in and I went to the Lord in prayer for a treatment that would help me regain my health.
Such prayers led me to a chiropractor that practiced Nutrition Response Testing. Meeting him opened a whole new world as my symptoms diminished and my strength returned through my personalized protocol. This gift that God had given to me sparked a flame that I wanted to share with the world!
Fast forward 5 years, my husband and I moved to Sulphur, OK where God had yet another gift for me...the opportunity to serve, educate, and help others redeem their health! What an honor and blessing it is to share His gift of restoration!
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28