About Dr. Donna

Dr. Donna's Story

Like most babies growing up in the 70's, I was not breast fed and grew up drinking cow’s milk.  It was a major staple along with bread in our home.  At about 12 years old I began having stomach aches, bloating, and not feeling well especially in the evenings. My stomach would bloat so big I looked pregnant.  I visited three different Gastroenterologists and not one asked about my diet.

I left with one Doctor telling me it was stress, and another saying it was simply swallowing too much air.

It was not until my early 20’s that I made the connection between my diet and digestive health.

After reading about food allergies and sensitivities, I decided to eliminate cow dairy for one week and then re-introduce it on an empty stomach.  I was at a mall and was craving pizza and ordered a calzone, which is basically a baked, stuffed wheat pocket with tons of cheese.  Although I took a lactase enzyme prior to this gut shocking amount of diary, the effects were still clear.  Within a few minutes,  I started sweating and my energy dropped.  My bowels did not move for 3 days.  I went to an allergist and had the traditional skin prick test for allergies which confirmed a reaction to milk.  Thus began my lifelong journey into the study of Naturopathic Medicine.

About Dr. Donna

Dr. Donna received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree (ND) from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona. 

Dr. Donna works at the Center For Mind-Body Therapies in Frederick, Maryland and welcomes most health conditions and has a special interest in Digestive Disorders, Allergies, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Women’s and Children’s Health.

Dr. Donna is member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physician and the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

For more information please visit:  DoctorDonna.net