Dr. Destia Skinner, ND, CST
I began my quest for knowledge at the University of Washington in Seattle where I studied molecular biology. It was there that my dream of becoming an Obstetrician took a very different turn. I had only known of standard care western medicine while growing up. When my husband suffered a health crisis we turned to his doctor for answers. We were told that, “he was healty”, even though he was struggling in so many ways. So began my quest for understanding the underlying causes of illness and powerful solutions to support the body's own healing capacity. This changed the course of our future.
After receiving my Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, I began working as a clinical research coordinator in asthma pharmaceutical research and as a public school teacher. I wanted to mentor and inspire people to become their own best health advocate.
As my passion for health and healing ignited, I continued my educational journey by attending Bastyr University, the foremost institution for Naturopathic medical education in the country, where I received my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. I have further expanded my education in craniosacral therapy, bio-identical hormone therapy, women’s health, nutrition, and powerful tools to impact the mind-body connection. I believe we all need a trusted guide to help us get to the root of our problem.
As a child and young adult I struggled with severe allergies, chronic infections, migraines, severe PMS, and severe fatigue. I just figured that these symptoms were just part of the genetic hand I had been dealt and was resigned to the idea that I would have to live with these issues for the rest of my life. Through functional and lifestyle medicine I found solutions and healing. I am happy to say that the regular need for allergy medications, antibiotics, and pain medication was no longer required.
Now instead of feeling hopeless, I feel peaceful and happy in my body. Instead of being exhausted, I have the energy to live my best life. Instead of feeling out of control, I feel ready to take on anything in my life. One thing we all need is a trusted guide to help get to the root of the problem. Teaching the healthy habits needed to live your best life and supporting you in becoming your own best health advocate is my passion. I would be honored to support you on this journey.