About Me

I'm Vika Rutkowski, a board-certified Holistic Health Practitioner with a passion for helping people achieve long-term wellness! I knew from a young age that I wanted to help people get healthy, but I did not expect to end up here as in the functional and integrative medicine space owning an online practice.

My first experience learning about the value of preventive and holistic health pursuits was after my mom started getting some health complications when I was in highschool. I was taking a human physiology class with an emphasis on nutrition and we were told to choose an illness or condition for a project and I chose what my mom was going through. I reached out to all of the major health associations on that topic and learned everything I could about contributing factors, nutrition, and lifestyle that could help. Unfortunately, I was young and was not able to support her in the way I could now, so she ended up with an invasive procedure to keep her alive. However, after this experience I was dedicated towards learning more in the medical and health field.

Shortly after and throughout my college years, I began to have my own health challenges including gut health issues, chronic fatigue, joint pain, depression, and Hashimoto's disease. I quickly learned that instead of getting the support I expected from trusted medical professionals to overcome many of my symptoms, I got very little guidance and a lot of disappointment. I was often dismissed when I asked for additional testing or support beyond being offered drugs that seemed to make me feel worse or invasive surgery that may or may not help. After many doctor appointments and years of frustration, it was obvious our current medical system was failing me and many others.

Around that time, I had the opportunity to experience healthcare systems outside of the United States, which opened my eyes to more comprehensive approaches to healthcare. Inspired by these experiences, I decided to pursue a graduate degree in healthcare policy and administration with the hope of making significant changes within our current conventional healthcare system.

While in school, I was met with additional barriers to political and systemic change but my passion for holistic healing persisted. Eventually, I pursued education in holistic training that was beyond just dietary interventions and nutrition. My first formal training in integrative health was under the guidance of my mentor, Stephen Cabral, a distinguished Naturopathic Doctor with a diverse background in naturopathy, nutrition, functional medicine, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and lifestyle strategies. Under his tutelage, I honed my skills and developed a comprehensive understanding of the intricate connections between the mind, body, and spirit in achieving optimal health.

That's when I decided to use my health and business education to start my own business to empower individuals to take control of their health now, rebalance what is causing them symptoms, and guide them towards sustainable well-being.

Today, I am proud to be a leader in the health space, dedicated to helping people transform their lives by improving their bodies, inside and out.

My mission is to provide individuals with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to achieve lasting wellness through integrative health practices.

I firmly believe that by addressing the root causes of health issues and adopting a holistic approach, we can unlock the body's innate ability to heal and thrive.

Join me on this journey towards a healthier, happier you. Together, we can uncover the path to vibrant, long-term well-being and embrace the transformative power of integrative health. Welcome to a world where healing is holistic, and wellness is enduring.

Educational Background:

B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan

Masters in Healthcare from Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Integrative Health Practitioner Institute

Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner from AADP

Additional education from

Microbiome University with PA in GI and Gut Health Educator, Jade Etter

Integrative Somatic Practitioner Course from IWA coaching

Wellness Plus Certificates on Hormones, Thyroid, Mold/Lyme/Biotoxin Illness

Additional trainings on biomedical interventions for kids, picky eating, and various other courses

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