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One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedence of chemical therapy over natural, of poison over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation. Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 8.14.39 PM

– Dr. Royal Lee, Founder & Formulator of Standard Process

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Optimal Wellness is dedicated to helping our clients achieve improved health and wellness through the various procedures and protocols we offer. Our procedures assess your current level of wellness and then recommends only those pure organic whole food supplements that assists the body in achieving greater levels of health and wellness. This is accomplished through nutritional therapy. Our basic premise and philosophy is that if you give the human body the proper nutrition, it can repair and rebuild itself… Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 6.49.49 PM

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Merry Matukonis is an Applied Clinical Nutritionist in Whole Food Nutrition, a Certified GAPS Practitioner, RN & Chef with over 30 years of experience in health and nutrition. Her philosophy is that if you give the human body the proper nutrition, it can repair and rebuilt itself. Merry uses organic, whole-food vitamins, minerals and herbs to assist in the healing process, while educating and encouraging her clients to live a healthier lifestyle. Her passion for nutrition and wellness is infectious and her knowledge vast. She is deeply devoted to helping others achieve greater levels of wellness and live happier and fuller lives…Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 6.49.49 PM

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Gut and Psychology Syndrome or GAPS is a condition, which establishes a connection between functions of the digestive system and the brain. The term was created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (human nutrition) in 2004 after working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as autistic spectrum disorders, and other neuro-psychological and psychiatric problems among other conditions. Merry Matukonis is a certified GAPS practitioner and can help to identify if you have GAPS and assist you on your journey to healing your gut…Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 6.49.49 PM

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     Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 8.14.24 PM I came to Merry after having miscarried my first pregnancy. I was devastated and desperate for some answers, and felt like my medical team wasn’t interested in exploring answers or helping me achieve a healthy pregnancy that I could carry to term. After coming to Merry, I realized that I had not been taking care of my body as I should have been. Merry not only helped me get the right nutrients back into my body through supplementation, but she helped me understand how to prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy through good nutrition and lifestyle changes. Within just a few weeks, I began to feel a real change in my body. I became pregnant again 3 months after my miscarriage and followed Merry’s advice throughout the pregnancy. I’m so thrilled that we were not only able to carry full term, but we gave birth to a happy and very healthy little girl. We also were able to achieve an intervention free birth, and I am sure that Merry’s advice throughout my pregnancy was instrumental.  Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 8.14.39 PM

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