My work as a Naturopathic Doctor stands out from others because I am a Classical Naturopath who chooses to use no medicine, yet I work along with traditional doctors to meet the end result of your being well. I also take into consideration the lifestyle of the client based on their work habits, sleep patterns to come up with a plan in which a client will be compliant.
What do you enjoy about the work you do?
What I like most about my job is that I have results that can be measured. In my data collection I can actually track where a person was when we first began treatment versus where they are when we finish. I love knowing that our time together helped to instill a positive change in lifestyle for a lifetime.
Being a 20 something year old with no energy, high cholesterol and overall poor health, I was eager to find someone to help me detox the "right" way. My assessment with Dr. LaJoyce revealed that I had a cancer profile. Dr. LaJoyce walked me through steps of detoxing my organs and promoting good health. I can now say I am doing so much better and am grateful to Dr. LaJoyce for her time and efforts in helping me improve my health.
Feb 18, 2014
I had always considered myself healthy - that is until I met Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire. I was eating a lot of processed low fat or diet foods to maintain my weight, and despite what I considered a healthy lifestyle, I was exhausted. Dr. LaJoyce educated me about the chemicals in the foods that I was eating, resulting in increased energy and weight loss. I highly recommend her service.
Feb 17, 2014
I have known LaJoyce for years, even before she became a holistic counselor. Having known her to be very detail oriented and efficient caused me to trust that she would not do anything if she couldn't do it to the best of her ability. When l was diagnosed with a serious illness, l reached out to Dr. Brookshire and was amazed at her knowledge of various aspects of health and wellness.My full recovery was due in no small part to her. She was always willing to share her time and accurately assessed my condition. I recommend her services without hesitation. Remember, you do not need her only when you are ill, but she is someone you can rely on to help you maintain your wellness. Dr. Brookshire is warm, caring, inspirational and knowledgeable about traditional medicine as well as alternative therapies.
Feb 14, 2014
La Joyce helped me become aware of all of the toxic junk I was ingesting into my body. Her knowledge of nutrition and health helped me shift gears into becoming an educated consumer and a strong advocate in steering my family in the right direction. She is a great person as well and I am so glad I met her.
Feb 14, 2014
Dr. Brookshire is a wonderful woman of God. She not only is a mentor but is also someone who I call a friend and who has helped restore my health. I was suffering from severe nausea due to Acid Reflux. After working with Dr. Brookshire I can say that the nausea is gone and I my acid reflux is gone as well. I thank God for her healing hands and counseling.
What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
First Appointment - $200
Follow=up Appointments - $125
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
It is important for the serious Naturopathic practitioner to attend continuing education classes to stay abreast of the latest developments. I take extensive courses every summer. I also take courses in my area as they come through during the year. I find it stimulating to learn what is new that can be incorporated with the methods I currently use.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I did not decide to get in this line of work, this line of work chose me. I have been living a holistic lifestyle since high school. I worked at GNC in the late 1970's and by the time I went to college I was the girl who could whip you up a little something if you didn't feel well. I have always been the village healer in my circle. I finally went to school after a career in the radio/record businesses and made my 'healing' training official.
What types of customers have you worked with?
My most common types of jobs come from clients for an emergency situation.
1. They have been to the doctor and have received a scary diagnosis.
2. They have been on medication that is making them sick.
3. They jump on the scale after the holiday season to discover their weight gain.
4. They are feeling bad and know that they have to make a change but don't really know what to do.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I teach "Healthy New You" Workshops in various locations. I am proud of the work that many participants put in to shift into a paradigm of healthy living. It is a commitment oneself to move from the traditional to what will actually keep you well.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you are sick and tired of being SICK and TIRED then I am the Naturopathic Doctor for you. Together we get to the root cause of issues by actually talking about your lifestyle, finding out what is making you sick, and then creating an alternate plan.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish that customers knew about the profession of a Naturopathic Doctor is that there is a great deal of education that comes with the degree. A bona fide Naturopathic Doctor will have a degree on their wall. Many in the holistic profession call themselves doctors because they are healing others, yet they have no degrees.