Dr. Jenn Schuppe
I’ve always been highly sensitive to many things in the world–other people’s moods, feelings, music, creativity, animals, and intuitive experiences in the natural landscape. For much of my life, I haven’t exactly known what to do with my more unique interactions with nature. The western, structured scientific world view I grew up in didn’t have any space for my experiences. Thus, these experiences weren’t valid, perhaps they were even pathological. And so from a young age, I learned to banish those untamed experiences of the wildness of the earth from my consciousness–didn’t think about them, didn’t speak of them, and certainly didn’t try to conjure up any more “woo woo” experiences like them. And so began the subtle process of allowing culture to dictate how I ought be in the natural world. I learned to suppress my own way of connecting with nature.
In so doing, I buried some of the most special, most authentic bits and parts of myself.
Fast forward to somewhere in the midst of my first year of naturopathic medical school, while reading Stephen Harrod Buhner’s The Lost Language of Plants, I began to awaken to the soul wounding that my cut-off from nature had inflicted upon my sensitivity and upon myself.
Since then, in so many ways even beyond the plants, I’ve been leaning into living the soulful process of truly coming home to nature and to myself and owning the gift of sensitivity. It is a journey, not a wave-the-magic-wand static healing event of change, rooted in naturopathic principles. In our upcoming Nature Cure Retreats, I am thrilled to share and hold space with all of you who choose to journey with us.
Jenn Schuppe, ND
I have a practice (Miles Naturopathics) in Hagerstown, MD specialized in homeopathy and holistic health and am licensed in both Maryland and Colorado. For more info consult: www.milesnaturopathics.com
Dr. David Hamilton (preferably, ‘Dr. Dave’) specializes in botanical medicine, family medicine, pain management, and clinical nutrition. He uses these modalities to best individualize patient care. He treats a variety of different conditions which range from the acute cough or cold, pre and post natal care, pediatrics, lyme’s disease, hypertension, diabetes, thyroid disorders, autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s Disease; gastrointestinal disorders such as food sensitivities, SIBO, IBS; anxiety and depression, eczema/psoriasis, fertility assistance, male and female health concerns and a number of other conditions.
Dr. Dave received his doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Dr. Dave co-owns a small urban homestead with an emphasis on “Food as Medicine”.
The farm is home to chickens, Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats, and bountiful raised garden beds. For the farm’s dedication to organic and sustainable practices, he was awarded the Paul C. Bragg Health Science Scholarship. The humbling and grounding nature of plants serve as a reminder that all things are connected. Herbs are a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals. Their long and well-established tradition of use and ease of assimilation by our given their similarity to food. Dr. Dave uses the energetic and medicinal properties of plants to enhance and individualize treatment to promote health and wellness.
By harnessing nature, healthy habits, and the body’s innate ability to heal itself he is able to individualize each patient’s journey toward health. Dr. Dave believes in creating a maintainable and sustainable approach to your health goals. He is flexible and will offer his recommendations based on your health needs.
Education is a huge component of medicine. The greek term “Docere” or “Doctor” means to teach. Dr. Dave takes the time to engage each of your health concerns to empower you with knowledge of yourself. Plant the seed of health and grow balance naturally!
We are ready to meet you where you are…and take you beyond!