Kaycie Grigel ND
I am a doctor, a mom, a wife, and a daughter. I am an avid cook, gardener, and outdoor explorer. I have been working with patients since 1999 to help optimize hormone function by supporting whole body health. I am passionate about getting to the root cause of your concern and finding natural solutions!
My personal experience with breast cancer has deepened my commitment to meeting the needs of women as they experience health challenges. The tools of Naturopathic medicine are so useful for helping to retain and regain balance during treatment and beyond. Breast cancer treatment changes your hormones dramatically, but there are ways to make that shift a little easier.
I always strive to help you understand your body, your lab work, and your treatment choices. We work as partners to make sure your wellness plan meets your personal needs.
All of our hormones work together like a symphony to keep the systems of the body functioning optimally. Major stressors and life events can cause profound shifts in one or multiple hormones, Naturopathic medicine has wonderful tools for restoring health to the thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive hormones; we work together to balance all parts of the endocrine system.
We work together to find the root causes of your concern. I take plenty of time to get to know you and your history. We may look at conventional and specialized testing to find what is out of balance (see below for more details). We can use nutrition, lifestyle and targeted natural therapies to support your system and bring you back into balance!
Some Common Conditions I work with:
Problems with the menstrual cycle
Hormone imbalance following Breast Cancer Treatment
Adrenal fatigue and burnout
Natural Support During Breast Cancer Treatment
I am here for you.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I wanted to do everything possible regain my health. I went through surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation to treat and prevent recurrence of my cancer. I was worried though about the impact of treatment on my overall health. So, together with my conventional and integrative oncology team I put together a regimen that helped me minimize symptoms and recover more quickly from treatment.
What I found while going through treatment was that the natural therapies I have been using for the past 20 years are so helpful to make breast cancer treatment a little easier. By managing symptoms and treating my body well I was able to exercise, work, and be present for my family during this challenging time. Sugery, chemotherapy and radiation are hard on the body, but there are natural, gentle tools to make things a little easier.
Some Ways Natural Medicine Can Support You During Treatment
Supporting Digestion During Chemotherapy
Preventing and healing mouth sores
Healing from Surgery
Managing Hormone Symptoms from Chemotherapy and Tamoxifen
Supporting Mood and Mental Health
Recovery from ChemotherapyListen to my story on Nicole DeBoom's Podcast "She Runs It"
Specialized Testing Options
Food Antibody Testing
This blood test looks at the immune reaction your body may be having to 96 different foods. Useful for Joint and muscle pain, chronic skin problems, asthma and allergies, digestive issues, Migraines and autoimmune complaints.
Salivary hormone Testing
This measures levels of adrenal and reproductive hormones to determine how we can specifically support your body to produce appropriate levels
of each. Useful for Menopause, Migraines, Postpartum, and Menstrual problems
Comprehensive Stool Testing
This type of testing is useful for assessing the state of health in the large intestine. It helps us determine if any probiotic (friendly) bacteria are missing from the micro biome, if anything is growing (bacteria or yeast) that may be making you sick, and what natural substances might help get things back in balance. Useful for constipation, diarrhea, IBS, Gas and bloating, and ruling out more serious digestive diseases.
This measures the chemicals in your brain that influence mood, energy, wakefulness, etc. Useful for Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, ADD.
For more specialized cases, testing for Genetic mutations , Environmental Pollutants, Heavy Metal Exposure, and other types of testing are available
Questions for Dr. Kaycie?
I am happy to answer your questions!