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“The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”– Ann Wigmore

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Summer Waters, LAc, NTP, CGP, is powerfully committed to guiding individuals who want to feel better and have more energy to understand what foods heal their bodies and how to make those foods a part of their daily lives, so they can find freedom from disease and discomfort while experiencing increased energy to live the lives of their dreams!

Please note that Summer Waters’ fees depend on what services you choose. Her services are billed separately from SVM memberships.

If you are looking for a proven health professional who can guide you to address chronic health conditions (physical, mental and emotional), or simply to feel more fully alive and at home in your body, you’ve come to the right place.  With over a decade of experience supporting wonderful clients in achieving success with these and other concerns, my mission and commitment is to listen to the story of your health journey, provide you with realistic suggestions for diet and lifestyle change, and support you in implementing these suggestions so that you can transform your health and life.

My path to becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner began when I developed multiple chronic health conditions and could not find relief through Western medicine.  Though skeptical, I was persuaded to try acupuncture, and the benefits I experienced inspired me to complete my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and travel to Hangzhou, China to deepen my skills.  Like most of us, I was raised on a Standard American Diet (a SAD diet indeed) of highly processed foods, so the nutritional philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine intrigued me.  My own healing journey eventually lead me to pursue certification and training from the Nutritional Therapy Association and then on to become one of the first class of Certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Practitioners, studying directly with the Nuerologist who created this amazing healing protocol, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.

Clients say remarkable things about the impact my work has had on their quality of life:

We have learned that (a) healthy diet is not what we thought it was, and yet healthy diet is at the foundation of healthy living, especially for children. We thank Summer for being bold and pointing us down a road to good health and relief from health problems, even when we did not wish to listen. Her gentle guidance has saved us and our children from untold pain and suffering. Thank you Summer for being the lighthouse in a stormy world of health information.”
-Dave and Brenda Salch, Sam’s Valley, OR

Summer is thorough, caring, and so knowledgeable – above and beyond any practitioner I’ve gone to before.  She’s a wealth of information about (health) resources as well.”
-Dr. Jodine Turner, Medford, OR

“Man, did she come through for me!  I felt relief immediately after the first acupuncture session and experienced true healing overall, with no return of the problem since. Summer made me feel truly cared for and comforted, which is exactly what you want, and need, in such an experience. I’ll be returning for any other needs that arise and highly recommend her as a compassionate, skilled healer.
-Kathy Ward, Talent, OR

And this from one of the needle phobic patients I treat:
I hardly felt the needle placement! The entire experience was one of working together rather than “having something done” to me.  I was calm, peaceful and received tremendous relief from the body pain we were targeting. I am grateful to have Summer in my life. She is a brilliant health care practitioner. She brings a rainbow of knowledge with a heart of kindness to help find the keys to unlock the mystery of your health!Treat yourself to an appointment. You will find it to be an investment in your health!”
-Roy Fleisher, LMT, Kirkland, WA

Similar benefits await when you decide to invite me to serve you and your family in the powerful ways I can support your energy and overall health. It is amazing to watch as individuals reclaim their health, after having come to me sick and depressed, convinced that nothing can be done or that they are doomed to a life filled with pain and medications. I am so honored to help so many great people!

As a service-based entrepreneur and heart-based community leader, I value connection, communication, and relationships, and care deeply about my clients. The foods and resources I recommend are the ones I have researched diligently over years of practice and have tested on myself when appropriate. These tools have allowed me to cultivate a life of abundance and gratitude while living in harmony with nature. I will share the very aspects that have helped me overcome several severe health challenges of my own, including diabetes, endometriosis, chronic and severe gut inflammation including irritable bowel syndrome and stomach ulcers, Lyme disease, adrenal fatigue, vulvodynia, interstitial cystis, and reoccuring microbial infections and imbalances. The passion I have when I speak about the importance of high-quality, nutrient-dense, traditional foods is the passion of someone who has experienced profound transformation in my personal state of health and well-being from using these tools in my own life.

My insatiable curiosity coupled with a belief in independent thinking leads me to rigorously examine multiple viewpoints.  I then utilize the essence of what I have distilled from medical literature, top health advisors, as well as my clinical and personal experiences to benefit individual clients and participants in my programs and classes.

My perspective has been featured on NBC in Saint Louis, MO, CBS in Chico, CA, and in the Medford Mail Tribune, Oregon Healthy Living, Savor Magazine, as a guest teacher and speaker on various stages, and click here to see more references.

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It would be my pleasure to guide you in our work together to achieve the results you are looking for so you can live the health filled life you desire!  Let’s continue the conversation in the manner that suits you best.
Call today to book me as a guest speaker, sign up for one of my programs, schedule a complimentary consult or a consultation for yourself or your children at 541-326-8952.

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Chris Wick

My interest in natural health started at about age 10.  I read everything I could find on the topic and have continued to do so to this day.  I started studying for a degree in Natural Health in 2000 and completed it in 2003.  I found a tick embedded in my hip when I returned home from a hike right about the time I started on the coursework.  It took about 10 years before my immune system lost the battle and I was turned into an invalid by it eventually.  Had to sleep 18 hours a day and that was not enough.  Prior to going to a local Naturopath to try and figure out what was wrong with me an intuitive voice said look at the symptoms of Lyme disease.  I found a website that listed 38, I printed the page and wrote in two more.  I handed the page to the Doctor and some lab work confirmed that I had Lyme.  I was later informed that once you have it you have it for life all you could do was manage it. For some reason I could not accept that.  I searched the world wide web for a cure.  I read about all kinds of interesting and exotic things people were doing but what was always missing was the cure part.  One of the electives in my degree program was Homeopathy, I was fascinated by it and read every book I could find on the topic and started using it on an almost daily basis practicing on friends and family with amazing results.  Not having any success finding the elusive cure the intuitive voice said, search the web for curing Lyme with Homeopathy and I found  a book with that title and ordered it.  It was initially written in Germany and translated to English.  The first part of the book was theoretical and the later half were case studies.  Sick person goes to the Doctor and details symptoms, the Doctor matches that with a homeopathic remedy and in a short while they were over it. I had found what I was looking for.  I searched out the remedies I needed  and within a week and half I was Lyme free.  The fatigue, joint pain, neurological issues were gone.  I resumed my active outdoor life for the next year.  Then something that was worse than Lyme hit me.  It turned out to be an autoimmune disorder of the worst kind called mixed connective tissue which is everything in your body.  My immune system set out to destroy me in the most painful way.  I went to a Rheumatologist who said you will need 5 medications and have to do a liver blood test every 6 weeks due to the toxicity.  Back to my homeopathic books I went and after some searching found the one I was looking for.  When it arrived I took the first dose immediately and within an hour started into remission.  Three days later it was resolved completely.  Since that time I have done the homeopathic research work that has helped about 45 people resolve their Lyme symptoms.  I am very excited and pleased to be doing the homeopathic support for the patients at Siskiyou Vital Medicine,  together I believe we will revolutionize the treatment of Lyme disease.
Chris Wick
Certified Health Coach

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Terra McDonald

Terra McDonald is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Craniosacral Therapy for nearly 15 years, the past six practicing privately in Southern Oregon. She also works in a local hospital as a CST therapist, and co-facilitates a clinic which specializes in infants.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on healing modality that focuses on palpating the synarthroidal joints of the cranium, regulating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. This therapy stems from osteopathy, which is an approach that emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease. CST has benefits for a wide range of health conditions.

Terra’s services are a culmination of 30 years of experience working with individuals of all ages, while simultaneously receiving mentorship from masters. Her somatic healing arts is a fusion of Craniosacral Therapy, Core Belief Restructuring ( and Family Systems Constellations ( These sessions support you to be in optimal alignment on the physical, emotional and mental levels internally, for living in harmony with your outer world.

Terra brings compassion and patience to reveal truth, inner awareness and liberation through holding space and allowing your deepest wisdom to reveal itself. Her mission is to empower you toward whole health and wellness by identifying blocks and patterns held in the physical body as well as the other subtle bodies, that may be getting in the way of you feeling vibrant and alive.