Hi, I’m Dr. Sally LaMont…a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, cook and mom. I’m on a mission to reverse the epidemic of chronic disease and help you create the health of your dreams!
A Tale of Two Kitchens
As a Kansas Girl who was raised in a “Father Knows Best” home, I had a unique vantage point to witness the devastating effect of bad food on good health.
We lived just down the street from my Dad’s parents and learned from their connection to the natural world. Descendants of the pioneers, they’d both been teachers in the classic one-room schoolhouse, instilling in me a love of nature, food and family. We spent our summers playing in their garden, picking ripe tomatoes from the vine and helping Grandma can food for the winter. Grandpa worked their orchard and hunted ducks, quail and pheasant for our Sunday dinners.
My Mom’s parents lived a very different life and the results were devastating. They worked themselves to the bone running a little diner in Kansas City during World War II. Sadly, I never knew them, because they both died of heart attacks in their early 50s. This shocked me as a kid: what caused them to die so young?
My mom followed in their footsteps: she was the classic 1950’s housewife, enamored with “modern” packaged food. We grew up eating Spam sandwiches on Wonder Bread with a big glass of milk and snacked on Twinkies and Ding Dongs.
It wasn’t long before I was suffering constant colds and getting a new antibiotic prescription for each one. As a teen, I developed acne and stomach aches.
My mom struggled with debilitating migraines and a slow march towards obesity, diabetes and dementia.
My Dad had two heart attacks, followed by esophageal and colon cancer. I watched my extended family develop obesity, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and cancer. And I knew something was really wrong.
Observing these two distinct families at the dinner table, I had a strong sense that food was playing a role in their health. But it was now the early 1970’s, and the connection between diet and health still wasn’t accepted (and was, in fact, it was being actively denied).
As I witnessed the devastating effect that bad food had in destroying the health of my family, I knew I wanted to learn more about the connection between diet, health and disease.
So I studied nutrition and microbiology and majored in human biology, in search of the root cause of dis-ease.
I spent weekends in the library devouring cookbooks. I watched Julia Child and Jacques Pepin on PBS and began to teach myself how to cook.
Luckily, my favorite microbiology professor, Dr. Rod Sobieski, pointed out that the underlying health of the “host” (that’s us humans) actually determines whether we would succumb to infection or disease. What a thought: was it actually possible to build health and protect ourselves from chronic illness?
Dr. Sobieski was the first to tell me about naturopathic medicinal school, a 4-year graduate level medical school that trained students to identify the root causes of disease and empower patients with the use of natural treatments to strengthen their body’s innate healing capacities. Now that sounded interesting!
A Natural Calling
Once I realized that being a naturopathic doctor would give me the opportunity to study natural medicine and teach people how to grow their health, I knew I’d found my calling.
I’ve been in practice as a ND and acupuncturist for 35 years now, integrating the best of the East with the West. I’ve helped thousands of people get their health back through the right diet, supplements and lifestyle shifts. And I want to help you!
I’ll admit to being a “biochem geek” and love studying the science of nutrition. I “grew up” in the functional medicine movement, with Dr. Jeffery Bland as one of my nutrition professors in naturopathic medical school. Dr. Bland is the internationally recognized founder of the “functional medicine” movement, which addresses the underlying causes of disease by partnering closely with patients to examine the interactions between their genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Learn more at: Dr Bland's Site and The Institute for Functional Medicine.
I’m also an activist. When my daughter, Jasmin, was a baby, I took a sabbatical from practice to lead the legislative campaign to license naturopathic doctors as primary health care providers in California. It was a challenging journey, but we were successful and now almost 40 million Californians can work with licensed naturopathic doctors to restore their health!
After 10 years back in practice, I recognized the need for a broader platform to educate and empower the public with vital information about the healing power of food and natural medicine, so I’ve launched Dr. Sally’s Kitchen.com and The Healthy Aging Revolution.com
My mission is to empower you with the information and inspiration to take charge of your health, and to make the lifestyle changes that will prevent and reverse the tide chronic disease.
These powerful shifts result in so many upgrades to your health! If you’re looking for greater vitality and health so you can travel, play with your kids and grandchildren and enjoy your future you’re worked so hard to attain, then you’ve come to the right place.
We CAN take control of this degenerative process and rebuild our health! We CAN live with vitality well into our senior years if we start living well now.
Join me in reclaiming your energy, clearing your brain fog, losing weight, and reversing the tide of chronic disease!
Or to schedule an appointment with me personally,
check out my practice at the Marin Natural Medicine Clinic in Larkspur, California