Is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences, located in the suburbs near Chicago, Illinois. She is not only a chiropractic physician but also is a CNME approved Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Her undergraduate degree, 1999 and master’s degree, 2001, were obtained from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, in the Allied Health field where she worked for 14 years before returning to receive her doctorate education. Since a young age, she has believed in and been treated by a more holistic approach to health. She loves being able to help and educate others so decided to support others gain the health and care that they deserve. Although she treats anything from the common cold in patients of all ages, her passion lies with the treatment of chronic diseases, gut dysfunction, autoimmunity, diabetes, hormone dysregulation for a mature clientele. She is certified in many aspects of the profession, including Nutritional Counseling, Hydrotherapy, and Homeopathy, just to name a few. She is a competent and dedicated doctor possessing the skills of patience and the unique ability to make them feel comfortable during difficult situations. Dr. Janelle has proven to be capable and qualified to meet the needs of patients seeking a healthy and active lifestyle.
What actually started her journey was a growing concern with her own health and wellbeing. She sought care from multiple conventional doctors because she “never felt well.” Some basic labs, if any, were run and she was told she was fine, there was nothing wrong. Over and over she heard, “why don’t you just lose some weight and exercise?” “Much to the doctor’s dismay, I was working out 6-7 days per week and had turned vegan in thoughts that this would solve the issues I was facing. I was tired ALL. THE. TIME, my cycles were super heavy and lasted 10-12 days,” she said. “I was never happy. I did not feel like going to do anything in fear I would get sick and have to use the bathroom in a hurry. In the end I was prescribed antidepressants over and over again. I tried all different types and they all made me feel worse. I felt like a zombie. It was like everything was in fast forward passing me by and I couldn’t keep up. My body was so worn down, I was not receiving the right nutrients or minerals I needed from my so called “healthy” dietary choices. Eventually after dealing with this poor existence I started looking into herbs – remember back at the library? Using the Dewey decimal system” Yeah, that way! I started reading everything I could about a more holistic way of living. Little did I know at that time I would eventually become a doctor to help others the experience much of what I did. I no longer wanted to take a pill I had no idea about that left me in bed for days. I was sick of the feeling that this was it and I was only in my early 20s. I was worried, scared, frightful, out of my mind, I was so sick and tired of being so sick and tired! Fast forward and I found a natural doctor, a chiropractor, that also made some supplement recommendations. Well, it didn’t happen overnight, but eventually I started feeling better and regaining my health. The body is a miraculous thing and it will fight for you provided you have the correct things to give it. Now, I make it seem like it was easy. Somewhat of a, try this. It was trial and error and we had to try many different combinations of herbs and supplements at different doses. It was a lengthy process. It was worth every single moment and at that time expense. I was able to get my health back which is what is needed for everything else we do. I cannot give back to anyone or anything if I care for myself.
She provides top-quality, patient-centered care with the highest level of empathy and professionalism. Utilizing a holistic but common-sense approach, she emphasizes an equality in provider-patient discussion and customized plans of action based on state-of-the-art, evidence-based medical practices, which builds trust, helps her patients recover more quickly and return to their activities of daily living sooner, and decrease their chances of recurrence.