We would like to introduce you to our newest practitioner, Carla Montrond-Correia, N.D. Carla joined our practice in June of 2018, and trained directly with Teri to become fluent and skilled in The Cochrane Method™. Carla obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of St. Joseph in Connecticut, her Masters in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Physiology from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and completed her Naturopathic Medicine Degree in May 2018 from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
If you aren’t familiar with Naturopathy, it is a branch of the medical profession that truly embodies all the principles we espouse here at Teri Cochrane Nutrition. It combines modern science with more traditional healing modalities to bring people back to health. Naturopathic doctors believe in allowing the body to heal itself by focusing on root causes and on treating the whole person. This type of medicine follows a key principle – “First do No Harm”. NDs (naturopathic doctors) are licensed to practice as primary care providers in many states in the United States as more and more people recognize the value in their approach.
Carla complemented her robust formal education with many wellness-related extracurriculars and internships. She was part of her Naturopathic university’s Student Government and served as a student representative for a major international supplement company. She also interned with chiropractors, integrative practitioners and Ayurvedic healers during her time in school to further broaden her knowledge of Naturopathic medicine.
Carla has formal training in herbal medicine, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, physical medicine, nutrigenomics and reiki. Outside of her professional interests, she loves spending time at the beach, or anywhere in nature. She always makes time for artistic activities, yoga and a daily meditation practice.
Carla is one of eight children with three younger and four older siblings. Her family is originally from Cape Verde off the Western coast of Africa, and she is bilingual – fluent in Cape Verdean Creole in addition to English. Carla’s passion for food and traditional remedies was sparked by her parents who taught her to rely on nature first to provide what we need. Her family lives on their own farm growing grapes and figs, and raising their own farm animals!
If you haven’t had a chance to experience a consult with Carla, we can’t wait for you to meet her. She truly is an amazing addition to our practice!
To the Tru of You,