Kathryn Doran-Fisher received her training from the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education (NITE) and graduated from their four-year program as a Certified Naturopath in 2005. In 2011, Kathryn and her family moved to Grand Rapids, MI to open an herb shop in the Fulton Street business district. Her parents, Bruce and Jo, ran the retail portion of the business while Kathryn worked with clients. In 2012, Kathryn received training from world renowned author and practitioner Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to become a Certified GAPS Practitioner for dealing with the connection between gut health and mental/physical ailments. After four years, Bruce and Jo decided to retire so the decision was made to close the herb shop and Kathryn moved her practice to her home office on the Northeast side of Grand Rapids . Kathryn has a deep commitment to a multi-generational approach to healing that inspires and encourages a fundamental transformation in lifestyle. An avid researcher, Kathryn's areas of expertise include nutrient-dense food, herbs, probiotics, and supplements to support the body's innate healing potential against gut-dysbiosis, digestive disorders, intestinal imbalances, and food sensitivities. Kathryn is an honest seeker of the knowledge from scientists, doctors, midwives, herbalists and the wise-women traditions that have sustained us through the ages. She integrates this experience into working with clients of all ages by helping others to listen to their bodies and honor the cycles of life.
Kathryn and her husband, Ryan, have three children together (that Kathryn homeschools) and they also provide a weekly delivery service to bring fresh, nutrient dense, food products from an Amish farm north of Grand Rapids to individuals and families in the city. Kathryn has also been ordained as a Dharma Teacher in the Buddhist tradition and is the Children's Program Director for the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center.
Kathryn has done numerous public speaking engagements, taught several classes on natural health for the community, is an instructor for NITE, maintains a website and blog about natural health, has written several articles for local publication and is a highly respected professional in her field.