my story


My love for medicine started in my mother's kitchen. We grew up drinking golden milk and eating spices. She didn't rely heavily on medications; she focused on the food she fed us.

Her form of kitchen medicine inspired me in so many ways.

After I graduated from college, my mom traveled to India to study Ayurveda and massage and while she was away, I became fascinated with Ayurveda and natural medicine. I read everything I could about this form of medicine that I never knew existed. It was during that time that I found Bastyr University and naturopthic medicine. 

I don't believe that there is natural cure all for everything. But I do believe that there is a way to optimize your health and prevent illness by looking at nutrient intake, managing stress, improving sleep, incorporating movement, looking at genetics and more.

If you're ready to change the way you view wellness, then I invite you to work with me. We will work together to understand your unique needs and your wellness goals. We will dive deep into your health concerns and discover how you can alter the course of your health. I will walk beside you as you reach your wellness goals. 


Pragati Gusmano, ND