Natural Health Solutions
Modern Holistic Health offers natural health solutions that help put the body back in order so you can begin the healing process.
We use a holistic approach based on the individual’s biological and genetic data to identify the root cause of problems with precision, analyzing symptoms and then designing a custom health and recovery program based on each patient’s individual genetic makeup, chemistry, and lifestyle.
Dr. Elena Villanueva was featured in Austin Way Magazine’s Winter 2016 issue. Read more about “Epigenetics: The Future of Medicine, Precision Medicine, The Master Key” online.
Meet Dr. Elena Villanueva, DC – “Dr. V”
Chief Integrative Health Coach and Brain Health Specialist
Elena Villanueva is an internationally recognized health coach and crusader for ending the global mental health crisis and educating the public and other health professionals that mental health conditions are actually ‘brain health’ issues and when the underlying causes are found, the brain health conditions can be reversed.
Elena’s expertise is in helping individuals find and address the underlying cause of their depression, anxiety, memory loss, Parkinson’s, and other mental health disorders and disease.
Elena and her team have helped thousands to restore their health. Dr. Villanueva and her team help people support and restore many health conditions that include chronic mental health disorders and disease, autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease, gastrointestinal disorders, male and female hormone imbalances, Type II diabetes, genetic defects (including MTHFR), insomnia, metabolic syndrome, and other health conditions.
Dr. V is passionate about learning and utilizing cutting-edge technology for uncovering the root causes of chronic illness and disease. By using a data-driven and genetic data approach, she and her team analyze underlying issues with their clients to precisely create personalized programs that target and heal the source of chronic conditions.
It was through her own experience in suffering severe mental and physical illness where the traditional western medicine approach had no answers or solutions, that she developed a keen passion for the non traditional approach of holistic medicine.
Dr. Villanueva is a native Texan and has a strong enthusiasm for participating in almost anything outdoors with her best friend, husband, and partner, Greg, and their dog Riley. When she’s not educating and coaching, you’ll find her mountain biking, hiking, camping, wake surfing, skiing, and spending as much time outdoors as she can.
If she doesn’t know you already, she can’t wait to meet you and start your journey of healing.
Meet Dr. Torrie Thompson, DC
Lead Integrative Health Coach and Lymes Specialist
Dr. Torrie Thompson is our lead health coach here at Modern Holistic Health and we are thrilled to have her!
Dr. Thompson specializes in helping people with Lyme disease and other chronic illness regain and optimize their health though holistic approaches, diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. She has a deep understanding that in order for a person to get better, they need to find the root of the problem, fix it, and then rebuild health from there.
Like most amazing health coaches, Dr. Thompson’s passion for holistic healthcare approaches came through her own health struggle. For nearly a decade she visited over 20 doctors looking for the cause for her strange symptoms and a solution to help her heal and get her life back. After many years of failed traditional medical treatments and several incorrect diagnosis, she finally took her health into her own hands and discovered she had Lyme Disease. She successfully used holistic medicine approaches that included dietary modifications, supplementation and lifestyle changes to help her finally regain her health. Not only did she get health and her life back, but along the way learned how holistic medicine and modifications to both diet and lifestyle can help reverse and prevent many diseases.
When she’s not coaching her clients, Dr. Thompson loves to be active. You can find her sweating it out in the nearest spin or Pilates class. She also loves her animals and can be found at the dog park with her dog Stella or off riding horses. Cooking healthy meals is another passion and she enjoys cooking for family and friends.
Dr. Thompson is an amazing member of our team and contributes greatly to our legacy at Modern Holistic Health of changing people’s lives through safe and natural healing options and optimizing their health!
Meet Rosita Alvarez
Personal Development and Brain Optimization Coach
Rosita Alvarez is our personal development and brain optimization coach.
Rosita helps people struggling with chronic illnesses, difficult health cases, grief, loss, past trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and life struggles that can be connected to unhealthy and unconscious thought patterns.
She specializes in multiple modalities and techniques including the energy medicine of Resonance Repatterning to identify and transform the interference patterns that limit physical and emotional healing.
Having witnessed how these modalities liberated her two-year-old daughter from a concussion that stopped her speech 24 years ago, she was determined to learn comprehensive methods of healing.
She has spent 18 years uncovering patterns that impact growth, healing, relationships, and business. Rosita supports and mentors clients in targeted areas of life by uncovering and addressing self limiting belief systems, emotional trauma, and how they impact one’s holistic energetic systems.
Rosita creates palpable change with tools from many different systems including and not limited to:
- Energetic Contacts of Chinese Medicine Meridians, Chakra Systems, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Polarity, and Cranial-Sacral
- Counseling & Neuroscience
- Quantum Physics
- Color and Light therapy
- Breath and Sound therapy
- Movement therapy
- Spiritual Cleansing
- Eye movements, eye fascia and muscles
Meet Ann Hutyra
Integrative Health Coach
Ann Hutyra is a certified holistic health coach who focuses on ‘food as medicine,’ and studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Ann’s passion for health and wellness began with her own journey with autoimmune disease. After decades of dealing with symptoms like fatigue, bloating and digestive issues, anemia, migraines, brain fog and joint pain, she was finally diagnosed with Dermatitis Herpetiformis, or the skin manifestation of Celiac Disease. Ann adopted a gluten free lifestyle, and saw her health drastically improve. She dropped close to 30 pounds, and saw dozens of symptoms she had dealt with for decades go away. But her journey didn’t stop there. A few years later she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and knew she had to make additional lifestyle changes.
Ann became a patient of Dr. Villanueva, and found the support she needed to heal her body through food and supplements. In 12 short months, Ann reversed her thyroid condition, and reached a level of health she had never experience before. This inspired her to become certified as a health coach, and help others achieve optimal health.
Ann has studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods, and specializes in the gluten free and paleo lifestyles. Ann spent 15 years as a Journalist and TV News Anchor, working in a fast-paced and demanding newsroom environment. This taught her how important it is to manage stress and get quality sleep, and she teaches her clients techniques to help balance these areas of their lives. She works with her clients to co-create completely personalized actions based on their goals, and helps them move toward their ideal vision of health.
In her down time, Ann loves to cook and bake, and shares her recipes and foodie finds with her social media followers. As a mom to a 7-year-old, she enjoys the challenge of finding creative ways to teach kids to eat healthy. She’s a long-distance runner, having completed several marathons over the years, and makes yoga a regular part of her wellness routine.
Meet Alexis Appleberry
Integrative Health Coach
Alexis mentored and studied under Dr. Datis Kharrazian, Harvard Research Fellow and one of the most renowned clinical research scientists in functional medicine. Alexis also trains and educates other practitioners on evidence based (data driven) approaches for addressing and correcting neurodegeneration, autoimmune diseases, gut issues and food sensitivities. Alexis thoroughly enjoys taking the ‘detective’ approach to find the underlying causes of disease and chronic illness and her expert knowledge in holistic approaches has made her highly sought out around the globe.
Her interest in finding better approaches than conventional medicine had to offer started as a teenager which led her to obtain her bachelor’s degree in exercise science followed by further studies and certifications at MRI school where she excelled as valedictorian of her class. She ran a successful personal training business for years and while she found helping clients very rewarding she still found herself curious about human anatomy on a deeper level, which eventually led her to discovering the holistic approaches of functional medicine in 2011. She instantly knew this was the medicine of the future and the answer she was looking for to help others truly heal.
Alexis specializes in helping people with chronic autoimmune illness, neurodegenerative disease, and gut issues to discover the underlying causes of their illness and help them regain their health. Her vast knowledge in the most advanced clinical research in holistic medicine gives her great insight when working with complicated cases.
Alexis understands the intricate connection of the mind-body-spirit approach that is the foundation of the programs offered at Modern Holistic Health. In her personal time Alexis enjoys kayaking in the hill country of Austin, meditation, yoga, hiking in the mountains, continuing her research in healing and the mysteries of life.
Dr Villanueva has known Alexis for years and is thrilled to have her on board as a part of our team!
Meet Dr. Ashley Beckman, DAOM
Lead Integrative Health Coach
Dr. Ashley Beckman is a lead health coach here at Modern Holistic Health and brings with her over 20 years of expertise in holistic healing.
Dr Ashley specializes in helping people with complex conditions including autoimmune disease, mental health and neurodegenerative disease, hormone imbalances, infertility issues,and chronic GI disorders. Her expertise in utilizing genetic testing to understand how to approach and resolve chronic health issues is helping people finally find answers and solutions to their chronic illnesses. Dr. Ashley has performed over 40,000 treatments and also practiced with Dr. Soram Khalsa for eight years at his busy Functional Medicine clinic in Beverly Hills and in Malibu.
Dr. Ashley is not only a doctor of Chinese Medicine with her board certification in acupuncture and herbal medicine, she also has her doctorate in Healthy Aging and Longevity. Most recently in 2019 she wrote her thesis on Epigenetics, the study of how our genes are affected by our diet and lifestyle. Dr. Ashley Beckman has studied the healing properties of herbs, holistic nutrition, flower essences, essential oils, light color therapy and whole foods for more than twenty years. And has vast expertise in combining all these elements to instill holistic lifestyle changes that lead to healing and long term results.
Dr. Villanueva and Dr. Ashley are passionate about genetics and that’s how they met! Together they have solved some of the most complex chronic illness cases and Dr. Villanueva and the MHH team are honored to have her experience and expertise in the MHH family.
Meet Stacey Loop
Trauma and Stress Release Breath Work Practitioner and Nutrition Coach
Stacey Loop is a certified yoga therapist and holistic health coach who specializes in helping people who are struggling with the effects of anxiety, panic, depression, mind racing, sleep issues, and neurosensory disorders (common in those who have autism spectrum disorders).
She uses the tools of therapeutic breath, movement, meditation, diet, and physical activity to address an individual’s condition and works with clients to assist them in making gradual, yet significant lifestyle changes that will support and influence their healing.
It takes courage and strength to change and break free from habits and constraints, which can prevent one from reaching total health and potential. She understands each individual has the power to promote self-healing when unconscious patterns are examined and one is given the tools, encouragement, and guidance to thrive and feel whole again.
Her personal journey of holistic healing began when her son was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. After finding no solutions from the traditional medical model she became intrigued by the ancient teachings of yoga and holistic health.
In nearly 17 years, Stacey has taught over 2,500 classes in teacher training, special education topics, therapeutic privates, mentoring, and public classes. Stacey has co-written the curriculum Children’s Yoga Therapy Training and leads teachers in this certification program as well as training in other programs involving therapeutic aspects of yoga, including meditation.
Stacey finds deep satisfaction in being of service to others. Outside of work, she spends time daily in her own yoga and meditation practice. One of her favorite pastimes is cultivating stillness by connecting to nature and she dances weekly with her father in Parkinson’s Dance classes.
Stacey looks forward to meeting you and assisting you along your journey!
Meet Dr. Ivonne Boujaoude
Integrative Health Coach
Dr. Boujaoude is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and an Integrative Mental Health Practitioner. She holds a MA in Psychology and MS in Health Science with a concentration in Clinical Nutrition. She is a Certified Gluten Free Practitioner and Certified Food and Spirit Practitioner.
Her greatest asset is her own personal healing journey (mental health and autoimmune conditions) as she is able to connect and understand her clients’ pain and frustration with their own chronic conditions. She understands the impact that poor health has on other areas of life such as relationships, work and life enjoyment. She puts into practice the philosophy that the body was designed to heal itself and symptoms are the body’s language to communicate with us that something is wrong, and it must change. She believes that it is here where you can make the necessary changes, take away what is blocking the body and give it what it needs, and this is how optimal health is created.
Her areas of expertise are autoimmune conditions and brain related disorders. She has helped numerous clients suffering from Celiac, Hashimoto’s, and fibromyalgia as well as clients with depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, postpartum depression, Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline, migraine, ADD and Autism. Because most people with autoimmune conditions and brain related disorders have an underlying gut problem, she has extensive experience working with clients suffering from leaky gut, IBS, food sensitivities, SIBO, chronic infections, environmental/seasonal allergies and toxicity issues.
Dr. Boujaoude has made it her life mission to empower people to take control of their health by getting to the root cause of their condition while harnessing the power of Nature. Her therapeutic modalities are varied starting from food as medicine to lifestyle modifications, nutraceuticals, homoeopathy, and herbal medicine.
Finally, she enjoys daily exercise, Bible reading and meditation, creating nutritionally rich meals, long hikes in nature, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Meet Michelle Dunn, DC
Integrative Health Coach and Weight Loss Specialist
Dr. Michelle Dunn is a lead health coach here at Modern Holistic Health and brings with her over 15 years of nutrition and weight loss and metabolic resistance expertise.
Dr. Dunn specializes in weight loss and the inability to maintain weight using holistic approaches, diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Her approach teaches that being overweight and the inability to lose or maintain weight is not a character flaw, but is a physiological issue that can be addressed to restore health resulting in natural sustainable weight.
Dr. Dunn understands not only the physical struggle but also the emotional struggle that accompanies those struggling with weight. After struggling for three decades to uncover the root cause of her own weight issues, Dr. Dunn was finally able to take control of her health and reach her goals!
When she’s not coaching her clients, Dr. Dunn loves salsa dancing, traveling and jamming out to her favorite tunes. She is an avid animal lover and is the proud dog mom to two Standard Poodles (Thunder and Lightning). Eating healthy meals and snacks is another highlight of her day and when she can do it with great friends and an abundance of laughter her day is at its very best.
Dr. Dunn is an integral part of our team and brings the unique gift of joy and hope wherever she goes as she helps people transform their lives and become the very best version of themselves.
Allow your body to heal itself.