Dr. McKenzie’s interest in naturopathic medicine, midwifery and spirit medicine was kindled while working as a horse pack wilderness ranger in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico more than 30 years ago. It was in those sacred mountains that she was introduced to her first medicinal plant, osha root (Ligusticum porteri), a plant that grows above 7500’ elevation and is used for it’s potent anti-viral properties. From that meeting forward, while working as a ranger, she always carried a nub of osha root in her horse’s saddlebags when she was on trail for extended periods of time. It was from there that she stepped onto the path of inquiry into the transformative healing power of nature, botanical medicine, therapeutic nutrition, homeopathy, midwifery, cupping and other manual therapies.
Keyena received her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine, certification in naturopathic midwifery and completed an extended course of homeopathic studies with renowned practitioners from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 1998 and is currently registered with the state of MN as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND); licensed by the state of Oregon as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), the state of Wisconsin as a Licensed Midwife (LM) and the North American Registry of Midwives as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). She is a professional member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).
She completed the lactation educator training program through the Evergreen Family Medical Center in Washington state and is a certified HART Method/Maya abdominal therapy practitioner and incorporates cupping, gua sha and moxibustion therapies into her treatments as indicated. She has completed extended studies in the specialties of naturopathic oncology, bioregulatory medicine and the treatment of Lyme, tick-borne diseases and co-infections.
Her approach to healing uncovers imbalance layer-by-layer to effectively identify and remove the underlying causes of dis-ease wherever possible. She does not compartmentalize nor treat imbalance in isolation. Optimal healing requires attention to the entire being. She sees healing as a joint venture and especially enjoys working with those who are not only ready for change but also prepared to do the work needed for improved well-being.
Testing Available (as indicated for each individual client’s needs):
– Food Allergy/Sensitivity Testing
– Lyme/Tick-Borne Disease/Co-Infection Testing
– Mold & Mycotoxin Testing
– Heavy Metal & Environmental Toxin Testing
– Digestive Analysis
– Adrenal Function & Other Hormone Tests
– Pap/HPV/STD Testing
– Routine Blood Tests
– Referrals As Needed for Additional Imaging/Testing
Services Available (as indicated for each individual client’s needs):
– Therapeutic Nutritional Counselling, including elimination/challenge, GFCF and ketogenic diets
– Homeopathic Prescriptions, including constitutional, acute, Byron White/TBI/neuro-developmental/post-surgical protocols
– Botanical Medicine & Therapeutics, including Buhner Protocols for Lyme/TBDs and pelvic steam protocols
– Detoxification & Rebuilding Protocols
– Essential Oil Therapies
– Lactation Counselling
– Maya Abdominal Therapy/HART Method
– Cupping & Gua Sha Therapies
Edina, MN 55435
Dr. Mara Liss, MD, is board certified in general pediatrics and received her education at Tufts University in Boston where she was on the Dean’s list, and at the University of Minnesota Medical School where she was honored by the Gold Humanism Society award. She completed her Residency through the University of Minnesota, and completed a post-graduate fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2011.
She is passionate about integrative medicine, which blends the best of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine, and is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Integrative medicine not only addresses a child’s symptoms but also the social, psychological, environmental and spiritual aspects of health and illness. Dr. Liss believes in empowering children and families in their own care and in providing parents with health care choices that have been shown to be safe and effective.
Dr. Liss has experience in pediatric primary care, integrative medicine, laboratory science, has conducted research on probiotics and constipation, as well as HIV/AIDS research and research on the use of complementary therapies in cancer. She has a special interest in integrative and functional medicine, aromatherapy, heart math, and holistic approaches to pediatric care.
Newbridge Health & Wellness’ mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare using a personalized, holistic, natural and functional medicine approach in order to promote optimal health and healing for infants, children, and adults in a caring and supportive manner.
Our vision is that holistic, integrative, biomedical, and functional medicine will be available and accessible to all, regardless of income, ethnicity, or education level, and that patients will be optimally supported in making healthy lifestyle changes. We value helping and caring, patient and family-centered progressive care, integrity, respect, and teamwork.
Newbridge Health & Wellness’ practitioners have received advanced training through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), MN Holistic Medicine Group, the Autism Research Institute (ARI), the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and many other sources, and incorporate a variety of integrative approaches for managing the unique and varying underlying health issues of each individual.
We also offer elimination diets and/or testing to help uncover food sensitivities and counsel you on the dietary changes necessary to treat many chronic health conditions. This testing and dietary protocol have been extremely effective in helping those with ADHD, Autism, IBS, chronic diarrhea, heartburn/GERD, fibromyalgia, arthritis, joint pain, mental health concerns, muscle pain, weight imbalances, chronic fatigue, chronic sinusitis, insomnia, skin eruptions and more. In treating these conditions holistically, we also offer additional health therapies such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy and Low Dose Immunotherapy and Allergen Therapy.
If you are curious about Newbridge, new to integrative medicine, or seeking extra support / more information about potential treatments, we also offer educational classes, support groups, and Q&A groups to help foster support and healing for individuals and families working towards optimal health.
We see patients both in the hospital and as outpatients in the Journey Clinic and provide comprehensive assessment and therapy. We engage children in becoming partners in their own healing through modalities such as Five Element nutrition, therapeutic use of essential oils, acupoint therapy, guided imagery and self-hypnosis, and tui-na.