Compassionate Care for Your Healing Journey

Seeking Treatment for Cancer is Just the Beginning

When you learn you have cancer, it’s guaranteed to shift your priorities.  Your health becomes #1.  Understanding why this happened and how you can recover becomes a primary focus.  Integrative support cares for the whole you and seeks to optimize your outcomes and continued health through a very challenging time.

Honest Conversation

Let’s keep it real.  The best results come from acknowledging the situation, what you can change, and what you can’t.  Knowing where to focus your energy can make a huge difference.

Personal Care

Every individual is a symphony of mind, body, and spirit. Our integrative approach dives deeper than symptoms to address deeper imbalances. By integrating Ayurvedic Science with Modern Medicine, we ensure a comprehensive care strategy that respects and nurtures every aspect of your being.

The Whole You

Your whole life circumstances are important.  Learn to find grace in this process by using this moment as an opportunity to improve your overall health, deepen your relationships, and learn how to reduce stress can leave you feeling in charge of your health, and your life.

A Journey Beyond Survival...

Moving Beyond Recovery to Embrace Fullness of Life

Staying healthy is your #1 goal.  But while undergoing cancer treatment the extra challenges you face can make life difficult.

Risk of Emotional and Mental Health Imbalance: Solely focusing on physical recovery can overlook the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing, leading to an imbalance that impacts overall well-being.

Surgery and Chemotherapy are Hard on the Body: You’re gonna feel like you got hit by a truck.  You could grit your teeth and bear it, but what if you didn’t have to?  What if you could remove some severity of these symptoms by giving the body the support it needs?

Impact on Family & Friends: A battle with cancer can strain relationships emotionally and practically.  How you deal with that determines whether you grow closer together, or experience distance in relationships.

A Sense of Overwhelm: While you’re dealing with cancer treatment, the rest of your life doesn’t go on pause.  How you feel on a given day can affect your desire and ability to be productive.

Unrealized Potential for Renewed Vitality: Stopping at recovery can prevent you from experiencing the renewed energy and vitality that can occur. Ayurvedic Science can create greater health, more love and joy, and give you a greater sense of purpose, bringing about long term wellbeing.

Recurring Health Issues: Understanding the imbalances that caused the condition in the first place is truly root cause work.  If you don’t get to the root of it, it’s easy to fall back into the same patterns which caused imbalance in your body.  Having a resurgence after you’ve worked so hard to heal can be one of the hardest things to handle.

Discover the Gifts of Holistic Healing...

Experience the Benefits of Integrative Ayurvedic Care

Receiving diet, nutrition, and lifestyle support alongside your cancer treatment has many benefits that can change how you feel and how you show up in life:

A Balanced Approach To Mental and Emotional Wellbeing: Get help on managing your whole situation, and maintaining a positive mental attitude while you do it.  As you handle your circumstances more gracefully, notice as your body takes the cue and increases your rate of healing and recovery.

Are You The Person Smiling in the Waiting Room? We often hear from our patients that they are the only ones who don’t look defeated sitting in the waiting room for chemotherapy. This is a big win that comes from knowing how to support the body with proper nutrients and self care.

Relationships Are Important: Look at this time as an opportunity to appreciate the people that are important in your life.  And remember to receive the care that is available to you.  Giving and receiving care is another way to signal to your nervous system that everything is ok.

Untangle Yourself and Reclaim Space: Creating balance in your life might be as simple as setting boundaries, and realizing you don’t need to rescue anyone.  Learning to let other people come into full ownership of their own situations can help you reclaim your capacity for self care.

Discover Your Untapped Vitality: As together we unlock the insights into cause and consequence, we will find ways to bring out the body’s latent potential.  As you start to feel the upwards trend you’re on, you’ll begin to look forward to the interactions of the day and feel a sense of encouragement.

Continue Your Upward Spiral: Once you understand the causes that allowed cancer to form within the body, you’ll find there are all kinds of ways to take care of the body and prevent those conditions from arising.  Not only will you feel better, but you’ll have greater confidence that your health is here to stay.

Embrace the Vision of Complete Health with Dr. Gwendolynn Diaz, AyD

Integrative Preventive Medicine Practitioner
Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine
Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider

I get it. Health struggles can be tough, downright exhausting. I know how it feels when adversity knocks on your door, disrupting the rhythm of your life. But here's the thing—I've seen the transformative power of proper treatment and a comprehensive, individualized approach. Recovery isn't just a distant hope; it's a tangible destination. I believe in not just restoring you to where you were, but in guiding you to a place even better than where you started. Let's navigate this journey together, embracing the promise of real health and happiness. A better, more vibrant you.

So, here's my approach—it's not just about managing symptoms; it's about a whole person experience. Working with me is real, it's raw, it's juicy. We dive into the core of your well-being, understanding that true health is a tapestry woven from the threads of physical vitality, mental resilience, and spiritual harmony. And yes, it requires something from you—commitment to the truth (Veracity), the courage to be brave (Vulnerability), and the curiosity to seek wellbeing (Vitality). It's not always easy, but it's a journey worth taking.

I want you to know there are answers. The symptoms and side effects you're grappling with—they can be dealt with. The path to healing begins with a conversation. Reach out, schedule a free call, and let's embark on this journey together. I look forward to being a part of your healing story, helping you rediscover the resilience and vitality that might have taken a backseat. Your health journey is unique, and I'm here to support you every step of the way.

Your Wellness, Simplified

Let’s work on your health together.

Get the clarity you need for this phase in your journey.  Find out if there are options that could improve your situation, and whether integrative health is the right choice for you.

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Schedule your free consultation call

Begin by clicking the button below to set up a free consultation call. During this session, share your health aspirations and concerns. It's our first opportunity to tune into your unique needs and provide initial guidance.

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Tell me the outcomes you’re looking for

Let’s talk about where you’re at now, what your challenges are, and what you want to see change.  What do your health, performance, productivity, and relationships look like in an ideal state?

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Get direction for this phase in your journey

You’ll receive a printable personalized recommendations sheet showing what options are available to you, and why they’re relevant for the outcomes that you value.  Armed with this information, you’ll be ready to take your next steps towards healing and optimal health.

Patients We're Proud Of

Every journey with cancer is unique, yet the power of shared experiences and triumphs is universal. Read the heartfelt stories of men and women who have found the inner strength to face their circumstance and make the best of it. Take these words as encouragement that there is always something that can be done, something worth doing in every moment.

Gwen listens. She really listens to what your physical, emotional, psychological strengths and needs are and then she responds with caring, compassionate, and thorough suggestions for moving forward in ways that are in harmony with you as an individual.

Beth S.

Position, Company name

Three of 4 of my family members have met with Gwen for health reasons. Gwen offered a deep listening, a warm care, responding with powerful questions and guidance to help us understand any vulnerable imbalances we were dealing with. I left feeling empowered for my health with wonderful Ayurveda remedies tailored to just what I needed. So thankful!

Sue M.

Position, Company name

I have been seeking and receiving alternative health care for the past 50 yrs. I met Gwen at a school committee meeting and was struck by her clear thinking and refined listening skills. When I went to her for health care it was like going to see an old friend who was willing to listen and ponder with me about my body and how it functions and how it might function in a better way ( no making me or my body wrong). For my sinus and seasonal allergy issues she taught me how to incorporate sinus neti washing and oiling...still changing my health for the better every day. ..For my pre diabetic and insulin resistance she encouraged me to eat beans every day to slow my digestion down with the fiber ...(no drugs just beans) ...still stabilizing me every day and helping me off the glucose roller coaster. For my run in with Covid she gave me great ways to support my immune system and lessened my fear... When my body was feeling a significant change with the seasons she explained why that might be and some little things I could support in the transition. She supports me in understanding what a great healing system my own body is and cheers me on.. sometimes with thoughtful supplements or practices ,and sometimes with just a good laugh. I know that Gwen is a life long learner and still goes to trainings and classes always striving to learn more and better ways to support her patients. In short she is a brilliant compassionate partner in my journey for health of my body mind and spirit

BRose Balock

Position, Company name

I really like working with Gwendolynn Diaz. I feel like she understands not only my body type but my temperament. She has designed treatments that suit me. She listens. She asks deep questions. She is very real and honest. I heard her talking with another person once who was loud and distressed, and she was impressively patient and offered solid advice.

Deborah S.

Position, Company name

Working with Gwen was totally refreshing compared to my past health care practitioners, both conventional and functional. Gwen bridges these two worlds beautifully and has a totally compassionate, pragmatic, nondogmatic approach to healing. I felt totally seen and heard at my first appointment, where she gave me plenty of time to talk through my complex health journey with a chronic condition. I am so thankful for Gwen’s gentle approach to tonifying the body with quality herbs and nutrition. Thank you Gwen for serving the chronic illness community and beyond!

Amanda C.

Position, Company name

I have been getting advice, recommendations and holistic supplements from Gwendolyn Diaz ever since I was diagnosed with cancer. I feel that Gwen has kept me in the best shape and health possible. I am fighting cancer with a very positive attitude and as healthy a body as possible with her guidance and help.

Corlet W.

Position, Company name

Over a year ago, I had lumpectomy surgery for breast cancer and was vehemently advised by oncologists to have radiation treatment and then chemotherapy. Instead, I worked closely with Dr. Gwen Diaz on meditation practices and herbal remedies that included mushroom capsules. Since then, Mashallah, and thank you amazing Dr Diaz, my 6 month and then year's end mammogram have indicated that I am currently free of breast cancer. I am grateful beyond words for her continuing wisdom and enthusiastic attention. My family and I feel such extraordinary gratitude!

Micaela A.

Position, Company name

Gwen listens. She really listens to what your physical, emotional, psychological strengths and needs are and then she responds with caring, compassionate, and thorough suggestions for moving forward in ways that are in harmony with you as an individual.

Beth S.

Position, Company name

Three of 4 of my family members have met with Gwen for health reasons. Gwen offered a deep listening, a warm care, responding with powerful questions and guidance to help us understand any vulnerable imbalances we were dealing with. I left feeling empowered for my health with wonderful Ayurveda remedies tailored to just what I needed. So thankful!

Sue M.

Position, Company name

I have been seeking and receiving alternative health care for the past 50 yrs. I met Gwen at a school committee meeting and was struck by her clear thinking and refined listening skills. When I went to her for health care it was like going to see an old friend who was willing to listen and ponder with me about my body and how it functions and how it might function in a better way ( no making me or my body wrong). For my sinus and seasonal allergy issues she taught me how to incorporate sinus neti washing and oiling...still changing my health for the better every day. ..For my pre diabetic and insulin resistance she encouraged me to eat beans every day to slow my digestion down with the fiber ...(no drugs just beans) ...still stabilizing me every day and helping me off the glucose roller coaster. For my run in with Covid she gave me great ways to support my immune system and lessened my fear... When my body was feeling a significant change with the seasons she explained why that might be and some little things I could support in the transition. She supports me in understanding what a great healing system my own body is and cheers me on.. sometimes with thoughtful supplements or practices ,and sometimes with just a good laugh. I know that Gwen is a life long learner and still goes to trainings and classes always striving to learn more and better ways to support her patients. In short she is a brilliant compassionate partner in my journey for health of my body mind and spirit

BRose Balock

Position, Company name

I really like working with Gwendolynn Diaz. I feel like she understands not only my body type but my temperament. She has designed treatments that suit me. She listens. She asks deep questions. She is very real and honest. I heard her talking with another person once who was loud and distressed, and she was impressively patient and offered solid advice.

Deborah S.

Position, Company name

Working with Gwen was totally refreshing compared to my past health care practitioners, both conventional and functional. Gwen bridges these two worlds beautifully and has a totally compassionate, pragmatic, nondogmatic approach to healing. I felt totally seen and heard at my first appointment, where she gave me plenty of time to talk through my complex health journey with a chronic condition. I am so thankful for Gwen’s gentle approach to tonifying the body with quality herbs and nutrition. Thank you Gwen for serving the chronic illness community and beyond!

Amanda C.

Position, Company name

I have been getting advice, recommendations and holistic supplements from Gwendolyn Diaz ever since I was diagnosed with cancer. I feel that Gwen has kept me in the best shape and health possible. I am fighting cancer with a very positive attitude and as healthy a body as possible with her guidance and help.

Corlet W.

Position, Company name

Over a year ago, I had lumpectomy surgery for breast cancer and was vehemently advised by oncologists to have radiation treatment and then chemotherapy. Instead, I worked closely with Dr. Gwen Diaz on meditation practices and herbal remedies that included mushroom capsules. Since then, Mashallah, and thank you amazing Dr Diaz, my 6 month and then year's end mammogram have indicated that I am currently free of breast cancer. I am grateful beyond words for her continuing wisdom and enthusiastic attention. My family and I feel such extraordinary gratitude!

Micaela A.

Position, Company name

Check out these options for how to get started!

What is the right next step for you?

Everyone is at a different place in their journey.  What’s the right next step for you?  To the right are some options for us to get started.  Take a look, and if you’re not sure select the free call and I promise you’ll have clarity by the end of the call on what your next steps will be.

Regardless of how we start, working with Origins Health is easy:

We Listen: The foundation of service is attentiveness and care for a person.  And every situation is nuanced by the unique relationships, aspirations, and challenges of that person.  We take the time to understand you so we can provide the care that is most relevant to your goals.

We Draw on Experience: We’ve walked with many patients on their journey recovering from cancer and emerging wiser and clearer.  We offer not only the perspective of hope, but the experience and intuition of knowing what is likely to make a difference in your specific circumstance.

We Care: We care about the outcomes for you and your family.  When we make a difference in our patient’s lives and we hear about it, that’s what drives us to get up again the next morning and do it all again.  Your body is the champion of this fight, but we’ll be there cheering you every step of the way.

Free Intro Session

I'm offering a standalone session for any cancer patients who want to know ways they can support their bodies during chemotherapy.  We'll dive into the particulars of your situation, and at the end I'll give you personalized recommendations and next steps.

For $97 this session is designed to be a complete package that gives you actionable information in the fight with cancer.  You can start improving your outcomes NOW.

FREE/30 min.
Schedule Now

Integrative Cancer Consult

I'm offering a standalone session for any cancer patients who want to know ways they can support their bodies during chemotherapy.  We'll dive into the particulars of your situation, and at the end I'll give you personalized recommendations and next steps.

For $97 this session is designed to be a complete package that gives you actionable information in the fight with cancer.  You can start improving your outcomes NOW.

$97/30 min.
Book Now

Online Telehealth/Video Chat

Single Appointment or treatment plan follow up. Sometimes you just need to ask specific questions about a specific situation. This is a very useful tool to address an imbalanced state before it manifests into a deeper condition. It's the best use of preventive medicine as it should be applied

$150/55 min.
Schedule Now

Treatment Plan Follow up

This is the ongoing health conversation. It uses the basis of the Treatment plan as a reference point to tailor healthcare to the season, to the lifestyle factors in your life, to the different stages of life. We ebb and flow this appt to the rhythms of life

$150/55 min.
Schedule Now

Quick Ask, Quick Answer

Sometimes, you need a quick tuneup, ah-ha moment, or an aide is tying the pieces of the puzzle together. Remember, the body and mind are inextricably connected, if one thing isn't flowing correctly, you can bet there is something that is compensating on the other side of the path. Finding those sweet spots is the key to longevity in health.

$85/20 min.
Schedule Now
Working with Gwen was totally refreshing compared to my past health care practitioners, both conventional and functional. Gwen bridges these two worlds beautifully and has a totally compassionate, pragmatic, nondogmatic approach to healing. I felt totally seen and heard at my first appointment, where she gave me plenty of time to talk through my complex health journey with a chronic condition. I am so thankful for Gwen’s gentle approach to tonifying the body with quality herbs and nutrition. Thank you Gwen for serving the chronic illness community and beyond!

Amanda C.

Position, Company name

Navigating Your Path to Wellness with Clarity

We understand that embarking on a journey towards holistic well-being can come with questions and curiosities. We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help provide clarity, dispel doubts, and make your transition to better health as smooth as possible. Dive in to find answers and feel free to reach out if you have more specific inquiries.

Still Have a Question?
What makes Origins Health different from other healthcare providers?

At Origins Health, we pride ourselves on a unique blend of ancient Ayurvedic wisdom and modern Western diagnostics. This integrative approach allows us to offer individualized care plans tailored to each patient's unique needs. Our holistic approach addresses not just symptoms but the root causes of ailments, ensuring a deeper and long-lasting state of well-being.

I'm new to Ayurveda. How will it benefit me?

Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems, focusing on balancing the mind, body, and spirit. By understanding your unique constitution or "dosha", Ayurveda offers personalized treatments, dietary recommendations, and lifestyle advice. When combined with our Western diagnostic tools, you receive a comprehensive health plan that targets your specific needs and promotes overall vitality.

Can I continue my current medications while undergoing treatments at Origins Health?

Absolutely. Our integrative approach is designed to complement, not replace, any existing treatments or medications you might be on. However, it's essential to inform our practitioners of all medications and supplements you're taking to ensure the best possible care and avoid any potential interactions.

How soon can I expect results after starting a treatment or regimen with Origins Health?

Every individual's journey to wellness is unique. Some patients experience improvements relatively quickly, while others might notice changes over a more extended period. Factors such as the nature of the ailment, the duration of the issue, and individual adherence to treatment plans can influence outcomes. Rest assured, our team is committed to guiding and supporting you every step of the way.

Do you accept insurance?

Origins Health strives to make our services accessible to everyone. While some of our treatments and consultations may be covered by insurance, coverage can vary. We recommend checking with your insurance provider or contacting our administrative team for detailed information regarding coverage and out-of-pocket costs.

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Fresh Off The Press

We write about some of the recurring patterns that occur in integrative medicine, and shine some light on the cause and consequence of different health circumstances, and what you can do about it.  We hope you find something here that will be helpful on your journey!  And if you read something here and have questions let us know!

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Slow Medicine
7
min read

Science of Stress ~ Art of Relaxation

While many of us actively investigate stress management every day for ourselves as well as our patients, have we ever understood the deeper state of why we all have so much stress? Why have we created a belief system that whatever it is we are stressed about is by far the most important thing going on in the world? In the Buddhist Tradition, the four noble truths as taught by the Buddha says, the life is full of stress (dukkha), there is a cause of this stress, it is possible to stop stress, and there is a way to stop stress by following noble eightfold path. Stress is a part of us, stress can get things done but too much stress hurts our bodies, minds, and hearts.
Living Well
3
min read

Integrative Therapeutics

Don’t wait until you get sick. One of the most important parts of preventive medicine is to be PROACTIVE! Looking at your biology, your current state of health and your genetic tendencies, we can help determine the most appropriate preventive health strategy for you and your family. Science based medicine is essential for understanding how your body responds to pathogens (invaders). Understanding how your body to responds to pathogens is arguably the most effective and natural way to fight disease of any kind. Waiting until your choices are limited compromises your ability to make good health decisions for you and your family.

What is Integrative Preventive Medicine?

Quite a few people ask me what I do, and I tell them that I am an Integrative Preventive Medicine Specialist who helps people use preventive and integrative tools to improve their health and longevity. I get a lot of blank stares. Let me explain the differences and similarities of these individual professions, and how they are intimately connected and are ultimately used in tandem to promote health and prevent disease.
Soapbox
4
min read

COVID-19

Let's talk about how we can do our part, not only for ourselves, but for our families, our friends, our communities and the world. I don't need to go into what crazy times these are. We are getting enough of that every time we turn on an electronic device. I want to talk about why preventive health will be the lifeline of the world going forward. You ask anyone in the world right now what they wish they would have done before the outbreak of COVID-19? PREPARE BETTER. None of us had a clue only a month ago what we are facing right now. The world has turned upside down. But we are here, right now, and this is the time to address THE MOST IMPORTANT THING in this crisis - HOW TO KEEP OURSELVES HEALTHY.

Interactive Quiz: "Discover Your Ayurvedic Path to Cancer Recovery"

Here’s an easy to use tool that will ask you some questions about your journey with cancer and give you a personalized summary and recommendations.  Keep in mind this does not replace medical advice or the perspectives of a licensed practitioner - but it is designed to give you actionable insights that might help in your research or in what kinds of assistance you may want to seek out. Check it out, and as always feel free to get in touch if you have questions.

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