2014 Graduate of the Associate of Applied Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Devra completed her Associate of Applied Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine degree in the Spring 2014 after six years of study that encompassed 5 moves (one half-way across the country), the pregnancy and births of three more children and the loss of her husband's job.
"It began as an interest in finding help in a field other than modern medicine since that field had given up on my maladies and had nothing but prescriptions to offer my husband. The knowledge I have gained has served to save us significant amounts of money and resulted in the complete recovery of my husband's cholesterol levels back to normal among other successes."
"Our continued good health and vibrancy is a testimony to living the holistic lifestyle. I am nearly 40, a stay-at-home mom, entrepreneur, and an Air Force veteran, rated at 80% disability that includes mainly joint and bone issues but also some emotional trauma as a result of a bad birthing experience with my first child. Since then, I have had four more wonderful daughters at home with just my husband assisting with no plans on stopping there! As time goes on, we become more and more interested in "the way things were" and are trying to integrate the old-school ways into our urban life until we can blossom fully in a country setting."
She is currently teaching at a local health store, various local groups, and consulting with friends and acquaintances regarding their health. She finds that it is a new concept for many people to compliment their modern medicine with integrated holistic care.
"I never stop trying new things, like fruit leather, dishwasher "bombs", coconut oil based deodorant and anything else you can do for yourself over purchasing at the local store. I am now focusing more of my efforts on learning the wonders of horticulture in an effort to grow herbs I can use in an effort to become more self-sustainable."