Sarah began her journey as a healer by studying biochemistry at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Part way through the program she felt a need to find a healing method that was closer to the rhythms of nature; one that worked with a person’s body and the wisdom innate in us all. Shortly thereafter she began attending the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder, CO; now called the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. She graduated two years later as a certified Clinical Herbalist and Clinical Nutritionist.
While in school, Sarah worked at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in Boulder, where she gained hands-on skills in working with clients as well as running a retail store.
Her love of working with clients, as well as being in an environment where people could come to learn about natural health options, inspired her to open the Golden Poppy in Fort Collins.
Her hope is that Golden Poppy Apothecary & Clinic will be a place for people to learn more about natural health options, how to begin taking charge of their own health, and be a resource for people to come and ask questions and learn.
Sarah’s practice combines a blend of traditional herbalism and wisdom as well as the latest research and knowledge on herbs and nutrition. In this way she has the ability to use what has worked for centuries by traditional healers as well as the many advancements that the modern health field has to offer, creating a blend that is as adaptable and personalized as each of her clients.
Her passions lay in bringing herbal medicine back into main-stream society, and helping people achieve their health goals naturally. She is passionate about using food as medicine and helping her clients find their body's unique dietary pattern.
She specializes in hormone balancing, digestive issues, specialized dietary issues, weight-loss, and increasing over-all health and vitality.
She is constantly doing independent research on herbal medicine and nutrition in order to stay up-to-date on the latest information regarding health. She also attends several conferences each year ranging in topics from functional nutrition to grass-roots herbal medicine. She is a Hormone Cure practitioner, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Educator, and is a part of the Herbal Medicine for Women course.
In 2016 Sarah discovered the Sacred Living Movement and is now a certified Mother Roaster, Sacred Fertility and Sacred Birth Journey instructor, and the director of Sacred Living Northern Colorado and Sacred Living Alaska.
Sarah is also one of the instructors for the store's education program the Equinox Center of Herbal Studies
SARAH IS CURRENTLY SEEING CLIENTS ON A SLIDING SCALE BASIS OF $40-$75 FOR THE INITIAL APPOINTMENT.
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