at 5656 Bee Cave Rd D203, Austin, 78746 United States
Board certified family physician practicing functional medicine at Austin UltraHealth, the office of Dr. Amy Myers.
Christine Maren D.O. is an osteopathic physician, board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She was born and raised in Colorado by parents who promoted an active lifestyle and good nutrition. This upbringing inspired an interest in holistic medicine at an early age. But it was her own personal health challenges with digestive issues, autoimmunity, gluten intolerance and recurrent pregnancy loss that motivated her to study functional medicine. She chose an osteopathic medical education in search of a more holistic approach, earning her medical degree at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University in May 2009. She later moved to San Antonio, Texas, to train at one of the nation's premier family medicine residency programs at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital. During residency, she spent a month in Tucson, Arizona, studying with Dr. Andrew Weil's group at The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Weil, who has been coined ‘The Father of Integrative Medicine,’ was a guiding figure very early in her career. Spending this time in Tucson was an exciting and transformative experience. When Dr. Maren was later introduced to functional medicine to address her own health concerns, she knew it would become the focus of her practice. This journey gave her to the tools she was missing in her conventional training, and reignited her passion for medicine. She is currently completing her training as a Certified Practitioner with the Institute for Functional Medicine. A mother of two, she has first-hand experience with preconception and postpartum health, pregnancy, infertility and childhood wellness. She is happily married to a fellow physician, and has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years. She has been inspired by Dr. Amy Myers’ leadership in the functional medicine community for years, and is thrilled to be a part of the team at Austin UltraHealth. Learn more, find recipes and resources at www.drchristinemaren.com ----------------------------------------------------------------- "Although Western medicine is extremely effective for acute conditions and trauma, it tends to overlook the importance of individual response to the stresses and conditions of life" -Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic physician "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." -Michael Pollan "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates “All Disease Begins in the Gut” -Hippocrates "The best doctor gives the least medicine" -Benjamin Franklin
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