The First Step of Wellness

I began my journey on the path of wellness as a young child. I always had an inner sense that there was more to my health than doctor visits and prescription pads. As I grew, I learned to listen to my body. If I felt sick, I knew that there was a greater reason than just, “I have a cold.” My symptoms were my body trying to tell me something. Maybe I needed more rest or wasn’t eating right. Perhaps there was too much dust in my room or I was stressed about something. By learning to listen and understand my body’s cries for change, I was able to prevent and overcome my minor maladies without ever stepping foot in a doctor’s office. Of course there was the occasional case of strep throat that required an antibiotic, but most of the time it was just a clear cut case of the body being “run down.” I was able to avoid getting sick by making sure I was breathing fresh air in my home and not all the harsh mold and dust that builds up over time. By choosing the right mold kit you can do the same.


The intent of this blog is to share with you in the insight and tools that I have obtained along my journey. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge and to challenge anything you may disagree with. Visit often and contact me with any questions you may have. I am constantly expanding my knowledge and looking for new stories to share with you as we travel together on the path of wellness.
In order to better educate myself in the art of health and wellness, I obtained an M.S. in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. There, with the help of 3000 year old traditions, I learned that the body is a garden and I must constantly tend to this garden if I want it to flourish. Today I have chosen to dedicate much of my time each day, not only to the cultivation of my own “body-garden” but to the education of others so that we may all live happier and healthier lives.

Be Well and Namaste,

Laura Metzdorff, L.Ac

One thought on “The First Step of Wellness

  1. Herbalism is known for a very long tradition of use beyond standard medical care. It’s evolving into more mainstream as advancements in analysis and quality control in addition to innovations in scientific research show the value of herbal treatments in the treating and preventing sickness.

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