Karen Tyson


If you want to be treated as a unique whole person in your  medical care, you have arrived at the right place. It would be an honor to be your doctor.

As a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor, I  welcome women, men and children (3+ years old) who desire personalized, patient-centered medical care. I treat both acute and chronic imbalances.

I take seriously the root meaning of the word 'doctor' which means 'teacher.' I take the time to share my knowledge with my clients, both in the clinical setting and through my community events and newsletter.

Being a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) means the focus is going to be on you as a whole person and getting to the root cause of health imbalances to help restore your body's natural state, wellness.

The emphasis will be on helping your body be well naturally, operating in the sweet spot between science, ancient wisdom, natural wellness and common sense.

You have arrived, take a breath, and re-imagine what medical care looks like.

If you are intrigued by this approach, read on….

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I would be honored to be YOUR DOCTOR. 

As Your Doctor:

  • I will dig deep to do a thorough intake to understand the physical, mental and emotional components that shape you, your health and your wellness.
  • I will educate you in all components of your health from understanding the clinical significance of your labs to making a health plan that is actionable for you.
  • Naturopathic Physicians bring the most training in the medical field to understand “food as medicine”, botanical medicine, lifestyle interventions, and functional lab testing in developing a personalized medical plan for you.


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a detailed and comprehensive medical system that sees you, the patient, as a unique person. We know that the choices you make in food and lifestyle affect not only your physical body, but your mental and emotional state as well. We are medical General Practitioners who see you as a whole and will not only treat your current “dis-ease”, but restore you to an overall state of vitality, health, and wellness.

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Nutritional Genomics

Your genes are a blueprint, but not your destiny. By understanding your epigenetics, how your genes are expressed, a clinical and scientifically actionable plan can be developed to  optimize your health.

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Botanical Medicine

Botanical/Herbal medicine has been a core part of every culture throughout all of history as a healing modality. Today, we have so much science behind the use of botanical medicine and so much understanding of how botanical medicines can prevent, heal and rejuvenate our bodies.

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Traditional & Functional Lab Testing

A comprehensive approach to wellness using traditional labs and imaging, combined with extensive Functional Lab Assessments, as needed, to get to the root of the problem.

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Ayurvedic Lifestyle

Ayurveda, the Science of Life, provides us with deep insights as to how to optimize our health to work best with the rhythms of the day (circadian and ultradian), the rhythms of the month (infradian) and the rhythms of the year and our lives.

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Constitutional Hydrotherapy

In this treatment, alternating hot and cold water is gently applied to the torso with the adjunct of sine wave therapy at various points during the treatment. Benefits include improvement in  immunity, circulation, digestion, and decreasing stressors on the nervous system.

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Homeopathy is a gentle and natural healing system that works with the body to relieve symptoms, restore vitality, and improve overall health. It is a federally recognized form of medicine regulated by the FDA.

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Seasonal Cleansing

Your own personal wellness journey can be assisted by being part of a community. We will be offering Seasonal Transition health reboot programs, as well as other events that will help you to engage, learn and take back "power" for you own health. Sign-up for our newsletter or watch on Social Media for our upcoming community events.

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About Passiflora Health

Schedule a call

I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation for prospective patients, providing an opportunity for me to personally answer your questions about me, my practice and how we can best work together. In this way, you can discover if Naturopathic and Functional Medicine and my practice is the best match for you on your path to wellness.

Conditions I Work With

As a Naturopathic Medical practice, I am in a “general practice”, treating both chronic and acute diseases and imbalances in females, males and youth (3 + years old).

I recognize that you are a lot more than your symptoms. My goal is to get to the “root” of your problem, restore wellness and vitality and prevent future disease. Below is an overview of some of the key conditions that I treat.

Women's Care

Empowering, Educating, Listening…Women’s Healthcare Re-imagined. I take a comprehensive and empowering approach with natural treatments for a wide range of women’s healthcare, including menstrual cycle re-balancing, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, pre-conception planning, and transitioning to menopause

Children's / Youth Care

Guiding your whole family to optimize wellness through “food as medicine”, botanicals, lifestyle, exercise, stress reduction and sleep hygiene.  Create a natural family “food and holistic medicine chest”. The health of the child is inextricably linked to the health of the family: “food as medicine”, lifestyle, botanicals, exercise, stress reduction, and sleep hygiene.

Endocrine Imbalance

Helping you to restore metabolic, thyroid and adrenal balance with comprehensive labs, functional testing and treatment plans. In order to create a personalized plan for you, I do a thorough work-up in order to understand how best to modify food, nutrition, and lifestyle to restore you to optimal endocrine system balance.

Brain / Mind Health

Your mental health is linked to your physical health, nutrition (gut health), lifestyle, and sleep hygiene. In this age of anxiety, let Naturopathic Medicine with its rich “toolbox” and botanical medicine apothecary remove obstacles to feeling well mentally, emotionally and psychologically.

Chronic Health Issues

Heal, Re-Balance and Prevent with comprehensive lab and functional medicine testing and treatment plans to unwind disease processes and remove “obstacles to cure” in ubiquitous chronic health conditions.

Gastroinstestinal Imbalances

The “root to good health”  is a healthy gut, rich in friendly bacteria, low in inflammation supported by whole foods nutrition. So many of our imbalances begin in the gut

Cardiovascular Health

Let’s dig deeper than cholesterol to support your cardio-vascular system, creating a long and vital "health-span". Your true cardiovascular and metabolic health relates to more than your cholesterol number.

Personalized Skin Care

The health of our skin is often a reflection of our gut microbiome and out liver health. We work on the inside out to heal the skin.

Neurological Health

Headaches, from tension to migraines, the neurological and long-term effects of Lyme disease and viral illnesses, and recovery from concussions, are all disorders that benefit from Naturopathic Medical care.

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Dr. Karen's Blog

Winter Medicine Chest + Recipes

By Karen Tyson | December 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

It’s so important to have a natural medicine apothecary on hand at home or while you travel. This is typically an eclectic mix of herbs, teas, essential oils, supplements, homeopathy, and topicals. I love the idea that I have this “toolbox” that can prevent and treat common imbalances, pathogens, and accidents so that they don’t …

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Leaning Into Fall: Foods, Herbs & Exercise

By Karen Tyson | November 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Seasonal transitions are hard on our bodies, particularly the ones that feel so harsh as moving from the Pitta (fiery) Summer season to the cool, dry, rough, and windy Fall and Winter seasons. This seasonal transition becomes harsher if we continue to consume the cooling foods that felt so good in summer (such as salads …

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Let’s work together to build your Home Health “Medicine Chest”

By Karen Tyson | August 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

As I have been preparing for a trip to CA for my daughter, Lily’s, wedding I was thinking about my home and travel natural medicine apothecary, which is an eclectic mix of herbs, teas, essential oils, supplements, homeopathy and topicals. I love the idea that I have this “toolbox” that can prevent and treat common …

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Veggies are the Answer

By Karen Tyson | July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Everyone can Agree on This: Plants are Good for You As the sun, warmth and greenery arrives with bounty of summer, I am reminded that the answer to my wellness and that of patients is so simple: “Eat food…mostly plants”- Michael Pollan, NY Times Journalist and Best-Selling Author Thankfully, farmer’s markets are thriving throughout the …

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Ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom: Morning Routines and The Rhythms of the Day and Year

By AC Stauble | June 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

MORNING MINUTES/The Morning Routine Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation. And that is an act of political warfare- Audre Lorde In Ayurveda, the importance of a consistent daily routine can’t be underestimated. As part of your self-care, self-love habits and rituals of this Spring re-boot, let’s commit to changing the trajectory of …

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Good-bye & Good Riddance to Exogenous Toxins

By AC Stauble | May 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Although we are blessed to live in this country in so many ways, we also acknowledge that the industrial enterprise and big business is supportive of profit-margin and not necessarily health. With a bit of education and “voting with our dollars” we can minimize the strain that these toxins put on our body, particularly our …

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50 Shades of Kale

By Karen Tyson | March 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Cabbage family (Brassica) has so many varieties, from brussels sprouts to Bok choy, but my favorite is Kale. Here are 10 reasons to Fall in Love with Kale in all Seasons: Leafy greens are the foundation of the earth’s food supply. There are so many varieties…yes over 50. But some of the favorites are …

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Sleep is the “Real Health Insurance”

By Karen Tyson | March 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

SLEEP IS THE “REAL HEALTH INSURANCE” and YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT Make 2022 your year of deep restoration and rejuvenation. Every time you invest in your sleep you are incepting a cascade of wellness in your body. Recent data has shown that we can not “hack” sleep. As Traditional Chinese Medicine has purported for …

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Springtime Health

By Karen Tyson | April 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

SPRING: Spring is here with its promise of optimism, joy, regeneration, and rebirth. So, welcome her, by getting outside, shaking off the heaviness of what feels like a most protracted winter. Take back your power to live with Joy! To quote the poet Mary Oliver: Come to the woods and stand with me in the …

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