MD, IFMCP, ABFM, ABIHM
Want to recover from burnout, fatigue, or chronic illness?
Hi! I’m Dr.Rajka. I help motivated professionals reclaim their energy so that they can maximize their performance, productivity and impact.
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“Your labs are normal”
These are the four words you should never hear from your doctor when you aren’t feeling well. I know because my labs were "normal" all through my twenties even though I could barely get through the day. In fact, I felt SO terrible that I nearly dropped out of residency weeks before it ended. This holds great weight, as I dreamt of becoming a doctor since I was five years old! I would sleep for 10-12 hours and still be bone-tired the next morning. I even fell asleep on dates! Can you imagine my love life? I’m still not quite sure how I managed to stay awake for a few dates with my now-husband. Looking back, I had been dismissed by so many doctors and I can still hear them with a lack of concern say that everything is fine, offer no real solutions, or worse - suggest that I take antidepressants.
And the truth is that before I discovered functional medicine, I used to be one of “those” doctors too.
But after years of experience as a doctor and a patient, enough was enough.
Here’s just a snapshot of how I discovered functional medicine:
Like many newlywed couples, my husband and I really wanted children, but things were quickly derailed with my diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, endometriosis, and infertility.
After three failed IVF attempts, I decided to draw on my Eastern European heritage, and follow a more natural approach and somehow conceived not one, but two healthy children - one of whom is now headed off to college!
Later, when my kids were still very young, my fatigue returned, this time with inexplicable migraines, vision and speech loss, doctors couldn’t quite figure out why I was feeling so sick.
They were entertaining a second autoimmune disease (autoimmune hepatitis) that sent my liver enzymes soaring and to put things in perspective, the death rate from autoimmune hepatitis is 50% in 3- 5 years if left untreated with steroids. Running out of options, I decided to advocate for my health and for my dreams. I sought out a functional medicine doctor and took a leap of faith. He gave me the time of day and made me feel heard. I wholeheartedly implemented the holistic functional approach he prescribed, and not only did my liver enzymes normalize, but all my other symptoms including migraines and endometriosis pain, went away. To date, it’s been 9 years, with no steroids, and no autoimmune hepatitis!
And so with an insatiable thirst for learning, and an unrelenting desire to be the wife, mom, and doctor I had always dreamed of becoming, I invested the equivalent of an additional medical school education ($100k). A decade and many conferences later, I have discovered a well-rounded, holistic approach to patient care that has helped thousands of people around the world reverse fatigue, brain fog, autoimmune disease, environmental illness, hypothyroidism, and many other chronic illnesses. But where did it all begin?
My Functional Medicine Approach
Multidimensional, Cutting-Edge & Evidence Based
By using a very basic Functional Medicine approach - think diet and lifestyle - I was able to reverse 80% of symptoms and diseases that I could not before, but 80% was not good enough! This is what inspired me to take a deep dive into so many other protocols - including nutritional genomics which is bypassing defective genes with nutrients. This led to my first Autism reversal and I then became fascinated with brain health and learned how to reverse dementia.
One thing I noticed when studying all these functional medicine protocols is that many of them had essential missing pieces that are crucial to a full sustainable recovery. So I took the best of what I learned and formulated my own 3D Protocol.
This protocol is multidimensional, cutting-edge, and evidence based, and leaves no aspect unturned. It starts with the foundation of the three D’s - Diet, Digestion, and Detoxification - but is so much more. Above all, my passion lies in beating the odds. In proving that you can heal and feel even better than you do right now! I thrive on guiding the younger generations to match their health span with their life span. To fix something before it is broken. They say “you don’t know health until you lose it.” So let’s get it before it’s gone! If you want to take a proactive role in your health, or address the root cause of your fatigue or other symptoms and disease, you have certainly come to the right place because ...
I’ve dedicated the last decade to become the LAST functional medicine doctor you will ever have to see!
Whether at Simply Health Institute, in my online programs, speaking, peak performance coaching, or practitioner training, I teach you a comprehensive and multifaceted approach to holistic wellbeing, so that you get better, faster, and long-lasting results!
What are your dreams?
Now that I’ve told you my story, I’d like to know, what are your dreams? Are you feeling like they are unattainable? Are you thinking about retiring early or taking on fewer responsibilities? I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to take a look below and find the pathway that is most appropriate for you.
Does the idea of permanently reversing your symptoms sound too good to be true? Want to see the success stories of those I’ve helped to go from fatigued to fabulous? Meet my clients.
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