Nurse Janna's focus is a educating patients about holistic approaches to health, and natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals including cannabis therapy, and genetic screening/nutrigenomics. Her specialties include: Autism, Autoimmune Disorders, Inflammatory/Chronic Pain Syndromes,Neurological, Gastrointestinal, and Mental Health conditions. Each client is assessed for considerations of therapeutic options, including weighing risks versus benefits of each option to empower and ensure the client's ability to make an informed health decision.
Nurse Janna has significant experience treating a variety of other health conditions as well, in both conventional settings and with alternative medicine modalities. Holistic nursing became her passion upon witnessing first-hand the deficient efficacy of manypharmaceuticals to produce true healing for chronic illness states. In realizing the limitations and potential harm of using pharmaceutical interventions, Nurse Janna extensively researched and found natural tools to promote healing and sustain optimal health.
Another passion-maker occurred when, several years ago, Janna’s teen daughter with Autism suffered a puberty crisis (common to half of kids with Autism). This presented as extreme-level behaviors including: self-injury, aggressive rages, and costly property destruction. As a homeschooling Mom, Janna never considered out-of-home placement, but during this traumatic phase it was nearly enforced. Thankfully cannabis alleviated the need for this major disruption, and spared her daughter the added trauma of being taken away from her home and family. Now the Autism behaviors are well-managed, and cannabis has improved both her quality of life and overall function. During this same period, Janna’s daughter progressed from nonverbal at age 10 to verbal now at age 17, and they are having spontaneous conversations for the first time in her life. Since recovering from crisis, her daughter has also completed 2-3 grades per year in school, and is taking Algebra and Geometry to the surprise of experts who declared her unable to learn a decade ago. Janna attributes nutrigenomics and synergistic natural interventions for her improvement, which has fueled her passion even further for educating and sharing her perspective. There is always hope!
Nurse Janna has worked with thousands of patients, with her combined focus of targeting epigenetic mutations (nutrigenomics) and addressing other causes of chronic illness (Endocannabinoid Deficiency) helps promote balance in the body systems naturally, with a goal of improved body synergy. Nurse Janna has completed the Cannabis Nurse courses at The Medical Cannabis Institute. She is also a founding member of the Cannabis Nurses Network, serving on their speaker’s bureau, through which she teaches at conferences and other events. Janna is an award-winning author, and her daughter’s Cannabis/Autism article was featured on the front page of a nationwide cannabis industry magazine in December 2017.
With 20+ years experience, Nurse Jen has diverse knowledge in a variety of health care settings including acute care Oncology, Intensive Care, Mental Health, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Internal Medicine, Coumadin Clinic, Gerontology, Residential Memory Care, Home Health, Hospice, and Public Health. Nurse Jen strives to help others by utilizing her experience and providing support through education and guidance. She works with each client, developing an individual plan of care to optimize health.
Nurse Jen's holistic treatment specialties include Cancer, Gerontology, Mental Health Disorders (including Anxiety, Depression and PTSD) and Chronic Pain. Specifically, maximizing quality of life in the presence of the many chronic illness & diseases faced by our aging population.
Nurse Jen has completed the Cannabis Nurse courses at The Medical Cannabis Institute and is a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association.
BSN, RN, BA
Sierra became an RN in 2009 and has worked primarily with respiratory/cardiac patients in step-down units in the hospital as well as in a cardiac clinic. Before that Sierra worked in mental health with SPMI (severely and persistently mentally ill) clients. During nursing school she became a member of OHNA (Oregon Holistic Nurses Association) and then a board member for 9 yrs. On this holistic journey Sierra has learned many alternative modalities of healing to compliment conventional treatments such as Reiki, healing touch, body/mind awareness, healing breathwork, sound healing, shamanic energy practices, and cannabis medicine.
Sierra has a passion to use cannabis medicine with mental illness, pain management, cancer, and cardiac/respiratory patients. She completed the Cannabis Nurse courses at The Medical Cannabis Institute. She is a member of American Cannabis Nurses Association, Cannabis Nurse Network, Oregon Holistic Nurses Association, American Holistic Nurses Association.