Dena received her degree in Public Health and Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University, has attended programs at Harvard and Northwestern universities and is completing her Doctor of Naturopathy degree.
Dena was introduced to healing and healthy living as a teenager when she was forced to heal her own chronic illness. Traditional medicine proved ineffective and out of near desperation, she turned to a natural doctor – her first experience with holistic healing. Within a week, almost all her symptoms had disappeared and Dena had found her passion!
Over time, she has integrated and woven together the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of holistic health into a life force that has served her well. Dena considers fueling her body with healthy food to be one of the key tools in helping achieve her optimal health and one of the most important priorities in her life.
Dena is a cancer survivor: From one pre-cancerous, (in situ) pea sized tumor that spread after a botched lumpectomy, she has fought the sometimes exhausting, always brittle battle against cancer for eight years. She has undergone eight cancer-related surgeries and more than 30 chemotherapy treatments. She says her return to health – not just good health, but great looking, great feeling health! – is due to her diet, her proactively healthy lifestyle and her positive attitude.