Dr. Seibert’s interest in hormonal changes and its effect on depression in women led to her collaboration with Wisconsin doctors from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare on an integrative clinical research study. As principal investigator, she designed and conducted a clinical study on the impact of peri/postmenopausal women using natural bio-identical hormones for menopausal-related symptom relief and its impact on sub-clinical hypothyroidism. These positive findings were covered in ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, FOX News and Forbes Magazine. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians recognized this work and presented Dr. Seibert with a 2006 Research of the Year award.
Doing this work, Dr. Seibert noticed as women become hormonally balanced, they begin to refer their husbands, boyfriends, brothers, and sons for a hormonal check-up. New research is showing that low testosterone levels affect 1 in 4 men over the age of 30. Dr. Seibert can help these men affected by low testosterone levels achieve hormone balance safely.
In addition to maintaining her naturopathic medical licenses in California and Oregon, she is a current Diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine Health Practitioners and a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Seibert’s specialties are hormone balancing (thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, and sex hormones) for men and women, weight loss, chronic disease management, physical medicine, and cosmetic procedures.
Prior to becoming a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Seibert worked at The Dow Chemical Company in the environmental wastewater and cleaning chemicals group. There she learned about hormonal disrupting agents present in industrial and city wastewater. With this knowledge, she helps her patients understand their exposure risks, thereby improving vital biochemistry functions of the body.
Dr. Seibert completed an evidence-based integrative medical residency program in family practice and other specialties working with doctors at Medical College of Wisconsin, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and Oregon’s Legacy Health Systems.
During her residency, she worked as a principal investigator with Oregon Health Science University and Affymetrix gene chip researchers to looking at RNA content of healthy cervical cells to uncover a novel approach to treating cervical dysplasia. Serving on Standard Process clinical research advisory panel, she helped design multiple clinical studies, including a nutrient-gene interaction study, for removing harmful estrogen metabolites affecting cervical and breast cancer patients.
Working in occupational medicine as a corporate wellness doctor for Standard Process, Inc., Dr. Seibert successfully used therapeutic diet, lifestyle counseling, and integrated natural supplement therapies in the workplace resulting in a direct savings of company health care costs – achieving less than 5% annual increase in health care costs. This success story was featured in the April 2005 issue of Inc. Magazine.
As an executive producer of Health and Wellness, Dr. Seibert appeared weekly on television discussing natural therapies for treating chronic diseases and cooking healthy therapeutic meals. She publishes feature articles and gives numerous professional lectures across the country on integrative medicine, corporate wellness, healthy foods, bio-identical hormones, geriatric health, and other related topics.
From 2006-2008, Dr. Seibert served as a member of the Wisconsin State Health Plan Committee, a strategic task force for tracking Healthiest Wisconsin 2010 Plan. As a task force member, she recommended health policy to the Governor’s council on issues dealing with depression, healthy nutrition, overweight and obesity issues facing children, adults, and minorities, health disparities, smoking cessation and substance abuse.
Dr. Seibert is an adjunct faculty member at both National College of Natural Medicine in Portland OR and National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL teaching Applied Clinical Nutrition with a focus on integrative endocrinology. The Culinary program at Gateway Technical College, in Racine WI hired Dr. Seibert to teach a healthy nutrition course designed to use natural herbs, allergen-free ingredients, and natural low-glycemic sweeteners.
She graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland Oregon in 2003.