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About Dr. LaChute

In my 20s, I developed severe allergies and asthma, suffered a pre-cancer scare, and then in my early 30s, was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. Each illness was shocking and depressing. After all, I had an active, healthy childhood and rarely set foot in a doctors office. I couldn't understand why and how these things were happening to me. At some point, I realized that many of my illnesses arrived as messengers amidst stressful life events - job changes, moves, deaths. Exactly what was the message my body was trying to deliver?

I've since been on a 30-year search into understanding the mind-body connection. I first began with studying the science of mind - Eastern philosophy, Buddhist and Western psychology. I wanted to understand how one’s thoughts, emotions, and spirituality, or lack thereof, could lead to dis-ease. I also wanted to understand how the body and health become broken. How do lifestyle choices, environmental factors, and genetics affect health? But more importantly, how does psychological stress, my resistance to life's flow, affect the physical body?

I walked away from a career as a web designer and educational technology specialist to pursue a degree in naturopathic medicine. I wanted a deeper understanding of how the body functions, both in health and disease. And I wanted more natural and integrative ways of healing of both body, mind and spirit. 

I’ve struggled personally with autoimmune thyroid and weight issues, gastrointestinal and blood pressure problems, asthma and allergies, physical pain, anxiety, and depression. More recently, a diagnosis of neuroendocrine cancer allowed learning how to navigate the cancer care system. I discovered a unique understanding - the firsthand experience of walking in a patient’s shoes.

I understand the struggles that my patients are up against. I know how hard it is to give up foods that you love, to dream of being a perfect size 6, to walk away from stress as a lifestyle choice, to change orientation from striving for perfection to thriving in the present. I've practiced letting go of the "struggle against" and learned how to "flow with" with the natural and inevitable tides of life.

I’ve not only experienced transformation in health and wellbeing for myself, but I’ve also witnessed it in my patients. As a naturopathic physician, I enjoy working with patients from all walks of life who have a variety of chronic ailments. I work with people on hypertension, pre-diabetes, thyroid problems, autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal disturbances, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and depression, hormonal imbalances, chronic muscle tension, and pain. 

My passion is helping people discover the healing power of nature: the innate nature of wisdom, sacredness, and well-being already available within their own bodies. Both personally and professionally, I have discovered that the journey to health and healing is found within the body, discovering its true nature and supporting its vitality, rather than trying to escape or suppress discomfort and dis-ease. I enjoy collaborating with patients in finding their whole health potential, moving away from just surviving the day, toward thriving.

As an avid learner, I enjoy learning from patients, about different cultures and traditions, and from nature. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, walking in nature, bicycling, yoga and meditation, knitting, reading, gardening, cooking, and wine tasting.

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Integral Natural Medicine

In my 20s, I developed severe allergies and asthma, suffered a pre-cancer scare, and then in my early 30s, was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. Each illness was shocking and depressing. After all, I had an active, healthy childhood and rarely set foot in a doctors office. I couldn't understand why and how these things were happening to me. At some point, I realized that many of my illnesses arrived as messengers amidst stressful life events - job changes, moves, deaths. Exactly what was the message my body was trying to deliver?

I've since been on a 30-year search into understanding the mind-body connection. I first began with studying the science of mind - Eastern philosophy, Buddhist and Western psychology. I wanted to understand how one’s thoughts, emotions, and spirituality, or lack thereof, could lead to dis-ease. I also wanted to understand how the body and health become broken. How do lifestyle choices, environmental factors, and genetics affect health? But more importantly, how does psychological stress, my resistance to life's flow, affect the physical body?

I walked away from a career as a web designer and educational technology specialist to pursue a degree in naturopathic medicine. I wanted a deeper understanding of how the body functions, both in health and disease. And I wanted more natural and integrative ways of healing of both body, mind and spirit. 

I’ve struggled personally with autoimmune thyroid and weight issues, gastrointestinal and blood pressure problems, asthma and allergies, physical pain, anxiety, and depression. More recently, a diagnosis of neuroendocrine cancer allowed learning how to navigate the cancer care system. I discovered a unique understanding - the firsthand experience of walking in a patient’s shoes.

I understand the struggles that my patients are up against. I know how hard it is to give up foods that you love, to dream of being a perfect size 6, to walk away from stress as a lifestyle choice, to change orientation from striving for perfection to thriving in the present. I've practiced letting go of the "struggle against" and learned how to "flow with" with the natural and inevitable tides of life.

I’ve not only experienced transformation in health and wellbeing for myself, but I’ve also witnessed it in my patients. As a naturopathic physician, I enjoy working with patients from all walks of life who have a variety of chronic ailments. I work with people on hypertension, pre-diabetes, thyroid problems, autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal disturbances, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and depression, hormonal imbalances, chronic muscle tension, and pain. 

My passion is helping people discover the healing power of nature: the innate nature of wisdom, sacredness, and well-being already available within their own bodies. Both personally and professionally, I have discovered that the journey to health and healing is found within the body, discovering its true nature and supporting its vitality, rather than trying to escape or suppress discomfort and dis-ease. I enjoy collaborating with patients in finding their whole health potential, moving away from just surviving the day, toward thriving.

As an avid learner, I enjoy learning from patients, about different cultures and traditions, and from nature. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, walking in nature, bicycling, yoga and meditation, knitting, reading, gardening, cooking, and wine tasting.


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Personal Statement

A huge shift in my well-being occurred during my early 20s, when I was diagnosed with severe asthma and allergies after a relatively healthy childhood. I then received a pre-cancerous diagnosis followed shortly by an autoimmune disease, all amidst a series of stressful life events.  This launched me on a nearly 20 year search and study of the science of mind - through Eastern philosophy, Buddhist and Western psychology - in an attempt to understand how disassociation from one's thoughts, emotions and spirituality could lead to dis-ease. I also wanted to understand how the body and health become broken - not only how lifestyle choices, environmental factors and genetics affect health, but especially how maladaption to everyday life stress or internalized psychological stress affects the physical body. So I gave up my career as a web designer and educational technology specialist to pursue a degree in naturopathic medicine. My goal was to acquire a deeper understanding of physical disease and natural methods of healing of both body, mind and spirit. 

I've struggled personally with autoimmune thyroid and weight issues, gastrointestinal and blood pressure problems, asthma and numerous allergies, and more recently, neuroendocrine cancer, which came with learning how to navigate the cancer care system. I have found a unique understanding, the firsthand experience of walking in a patient's shoes. I understand the struggles that my patients are up against. I know how hard it is to give up foods that you love, to dream of being a perfect size 6, to walk away from stress as a lifestyle, to change orientation from striving for perfection to thriving in the present. I've not only witnessed transformation in health and wellbeing in my patients, I've experienced it for myself. 

As a naturopathic physician, I enjoy working with patients from all walks of life who have a variety of chronic ailments. I work with people on hypertension, pre-diabetes, thyroid problems, autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal disturbances, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and depression, hormonal imbalances, chronic muscle tension and pain.  I also work with patients who want to maximize their vitality in order to age gracefully. I enjoy collaborating with patients to help them achieve their fullest health potential, whether their disease is curable or not. I believe healing is just as much a state of mind, as a state of being - a continual journey toward thriving.

As a consummate learner, I enjoy learning from patients, about different cultures and traditions, and from nature. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, walking in nature, bicycling, yoga and meditation, knitting, reading, gardening, cooking and wine tasting. 

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Investing in Wellness
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    Investing in Wellness

    So many of us are willing to pay out-of-pocket for beauty products, cosmetic enhancements, expensive accessories. But when it comes to our health and wellbeing, we expect someone else to foot the bill. Stress and poor nutrition take a major toll on health and beauty and cannot be overridden by external enhancements and exercise. Only by investing in your inner health and a balanced wellbeing can you achieve true beauty and vibrancy.

      

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    Investing in Yourself

    Increasingly, insurers are offering plans with larger deductibles that shift costs onto the patient when illness strikes. This results in larger out of pocket expense for patients who ultimately can only use their policies for catastrophic event coverage.  Dr. LaChute believes in a proactive, accessible wellness model for patients.

     

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    Wellness Basic

    Wellness Basic is for those with relatively stable health who are looking for a comprehensive visit annually. The plan provides a couple follow up visits for acute illness, for working on simple problems or for receiving additional therapies throughout the year.

     

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    Wellness Comprehensive

    Wellness Comprehensive is for those with more complex or chronic healthcare needs. Your initial visit includes a comprehensive annual exam, labs, and a stress evaluation.

     

     

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    Journey to Vibrant Health

    Fad diets. Weight loss schemes. Superfoods. Demonized foods. Jumping on the bandwagon of these trends often doesn't have a lasting effect because the body is a complex & dynamic The key is changing our relationship to food & learning what our body wants - not bouncing around cycles of deprivation & excess. It's not a matter of willpower, but balance and biochemistry.

     

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    Fee for Service

    We also offer a traditional schedule of fees for service to cover just what you need when you want it.

     

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We are pleased to provide patients with secure, 24/7 access to their health records through the Integral Natural Medicine Patient Portal. Patients can safely and easily:

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Lowering Chronic Disease Risk

Nearly 45% of cancer and chronic disease can be attributed to poor lifestyle factors such as poor nutrition and smoking. Even anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue and thyroid problems have a lifestyle contribution.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "Dr. Skye’s great-listening skills combined with a wealth of expertise produced very targeted & spot-on advice that has greatly improved my sleep & daily energy level."

    M.B.
  • "I have appreciated Dr. LaChute’s care over the last few months. She is a knowledgeable, gentle, & caring practitioner. She’s personally easy to relate to~ very friendly"

    M.M.
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Integral Natural Medicine
2025 112th Avenue NE, Suite 300
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425-247-3475
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