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I first became interested in nutrition at the age of 16.  My mother was an Adelle Davis fan, and I picked up her copy of Adelle's book Let's Have Healthy Children and started reading.  

Adelle Davis was a biochemist and nutritionist who at one time served as a consultant for ranchers and as a nutritionist for women who were expecting.  She noted that ranchers were much more concerned about the prenatal diets of their cattle than the average woman.  

When I finished that book I was struck with the profound understanding that...


"...We have so much more control than we think we do...."


I have since come to understand that "...Epigenetics begins before the womb..."

My Story

Sadly,  my mother contracted early-onset Alzheimer's disease.  She was only 49 years old when symptoms began to become evident in 1979.  She eventually lived with my husband Dale and I until she died in 1986.  I determined to learn all I could to implement what I had been inspired by Adelle Davis to do - take control of my own health as far as possible and to help others do the same.  

While enjoying life as a stay-at-home Mom, I began my holistic health studies with Clayton College of Natural Health, earning a bachelor's degree in Holistic Nutrition, and eventually founding and opening Wondrous Roots in 2005.

My late father was renowned compounding pharmacist E. George Roentsch, and from him I inherited a passion for research and compounding medicines, but in my case, from natural botanical materials.  Throughout my education I studied herbalism and was eager to put my learning into practice.  

Now it's 2024, and here I am, and here we are.   I continue to learn every single day as I work with so many wonderful people facing sometimes seemingly insurmountable health challenges, and I am grateful for every single opportunity to be of whatever help I can possibly be.  Every morning as I delve into the day and the work before me, I consider myself blessed and am ever grateful to God!


If you would like to talk with me about how I might be of service to you, please give me a call.  


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