About The Speakers
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Laura Andre, DVM
Laura was born in Mexico City. She grew up around all kinds of animals and loved it. In 1979 she entered the Universidad Autónoma de México to study veterinary medicine. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and began showing and breeding Siberian Huskys. In 1985 she moved to California with her family, started showing dogs professionally, and opened a grooming shop. She was always interested in natural medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, herbology, flower essences, and other practices. She decided to add these as the basis of her practice to help strengthen the immune system of her patients. She came back to Mexico in 2001 and opened her own veterinary practice in the lovely city of Cancun. In 2008, she studied flower essences and kinesiology. She found these practices had excellent results with her patients. She believes in empowering pet owners helping them to keep their pet healthy with prevention and using natural medicine in combination with allopathic medicine to help reduce the toxic effects and the treatment periods.
Lilibeth Andre, ND, CNHP
Lilibeth was born in Mexico and grew up in the U.S. She always had an interest in diet and nutrition for health creation and maintenance. As a teen she returned to Mexico where she reconnected with her roots. This included cultural studies and natural healing. In 1979, she began her experience with naturopathic practices, at first focusing on her own health and wellness and then expanding her work to her family and friends. She raised her children in this environment and educated others along the way. In 2010 she enrolled in a naturopathic program. She began spiritual studies on her own as well. Her studies in Mexico City were in architectural design and art. Though she began work 40 years ago in the corporate world, her primary experience has been in public service and education, striving to build a better world. In 2002, now living in Houston, she received a Bachelor in Business Administration, and in 2013 she completed her Doctor of Naturopathy studies. She also became a Certified Natural Health Professional that year. Lilibeth believes that education is the key to better health. Today, she shares her knowledge of natural alternatives to educate others so they can gain a better understanding of natural practices as tools for personal wellness.
Lenna Groudan, CNHP
Lenna was born and raised in Venezuela. Her exposure to a holistic approach to health and natural healing started at an early age. She graduated in 1993 with a BBA in Economics from University of Zulia in Venezuela. In 1994 she moved to the US fulfilling her longtime dream. She received an MBA in Finance in 2001 while working in the corporate world. She worked for Reliant Energy for 10 years and “retired” in 2008 to become a full-time mom. Following her passions, Lenna became a certified personal trainer in 2006. In 2012, she took her passion for more natural healing to the next level by keeping not only the body but also the mind and the soul in balance - as a whole. Lenna decided to make this pursuit her calling. She has taken many classes and received a number of certificates in order to learn more about how to help herself, her family, her friends and her clients reestablish and retain overall health and well-being through a more natural/holistic approach. Lenna is a Certified Natural Health Professional. She has studied hypnotherapy, Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and German New Medicine (Dr. Hamer’s work) among other healing and clearing techniques. She has also been taking a lot of classes in soap making and more to develop skincare products.
Miranda Sparks, LVN, CNHP
Born of her love of nature, her mission is to teach others how to heal their mind, body, and spirit naturally. As a child, she spent a lot of time gardening with her grandparents. Being a biologist, her grandfather passed his passion for plants to her by enthusiastically teaching her all he could about each plant they passed. When she wasn't enjoying the outdoors, she would immerse herself in books about body systems, anatomy/physiology, and psychology. Fascinated by the idea of healing others, she became a nurse. Although she took great pride in her work as a nurse, after 14 years she felt the need to learn another way. Following her heart led her to become a Certified Natural Health Professional and Certified Reiki 2 practitioner. Wanting a deeper understanding of plant medicine, she continued her education in Herbalism. Enthralled by the countless ways nature offers to heal us, she creates medicine with child-like joy and amazement that she is eager to share.
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