Welcome to Mind Your Body Therapy, a Naturopathic clinic where modern science meets ancient wisdom. Dr. Elle Guastella is a Traditional Naturopath with over 15 years of experience as an alternative medicine practitioner and mind/body counselor. She is also an entrepreneur and author, as well as a Lyme Disease survivor and warrior.
Dr. Elle specializes in Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Microbiome and Nutrition, Autoimmune Diseases, Depression and Anxiety. Now you can overcome chronic health concerns, pain and stress, using safe and effective Naturopathic medicine. The primary goal of our service is to teach people how to take control of their own health with the powerful healing that comes from a healthy microbiome (gut), using nutritious, whole food, as a way to prevent and reverse illness and depression.
Dr. Elle’s services include the use of clean, toxin-free, targeted dietary supplements; herbs; Essential Oils; Homeopathy, Ayurveda; EFT (Tapping), and other holistic remedies. The Hippocratic concepts (written in the 5th Century BCE) of “Food as Medicine” and “First Do No Harm” provide many ideas and suggestions for her approach.
Many of us who grow up in the Western world have been taught antithetical ways of eating. Fad diets, along with manufactured processed ‘Frankenfoods’, have placed corporate profits, convenience, and chemical-laden fast foods over the public’s health. It’s no wonder why we are so sick and tired.
Dr. Elle welcomes you and invites you to explore with her how nutrition and lifestyle can contribute to health and well-being. She makes no promises of any quick fixes or one-size-fits-all miracle cures; instead, her goal is to facilitate the self-healing journey and help you grow happier, healthier and stronger, which is key to living a vital life.
Elle Guastella PhD, ND, BsHN
Dr. Elle is a Naturopathic Doctor, Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Coach specializing in Nutritional Medicine, Microbiome Health, Lyme Disease, Epstein-Barr and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autoimmune Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Mental Wellness Care and Brain Health.
Dr. Elle consults with clients nationwide and internationally. She graduated Summa Cum Laude having earned a Ph.D. in Natural Health Sciences, an N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor) Degree, and a Baccalaureate Degree in Holistic Nutrition. She is also certified in Mind-Body Medicine from Whole Health Medicine Institute (Dr. Lissa Rankin, M.D., author of Mind Over Medicine), as well as numerous CME certifications and trainings through various resources in order to stay up-to-date and current with the latest cutting-edge information.
Dr. Elle has always been deeply fascinated by medicine, but not in the traditional way. She knew there had to be more to healing than pharmaceutical drugs and surgery. Of course, conventional medicine is important and responsible for saving lives every day. However, she realized early on that nutrition and lifestyle were the keys to preventing modern-day diseases and chronic health issues.
Dr. Elle informs and empowers her clients to heal themselves through nutrition and by teaching them the necessary steps to prevent dis-ease. The modalities used at Mind Your Body Therapy support the clients’ efforts to peel back the layers of their current symptoms and discover the root cause of their illness, both physical and emotional, rather than using drugs and pills to mask the messages their body is giving them. Symptoms are our body’s way of getting us to pay attention! It is important not to mask or ignore them.
Dr. Elle believes the human body and mind are self-healing and regenerating if given the right fuel: clean, nutritious whole food, in combination with balancing the mind-body system and healing energy medicine.
Inspired by a PBS interview with Joseph Campbell where he says, “Follow your bliss and doors will open for you that were not there before,” Dr. Elle realized that helping people to heal themselves is her bliss. It’s her absolute honor to serve the world in this way.
My Journey with Lyme
Nearly a decade ago, I was bitten by a tick while on my regular Sunday morning jog through the woods near my home. I hadn’t noticed a tick climbed inside my sock and latched onto my leg until back at home when I took my shoes off.
In truth, I didn’t know much about Lyme at the time and had no traditional early symptoms, like the “bull’s-eye” rash we all hear so much about. I felt fine and carried on for months, until one day I began to feel the effects of what was later determined to be Lyme Disease: exhaustion, pain, depression, anxiety, confusion, and insomnia. It felt like I was experiencing the worse flu I had ever had. Then came the panic attacks, anxiety and depression. The symptoms slowly progressed until I could no longer walk the dog, work, exercise, or go out with friends. All things I used to love and from which I garnered much energy and vitality.
Lyme is a very difficult condition to understand. Tick-borne diseases like Lyme strike about 300,000 people each year, according to new information released by federal health officials at the CDC. The new estimates suggest the disease is 10x more common than previously thought and becoming worse every year the more we experience Climate Change.
Now more than ever, I’m passionate about guiding people with Lyme disease and other immune system dysfunction to feel their best. I recovered from Lyme and developed my Lyme Recovery Program. Fill out the contact form if you’d like to learn more about how you can work with me.
“Dr. Elle puts the WOW in feeling and looking your best! It is truly important to have a knowledgeable person you can talk to. With the wide variety of services, Dr. Elle has put me on the fast track to health.
I have never looked or felt better than I do now since following her recommendations.
I know it’s true because friends, family members, and business associates ask me what I have been doing different lately. I tell them, “It’s simple…I have Dr. G in my corner.” – Richard D., Michigan
“Dr. Guastella has been a Godsend to me. She educated me on proper diet and helped me make the necessary lifestyle changes, not only for myself but for my family, too. I also learned how to de-stress, relax, take time for myself, and meditate.
I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to heal and balance from the inside out and not just treat the symptoms. I never knew that my gut influences my brain. Call Dr. Guastella!” – Mrs. Sarah B., Michigan
“I’ve had arthritis for over 15 years now. I was shocked to learn how my diet was contributing so much to my debilitating pain and discomfort. I knew nothing about autoimmune disease until I met Dr. Elle. Thank you, Dr. Elle.” – Marge L., Ohio
“Dr. Guastella, you’ve helped me so much. I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done to educate me on nutrition. The old saying is true, “You are what you eat.” I feel better and I’m in better shape than ever before.” – John D., Illinois
“I was going through a terribly stressful period in my life. I was terribly depressed and stressed out. A friend recommended that I make an appointment with Dr. Elle at Mind Your Body. I am so glad I did. My energy level has increased and my mood has changed for the better. My sleep has also improved tremendously. I love what Dr. Elle has done for me. I am no longer feeling like a victim, but now feel like my own hero!” – Tricia M., Michigan
“Dr. Guastella, you truly are a woman of great integrity and compassion. I am eternally grateful for your guidance toward a more personal and effective form of mind/body/spirit health care.” – Debi W., Michigan
“I had been misdiagnosed so many times by so many doctors for so many years. No one knew much about Lyme disease and I got sicker and more debilitated as time went on.
Dr. Elle is so knowledgeable and informed about it and has helped me in so many ways, but especially the vibrational formulas have been a lifesaver. I feel so much better and bless the day my sister-in-law told me about her.” – Jennifer S., Connecticut
“Thanks for the time spent with me and the care you give to me.” – Lynn R., Georgia
“Dr. Elle took the time to get to the problem, instead of just writing a prescription like conventional doctors seem to do. She talks to me like I’m a real person with a brain!” – Veronica W., Washington
“No comparison! I’ve never had a doctor spend an hour on the phone with me and answer my emails like Dr. Elle does.” – Lori L., West Virginia
“I feel Dr. Elle did everything she could to properly help with my issues. I can’t thank her enough for all her help and concern. I feel 110% better! I recommend her highly.” – Mary-Alice A., Ohio