Dr. Michael Smith
Dr. Michael Smith is a practicing naturopathic physician trained as a primary care doctor. He is an expert in natural medicine, with advanced training in Classical Homeopathy and Clinical Nutrition. He founded Carolinas Natural Health Center, the leading holistic wellness center in the Carolinas, where he helps people with conditions ranging from diabetes, auto-immune diseases, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue.
Dr. Smith has been recognized as a leader in the field of natural medicine by theAssociation of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges and has gained national attention through interviews and public speaking. He has served as an adjunct professor for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and University of North Carolina – Charlotte. The past-president of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians, where Dr. Smith continues to actively work towards licensing of Naturopathic Doctors in the State of North Carolina.
Dr. Smith received his doctor of naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona; a four year, post-graduate, naturopathic medical program. Upon graduation, he was selected for a family practice residency position at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center in Scottsdale, AZ.
Dr. Smith is passionate about health and leads an active life with his three amazing children. He lives in Matthews, NC, where he mountain bikes, works out with F3, and shops regularly at the Matthews Farmers Market.
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Krista Sigmon is a Certified Health Coach and she is here to support our members throughout their programs with diet and lifestyle changes. She enjoys getting to know our members and helping them with meal planning and finding delicious recipes that suit their new healthy lifestyles.
Planning and teaching various classes are one way that she offers extra support. Some classes that we offer are cooking classes, grocery store tours, nutrition classes, smoothie classes and more! They are great for educating but are also an excellent way for our members to get to know each other. She believes that our close knit, caring environment is what makes our practice so special. Seeing people make changes and start to embrace a healthier lifestyle inspires and motivates her everyday!
Krista has a passion for helping people find the joy in cooking and eating healthy foods. She encourages people to get back in the kitchen and take control of the quality of foods that they are eating. Eating healthy should be satisfying and delicious!
Krista met her husband in 11th grade French class and has been married for 21 years. They are parents of two teen boys. She believes that you can feed your family simple meals made with whole foods that everyone will love! She has always had an interest in cooking and eating healthy foods. Growing up, her parents owned several produce markets so she developed a love for fresh fruits and vegetables at a young age. After having kids, she found herself reading and learning as much as she could about healthy cooking, ingredients and lifestyle. That led her to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she received her health coach certification and she is thrilled that she did!
She loves spending time in the mountains. Tubing and canoeing on the New River are the best! She also loves swimming, reading, walking barefoot on the beach and cooking and entertaining, of course!
Fun fact: Krista has a degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures and worked as a Producer on Television Commercials for 5 years before starting a family.
Shondolyn Galloway, LMBT is a licensed Massage Therapist and Patient Care Coordinator at Carolinas Natural Health Center.
Shondolyn was introduced to massage therapy during physical rehabilitation after rupturing her Achilles Tendon as a student-athlete. Amazed at the power of touch and it’s profound impact on the body’s physical and emotional well-being, Shondolyn took a deep interest in alternative medicine. After completing rehabilitation, she enrolled in and completed the Clinical Massage Therapy program at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC. In addition to her certification, Shondolyn is licensed in the states of South Carolina and North Carolina where she specializes in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Sports Massage and PNF stretching.
Excited about the opportunity to work within the alternative healthcare industry, Shondolyn, affectionately known as “Shondee”, joined Carolinas Natural Health in 2016 after relocating to Charlotte, NC. Since signing on to be the “Voice of Carolinas Natural Health Center” where she assists members with scheduling, ordering and wellness education, Shondolyn has enjoyed exponential growth as a professional and numerous opportunities to serve her community and educate others about naturopathic medicine.
In her spare time Shondolyn enjoys watching movies, reading, cooking, attending sports events, and traveling. Shondolyn is the youngest of two daughters and often returns to her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina to visit her semi-retired parents.