Vibrant Living, LLC
“I love naturopathic medicine, the different ways we can express it, how we can help people get better and be creative.”
Dr. Dae initially enrolled in Bastyr University in Seattle and transferred to University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine (UBSNM) to be closer to home when her mother became ill.
Following graduation, Dr. Dae moved to the Washington Metropolitan area where she started her own practice with whole foods nutrition as the foundation. She found her patients were upset by the idea of giving up certain foods, and didn’t know what to replace them with. Inspired by her patients’ needs and the doctor as teacher foundation of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Dae began offering cooking demonstrations for healthy recipes.
“My practice has always changed based on what my patients are requesting of me. What can I provide and how can I do it in a way that excites me and expresses my creativity?”
“Cooking demonstrations show people that change is actually simple, and that these healthy foods taste great!” Not only did cooking demos win her clients over to a healthier lifestyle, she found them a great way to promote her practice.
A local cancer and chronic disease support center often sponsored her cooking demos. The eager attendees started asking for the recipes. This led her to write her first cookbook, Daelicious Recipes for Vibrant Living. Her second book, Eat More Plants, helps explain the connection between various vegetables and fruits and their health promoting properties.
As Dr. Dae innovates, her practice evolves. Recognizing the changing times and the advancement of media and its role in patient education, Dr. Dae looks for new ways to deliver information. She sees patients two days a week, and spends the rest of the week speaking in public or working on video projects.