our bodies are a direct reflection of the ecosystems we inhabit, and just like this earth...

our bodies know how to HEAL. 

incorporate the holistic foundations to 
healing with lyme + chronic illness
and find your SHINE again


The journey to healing from chronic lyme + complex chronic illness can be a long road. It has probably been years [or decades] since you first began experiencing symptoms of lyme or chronic illness. Maybe you've *finally* received a diagnosis of chronic lyme or autoimmune disease, but finding an approach that actually works and fits into your lifestyle...feels impossible. 

I know it's 100% possible to find healing with chronic lyme + chronic illness, because I've been through this journey myself. I was able to manage my health for years without a diagnosis, but I spent so much time and money trying things that didn't make enough of a difference, or ended up making my condition much worse. I'm sure this sounds familiar, and that you've experienced the up's and down's of different medications, diets, and protocols too.  

While all these approaches have their place, nothing is more important than building a healthy foundation, learning to trust your intuition, and to find a supportive care team that has your back. I don't want anyone to go through the same struggles I did, when there's clearly a better way. 

When we begin to work with the body and with nature, healing becomes inevitable


Kelsey is the host of the Planet Spoonie podcast and creator of Heritage Apothecaries. She is a Clinical Herbalist + Holistic Nutritionist, who has studied and worked in a variety of settings, from forest, field, + farm to apothecary + pharmacy, garnering 10+ years of experience along the way. She believes what is good for people, is good for the planet. 

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Kelsey works with clients to address chronic lyme + complex chronic illness. She is a lyme-literate practitioner with clinical training in chronic infectious + complex diseases, but her foremost knowledge comes from living with undiagnosed lyme for years herself.

She incorporates the rich traditions of vitalism + bioregional herbalism, rooting her practice in an ecological framework, acknowledging that all chronic illness is intimately interconnected with the climate crisis. 


As a former farmer and avid home gardener, she grows and wildcrafts many of the herbs used in the apothecary. She is currently based in the coastal southwest, and is enjoying growing native local herbs like Bee Balm, California Poppy, + Yerba Mansa. She holds an MS in Clinical Herbal Medicine, a BA in Contemplative Psychology + Environmental Studies, and is currently studying for her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN). 

In addition to working with clients 1:1, she teaches classes (online + in-person) about herbalism, traditional nutrition, and nature-connected living. Find her online @kelseytheherbalist to learn about cultivating, cooking, + crafting healing foods and herbal medicines, all while healing your spoonie self on this spoonie planet.


Tucked away in a lush coastal community along the Pacific Ocean, Heritage Apothecaries is filled with locally grown seasonal remedies, hand-gathered and crafted to nourish the mind, body, and spirit.

Clients have exclusive access to a wide array of masterfully blended and formulated therapeutic herbal remedies custom made just for them.


 "I had some of my custom tincture blend for the first time today and I definitely feel more focused and more clarity. I don't know if it’s supposed to work that fast, but I’m here for it!!!"

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"I can't live without the Inner Peace tincture Kelsey shared! My entire family was using it to help us relax and get to sleep during a stressful period, but now it's a favorite of mine that I use whenever my anxiety is ramped up."


"Kelsey is an incredibly skilled herbalist. I felt very listened to and cared for during my consultation with her. She is so knowledgeable with regards to human physiology and herbal medicine. The herbal formula she crafted for me not only fits my physical condition, but also my emotional and spiritual personality. Every time I take it, I feel a rush of care running through me, as Kelsey chose these herbs to work together with me in this specific time of my life. I highly recommend her services."


“Overall, I have felt a positive affect from regularly taking the tinctures! For a few weeks now, I have been consistently taking them every morning and just recently started morning and night. I’ve also been taking the recommendation to try to work less, have a relaxing sleep routine, and get more sleep, so it’s hard to directly correlate what’s what but I do feel a reduction in the negative symptoms that I began this process with – primarily stress, anxiety, and fatigue. I’ve also noticed that I have had actual “cravings” for the tinctures where they pop into my head and I clearly wanted to take some out of nowhere... I have only positive things to say about this experience and have felt in such great hands with Kelsey as we figure out the right protocol to meet me where I am”.