About Sarica


Whole-food Nutrition and Natural Lifestyle Consultant, using metabolic balance™ of Germany and The LAPIS Method

Predigestion Specialist

Instructor on Traditional Food Preparation Methods via The Funky Kitchen and its 6-module course, “Fresh, Fun and Flavorful in The Funky Kitchen”

Practitioner of Japanese-style Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and Herbal Medicine

Board Member, National Association of Nutrition Professionals


Although a native of California, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Following my graduation, I worked in the natural foods’ industry and became a patient of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and was deeply impressed with the results of treatment.

In turn, I began my formal study of TCM, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the San Diego campus of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, receiving the degree Master of Science, Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2001. Licensed in multiple states and practicing now for over a decade, I am so grateful for the opportunity to help people with this sublime and potent medicine.

Throughout my formal schooling and in the years following, I have pursued learning the techniques and theories of Japanese-style acupuncture and moxibustion (a healing modality that has been practiced through the centuries with acupuncture) by studying under some of the greatest practitioners of our day.

In my practice, I use traditional diagnostics of pulse diagnosis, tongue observation and palpation of the abdomen, coupled with modern therapies such as cold laser and LED light therapy.

Additionally, I have engaged in another life-long passion, the study of nutrition, throughout my years at university, and in the time since. It is through this continued focus that I have come to understand how crucial our dietary choices are for our health. In turn, whole food nutrition is the cornerstone from which I base my recommendations in all dietary endeavors.

I also believe strongly in the healing power of high-grade supplementation with potent herbs, minerals, food-based vitamins—such adjuncts to a healthy diet can create profound, positive change in one’s life. Currently, I am working with what I consider to be the most potent supplements available for cellular regeneration, combining modern-day research with traditional herbal medicine heralding from China, India, the Amazon, North America and beyond.

To support the internal work of healthy diet and supplementation, I also use and recommend all-natural body care products, and chemical-free housekeeping, in turn reducing the toxic burden in the home and


workplace. For years I have shared products and ideas

with patients to help them create an entire lifestyle geared toward healthy choices.

Finally, I am very happily married with two great kids who keep me on my toes!

Join me online!

Naturally Living Today on Facebook 

The Funky Kitchen on Facebook

KD Gold on Facebook

AcuSarica on Twitter

NaturallySarica on Pinterest


Some of Sarica’s Videos, Interviews and Webinars

Sarica discussing the importance of traditional food methods with Kelly on LifePathTV

Sarica making yogurt with Kelly on LifePathTV

On The Morning Scramble with Bo and Tonya talking about natural medicine and traditional foods

Chatting with Kelly on LifePathTV about the importance of soaking grains

The benefits of cultured foods with Dr. Daniel Pompa

Bone broths, their importance and how Traditional Chinese Medicine views their use

The lost art of traditional healing foods and their benefit to our health with Dr. Daniel Pompa

Webinar (audio interview) on traditional foods, gut health and our mental outlook

Interview on Robert Cardoza Live, discussing The Funky Kitchen and the Metabolic Balance program




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