About Our Team
We’re a small team of holistic health warriors on a mission to help people feel their best again.
That’s because we’ve all been there. Each of us have suffered our own health challenges. Our heath journeys were all unique, but we share the same outcome… and now that we’ve regained our health, we’ve made it our life’s work to help others do the same.
Helping people get healthy is our passion.
Each of us has over 10 years of extensive training and experience in functional nutrition and wellness.
Here’s your chance to get to know us all.
Patricia Delaere, FDN-P
Patricia discovered holistic medicine when she was dealing with severe menopause symptoms, a flare up of asthma, and a lifetime of deepening depression. She had lost her joy for living and knew she had to make a change. Luckily, Patricia discovered found strong mentors and began learning more about Functional Nutrition. By making positive changes to her lifestyle she was able to eliminate all of her health issues, including her menopause symptoms and her asthma, in just 30 days. This physical healing opened the door to a new life for Patricia, one which brought her back to school where she learned about physical and spiritual well-being. Today, she still feels as strong and healthy in her 70s as she did then.
Patricia is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Hormone Balancing Expert, Enzymes Consultant, and Reiki Practitioner. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Naturopathy, is a Certified Nutritionist, and holds certifications as a Food Psychology Coach and Life Coach. Patricia has spent the last 20+ years helping clients optimize their health and happiness and she wants the same for you.
Kiran Janjua, ND, CPT
Meet Dr. Kiran Janjua, ND, CPT, a dedicated Naturopathic doctor and certified personal trainer. Her journey into Naturopathic medicine commenced during her college years, driven by a desire to prevent sports-related injuries and maintain optimal health. Dr. Janjua earned her Naturopathic doctorate (ND) at the Sonoran University of Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona, following her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in psychology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Janjua furthered her expertise with a two-year residency in Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she collaborated with diverse healthcare providers, gaining a comprehensive understanding of both conventional and naturopathic approaches to better serve her clients. Her areas of expertise include endocrinology, women’s health, autoimmune diseases, sports medicine, and overall health and wellness. Beyond her practice, you can find Dr. Janjua coaching at Orangetheory Fitness, exploring the outdoors through hiking, and spending quality time with her family.
Jeremy Warden DC, MedDipA,
When Jeremy was a child, he spent of many of his formative years in and out of children’s hospitals. His parents were at a loss because it seemed impossible to nail down what was causing his symptoms. His doctors were at a loss too. His case was proving to be a serious enigma… to traditional medicine, that is. Then his mother found a holistic practitioner and his life was completely transformed. In 8 months, using 100% natural means, they had rediscovered the potential within him and completely restored his health. He had a new lease on life and decided then and there that he would learn how to take control of his health so he would never relapse into his previous condition.
Jeremy has studied at Sherman College of Chiropractic, the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and the Institute of Functional Medicine. With specialties in upper cervical chiropractic care, medical acupuncture, and functional medicine, he has spent the last 20 years applying diverse principles and modalities to deliver personalized care to thousands of clients. Jeremy attributes his passion for discovering each person’s unique health potential to the fact that his mom and dad did that for him; his parents never gave up and their perseverance led him to the happy, healthy life he leads to this day.
Sarah Runyan, IHP, CPT
Sarah embarked on her path toward achieving peak wellness several years ago. As a young adult, she grappled with weight management and hormonal imbalances, seeking medical assistance primarily within the realm of conventional medicine. However, her unwavering belief in the existence of alternative solutions led her to engage in extensive research, revealing a rich tapestry of holistic health approaches that would prove transformative in her personal journey.
Upon her profound exploration of functional medicine, Sarah not only overcame the formidable obstacles she faced but also embarked on a remarkable transformation. This transformation culminated in her participation in fitness competitions and a relentless pursuit of knowledge in the fields of nutrition coaching and Integrative health, and becoming a certified personal trainer. Sarah now stands as an accomplished professional, dedicated to guiding others on their own paths to optimal health and well-being.
Pamela Moore, FDN-P
By the time Pamela was out of college and working as an engineer, she had been struggling with chronic illness for twenty years. She spent more than a decade searching for answers with western medicine. Even though Pamela went to dozens of doctors of all kinds, she said each doctor’s visit was the same routine: “15 minutes with the doctor who took next to zero time listening to me and then prescribed antibiotics + steroids”. This happened over and over with no real help or answers. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Lupus, she quit her engineering career and embarked on a life-changing 15-year journey of studying the body and how to heal. Her path to healing led her to train extensively in Genetic Testing & Interpretation and Epigenetics Coaching & Therapies. Epigenetics is the study of how your environment and behaviors, such as diet and exercise, can change how your body reads a DNA sequence and therefore affect the way your genes work.
Pamela is also an expert in Environmental Mold Testing (ERMI), having studied mold illness extensively under Brendan Vermeire. She is a Certified Gluten-Free Practitioner, internationally Certified Reflexologist, and trained Aromatherapist. Pamela has helped over 500 clients understand their unique genetic makeup and work with them to create an individualized path to optimize their health and change their future. “I don’t want anyone to have to go through what I went through, so now I help others learn about their own root causes and roadblocks to health so they can heal, or better yet, prevent disease all together.”
Stephanie Preston ND, Ms.Ac
Dr. Preston is a Naturopathic Physician and holds a Masters in Acupuncture. After years of struggling with endometriosis and cervical dysplasia, as well as being told she would not be able to have children, through Naturopathic medicine and Acupuncture she was able to overcome her health issues and now has two beautiful children.
In addition, her love for working with women and children was furthered by her volunteer work as a certified domestic violence counselor where she saw the extreme need of dedicated care to women and their hormones, as well as children.
She obtained her naturopathic doctorate (ND) degree at the University of Bridgeport, and she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with specialized research in toxicology and clinical studies.
Dr. Preston went on to research and write her thesis on prenatal massage and its benefits to mother and child. She continued her counseling training with Mind-body techniques while in school to help with dealing with emotional and physical stress.
Dr. Preston’s specialties include Lyme Disease, digestive and other gut disorders, women’s health, fertility, prenatal and postpartum health, pediatrics, emotional disorders and natural management of weight.
When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Preston loves spending time with family, painting, wood-working and doing yoga. She is currently working towards becoming a certified yoga instructor.
Shauna Gourley, FDN-P
Shauna’s passion for wellness was born from experience. In her 40s, after recovering from having “the hormone profile of a 90-yr-old woman,” Shauna was inspired to help others on their path to optimal health.
The first step she took was to pursue training in Holistic Nutrition, with a professional designation of Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant. This science-based, foundational training in whole foods nutrition ignited a passion for a deeper understanding of the body and its functions. For Shauna, completing her training in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition provided the expertise she was looking for.
Shauna’s recent and ongoing training in Methylation & Clinical Nutrigenomics from Seeking Health Courses by Dr. Ben Lynch takes this functional approach to health a giant step further. Nutrigenomics is the study of how different foods, environment, and lifestyle may interact with specific genes, potentially influencing whether predisposed genetic variants are expressed or not.
In addition to practicing Functional Nutrition, Shauna is a mentor and clinical advisor for functional medicine practitioners-in-training.
Shauna was also certified as one of the first ever Bulletproof Human Potential Coaches. Human Potential Coaching utilizes the power of positive psychology and presence-based coaching, along with the latest in biohacking techniques. This powerhouse combo is allowing Shauna’s clients to achieve their health-related goals, optimize their biology, and live their best lives!
Justine Altman, FDN-P, PCWC, AAWC, AFDNP
Justine began her own wellness journey out of necessity. All her life, Justine experienced regular health issues like back pain, obesity, IBS, and fatigue. By her early 20s, she was also suffering from infertility, PCOS, panic attacks, chronic headaches, and so much more. She spent years of her life meeting with various MD specialists and trying medication after medication, only to see and feel her health continue to decline to the point where daily existence was merely survival… it wasn’t living.
Then she met a wellness expert who helped her change the way she was eating and living. She lost weight and her symptoms started to lessen. But then she plateaued after hitting only about 50% of her health goals.
That’s when she decided to train with the best wellness leaders to become an expert at using cutting-edge functional lab tests to find out exactly which hidden stressors were still wreaking havoc inside her body. Once she was able to find those missing puzzle pieces, she was able to give her body exactly what it needs.
And once she realized the change she could make in her own life, she was determined to help others take control of their health.
Today, Justine is a much sought-after wellness leader herself, appearing in numerous podcasts and giving talks on a variety of holistic topics, including fertility, thyroid dysfunction, and gut health, and is the co-author of upcoming book Doing the Impossible with Functional Medicine.
Gary Merel, M.S., L.Ac
Gary Merel has dedicated his professional career to Holistic Healing and Functional Medicine, spending the last 20 years in Ann Arbor. The care he offers at Ann Arbor Holistic Health revolves around a comprehensive holistic approach that helps people facilitate the natural and instinctive healing process of the human body.
As a holistic health specialist, Gary supports individuals on their unique path to wellness through the application of nutrition, acupuncture, enzyme therapy, herbal medicine, supplements, and natural hormone balancing. He is especially attuned to treating clients for pain management, infertility, chronic conditions, women’s health, and metabolic disorders.
Gary has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan Medical School and as a participant in an ongoing research project with the university’s integrative health department. He is an adjunct faculty member at Washtenaw Community College where he has taught classes on Oriental medicine.
A graduate of the New York College of Health Professions, Gary also has an M.S. in Oriental medicine, with a concentration in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He is a member of the Michigan Society of Acupuncturists (formerly the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – MAAOM) and a founding member of the Edo-Kai Traditional Acupuncture Society.
Ready to get started?
Our practitioners all started right where you are today.
With knowledge, training, and support, they discovered just how much of a difference they could make in their own daily lives.
Now they want to shout it from the rooftops & share that with as many people as possible.
Everyone deserves to know they can improve their own health and wellbeing.
In addition to our convenient online sessions, we also offer in-person visits at our Southeast Michigan office located on the west side of Ann Arbor:
Ann Arbor Holistic Health
220 Collingwood Dr., Suite 240
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday by appointment