We had the good fortune of connecting with Molly Sears and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Molly, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
This question resonated with me through the lens of my patient’s eyes. Many of the patients I see have been living with their health concerns for quite some time, and have felt like they have “tried it all”. They have usually been through all the conventional doctors and specialists, taken all the necessary actions, and have only met little to no resolution of their concerns. Obviously, in this state, it is so easy to give up, to accept not feeling their best. Maybe someone reading this now can relate to these feelings, and I’m here to tell you to never give up. You just haven’t tried the correct approach.
What patients are generally offered is a one size fits all approach, while this can be lifesaving in acute emergent situations the patients I’m seeing usually need a more individualized treatment plan and a much more individualized follow-up plan. I practice root cause, functional medicine. As a Naturopathic Doctor, our treatments are integrative and inquisitive. We get to the bottom of the ‘why’ behind your health and treating this will lead to the long-term resolution of many problems. So, if you’re reading this and feel hopeless, don’t give up. Take a break if you need, but don’t give up. There are always options for you regarding your health, you just need to find the right practitioner for your case. You deserve to feel better.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am the owner of Dr. Molly Sears, ND, Naturopathic Medical Clinic. What sets me apart from others is my integrative approach to healthcare and the amount of education I provide as part of my treatments. I love human physiology, and understanding the mechanisms and pathways present in our body allows me to understand the root cause behind your symptoms. It gives us a place to investigate and support you through non-invasive, safe, and evidence-based modalities.
I am most excited about providing and educating patients about their healthcare options. Helping patients understand that there could be alternative treatments that are just as effective and supportive to what they have been offered in the past. I like to use the analogy of eczema. If ten patients go to most conventional doctors, all ten of those patients will likely be offered steroids of some degree. If ten patients with eczema show up to my practice, all ten of their treatment plans could look different. We investigate further and determine each patient’s individual trigger for their eczema. This could be food sensitivities, histamine sensitivity, hormonal imbalance, altered stress response, gut health-related, nutrient deficiencies, etc. When we identify and treat these individualized root causes, symptoms resolve long term and the patient has also gained an improvement of their overall health.
Getting to where I am in my practice now, I can look back and I wouldn’t call it easy. The education, the exams, opening my own practice and all of a sudden being a business owner all come with their own stressors. However, I truly believe that when you’re working in alignment with your passion, things come to a lot easier. So, while looking back I can recognize the challenges, in the moment nothing felt “too hard” because it was all part of getting me where I knew I was meant to be!
The most important lesson I’ve learned is that perspective is everything. Our minds are so powerful, and your perspective of life and situations can absolutely change the experience and outcome of situations. Always reflect before you react, choose to see the good, be grateful, and manifest greatness. In my line of work, success equates to helping more people. That my the perspective that I hold close, and the perspective that helps get me through the stress or challenges that come with doing what I’m doing.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love Colorado and I love the outdoors, so most of our activities would revolve around hiking and and camping. Some of my favorite locations are listed below.
Mount Falcon- near and dear to my heart as I grew up just a couple minutes away
Saint Marys Glacier- great hike for the out of town crew
Mount Yale- my favorite 14er I’ve done so far
Camping: There are countless great places to camp, one of my favorites are around the Twin Lakes near Mount Elbert.
Juniper Mountain House, cute and cozy
Amigo Motor Lodge, preference for the airstreams you can stay in!
Wildflower Cafe in Evergreen, best breakfast skillets ever.
Watercourse Foods in Denver, vegan and delicious
Road Trip to Durango! There are many great camping spots, hikes, and beautiful views along the way! When you get to Durango there is no shortage of adventures to be had and fun in the small town with great people.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shout-out to all the women in medicine who came before me, they have opened the door for many and exponentially improved healthcare and medical research in profound ways. I am thankful for the barriers they broke down, which ultimately lead to helping many people. My great-grandmother was the only graduating female from her medical school around 1910. In my parent’s home, there is a wall of photos, and hanging is this framed picture of her and her graduating class. It is amazing to think about her journey of how she got to that moment in her own life, posing in her graduation attire, medical degree in hand, surrounded by all men. It serves as a healthy reminder to always live in alignment with your passion and purpose regardless of barriers that you may need to face.
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