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Holistic Health Educators is an international online school dedicated to teaching the science behind natural healing. 

With over 45 instructors and 15 courses, we are on a mission to excite a passion for learning about the fascinating and inspiring processes that occur in each of our bodies on a daily basis. World class health education shouldn't come at medical school pricing. Everyone is entitled to learn how their amazing body works - and we love teaching them!

Meet Our Instructors: 

Our doctors and practitioners are now your resources! The expertise they share comes from a combination of both higher education and years of experience in their brick-and-mortar practices. 

Karen Ziemer, Founder of Holistic Health Educators, HHP, TNC, HHC

Karen Ziemer (Zuzu) is an entertaining, science-based educator on fire to help the world discover better health! Having grown up on medications for epilepsy, Karen was motivated to remove pharmaceuticals from her life.  She became epileptic free and further studied to become a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner.  An accomplished author, speaker, motivator, and mother, Karen’s passion for the human body and the science of life is felt by all! Karen’s family ran wellness centers, organic grocery stores and organic cafes before Karen founded the international education site, Holistic Health Educators.

Karen knows first-hand just how powerful the body is and how quickly it can heal if properly understood from a cellular level. Her self-discovery has become her life-calling; a passion that has helped thousands of people heal their bodies, their spirits and share with their own families. She wants that joy, ease and vibrant energy that comes with amazing health for everyone, which is why she devoted her life to teaching others the science of the body.  Her teaching style is engaging, easy-to-comprehend and entertaining, motivating everyone who hears her to make changes in their own lives. 

Karen is the author of two bestselling books and the creator of the prestigious Therapeutic Nutritional Counselor Certification, The Holistic Health Coach and the International Human Body Master Guide.  The Therapeutic Nutritional Counselor Certification teaches more than 120 natural modalities of healing, diets from around the world, electromagnetic frequencies, all about detoxifying and reversing dis-ease in the body and more! Karen's TNC Certification has impacted thousands and is far more than a coaching program.  It is science, biology, and education from not only Karen who is a sought-after Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, but her fellow colleagues - doctors around the globe. Karen serves on the board of One United Outreach and currently lives in Hawkinsville, Georgia where she has opened Lilly Fields, an integrative clinic and retreat center. Her product line, Zuzu’s Energy, features handcrafted organic herbal medicines, foods, and products grown and made with LOVE at Lilly Fields!

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Coach Tara Garrison, Trainer and Athlete, HHC, Entrepreneur, Author, and Mom

Tara Garrison is the founder of HIGHER, a Health & Life Coaching company that offers training, nutrition, mindset and biohacking coaching. She has helped many celebrities, professional athletes, and top executives optimize their health.

Tara is the creator of the popular Keto In & Out System and author of Short-Term Keto, in which she teaches how to Do Keto. Not Forever” to optimize metabolism, brain power, athletic performance and physique.

She is the host of the Inside Out Health Podcast, a mom of 4, avid weightlifter, Boston Marathoner and lover of nature.

Dr. Patrick Jones is a practicing veterinarian, Clinical Herbalist and traditional naturopath.

For many years, Dr. Jones has seen the power of herbs bless the lives of his veterinary patients and human clients. As a result, he has a passion for herbal medicine and an evangelical zeal to teach others about these wonderful plants. He owns and operates Fairview Animal Hospital in Buhl, ID. He also practices as a clinical herbalist (for man and beast).

This passion has given rise to HomeGrown Herbalist, LLC a company dedicated to teaching others the principles of botanical medicine so they can be more self-sufficient and have a better quality of life. Patrick does a lot of lecturing, workshops and herb walks to help people roll up their sleeves and get beyond the theoretical and into real applications. The culmination of this passion for teaching others is the HomeGrown Herbalist School of Botanical Medicine.

Dr. John Thomas DNM, DC, CNS, CFMP, CHHP

Dr. John C. Thomas is a Functional Medicine Specialist who is an expert on how genetic factors affect chronic health issues such as ADD & Autism, autoimmune disorders, hormone imbalances, and digestive disorders. He is a Doctorate of Natural Medicine, a Doctor of Chiropractic, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. He owns "Advanced Natural Healthcare and Genetics" located in Georgia. He has developed cutting-edge genetic-specific nutritional protocols designed to optimize energy, digestion, brain function, hormones, detoxification and more. Because of modern day technology, he is able to work with many patients worldwide.

Dr. C. Michael Bennett DDS, DABCP

Dr. Michael Bennett has practiced general dentistry for a number of years. During this time he realized that he has a special passion and aptitude for helping people with TMJ, craniofacial pain, and sleep-disordered breathing. Because of this interest, he has limited his practice entirely to treating these issues. Dr. Bennett works with many other health professionals to bring improved health, relief of pain and a better sense of well-being to his patients. Dr. Michael Bennett is board certified by the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. Only a few hundred individuals in the world have obtained this status.

Dr. Bennett and his team are passionate about helping patients live happy, healthy lives. If you think you may benefit from his expert solutions, please don't hesitate to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Ray Andrew, MD

With offices in Springville and Moab, Utah, Dr. Ray Andrew uses the tools of functional and antiaging medicine to help men and women with complex health problems transform their lives.

Graduating from Family Medicine residency at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Dr. Andrew moved to Moab, Utah, expecting to follow in the footsteps of the celebrated country docs of yesteryear. However, as patients increasingly referred their family and friends from hours away to “see the hormone doctor in Moab,” his outpatient practice became so busy that he could no longer deliver babies or take care of hospitalized patients.

This demand also prompted him to open an office in Utah County. Dr. Andrew attracts patients from all over Utah and several surrounding states who have repeatedly been told, “It’s all in your head” or “There’s nothing we can do for you.”  After seeing an average of five other doctors and specialists, patients are relieved to finally discover solutions to their health problems.  More importantly, their partnership with Dr. Andrew empowers them not merely to tame disease but also to create health.

Dr. Ray and his wife Annalen Andrew have six children and live and play in Moab, Utah.

Dr. David Altman, D.C 

“My life changed because of a chiropractic adjustment. My back pain was so intense, at 21 years old, I couldn’t even get into bed. I laid on the floor, in pain, all night. Two weeks after my first adjustment, I was running all over town. Not only that, but my morning headaches were gone, my nightly insomnia was gone, and my energy levels were more than I’d had in two years.” — Dr. Altman

When people ask Dr. Altman what he does for a living he usually tells them: "I'm a chiropractor". That usually yields some entertaining answers.

But what he really wants to tell them: I help people who struggle to get through the day with chronic pain and desperately want a healthy, vibrant body. I show them how to get more out of life, while at the same time making it feel simple.

Dr. Shane & Liz Watt

Dr. Shane Watt is a Chiropractor specializing in functional health. He has been educating his patients and the community for over 20 years. He graduated from Life West Chiropractic College in San Lorenzo, California in 1996 with clinical honors. 

Chiropractic care is still his foundation in treating patients with back pain, neck pain, headaches, auto accident injuries, and many musculoskeletal conditions. However, they also help patients with disc issues. Incorporating nonsurgical spinal decompression has helped many clients avoid back surgery. Dr Watt helps with chronic conditions, such as thyroid challenges and peripheral neuropathy.

His wife Liz is a Holistic Wellness Expert who helps others create peace within their mind, body, and spirit.

Together they created Be Healthy Utah, a yearly Wellness Conference featuring a community of natural healthcare doctors, practitioners, and educators.

Dr. Watt and Liz are very active in sports, and have six amazing children. 

Dr. Kory Branham D.C.

Dr. Branham's exposure to natural healing methods began early as his mother opened a health foods store in their home in Wisconsin in the 1960’s.

Also from a young age he was exposed to Chiropractic adjustments by his father who had attended McCoy Chiropractic Institute in Seattle, Washington, but was drafted into the Army during the Korean War before finishing school.

He attended undergraduate school at BYU and then did his Chiropractic studies at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1980 and began his career first in Texas then in Detroit, Michigan where he spent 3 years working for Dr. George Goodheart. Dr. Goodheart was the founder of Applied Kinesiology which is a diagnostic technique using manual muscle testing to evaluate the body.

Through “AK” (Applied Kinesiology), a practitioner can quickly evaluate and integrate many different kinds of natural therapy and apply it to a patient very specifically.

Dr. Branham became certified as a Diplomat of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and has become a master of this technique. In addition to this technique, Dr. Branham has studied and integrated many other healing modalities into his practice including cranio-sacral therapy, trigger-point release techniques, Neuro-Emotional Technique (“NET”), diversified adjusting, and functional medicine which utilizes functional hair, blood, and stool analysis to diagnose the patient. Dr. Branham moved to Utah in 1986 and has been practicing since. 

Dr. Rebecca Whittaker D.C.

Originally from Cedar City, UT, Dr. Becca attended Southern Utah University on an academic and music scholarship studying pre-med and minoring in music. During her studies she developed a sever repetitive strain injury in both elbows and wrists, limiting the fine motor skill she would need to be either a doctor or a musician. She had various treatments for 2 years but with very limited results until a local chiropractor examined and adjusted the joints in her arms. “I felt blood flow and nerve flow in my hands for the first time in 2 years!”, she explains. She was able to regain full use of her arms and finish her education, doing an about-face in her plans to be a medical doctor and changing them to be a Doctor of Chiropractic. “There was no question for me in the movements following that first wrist adjustment. I just knew it was what I was supposed to do. It was the only thing that had worked for me and I wanted to share that gift with as many others as I could”.

She met and married Tyler Whittaker during her last year in under graduate school and continued with him to the renowned Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX. She graduated Cum Laude with her Doctorate in Chiropractic, gaining basic 100-hour certification in pediatrics, Chiropractic Acupuncture and Applied Kinesiology along the way.

Dr. Jeffrey Essen, ND

Dr. Essen is a graduate of the International school of Naturopathy in Santa Barbara, CA, with a practitioner’s certificate in Naturopathy and Holistic Healthcare. Prior, he graduated from Southwest State University with a B.A. in International Marketing and obtained a certificate in massage therapy from the Minneapolis School of Massage & Bodywork.

He then graduated from the Nutritional Therapy Association of Olympia, WA, with a practitioner’s certificate in Nutritional Therapy, and as a Certified Gluten Practitioner from

Dr. Essen holds certifications in the following continuing education workshops: Functional Endocrinology, Functional Bloodwork Evaluation, Functional Neurology & Brain Chemistry, Integrative Blood Chemistry, Aromatherapy, Essential Oil Chemistry, Microbiome & Dysbiosis, ONDAMED therapy, Live Blood Cell Darkfield Microscopy, and a 6-part Autoimmune series.  He has also studied Native American healing and entheogenic emotional release.

Dr. Essen lives with his family in Minnesota, operates his practice at Whole Life Clinic, and enjoys cooking, lure coursing with his dog Stirling, and bicycle rides.