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Kristine M. Kierzek

Sarah Axtell has long believed in teaching her patients to skip processed foods and cook at home. He wants everyone to cook.

He started blogging about food and recipes while in medical school, and continued to share recipes when he moved to Wisconsin. In 2011, he opened Lakeside Natural Medicine, 3510 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood.

In March, the clinic moved to a bigger room and Axtell fulfilled another dream: his own kitchen to teach healthy cooking and offer workshops. Now, naturopathic doctors are offering demonstrations and workshops in space, starting with a virtual “Food Is Medicine Workshop” on October 17th. It costs $ 39, and includes cooking demonstrations and recipes. Registration required, call (414) 939-8748.

Question: What is your background?

Answer: I’m from Cincinnati and went to UW-Madison for undergraduate, where I studied nutrition. After graduation, I can go to medical school or become a dietitian. Both areas are lacking. I did some research and found a naturopathic medical school. I attended the oldest naturopathic university, in Portland, Oregon, National University of Natural Medicine. My husband is actually from Milwaukee, so that’s my connection…

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