Dr. Susan Plank’s interest in health and natural medicine was a natural development from her youth growing up on the family farm. Responsibilities on the farm included caring for the animals, helping maintain the family garden and canning. Hard work was expected and the benefits of proper nutritionand good clean food was apparent. Close family ties were instilled at an early age.
Through Dr. Plank’s life her mother, Harriet, suffered many digestive complaints, she constantly struggled to lose weight. As a child Dr. Plank can remember when her mother had her gallbladder removed and brought the gallstones home in a jar from the hospital.
Into adulthood, Dr. Plank watched as her mother suffered with lactose intolerance, allergic sinusitis, weight gain and chronic digestive issues. Harriet's irritable bowel syndrome, caused terrible abdominal pain, bloating and would frequently inhibit her socializing with friends. Her mother frequently visited doctors but found no relief from her symptoms.
In 2010 Harriet was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. At that time all of Dr. Plank’s educational and life experiences culminated in attempting to beat that cancer. Harriet was treated for pancreatic cancer at Johns Hopkins hospital. Unfortunately, the chemotherapy was hard on her liver and Harriet Plank went to heaven in 2012.
Dr. Plank feels the years of unresolved digestive symptoms caused her mother's weight gain, weakened her mother’s immune system and was a factor in her developing yet another digestive issue, cancer. Dr. Plank’s passion was ignited in the years caring for her mother and she has made it her mission to help others that are suffering with weight issues and chronic digestive problems looking for a natural functional approach to regain their health and vitality.
Dr. Susan Plank has become an expert in natural remedies for weight and digestive health issues.
Dr. Plank holds a baccalaureate degree in Human Biology and received her doctorate degree in chiropractic in 1990. She specializes in digestive health utilizing functional medicine.
Dr. Plank is author of “Reversing Brain Injury Naturally.” She has been a guest presenter at the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association annual conference multiple years.
2010 Presenter: Complimentary & Alternative Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury
2011 Presenter: Nutritional Perspectives for Impaired Brain cognition
2012 Presenter: Dietary Antioxidant Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury
2014 Presenter: Stress & Fatigue after Brain Injury
2018 Appointed: to the Commonwealth of Pa Brain Injury Advisory Board
2021 Presentation: Biotics Research: Implementing WholeLifeRx™ Into a Functional Medicine Practice: A CASE STUDY WITH DR. SUSAN PLANK
2022 Awarded: Leading Provider of Hormonal Health Assessments - Southwest Pennsylvania by Global Health & Pharma
As a staunch advocate of self empowerment Dr. Plank works closely with her clients to ensure success with digestive re-establishment programs, weight management and post-cancer/disease micronutrient balancing.
Dr. Susan Plank
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We have an epidemic of chronic lifestyle diseases such as:
2. heart disease
These are preventable and reversible but the medical profession is ill equipped to offer nutritional answers because they aren't offered nutrition classes.
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