LIFEstrength’s Biggest Transformation Yet …

LIFEstrength Health Center has been open for 8 years!

We’ve gone through some changes over the years, and more than anything else, I’d like to “thank you” for your continued love and support. I honestly feel that some of the best people in all the world have walked into our doors, and we would never have made it this far without you.

When I was fresh out of school in 2009, I quickly learned how amazing chiropractic was at unlocking the great healing potential of each patient. People saw incredible results. They shed weight, overcame labels of disease, found new levels of energy and reconnected with a life of happiness. But I also realized there was a lot more to getting people well than just chiropractic.

If someone got adjusted, but went right back to the stress of work after the appointment…did we make a huge difference? If they continued to be inactive and not exercise? If they stopped at the fast food drive-thru a couple times week? If they were exposed to chemicals as they cleaned their house? I wanted to find new ways to help people get well and stay well. I wanted to equip people with knowledge to avoid the pitfalls of our modern society.

The demand for real health care combined with a thirst for new ways to help people quickly turned LIFEstrength into more than a chiropractic office; we became a Health Center. And today….finally….I am honored to share that dream with someone who truly embodies the vision we have at LIFEstrength for our community.  She has a huge heart to help.  She is a great teacher.  She is super smart, don’t say I didn’t warn you!  She has a very diverse and unique training.  And lastly, she is going to add an amazing amount of knowledge and value to your life and I can’t wait for you to meet her;

BIO – Carolyn Messere, M.D.

When I started out in medicine, I thought the only way I could make a difference for people was to get an MD, train in something practical, and set up a practice. So that’s what I did. I became a colon and rectal surgeon, because it felt like the best way for me to help people.

It didn’t take long, though, for me to discover that I was very limited in my ability to actually make a difference for people. For people who just needed surgery – remove the problem and move on – it was great.

But so many people came to me who had ongoing, annoying problems that threatened their everyday enjoyment of life. Constipation, irritable bowel, pelvic pain, bloating, low energy, food intolerances.

I did my best, but I was so limited in what I could do for them because I was a specialist. And I was a surgeon, so it was expected that I would spend my day either scheduling people for surgery or performing surgery.

After almost 10 years of doing that, I knew I wanted to make a change. It was important to me to escape the “fix your symptoms, not your real problem” way of practicing medicine.

I studied functional medicine and embraced a holistic approach to health – getting down to the root cause of issues to help all those that I couldn’t help before. And now, at LIFEstrength Health Center, my heart is helping people find wellness again and stop battling symptoms like GI issues, hormonal imbalances and even complex autoimmune struggles. Together, let’s get to the bottom of it so you can start being you again.


• Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems, University of Rhode Island, 1985
• MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1999
• General Surgery Residency, Baystate Medical Center, 2004
• Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency, Carle Medical Foundation, 2005
• Certified Law of Attraction Coach, Quantum Success Coaching Academy, 2013
• Certified Reiki master/teacher, Usui Reiki, Quantum Edge Healing Institute, 2014
• Chi Nei Tsang level I, White Cloud Institute, 2014
• Tok Sen introductory course, White Cloud Institute, 2014
• Graduate, Digestive Intensive, Functional Nutrition Labs, 2018

Call 239-774-5433 to schedule your first visit with Dr. Carolyn!

Happy Thanksgiving

I can’t believe it is that time again!

It seems that each year is going by faster and faster as our family grows … it’s a life full of craziness to enjoy.

This year, we added a new baby girl into our family, Kai Olivia. We are beyond blessed and thankful to have her, our two boys, our marriage and our health. This Thanksgiving, we plan on taking time away from the normal obligations of life to relax, settle in and reflect on the year. We plan on having some quiet time to restore balance, highlight the relationships in our life that give us energy and strength and to work on minimizing the ones and/or things that drain our happiness. We plan on praising our healthy bodies for meeting the demands of all we ask it to endure each day! We plan on thanking God for all the gifts he has given us this past year.

As we all enjoy some time away from work, we hope you take a few extra minutes to thank the ones you love, including yourself.

LIFEstrength Health Center will be CLOSED;

  • Thursday, November 24th
  • Friday, November 25th

We will reopen for normal hours on Monday, November 27th. As always, thank you for your support!

Updated Office Hours

We are close to celebrating our 7 year anniversary of LIFEstrength Health Center. In November 2010, with my beautiful and supportive (and scared!) wife by my side, we were eager to open our doors and start serving Naples.

I am proud to say that we’ve met some amazing people over the years both inside our four walls and out in the community. Those folks have helped us adapt and evolve into a better office, offer better products, and grow our services. It hasn’t been easy, but being simultaneously encouraged and challenged to grow is a rewarding experience.

So, through the years, LIFEstrength has changed … a lot.

The next change that we share with our beloved office family comes from a struggle that I’ve had from the start; balance.

The updated office hours that I’m presenting are a sign of a bigger shift that must take place for us personally and professionally. Along with our new hours, we are also implementing some new office policies, including all visits being by appointment only. We’ve been changing this over the last 12 months with new patients, but are finally making it official for everyone. Starting immediately after closing Monday, September 4th in honor of Labor Day, here are the new hours;

Monday – 9-5:30

Tuesday – 11-3

Wednesday – 9-5:30

Thursday – 9-5:30

Friday – CLOSED

These new hours will allow us to serve you more efficiently, especially over the lunch hour. Hopefully, they’ll also allow me to get home before my kids go to bed!

As always, we love having the opportunity to be your family’s doctor. For more information or questions, call the office at 239-774-5433.

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