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