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Chronic illness is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Nearly half of all Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease which costs the nation 86% of our health care dollars. Our goal is to offer holistic care to all people with all ranges of chronic illnesses in a comprehensive care setting.

Our team

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Dr. Christine Bowen, ND, CGP

Chief Medical Officer
Board of Directors, Founder, Treasurer

Christine has been practicing in Bothell, Washington since 2007. She is a Northwest native and a 2005 graduate of Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Christine specializes in restoring digestive function through nutrition and other holistic approaches. She has had the pleasure of teaching patients and practitioners about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for many years. She believes that nutrition should be a first line therapy whenever possible and that supplements, medications and digestive/allergy testing should be considered only after nutrition has been properly addressed. Christine spearheaded the launch of Inside Health Institute after many years of feeling like patients would be better served by having more holistic treatment options and support under one roof. She has had great success helping patients who may have difficult or complicated conditions and is excited to share her clinical experience with all who come to Inside Health Institute.


Jared Paulson, BS MTCM

Acting Board Chair

Born and raised in the rural Rocky Mountains, Jared Paulson has always been fascinated by biology and the human body. Following that passion, he attended the University of Northern Colorado and received a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. Desiring a different perspective on the function of the human body Jared attended the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Seattle for a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since 2014 he has expanded his knowledge to Ayurveda. Throughout Jared’s career his focus has been on educating patients, students, and the public to live a healthier more vigorous life. Jared lives with his wife Corey and daughter Ellie in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley of Washington State. In his free time Jared enjoys running, camping, hiking, snowboarding or any other outdoor activity he can find. His entire family has a passion for cooking and can usually be found in the kitchen if they are not exploring the outdoors.


Eileen Bowen

Secretary/Acting Vice-Chair

Eileen is a mother of four children, one of which has special needs. She was born in Reno, Nevada. Eileen and her family have called the northwest home for many years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the University of Phoenix and completed her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University. Eileen has more than 30 years of experience in the mental health field specializing in early childhood education, foster parenting, grief and loss, cognitive behavioral therapy, teaching classes, leading group therapy session and much, much more! All who have worked with Eileen have benefited from her approachable style and valuable experience. Eileen holds additional certification in Geriatric Mental Health and enjoys helping older adults through the unique challenges in our lives after retirement and beyond! Eileen’s private practice is called Awareness Therapy.


Cynthia Lawless

Operations Manager

Cynthia grew up in the Pacific Northwest and worked for many years in theater administration and non-profit arts. Inspired by the Affordable Care Act, she went back to school at 50, took a lot of science classes, and got a degree in Health Information Management. She believes access to healthcare is a basic human right, and hopes to be part of the great American healthcare accessibility revolution.


Iris Crawford, ND

Advisory Council

Dr. Iris Crawford is the most highly sought after health strategist in the Northwest. She is known for uncovering the hidden causes of weight gain and resetting the metabolism. She helps busy, burned out professionals lose weight quickly, without feeling hungry, and keep it off without dieting. Dr. Crawford was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and has been immersed in the field of nutrition and natural medicine since 1998. She is a lead author in the textbook, ‘Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine’ and was the lead physician at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. She is the CEO and medical director of Naturkur Wellness Center in Seattle. ​ Dr. Crawford received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA majoring in holistic nutrition and is a proud alumna of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon, where she received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.


Jaquel Patterson, ND

Advisory Council

Dr. Jaquel Patterson is a naturopathic doctor working in Connecticut and New Jersey with a focus on autoimmune conditions, women’s health and mental health. She also works as a healthcare administrator with extensive experience improving healthcare access and services to patients. Over the past 8 years, Jaquel has worked in a leadership capacity in community health settings, most particularly in community behavioral health and federally qualified health centers. She currently works as VP of Operations and Compliance Officer at Community Health Resources. She is a co-chair for the State of Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Integrative Medicine Taskforce, and served on the Department of Public Health’s Provider Advisory Council for Personal Centered Medical Home. Jaquel also serves as President Elect for the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from University of Bridgeport, MBA in Healthcare Administration from Quinnipiac University and BS from Cornell University.