Stepping Stone Health is committed to guiding you down your path to optimal health and vitality using a patient-centered, proactive, preventative approach. We inspire you to successfully implement lifelong, positive, lifestyle change. We strive to unleash your healing potential.
Welcome to Stepping Stone Health! We are a Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine clinic featuring Functional Medicine. Our goal is simple: we want to get to the root cause of disease and restore your body back to optimal health.
Whether you are struggling with low energy levels, food sensitivities, digestive problems, diabetes or just want to maintain your healthy statis, we can help! We accomplish this through advanced testing and individualized wellness plans that include gradual and sustainable shifts in nutrition, exercise, and stress management. We work with you to overcome those hurdles in regards to weight, food cravings, digestive issues and more. Our goal is to reduce or eliminate dependence on pharmaceuticals when possible. We believe the way to optimal health is achieved by striking a balance between nutritional, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We are passionate and committed to empowering individuals- enhancing clarity, reviving confidence and ensuring convenience is at the heart of our work.
As patient advocates, we listen to your health concerns and assist you in recognizing obstacles to improving health.
Hi, I am Eric Djenge, MD. I am board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and have extensive training in Functional Medicine. I am currently working on my Functional Medicine certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine. I graduated with high honors from Ross University School of Medicine and completed my residency training at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. I am passionate and committed to empowering individuals’ to take back their health. By addressing the underlying causes of disease, I have the ability to improve or reverse disease so that you can get back to living your full potential. I believe that we all have the ability to reclaim our health and vitality, are you ready?
I have personally experienced the power food has on our biological systems. During my college years, I became depressed, run down and had an incredible sugar addiction. Some days, I did not have the energy to get out of bed. At this point, I was 20 pounds heavier and developed hypertension. I was sent to see Hematology/Oncology for possible Lymphoma. I ended up getting a bone marrow biopsy which showed I had an iron deficiency anemia. Nutrition became a passion. I began to see the power of food and its influence on hormones, inflammation as well as the intricate connection between food and our genes.
When I’m not seeing patients, you can find me spending time with my family. My favorite activities are cycling, running, snow skiing, and competing in endurance events. My aspirations include learning to play guitar and completing an Ironman Triathlon.
Hi All! My name is Ashley Parsons. I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I am a certified neuromuscular massage therapist and I received my degree in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz.
I like to say if a nutritionist and life coach had a baby that would be me! I believe that health is dependent on striking a balance between eating nutrient-rich foods, being active and finding ways to grow joy in all aspects of your life including career, relationships, and spirituality.
Before I became a health coach, I ran a massage practice for 7 years. During my time as a massage therapist, I learned that people’s pain was connected to more than just injury and poor ergonomics. I noticed that their severity of pain was influenced by the foods they ate. I didn’t fully appreciate the connection between nutrition and physical and mental well-being until I battled with my own fatigue, insomnia and anxiety. I tried denial, I tried medication but it wasn’t until I cleaned up the way I was eating that I notice a remarkable improvement in my health.
My fascination with genetics and microbiology has allowed me to stay on top of the quickly evolving topics of epigenetics and microbiome health. I have found that my background in genetics and microbiology has proven essential in my understanding of how to heal from and defend against disease.
I have had the honor to support many people who have addressed their sugar cravings, uncovered food sensitivities and increased their confidence in food and lifestyle choices. Let me support you on your path toward healing!!