About Dr. Millie
Mind body soul medicine
My name is Millennia Ruth Lytle, and am affectionately known as Dr. Millie. I am a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Hypnotherapist, regressionist and nutrition specialist with a special interest in empowering you to dig deeper and broader in your pursuit of health. I fill gaps of care with Naturopathic Medicine, Integrative medicine, custom-made nutrition programs and mental and emotional soul exploration. I am the founder of Nat Med Coach offering a Virtual Health Club, as well as team-based concierge programs with integrative teams of Licensed Naturopathic Doctors and Certified Functional Health Coaches. Learn more about weekly virtual group coaching sessions and our Starter, Standard and Supreme Coaching Programs at www.natmedcoach.com
I a member of Tournesol Wellness’ Primary Care Team and work in tandem with the medical team to expand primary care in New York. I am a board member of the New York Metro Local, incorporating science-based Nutrametrix supplementation and functional testing into her programs as well as mentoring with peer-to-peer education. With a primarily plant-based diet, and daily stress-relief practices, I personally has a goal of living until 120 years old and invite you on my journey.
My modalities are
Ericksonian hypnotherapy certified by NLP Canada
Past Life Regression Therapy (was taught by Dr. Brian Weiss MD)
Psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT
Functional, whole foods and clinical nutrition
Herbal Medicine and supplementation
Lifestyle and mind-body medicine
Epigenetics and nutrigenomics
Western Astrology (taught by Rick Levine and others)
Intuitive and spiritual approaches
I hold an undergraduate degree in women’s health (sociology + preMed) from the University of Toronto and a four-year doctorate diploma from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2002). I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy and certified in Erickonian Hypnotherapy. In 2008, I received a scholarship from the Robert Bosch Foundation to study Complementary and Alternative Research Methodologies in Potsdam. Following this I went on to complete an International Master’s in Public Health in Hamburg, Germany. In 2013, I earned of Certified as a Nutrition Specialist with the BCNS.
I am a published researcher, experienced radio host and author. I am the founder of Eating for MeaningTM, a paradigm shifting nutrition program to transform your relationship to food. I am an instructor and Medical Advisory Board member for the School of Applied Functional Medicine, and an occasional faculty member at the New York Open Center.
I have consulted for corporate and institutional research and development. Clients in the past have been Idea Couture for Pepsi Co, Cavu Ventures and the University of Copenhagen. I am a licensed ND with the District of Columbia, a licensed nutrition specialist with the BCNS and a member of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP).
Over the years I’ve adopted series of narratives to express my passion for natural medicine and how it relates to my own personal journey into its art and science. I used to express how I gave myself bulimia by cutting out fats which led me to discover the intricacy of food to our personal biochemistry. Then I started to tell the stories of my 3 near-death experiences. I nearly drowned in the rapids. I hit a street car on my bike when I was drinking and riding. How I had forgot I was binging and purging after I fell down the stairs and broke my jaw in 3 places which led me to an awakening that I needed to heal myself. Then, possibly my 4th near-death experience lead to my curing myself of HPV and stage 4 CIN cervical dysplasia with a supplement protocol. After that I went on to study Naturopathic Medicine. But the most personal story is not what started with numerous wake-up calls in my 20s, but how the events from my childhood affected me. This is the first time I’ll write that I am a multiple victim of abuse that began when I was a child until I changed myself to stop assuming the role, when I was 20. I would continue to work on what it means to become empowered for the next 20 years.
Today I am free from HPV, cervical dysplasia. I have zero dysfunction from my accidents. I eat normally, from all food groups, without eating disorders. Most importantly - I shed the victim persona. I attribute my healing to an ongoing devotion to daily self-care, prioritizing my own happiness and Naturopathic Medicine > supplementation, herbs, diet, homeopathy, psychotherapy, hypnosis, acupuncture and spiritual understanding. Of course I worked with many practitioners and teachers throughout this journey that has gotten me where I am. I did have some dental work and continue to have some dental issues as a result of my accident but managed to be free from taking a single pharmaceutical - over-the-counter or prescription from 1998 until 2019 - it was very recently that I too needed conventional medication for dental pain.
I am living proof that one can shine through obstacles and thrive - mind-body-spirit- even those that occur at very young and formative time.
I help divine masculine and feminines who wish to get out of the matrix; who are survivors of trauma, abuse and grief and suffering from physical and emotional ailments. I help spread your wings and deep dive into your own healing. The mind-body-soul is one being, and ill health impacts other areas of the organism. By addressing your emotional and mental unconscious beliefs and belief systems, you can make profound and lasting changes, no matter how painful your history.
Whether you call it the MeToo movement, equality, humanitarianism or the rise of the divine feminine - I identify with helping those who have been victimized overturn this state of consciousness so they can fulfill their purpose. In helping others embark on their mission - is my mission.
About Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of natural medicine. It generally focuses on root cause resolution, prevention, the healing capacity of the organism and chronic disease reversals related to:
The Standard American Diet - factory farmed plants and animals
It is licensed in approximately 20 states and 6 Canadian provinces. I hold my license in the District of Columbia.
People who seek a Naturopathic Doctor often wish to get to the bottom of issues surrounding their
Diet and food choices
Hormones, menopause and manopause
Viral and bacterial etiology
Metabolism, weight gain, blood Sugar and cholesterol
Heart health, blood pressure and electrolytes
Digestion, leaky gut and detox
Cellular and organ heath
HPV and sexual health
Chronic fatigue, Energy and mitochondrial dysfunction
Stress and endocrine System
Anxiety and depression
Sleep and circadian rhythm
Cancer and complementary care
Functional testing and nutrigenomics
Licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health – Number NP-0057
Advisory Board for the School of Applied Functional Medicine
Advisory Board for BeatCancer.org
New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians – NYANP Professional Member
NPLEX Clinical Science Examinations Writing Team - 2015-2016
Graduate of the University of Hamburg of Applied Sciences, Germany (MPH), 2010
Co-founder of the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND), 2002-2006
Graduate of The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (ND), 2002
Graduate of the University of Toronto (Sociology and preMed), 1998
PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
•B Khamba, M Aucoin, M Lytle, …M Katzman. Efficacy of Acupuncture Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction Secondary to Antidepressants. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Volume: 19 Issue 11: November 19, 2013.
•D Hollenberg, M Lytle, R Walji, K Cooley. Provider Shortage in Underserviced Areas: The role of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) providers in Canadian rural healthcare. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. Volume 5, Issue 1: February 2013, Pages 15-26.
•Eating for Meaning Workbook. CreateSpace, An Amazon Company. 2014.
•Eating for Meaning Guide to Detox. CreateSpace, An Amazon Company. 2014.
•7 Signs That Show Your Detox Routine Is Actually Working. https://www.curejoy.com/content/signs-that-show-detox-is-working/
•A New Way To Detox: Eat To Support 6 Organs Of Elimination. https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-27004/a-new-way-to-detox-eat-to-support-6-organs-of-elimination.html
•6 Meditations for Personal Transformation. https://www.rewireme.com/wellness/6-meditations-personal-transformation/
•Anti-Aging is More Than Vanity: The Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics Basis for Living 120 years. http://ndnr.com/anti-aging/anti-aging-is-more-than-vanity/
•The food for mood diet: a literature review, highlight of principles, and initial study design. http://ndnr.com/botanical-medicine/the-food-for-mood-diet/
•6 Reasons You are Frustrated with Food. https://www.opencenter.org/6-reasons-you-are-frustrated-with-food/
•From Leaky Gut to Normal Gut Function. https://www.opencenter.org/from-leaky-gut-to-normal-gut-function/
•Fight Alzheimer’s Disease with These Brain-Boosting Nutrients. https://www.opencenter.org/fight-alzheimers-disease-with-these-brain-boosting-nutrients/
•A Timeline of Your Body After One Can of Coca Cola. https://www.opencenter.org/a-timeline-of-your-body-after-one-can-of-coca-cola/
•Healthy Recipe: Chia Pudding. https://www.opencenter.org/healthy-recipe-chia-pudding/
•13 Common (but Hidden) Symptoms of Food Sensitivities. https://www.opencenter.org/13-common-but-hidden-symptoms-of-food-sensitivites/
•The Science behind a Gluten-Free Diet: Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) Evidence-Based Medicine? https://www.invitehealth.com/article-non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity.html
•Nutrition and Fibromyalgia. https://www.invitehealth.com/ARTICLE-nutrition-and-fibromyalgia.html
•Obesogens and Liver Detox. https://www.invitehealth.com/article-obesogens-and-liver-detox.html
•Electrolytes for Muscle Recovery. https://www.invitehealth.com/article-electrolytes-for-muscle-recovery.html
•Human Papilloma Virus: Why Clinical Nutrition is Imperative. https://www.invitehealth.com/ARTICLE-HPV-and-clinical-nutrition.html
• Stress, Cortisol and The Food for Mood Diet. https://www.invitehealth.com/ARTICLE-stress-cortisol-food-for-mood-diet.html
• Last Year’s Most Overlooked Nutrient is poised to Win Vitamin of the Year in 2014. https://www.invitehealth.com/ARTICLE-2014-vitamin-of-the-year.html
•Unclaimed Antioxidants: How Superfoods and their Nutrients Heal Us. https://www.invitehealth.com/ARTICLE-antioxidants-superfoods-nutrients-millie-lytle.html
•Osteoporosis; More than Calcium Deficiency. https://www.invitehealth.com/article-osteoporosis-more-than-calcium-deficiency.html
•Iatrogenesis: When getting sick comes from your cholesterol medications. https://www.invitehealth.com/ARTICLE-iatrogenesis.html
•Demulcents and Mucilages: True Digestive Healers. https://www.invitehealth.com/article-demulcents-and-mucilages-true-healers.html
•The Nutritional Role of Cancer Prevention Through Epigenetics. https://www.invitehealth.com/ARTICLE-epigenetics.html
• Longevity Syndrome: A Condition You Want. https://www.invitehealth.com/article-longevity-syndrome.html
• The Histamine Connection: Food and Environmental Allergies. https://www.invitehealth.com/article-food-and-environmental-allergies.html
•The Power of Tea. https://www.invitehealth.com/article-the-power-of-tea.html
•Body pH: Acid-base Balance and Alkaline diet. https://www.invitehealth.com/article-body-ph-acid-base-balance-and-alkaline-diet.html
•Nutrigenomics for Prostate Health. https://www.invitehealth.com/ARTICLE-nutrigenomic-prostate-dr-millie-lytle.html
•The Wonders of Flaxseeds. https://www.invitehealth.com/article-flax-seed-dr-millie.html
• Green Drinks for Maximum Nutrition. https://www.invitehealth.com/ARTICLE-green-drinks-for-maximum-nutrition.html
PEER REVIEWED POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS
2012. Community Health Networking-Works! Fireside Chats. Addressing Provider Shortage in Underserviced Areas: The role of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) providers in Canadian rural healthcare. Hollenberg D & Lytle M.
2011. The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) presents Health Fusion. June 24-26, 2011. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Integration in Public Health Care: A Grounded Theory Approach to Evidence and Issues of Naturopathic Doctor Presence in Community Health Centers in Toronto, Canada. Lytle M. Calgary Alberta (Canada) found at www.cand.ca/fileadmin/cand/Health_Fusion/HF11/HF11_pres.zip
2010. Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Human Papilloma Virus and its Relevance for Public Health-presenting the evidence. Emenyi L, Lytle M, Martens J, Van Lant J, Wehkamp K. From the Faculty of Life Science, Department of Health Science, The University of Hamburg of Applied Sciences, Lohbruegger Kirchestrasse 65, 21033 Hamburg (Germany).
2009. Public Health Action Cycle: Simulated WHO Consult to Develop a Coordinated Lifestyle Strategy for the Prevention of HPV-related Conditions. Lytle M. From the Faculty of Life Science, Department of Health Science, The University of Hamburg of Applied Sciences, Lohbruegger Kirchestrasse 65, 21033 Hamburg (Germany).
2009 Public Information Series: Orthomolecular Medicine & Mental Health. February 8. The Food for Mood Diet. Lytle M. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
2009 Canadian Psychiatry Association (CPA) 59th Annual Conference. August 25-27. The Efficacy of Adjunct Acupuncture Treatment in Secondary Sexual Dysfunction: A Pilot Study. Lytle M, et al. St. John's Newfoundland (Canada).
2008 Social Phobia Support Group of Ontario. May 7. Influence of Diet on Social Phobia; presentation of research. Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAM-H). Lytle, M. Toronto Ontario (Canada).
2009 Anxiety Disorders of America Association (ADAA) Annual Conference. Anxiety and Health: Translating Research into Practice. March 12-15. Efficacy of Adjunct Acupuncture Treatment in Secondary Sexual Dysfunctioning. Lytle M, et al. Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico (USA).
2008 1st International Conference on Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) and Mental Health, May 23-25. Efficacy of Acupuncture Treatment in Secondary Sexual Dysfunctioning. Lytle M, et al. Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
2002 HANP Homeopathic Case Conference ~ 15th Annual. Cured Cases in Women’s Health. May 2002. Case Study and Presentation of Magnesium Phosphoricum; student presentations. Lytle M. Homeopathic Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Tukwila, Washington, USA.
Our Team Starstrikers pose at UN Global Goals World Cup - with UN Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
At Work Presenting the Product Presentation for NYC Local Council of Market America
On vacay in Piemonte, Italy