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“The human body is divinely designed and has a great capacity to heal itself. We just need to learn how to fuel the body with what it needs.  I am excited to use my knowledge of integrative functional medicine and bio-identical hormones to help individuals discover the root causes of their illnesses and unlock their body’s full potential.”

My journey onto the road less traveled began in 2011. At this point I was six years into a very busy OB/GYN group practice, doing what should’ve been my dream job. I had wanted to deliver babies since eighth grade and there I was, a full-time OB/GYN.

Dr. Malaika Woods:  Institute for Functional Medicine: Certified Practitioner. Double Board Certification, American Board of Obesity Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

But, for some reason, I felt unfulfilled. I was seeing 30-35 patients every day and my group was telling me I needed to see more. I was not given the opportunity to really get to know my patients and I felt like I was not practicing good medicine. This was not what I had signed up for…

In 2011 I was also one year out from having my second child, a healthy, happy baby boy. One day I stepped on the scale and it said 236 lb! I was not happy. I was tired, crashing in the mid-afternoons, barely making it through my hectic work day. And when I finally got home at night, I didn’t have much energy left to really engage with my husband and two beautiful children.

I felt guilty, but yet I was exhausted. My only comforts were the couch and what I could find in the fridge or the pantry. I was in a vicious cycle that I know so many women experience. And to top it off, I felt really ashamed. How could I talk to my patients about getting healthier when I was on the wrong path?

Something had to change.

 I was finally sick and tired of where I was. I put my mind to work and started taking courses on weight loss. I even got board certified in non-surgical weight loss management with the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In the process, I lost 60 pounds between 2011 and 2013. I felt empowered and I wanted to share what I learned with as many women as possible.

My journey into weight loss then led me into bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) certification. Once I incorporated BHRT, I started seeing great improvement in my client’s health. But there was still something missing. The missing piece was integrative functional medicine which is all about discovering the root cause. Now I have a complete toolbox to help women discover the underlying cause of their condition and truly unlock their body’s AMAZING potential.

Because I was seeing such amazing results in my own health and my patients’ health I couldn’t keep this to myself!

I decided to combine all my training and research…the thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours…I’ve spent attending conferences and obtaining more certifications, getting a deeper understanding of why the body breaks down and how to restore it, into a single solution that will make for happier physicians and happier patients.

I call it the E3 Methodology.

The E3 method consists of 3 simple steps.

Step 1. Enlighten. The first step is to shed a light on the problem by asking the right questions and ordering the right tests based on the functional medicine paradigm. Once you become enlightened, or in other words, informed about what exactly is going on in your body, only then can you start to make the necessary changes to correct it.

Step 2: Empower. After the right questions have been answered and the appropriate tests have been done. Giving you the tools regarding how to change what is found on the specialized tests is so empowering. Finally, women start to regain control of their health and realize it wasn’t all in their heads.

Step 3: Energize. Oh my, oh my. Once you have asked the right questions, determined the answers and the solution. Not only are the women who go through the E3 method feeling more energy physically, they are energized mentally and emotionally. They have more clarity in every aspect of their lives and are hopeful and optimistic about their future and aging gracefully.

If you want to be a part of this amazing E3 Methodology for Restoring Optimal Health. Check out Dr. Woods Wellness at: email: contact@drwoodswellness.com

www.drwoodswellness.com or call 816-888-5200

An Amazing transformation is just around the corner!

About Dr. Malaika Woods

Dr. Woods is a native of Wichita, Kansas. She earned her Bachelor’s degree, with cum laude distinction, from Wichita State University. As an undergraduate, Dr. Woods was also the recipient of the Harry S. Gore Scholarship, the largest leadership scholarship awarded in the state of Kansas.  She completed her Doctorate of Medicine and Masters of Public Health degrees from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  Dr. Woods completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.

When not working in the office, Dr. Woods enjoys singing, especially gospel music. She has been a choir director throughout the years and a wedding singer for many of her family and friends. Spending time with her wonderfully supportive husband, daughter and son are her most treasured moments.