We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr Jess Peatross and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr Jess, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
I founded Wellness Plus in 2020 after realizing I could help many more people from a larger online platform, rather than continuing one on one consults where I repeated myself on each one. I garnish great joy from seeing others become their own best healers and doctors. I realized after I left the conventional hospital system that I had a gift in helping others understand how the body worked and seeing their own body’s power to heal. With the help of my stellar team, we created an online website app that empowers clients through education, although we focus on mystery illnesses, like chronic Lyme, mold, and parasites, as well as environmental toxicities.
I feel we have been given a great amount of misinformation concerning what health vs disease is and where it comes from. 80-90% of chronic illness is preventable and due to lifestyle and environment. My job is to be a guide that helps others see how their triggers, exposures, traumas, and lifestyle choices may be impairing their healing journey. Each person is unique and different, so healing is difficult to standardize. On my platform, I interact with the subscribers and we have a community forum that helps others find like-minded individuals and guide people where they might hit roadblocks.
It is a beautiful thing to witness when people reverse their autoimmunity through taking binders or moving out of a water-damaged home or become the vibrant, younger version of themselves by opening their natural drainage pathways. We all have the inherent ability to heal and I am so PROUD to be helping others find that spark.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a traditionally trained medical doctor, who was previously board certified in internal medicine. After working as a hospitalist in the hospital system for nearly seven years, I began to see cracks in the system and it no longer aligned with what I believed. i began to complain about the 40 different medications patients were discharged on or the processed sugar and dairy that was fed to cancer patients in the cafeteria. They soon dubbed me a disruptive physician. It was not easy to go against the grain, but it was the right thing to do. This trend has continued in my life to date.
I quit mainstream hospital medicine and trained in how to get to the root cause for my patients. I trained in biotoxin illness, chronic Lyme, ozone, Gerson therapy, and at the Institute of Functional Medicine. I let my board certification lapse as I know longer believe nor practice that type of perspective in medicine. WHY?
I discovered most preventable, chronic disease is due to lifestyle and exposure and was shocked to learn you can reverse autoimmunity, mental disorders, and chronic illness. Pathogens, corporate manmade toxins, childhood trauma, and continued stress, and heavy metals are what makes us ill and keep us stuck. The mainstream system mostly bandaids chronic issues with surgery or a pill, when true health is much more about daily choices and education. Answers and solutions are much more simple than the public has been told and their ability to heal is greater than they’ve been led to believe. At this point, I’ve seen miracles, since MOST people are sick due to what is stuck inside their body that does not belong there!
In 2020, the medical board of California, who sees fit to subpoena medical records without the patients’ permission and open them up under the guise of safety, came after me for writing vaccine exemptions for fragile children. Sadly this made me leave California as the state is headed up a slippery slope concerning medical choice, informed consent, and freedom. I will always stand for the people, my patients, and what is good for the public at large. I believe science is never settled and has been politicized and the people deserve to know the truth.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I no longer live in California, due to the unscientific forced mandates that have continued. However, I love any organic and farm-to-table restaurants that keep the consumer’s health in mind. I love physical activity, yoga, ecstatic dance, pilates, and meditation. You would likely catch me at a spinning or yoga studio, organic and local coffee shops, and the occasional sound bath. I am pretty nature-oriented so I’m often caught on hikes these days.
Currently I reside in North Carolina, hiding out in the mountains.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Absolutely, my mentor is the great Dr. Julian Whittaker, who owned the Whittaker Wellness Clinic in Newport Beach, CA. I worked for him right before his retirement so was witness to the empire he created. In the late 1980s and 90s, Dr. Whittaker was helping to reverse heart disease and diabetes. He was even sued by Medicare and BEAT them in court, which makes me like him even more.
He taught me a lot about herbs, natural healing modalities and business acumen. Really appreciate him!
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