Dr. Kateri Porto and Dr. Garrett Ezell are Holistic Doctors who integrate Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and modern Pharmacology as both science and art.  They are both experts in the field of Professional Applied Kinesiology--this involves mastery of muscles and joints, nutritional biochemistry, pharmacologic toxicology, functional neurology, physical therapy, emotional psychology, and the acupuncture meridian system above and beyond basic medical training.

In addition to Dr. Kateri Porto's medical degrees, she also holds an Honors Bachelors of Science with specialization in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Nutrition, and Psychology as it relates to human health and movement.  She is an expert Rock Climber, Elite Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and long time international Yoga Teacher.  Dr. Garrett Ezell holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He Has been an Elite Gymnast, Baseball Pitcher, and Group Dance & Fitness Instructor.  He is currently a Rhythm and Movement Specialist, and Dr. Porto's co-treating Physician.

These Holistic Doctors have spent their entire lives in pursuit of optimal health.  They both continue to pursue healing through combining their professional pursuits and hobbies with meditation and creative contemplation of the Heart.  In their office, they integrate every tool of the senses to promote Immune System prioritization and healing of the Spirit and Psyche.  Through their diverse skills and sensitivities, they bring a very unique and in-depth experience to their holistic medical practice and to their specialty classes and workshops.

Dr. Kateri Porto's Accomplishments, Education, Certifications, and Training 

Postgraduate Education

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Dec 2012

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, April 2010

Acupuncturist, Certified 300 hours, April 2010

National University of Health Science, Illinois, USA

NUHS Scholarships

  • NUHS Canadian Scholarships: 3 per year 2006 - 2012
  • Colonel Sanders Scholarship: Spring 2008
  • Alumni Association Scholarships: Summer 2007, Fall 2007
  • National Chiropractic College Scholarship: Spring 2007
NUHS Teaching Positions
  • Thorne Research Inc. Education Representative: 2009-2012
  • Allied Health Science Faculty 2007-2009
  • Clinical Science Teaching Assistant, Adjustment technique: Summer 2006 - Fall 2010

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Science, Honors, Human Kinetics, June 2002

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

U of G Scholarships

  • Canadian Millennium Scholarship: Fall 2001
  • U of G Scholarship: Fall 1997, Winter 1998, Winter 2000, Fall 2000, Winter 2001, Fall 2001, Winter 2002
U of G Health & Fitness Certifications
  • Spinning Group Cycling Instructor, Aug 2005
  • Group Fitness Instructor, Aug 2002
  • Master & Elite Personal Trainer, May 2001
  • Fitness Consultant & Fitness Appraiser,  March 1998
  • Weight Training Supervisor, Jan 1996

Professional Accomplishments

International Alliance of Healthcare Educators Teaching Assistant

International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners, West Palm Springs, FL
  • Qualified to Assist: CS-I & UMAC1

Certified Professional Applied Kinesiologist (PAK)

International College of Applied Kinesiology, USA

  • 100 hrs Basic Certification PAK w/ Dr. A. Zatkin 2007
  • 40 hrs Muscle Testing Technique Certification w/ PAK 2007
  • 533 hrs Basic PAK w/ Dr. T. Francis 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 111 hrs Intermediate PAK w/ Dr. T. Francis 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 71 hrs Advanced PAK w/ Dr. T. Francis 2013 (Total Kinesiology)
  • 43 hrs Basic PAK w/ Dr. D. Leaf 2009
  • 345 hrs Quintessential Applications Intermediate PAK Certification w/ Dr. W. Schmitt & Dr. K. McCord, 2010-2011
  • 40 hrs Basic PAK w/ Dr. J. Hogg 2010
  • 33 hrs Advanced PAK w/ Dr. M. Lebowitz 2011, 2013
  • 80 hrs PAK education @ ICAK-USA Annual Meetings, 2011, 2013, 2014
Diplomate American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN) *candidate

  • Competency: biochemistry and physiology of nutrition; nutrient characteristics, functions, and metabolism; diagnostic evaluation in clinical nutrition; geriatrics; infancy, adolescence, pregnancy and lactation
  • General management of disease: oral cavity, GI tract, cardiovascular-pulmonary disease, urogenital system, diabetes and hypoglycemia; musculoskeletal disorders, fever and infections, blood disorders, endocrine/metabolic disorders; cancer; weightloss; barratries, and obesity; trauma; nutrition and the physiology of stress; management of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Nutrient-drug-nutrient interactions
  • Radiographic/advanced imaging diagnosis of metabolic disorders
  • Herbs, botanicals, homeopathy
  • Longevity and nutrition
NeuroEmotional Technique (NET)
NET, Inc. Vista, CA
  • NET Basics w/ Drs. Deborah Walker & Clint Demaris May 2013
  • 5 months extra Intermediate & Advanced private study with Elite NET practitioner in clinical setting 
Total Body Modification (TBM)

  • NeuroSomatic Programming w/ Dr. Sandra Fico Nov 2011
  • TBM-I w/ Dr. Kevin Millet 2013
  • TBM-II w/ Dr. Kevin Millet 2013
  • TBM-III w/ Dr. Kevin Millet 2013
Cranio Sacral (CS), Somato Emotional Release (SER), & Unwinding the Meridians: Acupuncture Applications (UMAC)

The Upledger Institute, West Palm Springs, FL
Visceral Manipulation (VM)

The Barral Institute, West Palm Springs, FL
Lymphatic Drainage/Balancing (LB)

D'Ambrogio Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Certified in Physiotherapy

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, USA
  • Certificate of Attainment, Physiotherapy, Physiological Therapeutics, March 2010
Certificates in Functional Medicine (Advanced training)
  • Fundamentals of Functional Blood Chemistry w/ Thomas Culleton, June 2016 
  • Food Sensitivity: The Hormone Connection w/ Lucas Gafken, Oct 2016
  • Food Allergies & Sensitivities in the New Millennium w/ Joshua Redd, May 2017
  • Gluten, Leaky Gut, Autoimmune Connection w/ Joshua Redd, July 2018
  • Neuroendocrine Immunology of Environmental Triggers, Dec 2018 
  • Fibromyalgia Global Pain & Fatigue Disorders, w/ David Brady, June 2017
Yoga Certifications
  • Alignment-based Hatha Yoga 200 hrs Teacher Training, Dec 2008
  • Yin Yoga & Anatomy 30 hrs w/ Paul Grilley, CYC 2007
  • Vinyasa: Guided format, Life Power Yoga, 2017
  • Hatha-Vinyasa: Root format, Life Power Yoga, 2018
  • Restorative & Meditation: Be format, Life Power Yoga, 2018
  • Yin Yoga: Surrender format, Life Power Yoga, 2018
  • Sanskrit, Chakras & The Yoga Sutras Unraveled 13 hrs, Prairie Yoga Center w/ Nicolai Bachman Nov 2018
  • Advanced Yoga training w/world renowned Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Anusara, Forrest, Core Power, Life Power, Para, Soma, Therapeutic, Yin, Kripalu, and Kryia Master Instructors since 2000.
  • 21+ years of personal private study in meditation & the yogic arts
  • Kundalini Yoga Diploma 150 hrs with Distinction, Center of Excellence, Oct 2021
Mind-Body Fitness Certifications
  • Pilates Instructor Diploma 150 hrs with Distinction, Center of Excellence, July 2021
  • Qigong Instructor Diploma 150 hrs with Distinction, Center of Excellence, *in progress

Personal & Group Fitness Certifications

  • Weight Training Supervisor, U of G Athletics, Jan 1996
  • Fitness Consultant, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, March 1998
  • Personal Trainer, Master & Elite designation, U of G Athletics, April 2002
  • Group Fitness Instructor, U of G Athletics, August 2002
  • Spinning Group Cycling Instructor, U of G Athletics, August 2005
  • Group Fitness Instructor: 5 star, Life University, February 2017
  • EnBarre: Barre Fitness, Life University, *in progress
Trained Reiki Practitioner
  • Reiki Level 1 at Soderworld Wellness Academy 2008
  • Reiki Level 2 at Soderworld Wellness Academy 2008
  • Sacred Geometry Diploma 150 hrs with Distinction, Center of Excellence, Aug 2021
Ordained Minister

  • Reverend of The Universal Life Church, Modesto, CA, Nov 2010.
Life Saving Certifications


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