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I arrived in Hawaii September 11th 2016 not knowing what to expect. Jess came to pick my mom and I up. Right from the start I felt comfortable in her presence, she had us smiling in no time. I have been sick for years and haven’t felt very trusting but with Jessica as my doctor I had a good feeling. I can’t put into words how much she cares for each of her patients individually, putting in extra time getting to know us all. What I never experienced before was being around someone so intuitive. She was able to pick up on our needs. Asking if we needed anything and getting things done right away, anything from castor oil packs to iv’s, you name it. She steps out of her way to make you feel equal and included in everything. She discusses what she thinks would help and includes you in the process unlike any other heath care professional I know. Not coming across as though she knows any better than you and respects that you know your own body better than anyone else always encouraging you to tune in more and more. When Jessica would arrive the entire energy would shift for the better, putting our minds at ease and always giving us things to look forward to. She can help almost anyone see their struggles in positive light. She brings all aspects health into discussion, giving many great perspectives.

I was at the retreat for 3 months. Sincd being sick I have had to rely on family to help and was nervous leaving familiar surroundings. Jessica was everything, everyone called her the house mother, shuttling us around in the minivan, planning trips, and always checking up on our state. She was like a sister in that I could open up without judgment letting me feel safe and supported being many miles from home. She felt like an old friend in that she was so easy to relate to, gave great advice and made everyone have a smile, she truly cared about what we were saying. She is so creative coming up with ideas to help us back home, from recipes in the kitchen to simple beauty products. She again went out of her way to make me special hair products because I had lost so much hair, even offering to take me to a friends of hers to get a cut. Sitting down with me ordering me specific supplements online. I went to colonic appointments and even when I wasn’t staying at the retreat she came to pick me up!

She is such a hard worker never coming across as better than anyone else because of her title. She would arrive when the sun came up, and stayed incredibly late sometimes not leaving till the stars were out. She assured me I could call or text anytime of day or night and when I did she was right there with a response. She always was doing more than necessary, over all lifting the energy wherever she was. When it was the two of us there and I was getting an iv she brought out her guitar, all I was thinking was wow this cannot be real, to be getting iv’s isn’t the most enjoyable thing but somehow Jessica made it so. I can’t say enough nice things about her. I went to Hawaii not knowing what to expect I made friends I will have for life but most of all Jessica gave me the biggest gift, she changed my view of doctors. I truly think she is everything a doctor should be, she has the biggest heart. Her intuition, constant upbeat attitude she made that place what it was. I would never consider going back unless she was there. My blood work had improved so greatly and I’m in better shape than I have been for a long time. Im so happy I had the opportunity to be one of Jessica’s patients, I will fly anywhere in the world to be that again. Thanks to her I left in tears, the good kind. “

-K. Chisholm

Dr. Jessica Renfer, Naturopathic Doctor

Aloha!

Welcome to Inspired Light Natural Health!

I am excited to assist you along your own unique and beautiful healing journey. I believe strongly in the bodies’ natural ability to heal, and am passionate about enhancing that power with supportive natural and holistic therapies. My interest in healthcare began with a love of natural sciences developed as a student of biomedical engineering, biochemistry and cell biology at the University of California, San Diego.   As I began to learn and understand more about biological processes, I realized that the answers I was seeking did not lie simply in a research lab, but in exploring and observing the natural world.  It was through this connection with the healing power of nature that my true passion for holistic medicine was sparked, and I was inspired to pursue Naturopathic Medicine.

I attended the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. During that time I gathered knowledge and experience in many natural ways to address health and dis-ease. As Naturopathic Doctors we are privileged to be education in a wide variety of healing modalities and are exposed to many different philosophies of health and wellness. This allows for true holistic, individualized approach to the healing process.  My particular interests are mind-body medicine, botanical medicine, cranial unwinding and emotional release work, fasting and detoxification programs, and using food as medicine. 

My personal philosophy is that dis-Ease is our greatest teacher, physical symptoms have roots in the mind as well as in our emotional experiences and responses. I work with people to unwind the blockages within that inhibit living in the full expression of health and vitality. I work with earth based, naturalistic and holistic medicine. We find medicine in our food, in herbs, both culinary and medicinal, in movement, play and self-care. Much of health is creating the space in our lives to care for ourselves as we do for others. 

I work with patients of all genders, ages and backgrounds and lifestyles, both in a private practice and retreat settings. In my spare time I love to explore this beautiful island, swim in the ocean and waterfalls, create in the kitchen and spend time enjoying my family and friends. Music and art are an outlet from which inspiration from and believe that creative arts of all kinds are powerful healing tools, and part of a joyous, fulfilling life.  I believe in striving for a balanced life and it is my hope to inspire others to do so as well. 

I am grateful for the opportunity to practice medicine on the Big Island Hawaii because of the awe-inspiring natural beauty, aloha spirit and strong sense of community.   I am excited to share my passion and knowledge with my new and growing Ohana.

 

Mahalo!

 

Dr. Renfer completed her doctorate degree and four- year training in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to attending SCNM, Dr. Renfer completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry & Cell biology at the University of California San Diego and was involved in Alzheimer’s and autoimmune diagnostic research projects. She established Inspired Light Natural Health LLC in early 2015. Dr. Renfer also works as the Medical Director of the Terrain Modification Retreat of Hawaii based in Hakalau, HI.