Franca Gardner



Twenty-three (23) years ago, I began my own journey into wellness after a family member, my daughter was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune illness at 18 months old. Overtime I found that traditional medicine, although it has a place in health care, did not provide me with the tools necessary to get her healthy.  As I researched different avenues, I found that natural health was my passion and the implemented practices made my family more vibrant. I focused my education and training into disciplines that prevented disease and enhanced optimal health. This education led me to training in homeopathynaturopathyauricular acupuncturebioidentical hormones and integrative and functional medicine.

As a board certified, Adult Nurse Practitioner since 2008 and a registered nurse since 1981, I have over 30 years’ experience including Critical Care, Home Health Care, Emergency Room, Administration and Nursing Education. I also have extensive experience working in the conventional traditional medical model. I have experience with the latest lab testing, diagnostic techniques, botanical medicines, supplements and detoxification programs. I also trained with Dr. Neuenschwander, specializing in Autism, Mycotoxin illness and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Madonna University with Honors

  • Institute of Natural Health Sciences: Diplomas in Homeo-Therapeutics and Bioenergetics in Natural Health Sciences

  • Auricular Medicine and Auriculotherapy certifications

  • Master of Science in Nursing: University of Michigan with Honors

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification Adult Nurse Practitioner ANP-BC

  • Reiki I and II certifications

  • Institute of Functional Medicine Member

  • NES Provider

  • Ozone Therapy Certified

  • Iv Nutrient Therapy Certified

  • Prolozone Therapy Certified