Our Team

Daniel A. Eyink, MD

Dr. Daniel A. Eyink is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. He has devoted many years of study to identifying the root cause of illness & pathways to healing. Dr. Dan is strongly committed to helping patients heal and maintain health using nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, & acupuncture, and by supporting the body’s nutritional needs with whole foods nutrition.

Dr. Dan completed his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Massachusetts in 1994; his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Oregon. He worked as an Internist & Primary Care Physician in Newburyport from 1998 until 2010. He was trained in Medical Acupuncture at both Harvard University and UCLA, and is an Advanced Clinical Nutritionist in Nutrition Response Testing as well as a Certified Practitioner in the Morphogenic Field Technique. Additionally, he holds Advanced Certifications in Auricular & Laser Acupuncture. He has studied extensively the teachings of Dr. Royal Lee, the Father of Nutrition, and the work of Dr. Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis M. Pottenger. In 2009, together with his wife and business partner Jacqueline Carroll, he opened Dr. Dan’s Natural Healing Center and began providing simple, natural healthcare.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Dan achieved success early in his career as a renowned Executive Chef. He received Mobil Travel Guide’s Four-Star Chef Distinction Award for three consecutive years. So began his journey of ‘food as medicine’. He also spent time studying with classical French, Spanish, & Japanese chefs and worked as a pastry chef in the Napa Valley along the way. He was involved in the upstart of the American Cuisine style of cooking in the 1970s & 1980s.

Dr. Dan’s interests include cooking, sharing & enjoying outstanding food at home with family and friends, as well as traveling and spending time with his wife & their daughter Phoebe Li. His true passion is learning from the masters and utilizing that knowledge in any way he can to help others.

Sara Thielsen, NTP– Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

Sara Thielsen, NTP– Staff Supervisor, Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

As Patient Advocate & Nutrition Counselor, Sara works hard to ensure patients receive all the necessary information and ongoing guidance they need to maintain or return to an optimal state of health. Sara teaches the Whole Foods Nutrition Program, Quick Start Nutrition Program, Dynamic Weight Loss, & GAPS Programs, offering patients the fundamentals of a whole foods traditional diet and how to incorporate the best possible nutrition into their everyday lives.

A graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Nutrition, Sara is passionate about expanding her knowledge of the most effective whole foods nutrition knowledge available today and bringing that knowledge to patients at Dr. Dan’s. She is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally she is a Certified GAPS Practitioner. Sara’s background includes extensive experience in all aspects of small organic farming in the New England area. She enjoys cooking, visiting local farms, walking her dog Maisy, and traveling with her husband. Her favorite foods are beef stew & her own homemade sauerkraut!

Emily Terry, NTP– Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

Emily Terry, NTP– Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

As Nutrition Counselor and Patient Advocate, Emily’s teaches Dr. Dan’s Dynamic Weight Loss Program & Whole Foods Nutrition Quick Start. Additionally, she helps patients fully understand the benefits of whole foods nutrition through personalized nutrition consultations. Emily holds a BS in Hospitality and Tourism with a concentration in Special Events Management from Endicott College. As you would expect, she has a great love of travel and of experiencing other cultures firsthand. She spent a semester abroad in Rome and later celebrated her wedding in Italy among family and friends.

She has a strong interest in natural healing and using traditional whole foods nutrition as a base for experiencing optimal health. Emily is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is a Certified GAPS Practitioner. She has worked diligently to raise her daughter Olive on nutrient-dense foods using the principles of The Weston A. Price Foundation. As a mother, Emily has witnessed first-hand the benefits of a whole foods lifestyle resulting in a healthy, radiant child. Her favorite foods are butter & olives!

Kaylie Bishop, NTC – Operations Manager

Kaylie Bishop, NTC -Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

As Operations Manger, Kaylie ensures an optimal experience for each patient at Dr. Dan’s. She makes certain that the office flows smoothly and efficiently and works closely with Dr. Dan so each patient has a full understanding of their individual program and recommended whole foods guidelines. A 2011 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science/Kinesiology with a minor in psychology.

Before joining Dr. Dan’s, Kaylie’s past experiences include a career in the food service industry and as a hospital cardiology technician. She is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Consultant by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and has a true passion for educating others about whole foods.

Additionally, she volunteers as the Newburyport Chapter Leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Her favorite foods include healthy, homemade pumpkin treats!

Elyssa Penney, NTC, NASM-CPT – Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

Elyssa Penney, NTC - Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

As Nutrition Counselor and Patient Advocate, Elyssa assists patients to gain an understanding of their individualized treatment program and recommended dietary guidelines. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Wellness.

Elyssa’s past experiences include an internship at the Merrimack Valley Nutrition Project and work as a WIC Volunteer. She also worked for several years in the grocery business. She is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Consultant by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is passionate about educating others about whole foods. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and loves to work out with lifting, hot yoga, and soccer. Her favorite foods are grass-fed burgers and sweet potatoes!

Alexandra Barone – Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

Alexandra Barone is a graduate of Suffolk University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Theater with a minor concentration in Communications/Public Relations. She has worked professionally as an actor and personal trainer, and has an extensive background in the service industry, most recently the luxury W Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Allie began her personal health journey at age 19, and developed an affinity for a natural approach to healing in utilizing food and herbs as medicine. She has a voracious appetite for learning and embarked on the study of whole foods nutrition over the past few years. Her passion is all aspects involving food: learning, growing, cooking, eating, & serving others. She has traveled internationally in pursuit of experiencing local food, customs, culture, and diet & lifestyle. She stays fit with yoga, kayaking, and hiking with her dog Nala.

She is enrolled in the NTA course, soon to become a certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant. Allie’s favorite all-purpose products include apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, and honey. And her favorite foods are avocados and grass-fed butter!

Beth Fossum – Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

Beth joined the Dr. Dan’s team in November 2016 with an interest in guiding & empowering individuals along their own rewarding journey to health. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from Keene State College and holds a Chef Diploma from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. It was there she began to understand the healing power of whole foods.

Her past experience includes a position as a Wellness Program Health Coach where she led clients toward their health goals using nutrition, physical activity, stress management, meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition she has worked on organic farms and farmers markets to further connect with local food.

Beth has a passion for assisting others through interpersonal communication, empathy and compassion. One of her most favorite hobbies is making homemade nut milk using a variety of seeds, nuts and spices. Her favorite food is coconut dates!