Patti Bartsch, PhD, MA, CCT
Owner, Traditional Naturopath
Patti Bartsch, MA, PhD fell in love with biology in 7th grade when she learned about the skeletal system. A few years later she entered a special program where she studied Animal Science beginning in 10th grade. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, a master’s degree in biology and two doctorates; one in Natural Health and Wellness and one in Animal Naturopathy. She is passionate about natural health and wellness for both humans and animals.
Unique for someone in the natural health field, Dr. Bartsch spent nearly eight years in the biotechnology industry conducting oncology and pharmacology research. She talks about how when she started in the field, they were looking for a cure for cancer but by the time she left the industry they were no longer looking for a cure; they were looking for a drug that would keep your cancer from growing and spreading so you would need to take that drug for the rest of your life or your cancer would spread. She left that career for a position as an Animal Nutritionist specializing in equine nutrition and she went on to become a high school teacher and department head for biotechnology and animal science departments at two schools in Massachusetts.
Patti founded Naturally Unbridled Wellness in 2009 and, when she relocated to southeastern Minnesota during the summer of 2011, she opened a location in Onalaska, WI and works full time supporting clients in naturally achieving their wellness goals. Considered a “Traditional Naturopath”, Patti educates and empowers her clients to regain balance of body, mind, and spirit. Her consultations, therapies, and suggestions are not intended to replace medical care and she encourages her clients to work closely with their physicians when making wellness choices.
Dr. Patti is a popular speaker and trainer for wellness professionals across the globe.
An avid equestrian, animal lover and whole foods connoisseur, Patti enjoys spending her free time with her husband Cory and their animals on their hobby farm in southeast, Minnesota.
Susan Barendregt, MNT, BCHN
Naturally Unbridled Wellness is proud to offer Functional Nutrition services by one of the top Functional Nutritionists in the country. Susan Barendregt, MNT, BCHN provides in-office and virtual functional medicine consultations and lab reviews.
- Vice President, National Association of Nutrition Professionals (2017-2019)
- Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition
- Certified Master Nutrition Therapist
- Certified Herbal Therapist
- Adjunct Faculty, Portland Community College Functional Nutrition Certification Program
- Former Editor, Functional Health Minute
- Expert Witness on Natural Health and Nutrition Legislation, Wisconsin Statehouse
- Creator of Balanced & Clear Nutrition Program
Susan often supports clients with hormone, metabolic, and digestive issues by evaluating lab tests and panels. Food sensitivities, parasite panels, hormone panels, and metabolic panels are just some of the assessments she can evaluate in order to make optimal supplement and remedy recommendations for you.
Excess weight, chronic pain, and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis are issues Susan commonly helps people with. Because everyone comes with a unique history, genetic blueprint, living environment, and set of habits, what works to resolve a problem for one person is often different from what is needed to help the next person with a similar condition. A cookie-cutter approach rarely works, so each client Susan sees is treated as an individual.
Two Options: Susan sees clients in our office and via video conference or telephone so if you aren’t able to travel to the office, you can still get expert guidance and support.
Book an appointment with Susan:
Initial Functional Nutrition Please note that if you have already been working with a wellness practitioner at Naturally Unbridled Wellness and you wish to work with Susan, you should schedule an “Initial” appointment and we will issue a $30 product credit to account for the difference in the Initial vs. Follow-Up appointment price.
Follow-Up Functional Nutrition Please do not book this appointment until after you have met with Susan once.
Suggestions and recommendations made by Susan Barendregt are for informational purposes only and are not a replacement for qualified medical care. Always consult your preferred healthcare provider when making wellness choices.
Danica Hengel, CCT
Certified Clinical Thermographer, PEMF Technician, Office Manager
Danica joined Naturally Unbridled Wellness as a receptionist in 2016. Over the years she has been promoted and the developed skills and knowledge to be able to deliver many of the services we offer. She is a Certified Clinical Thermographer, and she has advanced certifications in PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy. Danica grew up in a family that has a strong belief in natural health and wellness. When her young daughter was struggling with a series of health issues that were not being resolved by standard medical treatments she sought out alternative options for her care. One thing led to another and now she is working in an environment she loves.
PEMF Cellular Exercise Technician
Shari Mitteco has had a passion for wellness since the age of 14 when she started taking aerobics classes. The physical and emotional benefits were life-changing. She was hooked and became a lifelong learner about exercise, wellness, and nutrition.
After starting her career in the biotechnology field Shari developed an interest in holistic wellness. Although biotech work was interesting to Shari her desire to support people in preventative measures prevailed over the quest for pharmaceutical treatments. With her enthusiasm for fitness and her interest in nutrition she earned her certification in personal training and weight management in 2001 and started personal training full-time shortly thereafter. For many years Shari owned and operated a fitness center in Colorado.
In 2006 she added a life coaching certification so she could support her clients in behavioral and lifestyle changes for long-term results with their wellness goals.
Originally from Minneapolis with a spouse from the Coulee Region, Shari moved to the area from Colorado in the fall of 2019 so she could be closer to family. Shari’s expertise in fitness and her understanding of the structure and function of the body make her a top asset to Naturally Unbridled Wellness clients as a PEMF Cellular Exercise Technician.
Receptionist, Cold Laser Specialist
Savanna multi-tasks as our Holistic Receptionist and Technician. She is certified in PEMF application and has advanced training in Cold Laser Therapy.
Savanna became interested in holistic and alternative health care when she was pregnant with her son — she wanted to be able to care for her family in a safe and effective way. She has a growing interest in the field of holistic care, is eager to learn, and is excited to be a part of the team at NUW.
Savanna is very active — outside of chasing her little boy around, she keeps her mind and body healthy through running, yoga, and ballet.
Christine Cronin, PhD
Holistic Health & Bioenergetic Practitioner
Christine Cronin, PhD and is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Bio-energetic practitioner certified through The International College of BioEnergetic Medicine, and a Chopra Center for Well Being certified Ayurvedic Instructor in Perfect Health. Christine is also a certified personal trainer and member of the International Association of Wellness Professionals and the National Center for Homeopathy.
Client Care Coordinator
Jen was born and raised in the La Crosse area and graduated from Onalaska High School. After high school she worked at Gundersen Lutheran from 2001 to 2013. Jen held several positions during her twelve years at Gundersen Lutheran, including medical records, clinic information desk, scheduling patients for their medical appointments, and working one-on-one with the Audiologists as an Audiology Technician.
Jen holds an Associate’s degree in Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Business communications. Prior to joining us at NUW, she worked for 7 years as a Chiropractic Assistant and Front Desk Manager. Jen is famous in the chiropractic community for her exceptional customer service.
Director of Operations
A partner in every way, Cory Bartsch joined Patti in managing Naturally Unbridled Wellness as the Director of Operations. With a strong background in business and a membership in “Patti University” since 2001, Cory is the perfect person to keep the practice running smoothly and ensure the highest level of customer service and the NUW Client Experience.