Dr. Stephen Cabral is a board-certified Naturopath, Ayurvedic, Functional Medicine and Integrative Health Practitioner. He is the founder, creator and teacher of the Integrative Health Practitioner Institute. Dr. Cabral is extremely passionate about sharing his wisdom and knowledge with the world so that he can help people to heal at a root cause level. He does a daily podcast called the Cabral Concept where he teaches every day how to heal, get well, lose weight, be fit and live the best life possible. His dream and goal for IHP and this community is to spread the truth about how we can truly heal our bodies. Dr. Cabral is also the author of two books: A Man’s Guide to Muscle and Strength and The Rain Barrell Effect, which is the foundational reading material for the IHP course.
Dr. Cabral was diagnosed at the age of 17 with a life altering illness. He studied and traveled around the world and discovered how to combine ancient ayurvedic healing practices with state-of-the-art naturopath and functional medicine to fully rebalance the body and re-energize it with life. With the help of many other doctors and mentors, and with his own pursuit to find the answers, Dr. Cabral is now extremely healthy and feeling better every day. He is passionate about teaching others how to remove toxicities and supplement as necessary when there are deficiencies. He is unbiased and open to all different forms of medicines and also a variety of whole food, mostly plant-based diet plans. Ultimately, his philosophy is to help people to heal as a bio-individual with unique needs.
Dr. Cabral travels around the world going on interviews, teaching at conferences and pursuing his passion to help others. When he is not traveling, you can find him in New England. He lives with his wife, two young daughters and French bulldog in Boston, Massachusetts and loves to relax with his friends and family in Maine.
Director of Operations
Caitlin Graft joined Dr. Cabral 3 years ago as a health coach and soon helped to transform his Boston practice to a world-wide virtual practice with a team of four successful health coaches.
As a health coach, Caitlin believes that anyone can heal themselves, when given the right tools.
Managing Director of Health Sciences
Dr. Jennifer collects knowledge and skills. She integrates all she knows into her work, and then teaches it to others. After leaving medical practice, Dr. Jennifer studied psychotherapy and communication and became a neuroscience-based executive coach. She served as a consultant in healthcare technology. She published a memoir about her time in medicine and beyond. Dr. Jennifer discovered functional medicine and natural health while seeking to solve her own frustrating heath challenges, and she became such a believer that she went back into practice as a functional medicine physician. She also believes in and respects the dedicated work of her conventional medicine colleagues. Dr. Jennifer now brings her broad experience and love of teaching into IHP.
Dr. Jennifer Hasenyager Crimmins has a BA in Biochemistry from Cornell University, a MD from University of Chicago, was trained in ophthalmology at UCSF, and was Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University for ten years. She has an MBA from George Washington University, is a Registered Corporate Coach, and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She’s also a shaman.
VP of Marketing
Katie Ashafa joined IHP in 2019 to bring one of the fastest-growing health coaching certification companies in the world to even more people. Katie has found healing through the natural health space and loves helping others discover that they can help heal themselves and others through the IHP certification.
Katie has worked in media and marketing for over 15 years. She has spearheaded campaigns for many verticals including online education, as well as driven exponential growth for clients of all sizes. Most recently she worked in the start-up world helping to develop and introduce new products to the masses. Katie loves being a mom and resides in Boston, MA with her husband and two young children.
Support Team Member + Web Content Editor
Erin Linde is a certified Integrative Health Practitioner, Level 2 and is also a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Erin currently works as a Support Team Member and Web Content Editor for the Integrative Health Practitioner Institute. She responds to prospective students’ questions concerning the program and supports current students and graduates with their course completion, graduation approval and certification. Erin also helps to monitor the Level 1 and Level 2 private Facebook Groups and Live Events with Dr. Cabral. Erin makes updates and edits to the IHP website and course as needed.
Erin studied French in college, became a certified teacher for preschool through elementary age students and then went on to teach and tutor French to all different age groups. She also worked as a webmaster and project manager for a medical website for a few years. Over the past 15 years, Erin has been a stay-at-home mom and volunteer at her daughters’ schools. A few years ago, her natural healing journey began. While she was learning to heal herself, she became passionate about helping others do the same and is now a certified health coach. Erin lives in Hopkinton, MA with her husband, their two teenage daughters and golden retriever.
Deanna Jimenez is an IHP graduate who recently completed Level 2. She is the Enrollment Counselor for IHP where she helps prospective students decide which level of IHP is best for them.
In 2016, she found Dr. Cabral’s podcast, and after hearing a few episodes, she was hooked! She used all she was learning to further dive into health and wellness and getting herself better. Deanna believes that we can all lead extraordinary lives, and in order to do that, we need to make our health a priority.
Deanna is a San Diego native and received her bachelor’s in political science from San Diego State University. She loves spending time with her family, going on hikes, bike rides, and enjoying the California sunshine.
Health Coach Support
Daniel Turk is a Board-Certified IHP2 Practitioner and Facebook Group Moderator for the IHP Institute. Daniel has strived to become a very resourceful and educated leader among his peers to help give guidance, direction and troubleshooting wherever needed. After recovering from decades of chronic allergies and a recent bout of adrenal exhaustion he finally found his passion in the natural health space, where he now dedicates his time to serving others in achieving their own health goals in private practice.
Daniel resides in Houston, TX where he spends most of his time engaging in the latest scientific research and debates. When he is not working or reading, Daniel enjoys exchanging run-on sentences with his beautiful niece, assisting in the care of his new nephew or sampling the hottest new health product on the market.