Meet Dr. Heidi


Dr. Heidi Zappone, DC, CCN, DANLA, Doula

At the tender age of six, Dr. Heidi Zappone began to challenge the limits of her own body. As a world-class athlete, she had the opportunity to travel worldwide representing Canada as a member of the National Women’s Gymnastics Team and at the age of eighteen, earned a full NCAA Division 1 scholarship.

Dr. Zappone attended California State University, Fullerton, the University of Calgary in Canada and received her doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 1995. She holds advanced certifications in clinical nutrition and as a Diplomate of Advanced Nutritional Laboratory Assessment from the International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists(IAACN), where she currently is a member of the Board of Directors.

In addition to her chiropractic and clinical nutrition practice, Dr. Zappone practiced as a birth Doula for several years allowing her to assist in the births of many, many healthy babies. The experience has inspired her to become acutely aware of the need to care deeply for our children and our planet.

Dr. Zappone has the courage to challenge that status quo. She has a deep passion for educating, empowering and creating change. Her lengthy athletic career combined with over twenty two years of clinical experience give her both the expertise and personal understanding (as an athlete, as woman, as doctor and most importantly, as mother), of what it takes to be healthy and empowered in it’s truest and most tangible form.

Her new company, Daré alla Lucé (translated from Italian "to give to the light') was born from this inspiration.