talented & caring
"Serving hands on Healing"
Dr. Brandy Zachary, DC, AFMCP
Dr. Zachary is the Founder of Body Love Cafe and lead doc for Functional Medicine & Nutrition. She has trained extensively with the Institute of Functional Medicine and specializes in getting to the root cause of an issue for her patients.
She serves patients of all ages and often has patients that travel to Body Love Cafe for her expertise in Gut Health (SIBO, Candida, IBS, IBD), Thyroid, Adrenal & Heart Health. Dr. Zachary loves to combine the best of Western & Eastern techniques ranging from advanced blood labs or hormone testing to a thorough nutrition exam to the use of applied kinesiology and energy testing. She wants to look at her patient's health from all angles, find patterns and uncover the source of the problem based on the physiological function of the body. Currently all of her visits are VIRTUAL (via phone or HIPAA-protected video) and she analyzes based on a through intake, history, and laboratory findings.
She often co-manages with other physicians as needed for the benefit of the patient and receives referrals from MDs & DOs. Although always striving for a holistic solution, Dr. Zachary's philosophy is that "whatever works for the patient and does no harm" is the best answer. Sometimes that means a complex case might have a team of practitioners serving the patient on their road to health.
Ultimately, Dr. Zachary is a "health detective", spending hours reviewing the case and talking with the patient or client piecing together their history, intake and lab findings. She is dedicated to sharing cutting-edge research and nutrition with her patients/clients and has taught free classes to the public for years.
Dr. Zachary teaches other physicians and healthcare practitioners how to practice, analyze labs, and run a natural medicine clinic. She's the lead instructor at the Functional Medicine Academy™, which provides a certification program for those interested in the holistic health field. Learn more about Dr. Zachary's personal journey and her incredible road to healing HERE.
"our beliefs direct our lives"
Dr. Christine Garvey, DC
Dr. Christine Garvey, DC fell in love with nutrition after personally overcoming gut infections and witnessing first hand the healing power of Functional Medicine! Her expertise over the last decade+ has been in the realm of allergies, immune health and hormone disorders. She enjoys working as part of the Body Love Cafe team, a holistic health clinic in Walnut Creek, CA which recently won “Best of the Bay” by Diablo magazine for 2020. Dr. Garvey works with clients throughout the US and abroad.
Everyone who works with Dr. Garvey comments about how much they love her energy, compassion and deep care for her clients so they may realize their best health and live a joyful life!
Dr. Garvey is an established and very well respected Doctor of Chiropractic and holistic health consultant. She has been a practicing Chiropractic for over 19 years and practicing AAT, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics for 10 years. She has achieved honors and national recognition in her holistic approach to heath, finding and treating the root cause of a health problem, not merely the symptoms. All parts of the body are connected and affect each other; therefore, treating the body as “whole” is the most effective way to achieve lasting results.
Dr. Garvey’s goal is to help you enjoy your life to the fullest and to express your highest expression of yourself. She wants everyone to live without unnecessarily suffering with unwanted symptoms of the body, mind and spirit.
"where there's stagnation, there will be pain"
Dr. Jorge INtal, PhD, DAOM
Dr. Intal studied in China and provides Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for the patients at Body Love Cafe. He possesses over 15 years of clinical experience and training with a focus on providing compassionate, patient-centered primary care.
Dr. Intal has practiced at Kaiser Permanente, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and other non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area. He was awarded a PhD by Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. He also holds a clinical doctorate in acupuncture and Asian medicine and a master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and completed his bachelor’s in Neuroscience at Brown University.
Dr. Intal’s clinical interests and emphasis include TCM internal medicine, oncology, endocrinology, physical medicine, behavioral health, prevention, wellness and longevity.
He is a patient favorite at Body Love Cafe known for his gentle acupuncture technique, his understanding nature and amazing bedside manner!
Dr. Zachary says, "I searched for a long time to find a great Acupuncturist and Dr. Intal came highly recommended from a colleague. The first time I met him was when I 'crashed the clinic' he was working at so I could receive care personally for a back injury. Besides his obvious skill and intuitive nature, Dr. Intal possessed a palpable 'healing energy' that filled the entire room. I left that day feeling incredibly relaxed and determined to have him share his talent with the patients at Body Love Cafe. Although he's in high demand and we only have him one day a week, we are grateful for any time we get this great healer!"
"we repeat what we don't repair"
Katie Coelho, BA, ACN
Katie provides health coaching, emotional & energy healing at Body Love Cafe in addition to serving as the Patient Advocate for the entire clinic. She has a deep understanding of holistic health, acts as a grounding force in the office, and is easily a patient favorite!
Katie graduated from the University of California-Davis in 2007 with her BA double major in English & International Relations. Her greatest college education came from working at The House Peer Counseling Center as a Peer Counselor and Program Coordinator.
In 2013, Katie drastically changed her mindset, diet, and lifestyle to heal herself after a debilitating pesticide exposure. It was a catalyst moment that started her lifetime love affair with health on all levels: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.
In 2017, Katie agreed to "temporarily" help out a friend (Dr. Brandy Zachary) behind the scenes at Body Love Cafe while it transitioned to it's Walnut Creek location. There, she found her people: those living in light & truth while committed to their healing journey.
Her passion for multi-dimensional healing inspired her to facilitate Emotional Wellness sessions; working with patients to release ancestral trauma & limiting beliefs, up-leveling their vibration & consciousness. She enjoys chefing 100% organic paleo dishes, deepening her faith, vegetable gardening, expanding her knowledge of plant-based medicine, yoga and the great outdoors.
Dr. Zachary says, "Katie is a compassionate listener and a natural healer, everyone feels better when she's around. Patients rave about their 'Mental Makeover' sessions with Katie!"
"we carry our 'issues' in our tissues"
David Zachary, CMT, ACN
David has the ability to fix anything whether it be a patient's body & mindset or repairing a house or building an electric bike. He serves as a bodyworker and Health Coach at Body Love Cafe utilizing a wide variety of techniques ranging from classical structural mobility to reposturing to therapeutic massage to energy medicine.
He furthered his studies as a health and nutrition coach specializing in ketogenic, paleo & elimination diets for those dealing with food sensitivities or mood issues. With his background in body mechanics he's a natural resource for exercise and movement programs along with meditation and mindfulness practices.
David studied physics at Minnesota State University - Moorhead and earned his advanced massage certification at Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2002. He also became certified in T'ai Chi Chih in 1999 and served as an instructor.
David's own childhood experience with ADHD drove him to expand his studies as an adult and research natural remedies and lifestyle strategies for dealing with ADHD, which may be used alongside medication if needed. He is incredibly resilient with an upbeat energy, a "never say die" attitude and more than a few corny Dad jokes. Many of his patients have described him as "the most compassionate guy" and the "best bodyworker."
In his free time David builds electric bikes, adores his cat "Kiki", is an electric car aficionado, handles home remodels and loves to cook.
"translate nutrition into everyday habits"
Kylene serves as the Patient Liaison for Body Love Cafe and has been studying nutrition and training as a Health Coach in college, with Dr. Zachary and now through the Functional Medicine Academy™.
Kylene studied Biology at one of the top universities in the Philippines where she was also a student athlete in cheerleading. When she stopped competing she struggled with some weight gain which caused her to examine the impact of food and fitness in her life. When she realized how much happiness came from eating right and staying active, she switched her major to nutrition.
She says one of her greatest accomplishments was having the discipline to eat healthy even when she lived with her Filipino grandma, and hiding vegetables in food to sneak some quality nutrition past her 'picky eater' friends.
Although she has a tiny frame (4'11", 100 lbs), her personal best deadlift squat at the gym is 131 pounds.
Dr. Zachary describes her as "a powerful force in a petite package" and often teases that the kids that come to the office love Kylene so much because she's their size. Dr. Zachary added, "I love having Kylene at Body Love Cafe. She's bright, sharp, fast, clever, kind and funny. We are lucky to have her on our team!"
Kylene loves dancing, gymnastics, cooking, baking, walking her dog, listening to the band 'The 1975', watching Doctor Who, traveling and experimenting with healthy foods and recipes. She also highly values taking care of the planet and strives to live sustainably and make environmentally-friendly choices whenever possible.
"Progress, not perfection. movement is life."
Kelly Hurrey provides health coaching, at Body Love Cafe in addition to serving as the Wellness Director for the entire clinic. She has a degree in Health and Physiology, and is currently becoming certified as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. Her passion is whole-self wellness and she believes wellness can be FUN when given the right tools.
She and her family (devoted hubby and teen kids) have embraced a lifestyle that includes nutrition, fitness, whole food and plant-based eating using high quality/low quantity meat as a garnish.
As a mama of two teens, Kelly is constantly looking for ways for her family to swap out traditional things for more natural alternatives. She runs an engaging wellness community on FB for people looking for tips on fitness, healthy recipes, daily motivation, and hydration.
Her focus on nutrition as a wellness mentor is a great fit for our office. She’s incredibly eager to learn more about Functional Medicine and being part of the Body Love Cafe team will get her there! She currently serves as the Wellness Director and oversees all the inner and outer working of Body Love Cafe.
Kelly is also earning her FMACC through the Functional Medicine Academy™ and leads a Bay Area hiking group.
"We love taking care of our patients"
"...my daughter developed some health issues...I immediately brought her to BLC and the team was ever so compassionate, patient, and helpful in treating her stomach issues...
As a parent, I am so grateful for
the help and continued support
in achieving the best health
for my daughter."
— Kristina C.
"Dr. Zachary is very knowledgeable in alignment with the body and herbs and supplements ... for optimum health.
David is amazing with his healing hands of massage...the best massage therapist I have ever had. I highly recommend Body Love Cafe"