Kara’s Professional Story

Meet Kara Ware Coaching

In 2002, Kara was recruited to work in a rural West Virginia health care clinic, New River Health, as a Community Health Outreach Worker (CHOW). This profession is now validated in science and is called Health Coaching. While figuring out how to heal the root causes of her son’s Autism, she coached patients in exam rooms while they waited for their provider. New River Health had a group coaching event called Help Yourself, through which Kara co-facilitated group coaching sessions. She also created a chair yoga program; Easy Does It Yoga to offer exercise to those living with diabetes, chronic pain, and other diagnoses that limit physical activity. She then created an innovative prescription pad, positioning both programs to become doctor prescribed. Her chair yoga program became so successful that Kara was contracted by Marshall University, allowing her to create training materials and travel throughout the Appalachian region, advising more rural health care clinics to implement the self-management programs: Help Yourself, and Easy Does It Yoga.

In October 2013, Kara opened Integrated Connections, which became affectionately known as ‘The Little Yellow House”. She designed a multi-disciplinary Autism Recovery clinic, including counseling, energy work, health coaching appointments, an ND, PT and structural integration therapies, mHBOT, and an infrared sauna. Her first patients were families with teenagers living with Autism who had exhausted conventional and alternative therapies. Kara’s unique philosophy was to work first with the parents. Cranial Sacral, massage, energy work, health coaching, and community outreach programs were services to support parents through their healing process. Healing from Autism is readily achieved when the entire family adopts the required diet and lifestyle changes and nurtures a home atmosphere conducive to healing. Kara designed her health care clinic and services based on this Family Care Plan philosophy. Such profound results happened with these children that Dr. Nathan Morris, MD of Good Medicine in Oxford, Ohio, heard about the Little Yellow House and asked to be the medical provider.

Kara is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and author of the self-coaching companion set books, Hope for Healing Workbook and The Personalized Medicine Care Planner. Kara is a former functional medicine business advisor to private practices, a former Business Integration advisor for PureGenomics, now PureInsight, a former Key Opinion Leader for PureEncapsulations, and a former Executive Director and co-host of the podcast Good Medicine On The Go. 

Today, Kara is a licensed real estate agent enjoying working on a local level in her hometown. Typically, you will find Kara enjoying her young adult children, planting wildflowers, tending to her garden, learning the art of beekeeping, hunting for fossils and arrowheads, exploring the local rivers, and making mulch.


I have told my husband and colleagues how much Kara is saving me and helping me think through things I would not have otherwise thought of. I honestly can’t imagine transitioning into my functional medicine practice without Kara. I can’t thank her enough.


Dr. Emily Roedersheimer