Foundress Fridays: Dr. Zen, Naturopathic Doctor at NMD Wellness of Scottsdale

Alissia Zenhausern-Pfeiffer, NMD, FABNO, better known as Dr. Zen, is a Naturopathic Doctor at NMD Wellness of Scottsdale

“At NMD Wellness of Scottsdale, we help patients from preconception to postpartum create a healthy lifestyle plan unique to their needs that can not only improve their health but the health of their future baby. By using evidence- based integrative approaches, we help bridge the gap between conventional and naturopathic medicine to provide couples effective strategies whether they are just starting their fertility journey, have been trying for a while or gearing up for IVF.”

AZF: What is your “life motto”?
Dr. Zen: There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling

AZF: Did you always know that you wanted to be entrepreneur? If not, when did you realize that it was the right path right for you?
Dr. Zen: When I was in medical school, I told myself I would NEVER own my own practice. But it wasn’t until I started practicing medicine that I realized there was something missing in both conventional and naturopathic fertility care. I became completely obsessed with the idea of building a practice that could support women throughout their hormone and fertility journey the way I knew they needed and most importantly that they deserved. This passion became bigger than myself and led me to open NMD Wellness of Scottsdale.

AZF: How do you feel best supported?
Dr. Zen: I am extremely fortunate to not only be supported by my amazing husband and family but also to be surrounded by other like-minded women with strong, successful business both in the medical space and beyond!

AZF: What motivates you to keep going amidst of the challenges that come with being an entrepreneur?
Dr. Zen: My patients motivate me every single day.

AZF: Describe your perfect Saturday morning.
Dr. Zen: Walk around the lake with my son Jaxson, a Matcha latte in hand, and an inspirational podcast sounds like the perfect start to any Saturday!

AZF: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a young entrepreneur who is just starting out?
Dr. Zen: Practice being comfortable in the uncomfortable.

Follow Dr. Zen on Instagram or visit her website for more information.

About The Foundress

The Foundress is a creative community of female entrepreneurs established by Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt, owners of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. The women-led networking group currently has over 120 members who receive exclusive access to mentorship from experienced female entrepreneurs and industry leaders; community gatherings that feature expert speakers and the opportunity to connect with like-minded women; as well as monthly Mastermind Groups where members can brainstorm and collaborate together.

Every Friday AZF will spotlight a member of The Foundress and her business in the online series Foundress Fridays. Learn more about The Foundress and join the community at

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