She is a graduate of the University of Arizona Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Andrew Weil, and recently travelled with him to Cuba to study the system of natural medicine that has been In place there for many years.
She is a certified prenatal yoga instructor, and a practicing yogini for the last 20 years.
Dr. Maker-Clark relies heavily on the use of food as medicine in her approach to healing, as well as herbs, botanicals, breath work, conventional medicines and healing practitioners in the community. She has lectured widely on the use of the anti-inflammatory diet to the medical community and to the public at farmers markets, yoga festivals, community organizations, schools, and through her popular Food as Medicine classes with Chef Ellen King.
She is on the board of several groups including:
- The Heartwood Women and Cancer program - a local foundation that provides integrative services to low income women with cancer.
- Food Tank - a think tank that offer solutions and environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty.
- Health and Medicine Policy Research group – a social justice organization dedicated to health care for all people.