A Case for Prevention

Cheeseburgers at a White House picnic in 2018. Alex Edelman/Getty Images A recent article in the New York Times talks about the health care debate and how we should be doing prevention with a healthy diet to reduce health care spending.  It makes a wonderful point: we have a great sick care system in the US but we need to focus on health care and prevention.  I highly recommend reading this editorial - even if it's simply to better communicate why you choose to proactively manage your health...
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Diabetes Prevention has a 100% Cure Rate

It's also reversible So we have all heard the dismal statistics. 60% of Americans are overweight and 30% are obese. 90% of all diabetics fall into these two categories. Now for the most horrific news. Our children are too big for standard car seats. OK that has to get our attention. It is one thing to put ourselves at risk for blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart disease, stroke and cancer, but not our children. It is time to take control and just say no to diabetes. So as a Naturopat...
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Heart Disease Prevention. A 100% Cure Rate

Let’s start with the boring and scary statistics; 71.3 million Americans currently have some form of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). CVD has been the number one cause of death in the US for the past 100 years. There are several risk factors that contribute to these statistics that are well known by the conventional medical community. There are several others that I look at as well. As a Naturopathic Physician, I want to look at the cause as well as the symptoms. 1. Smoking Smokers are two to four...
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Cancer Prevention has a 100% Cure Rate

When I was in Naturopathic medical school, we were taught to treat the whole person. Today’s standard of cancer care model does a good job of treating the cancer. Unfortunately this takes up most of the oncologist’s time and the rest of the person goes untreated. I completed a rotation at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa Oklahoma (CTCA). In this model we did both, we treated the cancer and the patient. Every patient saw an Oncologist, Nutritionist, Naturopathic Physician, Physic...
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