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...More
The Benefits of Corporate Wellness Programs
What If? What if we had medical care that was focused on keeping us well instead of managing our disease? What if every employer hired a full time Naturopathic Doctor to help keep their employees well and productive, at no cost to the employees? We rank 15th out of 25 industrialized nations in health care according to the World Health Organization. This disturbing dichotomy exists, despite the fact that we spend more than any other nation for health care, because our medical system is focused...More
Can’t get the Flu Shot?
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the shortage of flu vaccinations this year. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) every year in the United States, on average: 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications Approximately 36,000 people die from flu. Well that is enough to scare anyone. Let’s take a closer look at the flu. The flu or influenza is technically caused by the influenza virus. However there are ...More