Have you ever been frustrated by health problems that don’t ever seem to have an answer or recommendations to take more and more medications?
As a physician, I heard your frustration. And, I was just as frustrated as you! But, I have come a long way. I am now happy to say that for many problems, there IS a better way: a new way of thinking about health care and the practice of medicine. I call it sensible progressive medicine. It is prevention based and is not about “curing” disease, but rather, it is about optimizing how the body functions so that it can best take care of itself.
In my fourteen years of internal medicine and spine care experience, I have discovered that conventional medicine is great at many things, particularly acute care and symptom control, but it is often not always good at getting to the root of problems – or prevention.
Scientific studies are showing increasingly that there are a handful of things that are at the root of a diverse number of health problems. First, we all have a particular genetic makeup that can predispose us to different types of problems. We call that genomic predisposition. Layered on top of that is the environment that we live in. That includes everything from the air we breathe and the chemicals we are exposed to, to the food we eat; the stress we are exposed to and medicines we take. Sometimes we are overweight, have chronic allergic situations, chronic low grade infections or chronic nutritional problems. When all of these factors combine in an unhealthy way, several things can happen. Inflammation, oxidation (the “exhaust” of burning oxygen) and overload of the natural enzyme and detoxification systems can produce the “symptoms” that make us uncomfortable and have us running to the doctor.
I have become dedicated to looking at health from this new perspective. Using the best of conventional thinking in combination with the most sensible of progressive new thinking. The wonderful thing about this is that much of it can be accomplished by taking steps to achieve wellness, rather than focusing only on treating symptoms.
My mission is to provide both information and medical care, so you will find both on this web site.
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