This virus has brought to a head a lot of issues that I have with our predominant medical system. One of the things we know from our limited experience with COVID-19 is that people with pre-existing conditions have a harder time fighting this virus.
If we spend the time now to work on reversing the pre-existing health conditions that cause the most negative outcomes from COVID19, we can potentially save lives. I am available to “see” patients by telemedicine right now. Let’s work together now to improve your outcome to COVID-19, your health, and your life.
When helping a patient with any health condition, a Naturopathic Doctor will look to find the cause of the disease. Often, a disease cause is multifactorial, and, in addition to taking herbs and nutrients and perhaps even medication to help address those causes, the patient also has to do some work. We address diet (it really, truly does matter!), sleep, stress, toxin exposure, social issues, light exposure, and more.
The ultimate goal is to improve the health of every person. Even if we cannot cure the disease, we can certainly change your underlying health for the better which will improve your symptoms and, in the long run, the quality of your life.
We do know that people with underlying health conditions are most likely to become seriously ill with COVID-19. I want to stress that there are alternative ways to think about handling these health conditions, if you have them.
People with the following pre-existing health conditions are having the hardest time with COVID-19:
- Chronic lung disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Cardiovascular disease (including high blood pressure)
- Neurologic disorder
- Neurodevelopmental or intellectual disability
The allopathic disease management model does a great job keeping people with these conditions alive longer. However, Naturopathic and functional medicine excels in the area of reversing and preventing these, and other, chronic diseases.
Wellness, now more than ever, is a necessity, not a luxury. You can, right now, take action to correct your underlying health conditions. Not only will it make you feel better, you can potentially save yourself from a more serious COVID-19 outcome.
Until this pandemic is over and it is safe for us to see each other, I am offering appointments by telemedicine. I would love to help you get healthy now.
We have the time to work on your health now. Let’s make the most out of our current situation and come out of this as a better, healthier version of yourself.
As your doctor, I will conduct an initial assessment, optimize your personalized treatment plan, provide our recommendations, and outline your options. Working together, I will only do what is right for you, specifically. Discussion of any specific disease or a treatment on this website does not mean it would be appropriate for your particular situation; medical decisions require evaluation and consideration of options for each patient’s specific situation and needs.