What is your treatment philosophy?

In my practice, I place significant emphasis on the importance of good nutrition. I prefer to stress a few principles of good nutrition, many of which are based on the ideas in  Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. I believe it is important to eat from the three basic food groups (whole grains, vegetables and animal foods), and to eat organic and biodynamic foods. I recommend limiting vitamin and mineral supplements. In fact, I often ask patients to stop taking all supplements and replace them as needed with only those of the highest quality.

Generally, after I see a patient, listen to his or her story, and do whatever exams and tests are necessary, I then prescribe a course of treatment. It is important to know that I am not so much trying to fix what is wrong, but rather to strengthen patients so that out of their own forces they can begin to overcome whatever medical problems they came to see me about. I strive to do this without resorting to synthetic medicines if at all possible. Treatments can last two to 12 months, depending on the condition and the patient’s response to treatment. Patients should expect to see some improvement in their condition within six weeks.