If the first 10 years of my practice was devoted to pain, and the second 10 years highlighted by treating infertility, my hope is that the next 10 years will be marked by an emphasis on preventative health care. Aiding people live vital, energetic, healthy lives and educating them on the keys to avoid the chronic, degenerative diseases that are plaguing modern society.
The conventional approach to healthcare has failed. Diabesity (obesity & diabetes) affects more than one billion people worldwide, more than half of Americans are overweight, one-third of people born in 2010 will develop diabetes, 9 out of 10 Americans will develop high blood pressure, 4 out of 10 people who die each year in the U.S. die of heart disease, and rates of infertility are expected to double in the next decade. I could go on but I think you get the point. Our health is getting worse, not better.
Over the last 50 years the medical establishment has vigorously promoted a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet, claiming that it would protect us from heart disease and diabetes and make us healthier and happier. The statistics above make it clear the conventional approach has been a dismal failure that has not only failed to protect our health, but has directly contributed to the epidemic of modern disease.
One of the most glaring mistakes conventional medicine makes is to assume that all of these modern diseases-diabetes, heart disease, depression, autoimmune disease, etc., are unrelated conditions that don’t share a common cause. This is a convenient fiction created by the pharmaceutical industry (and perpetuated by the medical establishment) to sell more drugs. The truth is that while these conditions do have unique features, they all share a common origin: the modern lifestyle. Poor diet, nutrient deficiencies, stress, lack of sleep, lack of or the wrong type of exercise, toxins and medications all directly contribute to the problems that are ruining our health.
What should you eat? Which foods are toxic and destroying your health? Should you take Supplements? Which ones are actually harming you and should be avoided? Is slow sustained exercise good for you, or is there a more efficient, beneficial way? What impact does your gut have on your health? How important is sleep and how do you establish a normal circadian rhythm? Learning the answer to these questions, and more, will help repair your immune system, increase cognitive ability, enhance mood, reduce systemic inflammation, increase your energy, and reduce your risk of death significantly.
It’s time to establish a more holistic roadmap of care, and take preventive measures to avoid disease without unnecessary drugs or surgery. It is my life mission to help you navigate through the mis-information propagated by the pharmaceutical industry, and help you discover the “Path to Perfect Health.”