What is naturopathic medicine? 

  • Addresses the root cause of your disease. Time is taken to look at all factors contributing to your problem including your health history, lifestyle, genetics, environment and mental, emotional and spiritual factors.

  • Views the body as a whole and complete system, not individual organs acting independently.

  • Strives to create a partnership with patients and engage in a relationship based on care and compassion.

  • Utilizes a comprehensive tool kit of treatments to help the body regain health and wellness. Modalities combine the best of traditional and western medicine and often have little to no side effects.

Naturopathic doctors attend a rigorous 4 year doctoral-level program at an accredited naturopathic school. To become licensed, they must sit for board exams and complete regular CE credits. To read more about naturopathic medicine click here

Books and Readings: 

"The Nature of Medicine, and the Medicine of Nature:" www.huffingtonpost.com/david-katz-md/the-nature-of-medicine-an_b_5965160.html

"The Common Principles of Slow Food and Slow Medicine:" www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-finkelstein-md/the-common-principles-of-_b_6045212.html

Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen

Local organic food:  

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op

Holistic community Providers:

Dr. Brian Mackin at Sacramento Holistic Psychiatry: www.drbrianmackin.com