“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease”. Thomas A. Edison
Dr. Carol Perkins remains true to the nature of naturopathic medicine: “Treat the patient, not the disease”. She is a graduate of a 4-year accredited naturopathic medical school and a member of the AANP, the national organization for the profession.
Naturopathic Medicine is beneficial for a wide range of physical illnesses and conditions. The ability to determine the underlying cause of the illness and to stimulate the body’s own healing ability is why naturopathic medicine can be so effective.
Ignore Your Health . . . And It Will Go Away.
Dr. Perkins uses an innovative approach to assessing your health care concerns. Perhaps you have experienced being examined by doctors, having blood tests done, x-rays or other diagnostic tests taken, only for the doctor to report back that all your tests are normal; yet you know that you are anything but normal! Unfortunately this experience is all too common.
Most physicians are trained to look only in specific places for the answers, using the same familiar labs or diagnostic tests. Yet, many causes of illness cannot be found in these places. The usual tests do not look for nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, and metabolic imbalances.
It’s easy to forget how good we can feel when our bodies are functioning properly. In fact, a majority of Americans today have come to accept all their aches and pains, sniffles and sneezes, fatigue, indigestion, weight gain, headaches, mood swings and food cravings as normal and unavoidable.
One reason for this misconception is that conventional medicine in America has focused more on treating disease and less on preventing it. Typically, we get sick, take medication and our symptoms go away. But because this approach rarely addresses the underlying causes that have weakened our body and brought on the illness, it’s rare that we regain optimal health. Instead, just to feel okay, we gradually come to depend on over-the-counter drugs, alcohol, stimulants, even junk food – all of which can further weaken our body’s natural ability to protect itself.