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Our Mission: To preserve and disseminate the knowledge of Natural Medicine so people can make informed consent decisions regarding their health.

Natural Medicine: "For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect." ~Pfeiffer's Law~ , Dr. Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, PhD

Orthomolecular Medicine: Orthomolecular Medicine (the right nutrients in the right amounts), commonly referred to as Nutritional Medicine, as conceptualized by double-Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling, aims to restore the optimum environment of the body by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry using substances [nutrients] natural to the body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements, water, lipids, and essential fatty acids.

"The necessity of teaching mankind not to take drugs and medicines is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the drug system will be abandoned." -- Dr. Charles Armbruster, M. D.

"As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, your best chance of living to a ripe old age is to avoid doctors and hospitals and learn nutrition, herbal medicine and other forms of natural medicine unless you are fortunate enough to have a naturopathic physician available. Almost all drugs are toxic and are designed only to treat symptoms and not to cure anyone. Vaccines are highly dangerous, have never been adequately studied or proven to be effective, and have a poor risk/reward ratio. Most surgery is unnecessary and most textbooks of medicine are inaccurate and deceptive. Almost every disease is said to be idiopathic (without known cause) or genetic—although this is untrue. In short, our main stream medical system is hopelessly inept and/or corrupt. The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal. The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be." –Dr. Allan Greenberg, MD, Dec. 24, 2002

"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." --Dr. Ann Wigmore

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." --Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb, phonograph, and motion picture.

"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food." --Hippocrates (460 - 377 B.C.), considered the father of Western medicine.

“You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” --Linus Pauling

"You are what you eat." --Ancient adage. Everything we eat is digested, metabolized, and absorbed by our cells. What we eat today becomes our cells tomorrow.

"To be a physician in the truest sense, one must consider the patient's troubles from all these basic standpoints—is it mechanical, nutritional, or psychological, or is it a varied combination of all three? The human body is not composed of separate entities, but is a working unit in its entirety and so must be treated as such." --Dr. Fred Loffler, ND

Holistic Health. Complete health consists of many components. The main three are physical health, mental health, and emotional health. The body, mind, and spirit are entwined and are an inseparable part of holistic health; each one affects the other.

Physical Health. Physical health requires that we connect with Nature to get plenty of fresh air, sunlight, and exercise. In addition, a balanced diet of whole foods, organic when possible, should be a part of our daily lives. When in doubt, eat what our ancestors ate, which is the Palaeolithic Diet. The processed foods nowadays that come in cans, bags, bottles, and containers are not really food but are “food-like stuff” chemicals. Anything with a long-shelf life should be avoided in favour of perishable whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, algae, fungi, eggs, herbs, spices, essential oils, and animal protein in moderation. Eight hours of sleep a night is also essential to physical health.

Mental Health. One study suggested that 90% of doctor visits were due to stress. Stress has a debilitating effect on our brain, immune system, and other major organs. Left untreated, stress can develop into disease or exacerbate an existing one. Other common mental health issues include anxiety, grief, depression, shame, frustration, panic attacks, and unresolved or suppressed psychological problems. A daily routine of exercise, meditation, and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been shown to significantly improve a person’s mood.

Emotional Health. Our emotional health is mostly determined by our relationships, hobbies, purpose, and social circle. Are we happy in our personal relationships? Do the people we work with uplift us? What are we doing in our spare time that makes us happy? Have we found our meaning and purpose in life? Are the people we interact with outside of work a positive influence? Do they add value to our lives and make us better? The goal of emotional health is to become content or happy so that we can enjoy all life has to offer.

There are many facets to health. Like anything else in life, we have to work hard to achieve good health.

Informed Consent

The patient’s right of self-decision can be effectively exercised only if the patient possesses enough information to enable an informed choice. The patient should make his or her own determination about treatment. The physician's obligation is to present the medical facts accurately to the patient or to the individual responsible for the patient’s care and to make recommendations for management in accordance with good medical practice. The physician has an ethical obligation to help the patient make choices from among the therapeutic alternatives consistent with good medical practice. Informed consent is a basic policy in both ethics and law that physicians must honor, unless the patient is unconscious or otherwise incapable of consenting and harm from failure to treat is imminent. In special circumstances, it may be appropriate to postpone disclosure of information, (see Opinion E-8.122, "Withholding Information from Patients").

Physicians should sensitively and respectfully disclose all relevant medical information to patients. The quantity and specificity of this information should be tailored to meet the preferences and needs of individual patients. Physicians need not communicate all information at one time, but should assess the amount of information that patients are capable of receiving at a given time and present the remainder when appropriate. (I, II, V, VIII)

"First, do no harm." --Hippocratic Oath (still sworn by modern physicians)

"Last year over a million people left the same suicide note: ‘SHOPPING LIST: butter, eggs, mayo, potato chips, ham, bacon.’ " - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

"Every person is the author of their own health or disease." --Buddha