What we believe: Just as a living vine is woven together in an intricate web, our bodies were designed with a similar series of interconnected processes, woven together, which are interdependent. No one process (biochemical, structural, mental, or spiritual) exists in a vacuum.
Optimal health is not merely the absence of disease, but encompasses a balance in these interconnected systems in spite of genetic predispositions toward disease or unhealthy environmental influences.
Simply pruning the branches of a diseased vine is unlikely to restore it to health if the roots have been significantly damaged. Similarly, health in humans can only be restored by addressing the root causes of disease and not by merely treating symptoms. These root causes are unique for each individual and healthcare must be personalized to be most effective and restorative. This results in a ‘patient centered’ and not ‘disease centered’ approach to healthcare. Traditional medicine treats the branches (symptoms) without addressing the roots of disease.
Elimination of external toxins and stresses coupled with restoration of the body’s delicate balance through the healing effects of healthy foods, supplements, stress management, and spiritual growth, can greatly improve function and can often eliminate symptoms and manifestations of both acute and chronic disease as well as prevent disease.
Although we cannot change our genes, we do not have to be held captive by genetic predispositions toward certain diseases. Through healthy dietary changes, herbal remedies, nutritional supplementation, exercise and stress reduction techniques appropriate to your lifestyle, minimizing environmental toxins, chiropractic or osteopathic treatments, and pharmaceutical use (when necessary), we have the ability to influence the expression of these genes. This approach offers significant promise regarding prevention of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, as well as many other common medical illnesses.