Our approach to improving our patient’s health is comprehensive, collaborative and personalized. Northwest Integrative Medicine combines conventional medical treatments with alternative or complementary ones. We go beyond helping patients cope with the disease; to exploring the very reasons “why” you are experiencing fatigue, low libido, allergies etc.
Traditional medical treatments usually focus on relieving or controlling symptoms. This approach relies on medication to manage symptoms without necessarily getting to the root of the problem. For instance, fever may be casually treated with over-the-counter (OTC) antipyretics when there are no other complaints, signs or symptoms. On the other hand, our functional medicine approach is holistic and offers patients alternative choices that focus on the cause of the illness rather than merely controlling the symptoms.
Allergy symptoms are very common, with 20% of the U.S. population suffering from a variety of allergy complaints. An allergy reaction occurs when the…
Most people are not functioning at their optimal state for a variety of reasons: inadequate nutrition, toxin accumulation, loss of organ reserves….
Detoxification (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including, but not limited to,…
Genetic tests have been developed for more than 3,000External Web Site Icon diseases, of which about 2,000 are currently available for use in clinical settings….
MTHFR is a common genetic variant that causes a key enzyme in the body to function at a lower than normal rate. This can lead to a variety of medical problems,….
“Dr. Smith’s passion for continuing education in the areas of Toxic Injury and Neuro-degenerative diseases is only one of the reasons that he is my number one choice for health care. I became severely disabled with Toxic Injury:MCS more than 3 years ago due to ongoing pesticide application by a neighboring farmer.