"I started to realize something was wrong when I saw a patient who was on 10 medications. The first five dealt with ailments while the second five were for the side effects of the first six. Despite the medications, the patient didn't feel any better. This was the beginning of my inquiry into another way to practice medicine.
Most physicians are trained to treat illnesses AFTER they occur; or to detect them early, not to truly prevent them. Many physicians are under tremendous pressure to achieve certain numerical outcomes in terms of cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, etc., leaving little time to consider or address the potential SOURCES of the patient's disorder.
Whether we know it or not, the foods we consume are contributing to, if not causing, the problem. An abundance of "health" and "nutrition" information exists in the media, in advertising, on talk shows, etc. Since it is often conflicting, it’s no wonder people are confused.
We believe that medications are not always the answer and can often mask the true underlying conditions and imbalances. Even my kids chuckle when they see drug commercials that spend 15 seconds on the benefits and 45 seconds on the side effects.
And unfortunately 'healthcare’ in the U.S. is mistitled. It should be called ‘sick-care’ because most people only engage the medical system when they’re sick, not when they’re healthy.
We believe that most people don’t want to be on medications or live a sub-standard life but they often don't know what else to do.
We look forward to meeting you!”
- Lauren D. Loya, M.D.