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Importance of Patient-Centered, Individualized Medicine

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Naturopathic medicine focuses on treating whole individuals, not just masking symptoms.
Air Date: 11/29/16
Duration: 19:54
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Guillermo Ruiz
Guillermo RuizGuillermo Ruiz is a fourth-year naturopathic medical student at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. His aim is to use his research to advance Naturopathic medicine using an evidence-based approach, and focuses on finding evolutionary connections between our modern and traditional health care systems.

Guillermo is currently a research assistant at SCNM and associate researcher at Arizona State University Biodesign Institute, where he focuses on botanical medicine research. 

His hobbies include researching, learning, practicing and teaching the benefits of adhering to an appropriate evolutionary diet.
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Importance of Patient-Centered, Individualized Medicine
Many people who investigate naturopathic medicine feel they have been failed by conventional Western medicine.

It’s important for practitioners to review all of the evidence and not cherry pick what supports their pre-existing ideas for diagnosis and treatment.

Naturopathic practitioners try to treat people based on environment, lifestyle and genetics. Identifying and treating the cause of disease can help treat the whole person by reducing or eliminating symptoms. It’s far more complicated than giving St. John’s wort instead of antidepressant medications.

Diet, lifestyle and medication are tailored to the individual’s needs. The goal is for a patient to not require a prescription for life.

What does the patient need to do in order to reverse the health status? There are tools that can help strategize this healing. Visit www.naturemed.org to find a naturopathic doctor to help you.

Listen in as Guillermo Ruiz joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss how important it is to get individualized care.


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