Please welcome Connie Sanchez, N.D., to hpjmh.com
I can tell you what caught my eye about Dr. Sanchez. It’s the fact that she has experience working with Dr. John McDougall and with all the wonderful people at the True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA. She now joins three MDs on our MD Help page—that was added to my blog in December of 2012—and has been very well received.
Many people have written to tell me that this page fills a real need in the world of medicine. That’s because many people who are striving to take charge of their health with a whole foods, plant-based diet will occasionally need the counsel of a medical doctor. They may need guidance when it comes to adjusting/eliminating their medications or they may need help with things like food allergies, digestive issues, cancer screening, autoimmune disorders and a host of other conditions.
Unfortunately, the medical doctors of today didn’t learn much, if anything, about nutrition in medical school and are not aware that up to 80% of our costs of health care are driven by our food choices. Since the majority of doctors still believe that you “need” to eat some animal protein to be healthy, they will not be able to properly counsel you as you make the shift to a whole foods, plant-based diet. But this highly experienced professional can.
Naturopathic Doctor — Connie Sanchez, N.D.
- Phone for appointment: 720-206-4440
- Physical Address: San Francisco Bay Area
- Email address: email@example.com
- Website at vegannd.com
Dr. Connie Sanchez, N.D. is a 2001 graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Her expertise is in ‘teaching people how to create and maintain optimal health by living in harmony with the natural world.’ She states “I work with all types of people, from those who are already healthy and are seeking ways to optimize and maintain their health to those suffering from long-term illness, trying to work their way out of the chronic web of dis-ease.”
She has interned with Dr. John McDougall and with the doctors at True North Health Center in Santa Rosa. She is also a spokesperson for PCRM and a former cooking instructor for The Cancer Project. Dr. Sanchez has been a vegetarian/vegan for over 30 years and more recently a strict vegan. She teaches patients that a whole foods vegan diet is not only the best diet for human health but is also essential for the health of all species on this earth and for the planet. Dr. Sanchez devotes much of her spare time as an onshore volunteer for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and The Marine Mammal Center.
In her new book, Vegan Medicine: A Prescription for Health for You and the Planet, to be released July 2013, she addresses this topic. In addition to specializing in vegan nutrition, lifestyle medicine, fitness, and fasting—she works with people with thyroid disorders, hormone imbalances, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
My daily streak will end on February 11 with my 737th consecutive daily blog. But hpjmh.com will definitely not be going dark. My plan is that it will be around for a very long time—hopefully long after I am gone. In the meantime, I will continue blogging, updating and adding pages that will focus on my mission of promoting health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.
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