Dr. Gowey, NMD (Dr. B) is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor who specializes in identifying and treating causes of disease, in particular hormonal disorders, gut issues, and pre-cancerous conditions. She is also founder of Naturopaths International, a 501c3 humanitarian organization. Her goal is to offer affordable naturopathic medical care to any patient in need while at the same time innovating new treatments for diseases and conditions. She is passionate about affordable medical care, and uses all proceeds from the sales of her products and books to both promote the medicine she loves, and to work towards building a hospital with outreach into shelters. Click here to read the rest of her bio.
Dr. Gowey, thanks for being here today. In your opinion, what is the biggest difference between the conventional and naturopathic approach to treating patients?
Naturopathy in principle follows these concepts:
1. Identify and treat the cause of disease.
2. Treat the person.
3. Use prevention as cure.
4. Use the healing power of the body to bring about positive change.
With conventional medicine, patients present doctors with symptoms, and doctors treat the symptoms with medications. Naturopathy uses medicines to support the body’s ability to heal.
In general, how many of the problems you see regularly are directly related to diet and lifestyle choices?
Almost all, with the exception of inborn errors of metabolism and genetic changes (polymorphisms). That being said, many of the inborn errors/genetic changes can be supported via naturopathic medicines such as herbs to tonify (build or support) a body organ.
I get the books like a seed that is planted in my spirit. I feel the need to educate and inform people about the truth to health.
Note: These books can also be purchased through Dr. Gowey’s site. All proceeds from retail sales benefit her patients in need, as well as women and children in domestic violence shelters who want to receive Naturopathic Medical Care.
Dr. Gowey, what advice do you have for people who may be considering alternative health treatments?
Find a Naturopathic Doctor who treats CAUSES and does not just dispense supplements.
How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as “the doctor who really cared.”