Public Health

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Tips for Not Getting or Spreading Coronavirus:

Get Vaccinated.  mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing both asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic infections SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers. A December 14, 2020 to March 13, 2021 study looked at the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections among 3,950 … Continue reading


You Can Get Infected When the Coronavirus Gets into Body Openings Like nose, and/or mouth, and possibly eyes.  If entering through the nose and mouth, the virus can get inside throat and lungs. Virus that gets into any of these locations can cause infection. Here Are 4 Ways That the Coronavirus Can Get into Locations … Continue reading


Joie Meissner, ND  June 27, 2020 Mask-wearing reduces the spread of the SARS-CoV2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19. Life Change Medicine believes that the wearing of masks by individuals over the age of 5 years, when social distancing is not possible, is an evidence-based way for people to reduce the transmission of this potentially … Continue reading

DON’T GET HURT TRYING TO STAY SAFE: Eating Safely & Healthily Before During & After the Pandemic

Joie Meissner, ND LifeChangeMedicine.com   4/26/2021 Over a year of evidence has demonstrated that coronavirus is mainly spread person-to-person through droplets and also aerosols and not from touching surfaces. That said, it is not impossible that a person could get infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their … Continue reading

Should I take this treatment ?

As a naturopath, patients often ask me questions like “Do you think I should I take this treatment I heard about?” Here are some of the things I consider when I try to answer such questions for an individual patients: When a patient comes to me and asks me about an experimental, FDA approved conventional … Continue reading

Public Health Pyramid Revised: More “Realistic” Public Health Interventions

DrJoieLifeChangeMedicine.com Health Library June 9, 2014 Public Health Pyramid Revised: More “Realistic” Public Health Interventions By Joie Meissner, ND   The basic concept of a public health pyramid supposes that there are societal interventions which have relative value as far as their health promoting effects and for which efforts directed at improvements in these interventions … Continue reading