Public Health

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10 Tips for Not Getting or Spreading Coronavirus:

Learn when and how to wash your hands to prevent getting infected after touching surfaces by clicking this link: When and How to Wash Your Hands   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.   Don’t assume people who aren’t sick are not infected. Avoid close contact with others not in your … 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 during the Pandemic

      Joie Meissner, ND LifeChangeMedicine.com  5/6/2020 Some weeks ago, a family physician practicing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, put out this YouTube video. How does what Dr. VanWingen said in the video compare to what others say about food & COVID and is it consistent with this naturopath’s understanding of general health?  Below I … 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