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MASKS ARE EVIDENCE-BASED

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