“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
This is a famous saying because it’s easier to stop something bad from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it’s happened. This is definitely true for disease prevention.
We know through countless research papers, observational studies, and clinical data that chronic disease is influenced by our habits. In addition, our genetics, diet, exercise, sleep, stress, social connections, and toxic exposures all impact our health and our chances of aging well without developing disease.
The concept of prevention is so important, it’s a founding principle of naturopathic medicine.
Naturopathic physicians emphasize disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease, and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness. Your treatment plan will address your individual risks and needs by utilizing personalized health data to prevent disease.