OUR PHILOSOPHY

The 'Father of Medicine', Hippocrates, sagely stated: let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. We, at Healthy House Doctors, know that food is only one vital component of a healthy life.  Another critical component is a healthy home (and everything in it): one which is designed, built, furnished, and maintained utilizing the best available practices, non-toxic, natural materials, possessing excellent indoor air quality, lighting, sound, and free from harmful toxicants: mold, chemicals, electromagnetic radiation [EMR]: electric fields, magnetic fields, electromagnetic frequency [EMF], radiofrequency [RF], and/or microwave radiation, as well as transients and harmonics, also known as  Dirty Electricity [DE] or Electromagnetic Interference [EMI] or Microsurge Electric Pollution [MEP], geomagnetic issues, and more.

In a world (and country) experiencing epidemic levels of iatrogenic disease (disease caused by the medical system) and many chronic diseases (including heart disease, cancer, stroke, as well as "chemical sensitivity," chronic inflammatory response syndrome, CIRS, Lyme disease, "electrohypersensitivity" or EHS, etc.) a decline in health care quality, and various interests competing for how you think about and treat those diseases, we know it's increasingly challenging, confusing, and frustrating for you to stay properly informed as well as to find people who have a track record of helping you resolve these issues.  

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We also know that the health of your children (and their children) is dependent upon the health of their parents in the many months and years before choosing to start a family.  Your decisions now can impact the health of your grandchildren's grandchildren and beyond. 

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Every doctor dating back to Hippocrates upholds the principle of prevention as the most powerful form of medicine.  Prevention starts with each of us, especially in the home, where we spend the majority of our life.  We believe in a medical philosophy and physicians who treat the whole person, not their symptoms. But we take it a step further: we believe in treating the whole person in their whole environment.

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Practitioners of holistic (Naturopathic, Osteopathic, Ayurvedic, Integrative, Functional, and holistic MDs, etc.) forms of medicine attempt look at the whole person, not just the symptoms presented.  

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​Unfortunately there's a significant challenge and disconnect!  ​Just as one cannot grow a healthy plant in toxic soil, or raise a healthy fish in toxic water, a healthy person cannot grow and thrive in a hazardous or toxic environment.  Additionally, one can dig up a sick plant, put it in the car, and take it to a Ph.D. botanist's office at the nearest university, but this doesn't help assess the crux of the issue.  So too, then, uprooting a person to present at a doctor's office and having them address a few symptoms, without consideration for one's environmental surroundings, is likely to be less than ideal. 

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As amazing as some of these doctors are (and extremely tough their challenge, considering the environment in which we all live), and cramped their schedule, it's extremely difficult for most doctors (or botanists with plants) to see the whole you when you present to their office.  They aren't able to see deep into your home, work, and other external environments because you have to visit them at their office.  And in this day and age the average doctor spends approximately 3-5 minutes with each patient.  Our doctors will spend significant time with you and educate you.

Let's be clear: excellent doctors are so critical for helping people get back to health and reversing disease and we're connected with many of them all over the country (they refer clients to us and we to them) and a few of them work for Healthy House Doctors.  They call us to educate them about these issues and present translational scientific findings.  

 

Also, the typical home inspector, while quite helpful and knowing several building-related issues relating to health identified decades ago, doesn't have education in nor deeply understand or know about health and medicine, and especially not the most recent and advanced environmental, medical, and scientific research.  Instead, their focus is on the frame, build, and major electrical and mechanical systems of the house separate from you and how you feel.  All too often, we see reports that demonstrate poor equipment choice, methodologies, interpretation/analysis, as well as remediation techniques to alleviate a person's issues and concerns (from mold, to EMF, to chemicals, etc).

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Maybe most importantly, neither (doctors nor home inspectors) have the advanced education, training, or credentialing, to help investigate or properly mitigate many of the health hazards and risk factors specific to you and your broader work and home environments which are part of the web of causation for many diseases and symptoms. (Let's also be clear that we're not judging these docs and inspectors, just observing their challenges, as both of these groups of professionals are critically important to our health and well-being).

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Fortunately, there are a few  handful of doctors and environmental professionals who do know both and kudos to them (if you'd like referrals we can provide those).  We salute those of you out there!  But too often, our clients are either:  amazing, informed, conscious people who have been doing all the right things in their homes and offices, but their medicine was not working well; or, alternatively they are doing all the right things medically, but they and their doctors have been missing the time, expertise, and diagnostic tools needed to remove some of the more major potential obstacles to cure / treatment affecting people in their homes day and night.

We know that to treat the whole person, one needs to treat the whole person in their whole environment.  This is why we work with your doctors if you have a great doctor (and receive referrals from doctors from all over the country). Or you can work with our doctors in the hopes of removing the obstacles to cure so that the treatments you receive will have a much greater likelihood of being effective.  

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We are the bridge...we are the investigative eyes and ears of your (and our) physicians in the home!

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At Healthy House Doctors our goal is to see you, the whole person, in your whole environment, and help you make wiser choices which will ensure that both are as healthy as possible.  We bridge this most critical gap--between those who inspect your home and those who treat the disease and symptoms you present--by working with, educating, and acting as the investigative eyes and ears of your physician in your home, as well as with the professional trades and craftsmen (electricians, plumbers, and contractors) who may work on your home's major systems.  

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